In North Kohala on Hawaii's main island, Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Hoomaluhia is opening the doors to its Maluhia Spa two years after the boutique property's initial debut. Through April, the spa is celebratng its opening with a Spa Saturdays package, which include a one-hour lomilomi massage, yoga class and access to the pool and other spa facilities, for $100 per person, per day.
The Maluhia Spa, whose name translates to peace, quiet, security, tranquility and serenity in Hawaiian, features open-air outdoor massage hale (bungalows) and a saltwater-purified infinity pool with a solar-heated hot tub nearby. Nature enthusiasts can take advantage of the glass-walled spa/exercise pavilion and yoga studio that opens up to views of the surrounding areas, while treatment rooms offer facials and body treatments.
Eco-friendly men's and women's locker rooms are furnished with organic shower products, reverse-osmosis drinking water filters, and solar hot water. During their time at the spa, clients can enjoy the open-air reception area's relaxation lounge and retail shop, and peruse the menu of traditional, holistic treatments and massages, in addition to body services utilizing seasonal fruits and plants grown locally.
During its opening month, package savings represent 30 to 50 percent off regular prices and reservations are required. Accommodations at the hotel, which are not included or required to receive spa treatments, include nine suites at the main lodge, priced from $425 a night, as well as five bungalows, starting at $195 per night.
For more information, visit www.hawaiiislandretreat.com.