A sensory spa experience on Maui
19 Treatment Rooms
Spa Montage Kapalua Bay, a 30,000-square-foot retreat that is part of the neighboring Montage Kapalua Bay resort, makes the most of its natural tropical surroundings by bringing relaxation outdoors. Spa Montage features indoor as well as outdoor therapy rooms, waterfalls and relaxation lounges, along with a lap pool and fitness programs. The spa encompasses healing traditions from around the world, but adds a touch of Hawaiian culture to each, drawing on the concept of “mauka to makai,” the unwinding trail from mountain to sea.
Upon arriving in the spa lobby, you’ll immediately partake in rituals meant to appeal to all the senses, from the open-air ocean views to the palette of local aromatherapy oils you are asked to peruse as part of the customization of your therapy. Once you have selected your sensory journey of plumeria, tuberose, coconut, passion fruit, maile or pikake from the local, organic product line Ola (to be later employed in your treatment), head off to the indoor relaxation lounge or the outdoor hydrotherapy circuit, or refresh with a glass of awa (kava) with pineapple juice. Change into a robe in the lush locker room and unwind.
The hydrotherapy circuit gives you a taste of of Maui's mauka (mountain) rain with the bamboo rain showers. Indulge in the shower after a session in the eucalyptus-infused steam room or the hot cedar sauna. The alternating hot and cold raises the heart rate and assists in eliminating toxins. Waterfall hot tubs, touches of lava rock and agate, indigenous mountain plants and wooded features complete the mountain experience.
Take your treatments in the outdoor open-air hale (houses), where tranquil breezes blow through the palms that line the rooms. The shielding trees provide privacy, and they are another touch of nature that nods to the mountain-to-sea theme present throughout the spa. Enjoy a lomi lomi (the Polynesian healing touch that uses rhythmic and flowing forearm strokes), hot stone and couples massages as well as relaxing bath treatments in these hales. Retreat to the quiet indoor treatment rooms for anti-aging facials, body scrubs, sun-recovery therapies, detoxifying cocoons and combination therapies.
The Maui spa also has a full-service salon for hair and nails, and a gift shop that sells locally sourced products, La Bella Donna and John Russo cosmetics and Kerstin Florian skin-care items. There’s a high demand for the gentlemen's barbershop, which comes complete with a vintage barber station that provides shaves, facial hair grooming and facial services.
The Other Offerings
To further your health and wellness goals, try out the spa’s diverse fitness classes, some of which meet outdoors on the waterfront point overlooking Kapalua Bay (sunset restorative yoga, bootcamp). The ocean-view movement studio offers cardio, abs, hula, stability ball and yoga classes. The fitness space also features Kinesis 101, high-intensity interval training and state-of-the-art equipment.
To continue on the wellness path, visit the Spa Juice Bar, which serves healthy menu items from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It juices beets, kale, carrots, pear, celery, cucumber, pineapple and more. Choose from its selected combinations or make up your own. The café also has acai bowls, its own housemade granola, bagels, salads and smoothies. If you want to head to the beach, the café will pack up picnics, too.
The Farewell Gift
An homage to makai (the sea) is seen throughout the luxury spa in shells, sea glass and the salt-water infinity pool. Upon conclusion of your therapy, the gift of aloha is bestowed through a satchel of shells. The fond farewell present will be a reminder of your healing time at Spa Montage.