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PARADISE: Anara Spa at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Hawaii

Maggie Mulhern | January 8, 2016 | 6:36 AM
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Paradise in paradise? OHHHH, how we suffer for our audience!!! MODERN stopped by the spa at the Grand Hyatt on the island of Kauaii, Hawaii. It is nothing short of perfection. Officially the "Anara Spa at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa" in Koloa, Hawaii, the 46,000 square foot facility is ranked as one of the best "Top Resort Spas" by Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler readers.  Perfectly blending Hawaiian traditions with nature, it is one of Hawaii's (and we believe the WORLDS) top spas.

 

Meandering stone paths and lush foliage lead to the lokahi garden area featuring open-air, thatched roof bungalows (called hale), each with its own private lava rock shower and soaking tubs. Three individual and two couples treatment hale are available. The main open-air courtyard includes 11 treatment rooms opening to their own private garden and fountain, a pristine 25-yard lap pool and open-air lava rock showers. The separate facilities for men and women feature a steam room, sauna, and whirlpool. An open-air fitness studio offers an indoor/outdoor space filled with abundant sunlight for fitness classes, yoga, and personal training. The salon offers complete haircare and nail services with 4 hair stations, 3 manicure stations, 3 deluxe pedicure chairs and waxing services. The most popular treatments include Anara's Signature Kauai Clay, Organic Lilikoi & Lemongrass, Majestic Noni, Pineapple Papaya Hydration and the smooth stone treatment called Pohaku.

 

The facilty has earned dozens of awards, but some of the most recent include:

 

TRAVEL + LEISURE, TOP 500 WORLD’S BEST HOTELS 2015: Readers rated Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa as one of the best resorts in the world and the top resort on Kauai. (Also ranked from 1997 - 2013)

AAA, FOUR DIAMOND AWARD 2015: Twenty-fourth year the resort has received the award, recognizing high levels of hospitality, attentiveness to detail, upscale design in lodging, restaurants, and amenities.

CONDE NAST TRAVELER, READERS’ CHOICE 2015: Honored by over 128,000 readers as one of the best resorts in Hawaii. (Also ranked 2009-2014)

TRIPADVISOR, CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2015: Recognized for the quality of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Resort, Tidepools restaurant and Poipu Bay Golf Course honored. (Also ranked in 2013-14)

ORBITZ, BEST IN STAY, ELITE 2015: Recognized as the highest rated hotel on Kauai having received excellent reviews and rankings on attributes including staff, rooms, location, value, amenities.

BRIDES, TOP 10 HONEYMOON RESORTS IN HAWAII 2015: Named one of the best places to honeymoon in Hawaii.

GOLF WEEK, AMERICA’S BEST COURSES 2015: Poipu Bay Golf Course was rated #5 among the best courses in

GOLF MAGAZINE, PREMIER RESORTS 2014-2015: Named one of the finest golf resorts in America by GOLF Magazine’s Field Advisory Board members. (Also named 1994, 1997-2000, 2004)

GOLF WEEK, AMERICA’S BEST RESORT COURSES 2015: Poipu Bay Golf Course was rated #6 amongst the best resort courses in Hawaii. (Also rated in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011-14)

SMART MEETINGS, PLATINUM CHOICE AWARD 2015: Chosen by readers for exceeding standards of excellence for service, amenities, ambiance, and meeting facility quality. (Also chosen in 2004, 2007, 2010 - 2014) 

 

There is ALWAYS a reason to go to Hawaii, but a visit to the Anara Spa at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa should be at the top of your list. Check out this short video tour led by Spa Director Adam Estrella to get an overview of our pick of a true spa in paradise:

 

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