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Serene and lovely Wil­low Stream spas can be found through­out the in­ter­na­tional col­lec­tion of Fair­mont prop­er­ties, in­clud­ing its Raf­fles brand­ing (see Room at the Inn, P4) and Swis­so­tels. But few would be as charm­ingly lo­cated as the award-win­ning fa­cil­ity at Fair­mont Kea Lani, set across a 9ha flow­ered es­tate by the beach at Wailea on the south side of the Hawai­ian is­land of Maui. There’s a lo­cal flavour to the treat­ment menu, es­pe­cially mas­sages of 60 or 90 min­utes that fo­cus on Hawai­ian in­gre­di­ents, such as botan­i­cals, and old-time tra­di­tions of heal­ing. The Pa’akai fea­tures is­land-sourced sea salt, or­ganic co­conut oil, ginger and pas­sion­flower while the Awa en­com­passes a salt scrub and aloe body mask. Hawaii’s oils are fa­mously nour­ish­ing, and let’s not for­get hot lava-stone mas­sages and the long and rhyth­mic strokes of lomi lomi orig­i­nated on these vol­canic is­lands. While the treat­ment couches are supremely com­fort­able, there’s also the op­tion to try the Wave ta­ble, which tilts, rocks and ro­tates, cre­at­ing a feel­ing of weight­less­ness. This light­ness of be­ing could be a good thing af­ter a meal at the re­sort’s Ko res­tau­rant, which show­cases Hawai­ian pro­duce and serves a de­li­cious mar­tini made with ginger puree. More: fair­


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