Abhasa Waikiki Spa at The Royal Hawaiian
Tucked away in the lush Royal Grove Courtyard of the iconic Royal Hawaiian Hotel (also known as "The Pink Palace of the Pacific"), Abhasa Waikiki Spa is the only spa in Honolulu to offer luxurious treatments in a tropical setting.
Abhasa means "illusion" in Sankrit, and is known for being the only spa in Honolulu that offers spa treatments in a garden setting in the midst of world-famous Waikiki. Here, the spa director at the Abhasa Spa shares some insight into the spa's treatments, products, and insider tips.
Why You’ll Love It: Our guests love our outdoor garden cabanas the most because of the tropical garden setting. Most of our guests would like to experience their spa treatments outdoors, which just adds to their vacation here in Hawaii.
Key Features: Our amenities include showers, a steam room and jacuzzi, and relaxation lounges for men and women.
Bonus: Guests are served complimentary flavored hot teas and fresh, locally-made juices.
Insider Tip: We're the only spa in Waikiki that has the tropical outdoor garden cabana setting for spa treatments. We are also the only spa to offer massage classes, called the "Abhasa Academy".
Snacks Served: Our beverages include different flavored hot teas and fresh, locally-made guava and lemonade juice.
Splurge: I would recommend our packages for a luxurious "splurge" treatment. The best one would be our Po'okela Package. It is a 210-minute treatment and consists of a 50-minute Royal Exfoliation, 80-minute Lomi Lomi Massage, and an 80-minute abhasa Tropical Facial. It's the longest and most luxurious treatment package we have on our menu.
Most Unique Treatment: Our most unique treatment is the Detox De-Stress Massage. It is a 50-minute full body massage treatment which uses all the detoxifying massage techniques, such as kneading/petrissage, rolling, and/or basic effleurage stroking movements, along with one of our products, the massage detox mud Bagni Di Pisa from Comfort Zone. It's an excellent recovery massage, and will help stimulate and invigorate muscles and soft tissue.
Insider Favorite: A favorite is the Hawaiian Organic Spa Experience body treatment. It is full-body, and the products used are quite special. For example, it includes organic extra virgin coconut oil, passion fruit, and Hawaiian honey, all of which are special ingredients from Hawaii. These products help to rejuvenate the body.
Featured Products: There are many, but the most prominent and frequently used are Epicuren and Ola (body products), Comfort Zone and Skin Ceuticals (face and body products), and Davines (hair products).