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.
The baths are a favorite among Connemara’s hiking crowd — a soothing end to a day of trekking. “I’ve been coming to the Leenane Hotel since I was a little girl,” says 50-something Claudia Baan, from Germany. “And the best part of my daily hike is always the seaweed bath at the end of the trail,” she adds, laughing. Hikers unwind and rejuvenate as soothing music fills the candlelit rooms, and soakers are greeted by the stunning vista of the fjord, visible through the privacy of one-way glass windows. A tranquil soak in the velvety, silky sludge is the ultimate relaxation experience — at the very least it’s sure to promote a good night’s sleep!
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.