Discover Maui's 4 Best-Kept Wellness Secrets

Escape the crowds and rejuvenate at these Maui wellness gems.
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Maui's 4 Best-Kept Wellness Secrets

© Montage at Kapalua Bay 

Ancient Hawaiians have always honored their sense of wellbeing and connection to nature through sacred rituals to bring themselves back into harmony with mana (energy). Today, you can reconnect to yourself and nature in Maui - a tropical paradise so beautiful that you don't want to close your eyes because reality is better than the dream.

1. Stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani

© The Fairmount Kea Lani 

© The Fairmount Kea Lani 

Hawai’i's only all-suite hotel, the Fairmont Kea Lani elevates your experience with its signature Inspire Your Energy program. You'll radiate a high aloha-vibe of holistic wellness from the inside out.

Book a Wellness Suite with vitamin C infused showers, linens that promote deep sleep, aromatherapy, extraordinary spa experiences, and specialty beauty products to pamper yourself to transform your bedroom into your own private spa suite.

© The Fairmount Kea Lani 

© The Fairmount Kea Lani 

Wake up early and take a scenic hike with the resort's Energy Ambassador along Maui’s ancient King’s Trail. Cross over an ancient lava flow along sacred heiau sites and bask in dramatic ocean views. For breakfast dine al fresco in the Kea Lani Restaurant and try the famous Island Benedict topped with locally caught seared ahi tuna on taro English muffins. Throughout the resort, you'll find delicious Inspire Your Energy menu items that are low in sugar, gluten-free - perfect for macrobiotic, raw, and vegan diets.

@ The Fairmount Kea Lani 

@ The Fairmount Kea Lani 

Spend the afternoon lounging at the adults-only relaxation pool or pop down to the beach to snorkel along thriving finger-shaped reefs. Or go for an ocean paddle on an outrigger. After working up an appetite head to MAKANA Market + Cafe for a casual Poke bar lunch and wash it down with fresh coconut kombucha. 

When the clouds pink up and you're hankering for a sunset libation, grab a comfy seat at Luana for handcrafted artisan cocktails. For dinner, head to Ko Restaurant for their award-winning plantation-inspired ethic cuisine with sustainably caught fish.  

A seven-time recipient of Green Key Eco-Rating Program Award, the Fairmont Kea Lani provides reef-safe sunscreen free to guests along with 51 major green initiatives including coral reef cleanups, solar power, compostable cups, and restaurant gardens. 

2. Relax at Spa Montage at Kapalua Bay

@ Montage at Kapalua Bay 

@ Montage at Kapalua Bay 

Perched above the translucent turquoise water of Kapalua Bay, the Spa Montage is an airy tropical three-level spa that makes you feel like you’re floating in the clouds. Before a treatment relax in the spa garden and refresh under a bamboo cold shower. Or walk down the lush path to the beach for a quick snorkel. Immerse yourself in salt water and let the negative ions work their magic as schools of fish and turtles swim by.

Try the organic ocean facial with OSEA. Made from seaweed, its vegan ingredients are perfect for restoring sun-drenched skin. Once your custom blended mask is applied, enjoy a relaxing facial massage.

Before or after treatments, pull a chaise lounge by the infinity pool and watch the palms sway. Or simply close your eyes to dream. When you wake, join a cacao and sound healing event that leads you through a journey of meditation and high vibrations. 

3. Explore Maui's Best Beaches 

© Hawaii Tourism Authority / Brooke Dombroski 

© Hawaii Tourism Authority / Brooke Dombroski 

In Maui, wellness and beach-going are intertwined. Pack a fresh delicious lunch with local favorites, reef-safe sunscreen, and plenty of water and discover beaches with sand so soft it feels like flour between your toes. Walk the Kapalua Coastal Trail lined by lava rocks, a bird sanctuary, and pick your spot on one of its many coves. Don't forget to scan the horizon for whales. Napili is another favorite with gentle surf and stunning views of Lanai where you can spot sea turtles from the beach. Makena State Beach in Wailea is less crowded and has the option of skinny dipping at Little Beach just over the ridge. 

4. Unwind at Willow Stream Spa

@ The Fairmount Kea Lani 

@ The Fairmount Kea Lani 

Recognized as "World's Best Hotel Spa -Hawaii” the Willow Stream Spa embraces you with a warm e welina mai (welcome) to locally inspired holistic wellness experiences that begin your energy journey. Relax and reconnect in the spa before with its pa-lolo (mud) bar where you rinse off under a sensory shower that mimics different tropical rain experiences.

Book the Restorative Volcanic Foot Experience that blends reflexology with Maui-grown ingredients using a handcrafted lomi stick for a foot, head, and neck massage that activates and balances vital organs. While the volcanic clay foot mask revitalizes beach feet.

Or try the Hawaiian Pa‘akai sea salt treatment. Mineral-rich, this local salt is world famous for its curative properties. Mixed with coconut oil, green papaya, and lemongrass - after a body scrub, rinse off under a Vichy shower with infra-red light therapy. 

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