On a recent stay at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa on Oahu, I spent a morning enjoying the amenities of the Laniwai Spa. Hawaii is home to some of the world’s best spas and resorts and the Disney name exudes first class service so this combo (Disney in Hawaii) sets the expectation bar pretty high!
I arrived for my facial an hour ahead of my appointment to check out the spa and unwind before my treatment. After checking in I was given a tour of the facilities (including changing rooms, showers, quiet rooms, reading rooms, and the outdoor space. All guests indulging in a spa treatment are invited to use the outdoor hydrotherapy garden, Kula Wai. Ancient Hawaiians believed that bathing in fluctuating water temperatures had many benefits for the body and mind and Kula Wai incorporates this belief with a sense of luxury.