The Best Spa Hotels and Retreats in Maui, Hawaii

Find your pono – balance and harmony – at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
Find your 'pono' – balance and harmony – at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui | Courtesy of Fairmont Kea Lani Maui /
Tasmin Waby

Maui, the second-largest island in Hawaii, is dominated by the volcanic peak of Haleakala and rainforest valleys such as Ohe’o Gulch, which has lush pools and waterfalls. Then there are the incredible black-sand beaches, epic surf and boho communities to visit on the winding Hana Road. Once you’ve done adventuring, you’ll want to rejuvenate at one of these incredible wellness retreats and spas in Maui – all bookable on Culture Trip – with a lomi lomi (loving hands) massage.

1. Fairmont Kea Lani, for seaside tranquility in Wailea

Resort, Chain Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

A woman gets a lomi lomi massage in an outdoor spa
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With a beachfront location and three swimming pools, including an adults-only serenity pool, Fairmont wows from the moment you approach it. The spacious villas and suites can accommodate families or multi-couple holiday groups, and are steps from the sand. The gorgeous Willow Stream Spa has been carefully designed for maximum privacy. Ancient Hawaiian traditions underpin the ethos of this luxury spa, while the complimentary wellness program focuses on fitness, wellbeing, mindfulness and nutrition.

2. Four Seasons Resort Maui, for optimized wellness packages in Wailea

Chain Hotel, Luxury

A woman in a purple shawl walks towards the entrance of the spa at the Four Seasons Resort Maui
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The Four Seasons takes personalization to a new level thanks to a partnership with Next Lab. Wellness optimization plans with data-driven health insights are delivered by trained professionals here, along with spa treatments from hair styling to facials and massages. In terms of experiences, you can start your morning with stand-up paddleboarding, followed by a swim in the infinity pool, before heading out on an outrigger canoe. Off-site excursions include bucket-list adventures such as taking a helicopter to a coffee plantation or going on a private whale-watching tour during the migration season.

3. The Ritz-Carlton Maui, for botanical spa treatments in Kapalua

Resort, Chain Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

Cushioned sun loungers face towards the sea at The Ritz-Carlton Maui
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The spa at the Ritz-Carlton Maui showcases local botanicals and herbs cultivated in the resort garden. Guests are also encouraged to wind down before and after treatments in the lush tropical landscapes by the spa. Six seems to be the magic number here, with six restaurants and six seasonal signature events across the year including Kapalua Wine and Food Festival and Kapalua Wellness Week. Accommodation ranges from tranquil guest rooms to suites and multi-bedroom residences.

4. Hana-Maui Resort, for Hawaiian massages in Hana


The sun sets on a ocean-front pool at Hana-Maui Resort
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A relaxed and homey stay beckons at Hana-Maui. Neutral tones, calm aesthetics and natural materials are a distinctive element of the accommodations. The 75 rooms, suites and residences are arranged over 100-plus acres of garden, a handful with ocean views, providing a sense of calm and a connection with nature. A fitness center with exposed rafters makes the most of its location with views over the garden, while the spa offers Hawaiian massages as plus heated lava rock and botanical treatments.

5. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, for family-friendly fun in Kaanapali

Resort, Chain Hotel

Stairs lead to a hot tub at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

A family-friendly option, the Hyatt Regency has 810 rooms, including 31 suites facing the ocean. There are six pools to choose from at this resort complex, including one with a lava tube waterslide, whirlpool, and rope bridge for the kids. Multiple restaurants are a plus for adventurous diners, with a nightly stargazing and traditional lu’au held onsite. Have we mentioned the Grotto Bar yet? Tucked between waterfalls in a cave-like setting, it’s a great place to grab a cocktail and hide out like pirates.

6. Montage Kapalua Bay, for award-winning treatments in Kapalua Bay

Resort, Chain Hotel, Luxury

A massage table in an open-air spa room at Montage Kapalua Bay
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A residential-style luxury spa in Maui, Montage Kapalua Bay has an award-winning spa that will restore your pono: that is a sense of balance and harmony or, in some translations, righteousness. Lomi lomi massages can be delivered in an outdoors hale (thatched hut) so you’ll be rejuvenated while listening to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean. The 24-acre (10ha) resort also has pools, hiking and tennis, plus access to world-class golf courses. Top-notch cuisine (a private chef can be arranged) and complimentary chauffeured transportation in the luxury Cadillac fleet are all added bonuses.

7. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, for island-inspired cuisine in Kaanapali

Resort, Chain Hotel

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A mix of fitness facilities, including a gym and nearby tennis courts, plus a wellness spa and an oceanfront lagoon pool, keep guests active at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. All of this unfolds onto Kaanapali Beach and hotel rooms offer views of the West Maui Mountains, the Pacific Ocean or the neighboring islands of Lana’i and Moloka’i. Diners will love the restorative meals or the private, beachfront bungalow where you’ll get a customized dinner menu with island-inspired ingredients.

8. The Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, for Hawaiian cultural heritage

Luxury, Chain Hotel

A woman slips into a hot tub at The Grand Wailea
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The Grand Wailea is on a mission to preserve the resort’s unique heritage while staying true to its gold standard for luxury accommodation. Beyond the handsome architecture and multiple pools, plentiful reasons to stay range from outrigger tours, various cultural experiences and a sprawling, family-friendly water complex to the pet-friendly offerings, plus the focus on the spirit as well as mind and body at the spa. Hotel rooms come with ocean views while the secluded garden villas are great for families and friends traveling together.

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