Holidays are all about treating yourself so why not get a massage in Waikiki.
Book a familiar Deep Tissue, Swedish or Shiatsu massage or try Lomi Lomi, a unique form of Hawaiian massage that involves rhythmic motion and healing properties.
Here are a few of my favorite places to get a massage in Waikiki.
Diamond Head Massage & Day Spa
3144 Monsarrat Ave, Diamond Head | Daily 9am-9pm
+1 (808) 387-2273
Lomi Lomi 60-mins from $75
Diamond Head Massage & Day Spa is a neighborhood 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 parlor 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
2330 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki | Daily 10am-10pm
+1 (808) 922-0171
Lomi Lomi 60-mins from $95
The Shiatsu & Massage Center in the International Market Place has a wide range of massage therapies. Book the basics or try an Interesting style of massage in Waikiki 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
Century Center, 1750 Kalakaua Ave, Suite 3801, Honolulu | Daily 10am-10pm
+1 (808) 237-9638
Lomi Lomi 60-mins from $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
2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki | Daily 8am-9pm
+1 (808) 237-2535
Heavenly Spa Signature Massage 50-mins from $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 a facial or massage in Waikiki, 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 Apuakehau healing massage I felt incredible, not only during but for days afterward. 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 Collections of Waikiki online coupons, they usually have a Moana Lani Spa promotion.
Hawaii Natural Therapy
350 Ward Ave #210, Kakaako | Daily 9am-7pm
+1 (808) 200-4611
Lomi Lomi 60-mins from $75
Hawaii Natural Therapy is a true locals massage spot, located in Kakaako opposite the Ohana Marketplace. It’s very unassuming and you’d never know it’s there unless someone told you! It’s actually my go-to for massages, the staff here are incredibly friendly and the prices are so affordable. Select from 11 different styles of massage including Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Swedish, Sports, Pregnancy, or Reflexology. I’m fond of the Lymphatic Drainage Massage, it’s great for detoxifying.
TIP: 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.