Hawaii holidays are all about treating ‘yo self so why not get that massage in Waikiki?
Book a familiar Deep Tissue, Swedish or Shiatsu massage or try Lomi Lomi, a unique form of Native Hawaiian massage that involves rhythmic motion and healing properties.
Here are a few of my favourite places to get a massage in Waikiki.
Diamond Head Massage & Day Spa
Find it 3144 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu
To book +1 (808) 387-2273
Open Daily 9:00am-9:00pm
Price range Lomi Lomi 60-mins $75
Diamond Head Massage & Day Spa is a neighbourhood gem. It’s located on Monsarrat Avenue, a pretty cool street to explore with plenty of cute cafes and coffee spots, boutique clothing stores and multiple bikini shops. It’ll take 30-minutes to walk, or 5-minutes to drive, from central Waikiki. The massage parlour is located inside a local house on the street. It’s a peaceful setting, and the prices are very affordable compared to the resort spas.
The Shiatsu & Massage Center
Find it International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
To book +1 (808) 922-0171
Open Daily 10:00am-10:00pm
Price range Lomi Lomi 60-mins $95
The Shiatsu & Massage Center recently moved to the International Market Place, it was previously on Waikiki Beach Walk. It has a wide range of massage therapies interesting styles including Acrobatic Yoga and Ashiatsu Back Walking Massage. They offer a unique Dream Massage with your choice of 4-hands (2 people), 6 hands (3 people) or 8-hands (4 people) working on you at once. Always check their website specials, they’ll usually offer a discount for different time periods.
Pin Thai Massage
Find it Century Center, 1750 Kalakaua Ave, Suite 3801, Honolulu
To book +1 (808) 237-9638
Open Daily 10:00am-10:00pm
Price range Lomi Lomi 60-mins $60
Pin Thai Massage was voted one of the Best Massage in Hawaii 2016-2018. It’s in an office building on the fringe of Waikiki, so a decent walk or short car ride is required. Thai yoga and signature aromatherapy massages are their specialty. This is the place for romance thanks to a special couples massage that can be arranged ahead of time. The Miracle of Love massage takes place in a themed room with your choice of swans, rose petals, candles, balloons, LED lights and flower decorations.
Moana Lani Spa
Find it Moana Surfrider, 2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
To book +1 (808) 237-2535
Open Daily 8:00am-9:00pm
Price range Heavenly Spa Signature Massage 50-mins $180
Moana Lani Spa is a Heavenly Spa by Westin, an oceanfront oasis in the historic Moana Surfrider hotel. It’s an exceptional spa for massages and facials, just read the spa menu and you’ll immediately start to relax. It’s expensive, but you get what you pay for. After having The Stone of ‘Āpuakēhau healing massage I felt incredible, not only during but for days afterwards. I felt like it reset my body! All treatments come with spa access to the sauna, steam room and a whirlpool that overlooks Waikiki Beach. Always check the Collections of Waikiki online coupons, they usually have a Moana Lani Spa promotion and sometimes Groupon has deals too.
Find it Ala Moana Building, 1441 Kapiolani Blvd #415, Honolulu
To book +1 (808) 979-9000
Open Mon-Sat 10:00am-8:00pm; Sun 12:00-6:00pm
Price range Foot Massage 50-mins US$65
Oasis Spa is an absolute blessing after a long day shopping at Ala Moana Center. It’s located in an office building within walking distance of the shopping mall, it’s very unassuming and you’d never know it’s there unless someone told you! It’s the kind of place you’re better to book ahead of time, however, I have been lucky enough to get a same-day appointment on occasion. The staff are sweet and friendly, they are on a mission to improve one’s health and overall wellbeing through foot reflexology.
- It is customary to tip your massage professional, some spas will recommend a percentage gratuity and others will leave it up to the client – in which case leave a 15-20% tip.