I just found a wonderful way to recover from a long flight to Honolulu and wanted to share my recommendations with you. Located in Waikiki is the intimate SpaHalekulani, where you can indulge your senses and acquire a sense of peace as you experience the kind of deep relaxation that only a spa in Hawaii can provide.
If a luxury spa is your idea of bliss, the destination spa, Mii Amo, is where you’ll find happiness. Surrounded by Sedona’s red rock spires and the Kachina Woman Vortex, professional expertise and nurturing healing energy will be yours.
Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari is a hot springs spa theme park styled after an Edo-era town center. Once you walk through the doors and sign in at the front desk, it’s time to move through the magic time travel curtains. You find yourself transported back in time to a festival evening — stars in the sky and colorful lanterns all aglow. You find small shops, food vendors, a variety of spa services, and, most importantly, the entrances to gender separated hot baths of all kinds.
The thermal pools cascade as seven pools overlooking the raging river. The higher up the cascade the pool is located, the hotter the water temperature, ranging from 106 to 82 degrees. The best way to enjoy the pools is to start at the top, at the hottest, spending five minutes in each pool and working your way down to the last one, a large pool with “warm” (82 degree) water. Some of the pools have bubblers, providing “massages.”