Anara Spa

VERIFIED LUXURY
Hidden away in a quiet, tropical oasis at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Anara Spa blends Hawaiian traditions with contemporary treatments in an open-air, oceanfront setting that embodies what an island vacation is all about. The spa’s lush gardens feature meandering stone paths and soothing waterfalls that create a relaxing outdoor space.

Though this Kauai spa opened with the hotel in November 1990 and hasn’t been renovated much since — the couples hale, though, was added in 2008 — its modern design that works with the natural surroundings is timeless. It’s obvious this spa was no afterthought.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The resort spa opens to the skies and mountains, from the lobby that faces a botanical sanctuary to the individual treatment rooms that boast their own private gardens.
  • There’s an unquestioned flow from the hotel to the treatment center — vibrant plant life such as the indigenous lauae fern and exotic bird of paradise surround the property — that embodies the Kauai spa's philosophy of lokahi (balance and harmony).
  • Hawaiian culture is integrated in the innovative treatments - from the rhythmic lomi lomi massage to the use of local products such as island-grown lilikoi (passion fruit) and volcanic clay from Kauai.
  • Anara Spa offers a variety of couples treatments that are now done side-by-side in the new couples hale (bungalow), a relaxing haven that comes complete with its own private garden and shower.
  • Some of the highest-quality skincare products are available, such as the California-based Epicuren Enzyme Skin Care System, which incorporates luxurious natural ingredients such as tea tree oils and sugar cane; the Hungarian handmade and organic skin care line Eminence; and the clinical skincare brand SkinCeuticals.
Things to Know
  • The tropical spa doesn’t require advance reservations, but highly recommends planning ahead as this is a favorite amenity at the luxurious oceanfront hotel.
  • Appointments can be made over the phone, or scheduled on the spa’s website.
  • As a courtesy to guests and therapists, the spa requires a four-hour notice if you’re changing or cancelling any reservation.
The Treatments
  • There’s a massage for everyone at Anara Spa. Following the philosophy of lokahi (harmony and balance), the spa offers a personalized massage where the therapist can address imbalances and target specific areas on your body to induce relaxation.
  • The spa also offers a sports massage that applies sports therapy and deep-tissue techniques to relieve muscle soreness, an aromatherapy massage that uses essential oil blends of Hawaiian plants, and a pohaku (warm stone) massage that relaxes muscles and employs organic Hawaiian oils.
  • One other unique offering is the bamboo massage, where the therapist uses warm, smooth bamboo stalks to ease tension with rhythmic movements.
  • The Kauai spa also offers a maternity massage for the needs of mothers-to-be. All of these treatments are done in individual rooms that open to private gardens.
The Facilities
  • The 45,000-square-foot facility maintains a main open-air courtyard with 11 treatment rooms opening to their own private garden.
  • Another astonishing feature is the 25-yard lap pool and outdoor lava rock showers.
  • In a private area separated from the main treatment rooms are two thatched roof hales (bungalows) for couples’ treatments.
  • There’s also a bright and open fitness studio where yoga, meditation, dance and other fitness classes are held.
Amenities
Meals
Outdoor pool
Salon
Spa shop
Getting There
1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, Hawaii 96756
TEL808-240-6440
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