The philosophy of the Ritz-Carlton Spa is “E MALMA KOU KINO . . . CARE FOR YOUR BODY.” Massage, body, and facial services are performed in spacious suites with personal amenities and garden showers. A host will guide you through ladies and gentlemen’s relaxation lounges featuring rain showers, Hawaiian grotto areas with heated whirlpools, eucalyptus infused steam rooms, and dry cedar saunas. Individual guests and couples can also indulge in the open-air relaxation lounge and whirlpool, located in a Hawaiian taro garden. You may choose to continue your spa experience in their full service salon.
I had the luxurious experience of enjoying two treatments—a facial and a massage. The aesthetician and masseuse were both very knowledgeable and customized my treatments to address areas that were in need of TLC, rejuvenation and relaxation. Any treatment includes the full use of the spa for the day. I chose to allow the cocoa butter used during the massage to nourish my aged skin for several hours before stepping into the shower with vitamin C infused water. All amenities are provided in the women’s lounge—lotion, sunscreen, deodorant, hair spray, sterilized combs and brushes. And the bathrobes are delicious!
There is a fitness center available at no charge if you booked your room with VETS, which offers a full range of cardio equipment as well as free weights.
Activities that are complimentary for hotel guests include: “Bottom Line” (toning the lower body and mid-section); “The Five Tibetan Rites” (simple stretches to stimulate the glands, muscles and nerves); “Kapalua Fitness Hike” (2.5 miles around the community, with ocean views); “Maui Aqua-Fit” (fitness in the pool that tones and strengthens all major muscle groups taught by master water instructors); “Stretch and Relax” (static stretching for all major muscle groups and easy relaxation techniques for all fitness levels); and “Sunrise Yoga” (on the Terrace Lawn, focusing on basic alignment principles as well as breath work and a short meditation).
There are a number of other optional (with a fee) fitness and relaxation offerings from which to choose. Information is available online at (www.ritzcarlton.com/kapallua).
Attendees who booked their room through VETS online registration receive a 15% discount at the spa.
E komo mai (come in, welcome),