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Spa of the Week: Spa Grande Grand Wailea

By Olivia Cuccaro

From hiking in dense rainforest for a glimpse of cascading waterfalls to snorkeling beside vibrant marine life, Maui has so much to explore. But just because the island is full of adventure at every turn of the Road to Hāna doesn’t mean there isn’t just as much opportunity to sit back and find your center. As the largest spa in Hawaii, Spa Grande at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, evokes the surrounding serenity of Maui for a tranquil spa experience in Hawaiian paradise.

At an impressive 50,000 sq ft, the airy, 40-room Spa Grande offers a comprehensive list of spa treatments influenced by Hawaiian tradition and hydrotherapy. Spa Grande’s extensive spa menu includes facials, body therapies, massage, couple’s treatments, hair care, nail care and makeover services. The spa features a termé hydrotherapy circuit and array of water therapies, carried out in a Roman tub, saunas, waterfalls, Swiss jet showers, and a Japanese furo (wooden tub). Soak in a choice of five themed specialty baths, each offering a different scent profile with essential oils: streams, rainforest, ocean, clouds and waterfall.

Book the signature Healing Waters of Maui treatment, designed in tandem with the termé hydrotherapy circuit, which infuses the five elements of water for head-to-toe rejuvenation. The treatment includes body exfoliation, body mask with shower and meditative tea followed by full-body massage, scalp massage and foot wrap. Or, simply enjoy the termé before another treatment begins with a complimentary full-body loofah exfoliation.

After your relaxing day at the spa, retreat to the Grand Suite at the exclusive Napua Tower. There’s plenty of room to unwind in the 5,500-sq-ft suite, which includes two bedrooms (with optional third), 2.5 baths, wet bar and private lanai affording views of lush gardens and sunsets over the ocean. Complimentary breakfast, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served daily, but a personal concierge is on hand should you need anything else at all.

Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is located at 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, HI 96753. For more information, please visit grandwailea.com.