Spring Break to Maui: Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea

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Emily:   The Spa Grande is the nicest spa I have been to after the baths in Budapest, Hungary.  The Spa Grande is the largest spa in Hawaii and had a variety of Roman tub, saunas, cascading waterfalls, Swiss jet showers, a Japanese furo and five specialty baths.

Grand Wailea Spa

The Spa Grande is expensive, but you can save 20% by buying Spa Finder gift certificates from Costco online or in the store.   Here’s a link to the treatment menu.

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Grand Wailea Spa

The Spa lobby is very grande and perhaps a bit overdone.  There were too many statues of gods and goddesses.

Daraius requested an aromatherapy massage, and I requested a Shiatsu massage.  I’ve never had a Shiatsu massage before, but always love when masseuses apply pressure to my pressure points—it’s so relaxing!

Grand Wailea Spa

Spa Grande Lobby

It normally costs $60 for a 2 hour visit to just the spa area, but you get to use the spa facilities for 1 hour complimentary if you have scheduled a treatment.  I made a spa appointment and went 1 hour and 15 minutes early for my appointment.  I was glad I arrived early so that I didn’t feed rushed before my massage.

Inside, there are cascading waterfall showers to relax and massage your shoulders and neck.

Grand Wailea Spa

Waterfall Showers

There were hot and cold plunges to improve circulation.

Grand Wailea Spa

Hot and Cold Plunges

The Hydrotherapy area was bathing suit optional, but most people wore their swimsuits.  If you forgot your bathing suit and don’t want to go in without one, the Grand Wailea Spa sells disposable bathing suits.

Grand Wailea Spa

Terme Wailea Hydrotherapy

Also, there are five specialty baths with various natural oils and minerals to pamper your skin.  I loved trying all five of them!

Daraius:  I stayed far away from these different colored baths and sat on the porch gazing into the ocean!

Grand Wailea Spa

Specialty Baths

Emily:  Here’s a close up view of the specialty baths.

Grand Wailea Spa

Close up of Specialty Baths

Before long, I heard my name being called and it was time for my massage. Shiatsu is a dry massage with no oils or lotions.  The masseuse used her hands to firmly apply pressure and massage my pressure points.  It was extremely relaxing and worth the splurge for me!

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8 responses to “Spring Break to Maui: Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea

  1. We went to a spa in Whistler, BC (near Vancouver) last fall that had multiple pools at different temperatures, waterfalls, hot tubs, hammocks and a sauna room all built into the side of a mountain with an amazing view. If you get a massage, the rest of the spa is unlimited usage, so we hung out for about 3 hours total. They’re have 4 locations in Canada, so if you’re ever up there, you should check one out. http://www.scandinave.com/en/whistler/

  2. @ Lisa- Thanks for the tip! Spending a few hours relaxing in a spa sounds great. 🙂

  3. Ahhh, sounds great and I can’t wait to go in a few weeks! Thanks for writing about this. FYI, there is a Hawaiian Airlines deal (you just have to mention it when you call). It includes hydrotherapy time for an hour, 2 50 minute massages, an exfoliation, and 2- $25 gift certificates towards lunch for $318! And you can use spa finder gift certificates to pay for it, bringing the cost down even more.

  4. We just left the Spa Grande and used that same special. The “water park” was great and the massage was even better! Definitely worth every penny.

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