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SAY SPAHHH! Hawai‘i Island Retreat. Sullivan Estate & Spa Retreat THE VIBEHidden away on O‘ahu’s North Shore, this is Hawai‘i’s only private spa, meaning that when you book, you and your guests have the entire 5.5-acre estate and six-bedroom mansion all to yourselves. Vistas stretch from Ka‘ena Point to the Banzai Pipeline, and brick walkways meander through sparkling water features and lush tropical gardens. Te staff tends to every detail of your stay, from swimming lessons and a limousine driver to entertainment (how about a fire knife dancer?) and a chef to prepare zucchini bread, fruit skewers with açai sauce and other ‘ono healthy nibbles. THE TREATMENTS All of its organic skin care products are made on-site. Invented and patented by the retreat’s owners, the amazing JK7- SPA Sensator™ combines aroma, sound and color therapy while you float in the warm saltwater pool. THE VERDICT A hidden sanctuary for the ultimate private escape. Rates starting at $980 for two guests for the day spa and $15,000 per night for stays up to 12 guests, 638- 7020, sullivanestate.com Yoga at the Sullivan Estate. Knead to Know! Three local retreats offer the ultimate spa vacations, when just getting away isn’t enough | By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi | Hawai‘i Island Retreat THE VIBETis brand-new, 50-acre eco-friendly relaxation haven opened last year. Combining urban elegance and sophistication in North Kohala, its organic orchard, garden and farm yield produce, herbs, eggs and goat cheese for healthy meals and cooking classes. Te elegant boutique hotel features spacious rooms and suites with turn-of- the-century Hawai‘i furniture 34 | | Summer 2010 and organic amenities. For a special romantic occasion or just a splurge, stay in the Golden Penthouse, where you can soak in the claw-foot tub and take in a breathtaking ocean view. THE TREATMENTSMint, ‘ōlena (turmeric), cloves, cinnamon, ‘aloe, ti leaves, kukui nuts and fragrant flowers are freshly picked for a full range of treatments, from baths and body scrubs to facials and foot soaks. Opt to have a massage, manicure and movement session outdoors. THE VERDICT Co-owned by Jeanne Sunderland, a respected healer and founder of the “Spa Without Walls,” this retreat is luxurious with an eco-conscious twist suitable for Mother Nature herself. Rates starting at $50 for treatments and $125 per night for stays, 889- 6336, hawaiiislandretreat.com The Kahala Spa THE VIBE Once you’re ensconced in one of the 10 treatment rooms at Te Kahala Hotel and Resort on O‘ahu, you won’t want to leave. Te great thing is you don’t have to. Tese 550-square-foot oases are furnished with everything you need to slip into bliss, including a private shower and treatment and changing areas. Brides’ rooms are de rigueur, but the groom and his buddies also can lounge in their very own suite here, complete with a barber’s chair and a mirror that doubles as an 18-inch LCD TV. THE TREATMENTS Island-style pampering; think lehua honey scrubs, coconut milk baths, ‘awa (kava) scalp massages, warm pōhaku (stone) massages, māmaki mud and fresh ti leaf leg wraps, and more. Try Lovely Hula Hands, where two therapists synchronize the graceful motions of Hawaiian dance with traditional lomilomi massage techniques. THE VERDICT Spa-tacular! Rates starting at $100, 739-8938, kahalaresort.com The Kahala Spa. the RadaR | interisland

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Knead to Know!<br /> <br /> Three local retreats offer the ultimate spa vacations, when just getting away isn’t enough<br /> <br /> Hawai‘i Island Retreat<br /> <br /> THE VIBE Tis brand-new, 50-acre eco-friendly relaxation haven opened last year. Combining urban elegance and sophistication in North Kohala, its organic orchard, garden and farm yield produce, herbs, eggs and goat cheese for healthy meals and cooking classes. Te elegant boutique hotel features spacious rooms and suites with turn-ofthe- century Hawai‘i furniture and organic amenities. For a special romantic occasion or just a splurge, stay in the Golden Penthouse, where you can soak in the claw-foot tub and take in a breathtaking ocean view.<br /> <br /> THE TREATMENTS Mint, ‘olena (turmeric), cloves, cinnamon, ‘aloe, ti leaves, kukui nuts and fragrant flowers are freshly picked for a full range of treatments, from baths and body scrubs to facials and foot soaks. Opt to have a massage, manicure and movement session outdoors.<br /> <br /> THE VERDICT Co-owned by Jeanne Sunderland, a respected healer and founder of the “Spa Without Walls,” this retreat is luxurious with an eco-conscious twist suitable for Mother Nature herself.<br /> <br /> Rates starting at $50 for treatments and $125 per night for stays, 889- 6336, hawaiiislandretreat.com<br /> <br /> Sullivan Estate & Spa Retreat<br /> <br /> THE VIBE Hidden away on O‘ahu’s North Shore, this is Hawai‘i’s only private spa, meaning that when you book, you and your guests have the entire 5.5-acre estate and six-bedroom mansion all to yourselves. Vistas stretch from Ka‘ena Point to the Banzai Pipeline, and brick walkways meander through sparkling water features and lush tropical gardens.<br /> <br /> Te staff tends to every detail of your stay, from swimming lessons and a limousine driver to entertainment (how about A fire knife dancer?) And a chef to prepare zucchini bread, fruit skewers with açai sauce and other ‘ono healthy nibbles.<br /> <br /> THE TREATMENTS All of its organic skin care products are made on-site.<br /> <br /> Invented and patented by the retreat’s owners, the amazing JK7- SPA Sensator™ combines aroma, sound and color therapy while you float in the warm saltwater pool.<br /> <br /> THE VERDICT A hidden sanctuary for the ultimate private escape.<br /> <br /> Rates starting at $980 for two guests for the day spa and $15,000 per night for stays up to 12 guests, 638- 7020, sullivanestate.com<br /> <br /> The Kahala Spa<br /> <br /> THE VIBE Once you’re ensconced in one of the 10 treatment rooms at Te Kahala Hotel and Resort on O‘ahu, you won’t want to leave.<br /> <br /> Te great thing is you don’t have to. Tese 550-square-foot oases are furnished with everything you need to slip into bliss, including a private shower and treatment and changing areas.<br /> <br /> Brides’ rooms are de rigueur, but the groom and his buddies also can lounge in their very own suite here, complete with a barber’s chair and a mirror that doubles as an 18-inch LCD TV.<br /> <br /> THE TREATMENTS Island-style pampering; think lehua honey scrubs, coconut milk baths, ‘awa (kava) scalp massages, warm pohaku (stone) massages, mamaki mud and fresh ti leaf leg wraps, and more. Try Lovely Hula Hands, where two therapists synchronize the graceful motions of Hawaiian dance with traditional lomilomi massage techniques.<br /> <br /> THE VERDICT Spa-tacular!<br /> <br /> Rates starting at $100, 739-8938, kahalaresort.com<br /> <br />

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