While spas might seem like a dime a dozen on the Valley Isle- what with a collection of luxury resorts and their accompanying spas that dot the island- few compare to Spa Montage. Montages around the world are renowned for their distinctive spas, and the Kapalua location proves to be the same. The facility has seamlessly integrated touches of nature into every aspect of the spa and utilizes Hawaiian-inspired ingredients in most treatments. With an intuitive staff, 18 different therapy rooms, and an array of unique treatments, the Spa Montage offers one of Maui’s most elevated wellness experiences.
But don’t take it from me. There are a few ways to experience all the luxe that Spa Montage has to offer and enjoy free rein of the spa’s well-appointed facilities: specifically, the gym, infinity pool, sauna, relaxation room, and waterfall jacuzzis. Guests of the hotel receive complimentary access to the spa, but if you’re just stopping by, or simply book a treatment.
The five-acre parcel which houses Spa Montage has been groomed into a tropical oasis- making it ultra tempting to spend the day merely unwinding by the pool and basking in the tranquil sanctuary. However, the real treasure lies in the spa’s treatments.
The spa boasts an expansive menu of services, ranging from facials to massages to “wellness journeys.” Unless you have a specific vision in mind for your treatment, choosing one can feel like picking out of a hat. However, when in doubt, select a massage, specifically, the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, which uses long flowing strokes along the forearms and hands to emulate rolling ocean waves, as well as hot stones for deeper relaxation.
Checking in for your treatment, the welcoming, highly trained staff are on hand and make suggestions to guide you on your path to serenity- and their objective is clear from the moment you arrive. After a hospitable greeting, a staff member will show you to a palette of aromatherapy oils to select for use during your treatment. The scents on offer emulate the tropics, including the likes of passionfruit citrus, golden pineapple, tuberose, vanilla ginger, coconut lemongrass, and coffee chocolate- an impossible choice. Following your selection, you’ll cross the garden-like grounds, dotted with plumeria, red ginger, and bamboo, to a private outdoor bungalow, where you’ll then deepen your state of relaxation. After a few moments of privacy, your massage therapist will return to begin treatment. The gentle tradewinds flow through the bungalow as you sink into a Lomi Lomi massage-induced bliss.
Overall, Spa Montage is Maui’s ultimate treat-yourself destination. Between the groomed grounds, the placid demeanor of the therapists, and Hawaiian-inspired therapies, visitors and residents alike will be hard-pressed to find a better place on the Valley Isle to unwind.