An authentic Hawaiian haven
15 Treatment Rooms
Hawaiian traditions seep into all aspects of The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua. Local plants, flowers, fruits and herbs go into the lotions and oils used in treatments, and distinctly Hawaiian services, like the lomilomi massage, make up a bulk of the menu. The spa also uses its surroundings to its advantage — spa suites come with garden showers and the alfresco relaxation lounge and whirlpool sit along a taro garden. It’s an authentic Hawaiian haven.
Tucked on the fourth floor of the hidden-away Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, the 17,500-square-foot Maui spa invites you to nibble on almonds and yogurt-covered pretzels and sip mango iced tea or Harney & Sons mint-verbena tea while you sprawl out on a cushioned chaise lounge under a furry tan and white throw in the relaxation room.
For optimal downtime, visit the Hawaiian grotto areas to rotate among the heated whirlpools, eucalyptus steam rooms and dry cedar saunas. You’ll want to spend plenty of time here before your therapist scoops you up for your treatment in a spa suite complete with hardwood floors, plantation shutters and its own garden shower.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers a 24-hour gym that comes with top-of-the-line equipment, including Cybex strength-training machines and Balanced Body Pilates tools. Check out the frequently changing roster of group classes, including Beyond the Barre Workout (a hybrid of ballet, Pilates and yoga), Kapalua Fitness Hike (a 2.5-mile hike in the tony beachfront Kapalua Resort area) and Laughter Yoga (laughter exercises with gentle yoga breathing techniques).
If you have plans after your service, the spa stocks essentials, including sunscreen, deodorant, hairspray, moisturizer, makeup remover wipes and sanitary products.
The treatments stay true to the luxury spa’s Hawaiian roots. The Cocolicious Cocoon exfoliates with a Maui-made coconut-oil-infused sea salt and then wraps you up in coconut oil and cocoa butter. As you hydrate, you will enjoy a coconut oil scalp and foot massage. The Kapalua Castaway also pulls in island ingredients for pampering — a pineapple-papaya, honey-lavender or coconut oil exfoliation, followed by a lomilomi massage.
Of course, you’ll find the usual slate of massages, including lomi ili’ili (hot stone), hapai (prenatal) and ku’uipo lomilomi (couples). If your skin gets scorched, add on a sunburn relief treatment. And if you need a facial, try the popular Waihua. The customized deep-cleansing service provides extractions and a collagen complex that banishes fine lines and lessens wrinkles.
In the salon, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua does aromatic manicures and pedicures (calming lavender, papaya pineapple, energizing spearmint), as well as haircuts, blowouts and moisturizing Moroccanoil hair and scalp treatments.
The Spa Shop
Head to the shop to browse CND Vinylux nail polishes, SkinCeuticals and Éminence skin-care products, Fresh perfumes and an array of apparel. Pick up Voluspa candles in delicious scents like prosecco bellini and macaron to re-create the spa vibe at home. The most adorable spa souvenirs are the Ritz-Carlton rubber ducks donning robes with towels wrapped around their heads and cucumber slices on their eyes or masks on their faces.