Fodor's Expert Review Kohala Spa at the Hilton Waikoloa Village
Naupaka grows in abundance along the shores of Hawaii Island, and Kohala Spa pays it tribute with the 80-minute Signature Naupaka White Flower Ritual. The feast for the senses incorporates a foot massage with awa root and Hawaiian ginger, followed by warmed body compressions with healing herbs and a full-body massage blending essential oils. The island's volcanic character is expressed in lava rock soaking tubs and in treatments including the Pohaku hot-stone massage and reflexology with healing stones. Locker rooms are outfitted with a wealth of beauty and bath products, and the spa's retail facility offers signature Coco-Mango lotions, body washes, and shampoos. An open-air, seaside cabana provides a tropical spot for a massage overlooking the Pacific, while the fitness center has the latest machines and plentiful classes.