Moana Lani Spa at Moana Surfrider

 Ocean views from the couples suite at Moana Lani Spa.

Ocean views from the couples suite at Moana Lani Spa.

Located right next to Waikiki Beach in the Moana Surfrider Hotel, the Moana Lani Spa offers 18,000 square feet of spa and fitness space designed for renewal and relaxation. From peaceful relaxation lounges and water therapy areas to private oceanfront suites, guests can enjoy a series of Hawaiian-inspired treatments such as the traditional "Lomi Lomi Ola" massage to an energizing Mamaki Mud Wrap.

Each treatment room features a Koa wooden bowl  filled with Alaea Hawaiian sea salt, which is known for its healing and restorative abilities. Each guest is invited to leave their worries at the door of the treatment room by placing their thoughts and energy in the "ho'awe" burden ball so that the salt can absorb what is being released. Once the treatment is over, the salt is placed into a collection bowl and thrown into the ocean at the end of the day, allowing the guest's troubles to be blessed and carried out to sea. 

We had the chance to sit down with Brandon Claypool, Moana Lani's spa director, who took us behind-the-scenes of the stunning Hawaiian spa. 

Why You’ll Love It: The atmosphere (ocean views), level of service, and the amenities (sauna, steam room and whirlpool). 

 The spa's relaxation lounges features beautifully-designed lanais overlooking Waikiki Beach.

The spa's relaxation lounges features beautifully-designed lanais overlooking Waikiki Beach.

Key Features: Separate men's and women's lounges with refreshments, sauna, steam room and whirlpool, lockers with signature robe and slippers, as well as signature shower and beauty amenities.

Bonus: We offer complimentary champagne for special occasions and end every treatment with complimentary chocolate bark to enhance the experience and promote the healthy benefits of dark chocolate.

 Couples treatment suites come with private oceanfront lanais and whirlpool tubs.

Couples treatment suites come with private oceanfront lanais and whirlpool tubs.

Insider Tip: Plan a full day around it. When booking a service, you have access to the facilities for the entire day. Enjoy the beach and restaurants while frequenting the spa throughout the day to relax in our oceanfront amenities.

Snacks Served: Fresh fruit, mixed nuts, water, a variety of teas, and champagne for special occasions.

 Serene whirlpools offer views of the calming sea.

Serene whirlpools offer views of the calming sea.

Splurge: Fountain of Youth. Utilizing heat for stimulation, this lifting treatment provides instant results of lifting and toning while reducing fine lines and increasing the skin's natural ability to produce collagen, leaving your skin with a firm, youthful glow. The service includes a custom cleanse, quantum lifting techniques and our decadent signature soothing and firming gold mask.

Most Unique Treatment: The Stones of ‘Āpuakēhau. Gathered from the sacred underground pool at the upland headwaters of the ‘Āpuakēhau stream, the healing stone used in this exclusive treatment are full of a powerful ancient energy. These cooling stones will draw out the heat of your physical and emotional stress, bringing in the radiant energy of these revered waters. This treatment begins by wrapping your legs and feet with an indigenous Hawaiian 'awa mud while the stones do their work on your back, neck and scalp, drawing out toxic tensions. A traditional lomi lomi massage relaxes you with our signature Hawaiian Olena body cream and connects you to the extraordinart energy of this place. This treatment will have you emerge feeling refreshed and renewed by the healing stones of ‘Āpuakēhau.

 Guests can decompress in separate men's and women's relaxation lounges.

Guests can decompress in separate men's and women's relaxation lounges.

Insider Favorite: As a massage therapist, I an a traditionalist. My personal favorite treatment is our 80-minute deep tissue massage performed by our very talented and seasoned team of massage professionals.

 Moana Lani Spa has 9 custom massage therapy rooms and 3 custom facial rooms.

Moana Lani Spa has 9 custom massage therapy rooms and 3 custom facial rooms.

Featured Products: Coola, DermaFlash, ESPA, Foreo, Hawaiian Rainforest Naturals, Intraceuticals, Kashwere, Knesko, Malie, Moroccan Oil, Oshan, Pure Fiji, RX Clinical, SkinCeuticals, Tori Richards, Westin White Tea,and  White Lion.

Visit the Moana Lani Spa and follow them on Instagram at @moanalanispa

[Images courtesy of the Moana Lani Spa]