You'll love this week's Travel Blogging Junkie feature. The scintillatingly relaxing lobby you see at the left is the real, live lobby of the Anara Spa at the Grand Hyatt on Kauai, Hawaii. It's OUTSIDE. Can you even? I sat on one of those very chairs pre-treatment sipping on spa water reading magazines and having the time of my damn lifestyle. The treatment room where I enjoyed a glamazing facial (see photo below on right of the room, here used for a couples' massage) is also al fresco.
I had the opportunity to indulge in the Signature Anara Facial ($165 for 50 minutes) in this outdoor treatment room where I relaxed to the whir of wind while my face was exfoliated and treated by Laola, my aesthetician. Laola and I chatted about her glamazing lash-tinting procedure she'd just had done on the mainland a couple weeks prior to my visit. The experience was deeply rejuvenating thanks to an included arm massage and tailored-to-my-skin Epicuren and Eminence products. My one gripe is that for $165, I wish it had included extractions, but even without them, my face did feel sublimely smooth and fresh. Natural facials such as this one typically do not include a major pore clean-out in favor of more pure, physical exfoliants.
And I daresay that I learned I loved an outdoor spa as much as Neil Kellerman loved the pechanga.
Book a spa treatment at Anara:
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, Hawaii, USA 96756
Disclosure: Spa service provided free for editorial consideration.
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