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These world-class resorts offer such a vast variety of spa experiences. Why go to just one?

The Four Seasons Spa

Wailea Spa Crawl

This pristine area known for its crescent shaped beaches has some of the best restaurants and hotels on the planet, so it’s no surprise the spas here are worth exploring as well. For years, the multicolored Hawaiian sea-salt pools and island-inspired treatments of the marble-appointed Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea stole the show. However, these days there are four more not to miss.

Ocean Potions

Starting at the top of the Wailea beach path is Fairmont Kea Lani’s Willow Stream Spa, named best hotel spa in Hawaii by readers of Travel + Leisure for both 2014 and 2015. Why? After a multimillion-dollar refresh, the Willow Stream Spa has all the latest treatments to satisfy the most worldly of spa-goers, including a few unique experiences apropos for the beach location. These include the Nalu Suite, with a state-of-the-art wave massage table; the Wailele suite, offering Vichy shower treatments with infrared technology; and the in-spa lounge, a full sensory experience with steam room, sauna and showers inspired by Maui rain. One definite crowd-pleaser is the soothing palolo (mud) bar, with a variety of mixtures and a heated tile booth where guests can lounge as the therapeutic mud does its healing. fairmont.com/kea-lani-maui/willow-stream

Med Spa Offerings

Spa director Pat Makozak has been infusing the Four Seasons Spa in Maui with wellness opportunities for more than a decade. So it was a natural evolution for her and local nutritionist and chiropractic doctor Mark Emerson to create a “Wellness Your Way” program, which can turn a visit into a transformational experience. Treatments address the entire body, whether the approach is physical (i-Lipo cold-laser body contouring) or emotional (inner clarity sessions), aiming to get visitors on the right track, or back on track. In addition to 13 treatment rooms, the spa features three outdoor Hawaiian treatment hales overlooking Wailea Beach. fourseasons.com/maui

No Fluff

If you are willing to give up robes and elaborate steam showers in exchange for reduced cost, Olavine Spa in the Wailea Gateway Shopping Center is your spot. After 25 years of developing, opening and managing spas all over the world, Cecilia Hercik opened Olavine in 2013. The name is a combination of ola, meaning life and health in Hawaiian, and olivine, the sparkling green rocks called “Pele’s tears,” a lava mineral said to have properties of calmness, peacefulness and joy. Olavine also offers kids’ massage treatments as well as beauty services such as manicure and pedicure, waxing and hair styling, including a blowout for $45. olavinespa.com

Signature Scent

While the treatments, rooms and amenities in the spa at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort are on (or above) par with most spas in the state, what sets the Awili Spa and Salon apart is the apothecary experience, a unique twist on the Japanese tradition of omakase (which translates as “caring for oneself”). An apothecary consultant assists in blending a personal product for a spa or salon service, featuring local ingredients from Maui. Best part: the recipe is saved, so guests who bring the product home can reorder it once the relaxing effects of Maui have worn off. The oceanfacing manicure and pedicure stations aren’t bad either. maui.andaz.hyatt.com

Gemstone oil massage at the Spa at Trump

Waikiki Spa Crawl

Given the high-octane pace of Waikiki, a spa treatment there can bring many benefits, starting with sanity. Here are three different experiences sure to help you relax.

Personalized Decadence

With one of the most decadent spas in the state, the award-winning Kahala Resort and Spa has stepped up its game with individual suites for treatments. Each session starts with a hoomaka, a cleansing foot massage that sets a pampering tone for your very personalized experience. kahalaresort.com

Massage With a View

Moana Lani Spa, a Westin Heavenly Spa, has more than 18,000 square feet, including two oceanfront suites with whirlpool tubs, private restrooms and breathtaking views of Waikiki Beach, as well as nine treatment rooms. Hawaiian touches include hoawe wooden bowls filled with alaea salt. Guests are invited to leave their worries behind as they enter; the salt is then tossed into the sea at the end of the day, along with whatever woes it might contain. moanalanispa.com

Urban Island Flair

As one might expect, the Spa at Trump, at Trump International Hotel Waikiki, has luxury “Gemstone” treatments and personalized service. But there’s also island flair in the use of Hawaiian botanicals and healing techniques. trumphotelcollection.com

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