A Lovely Day at Laniwai Spa

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review

Last weekend, I spent my birthday at Laniwai Spa inside Disney Aulani. I’ve been meaning to get a massage for the longest time so it was the perfect opportunity to indulge and relax. I booked the signature lomilomi for my niece and I (a traditional Hawaiian rhythmic massage using sticks and warm river stones to ease tension and fatigue). We checked in two hours prior our schedule so we can enjoy the facilities (steam, sauna, jacuzzi, whirlpool spa) all to ourselves.

Spa like no other, spendy but well worth it. From the entrance, the spa attendant led us inside with welcome stones (close eyes, pick river stone). I randomly selected Harmony, she told me it’s going to be my mantra for the day.

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review
drops of water from above, river stones with etched mantra are returned here

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review
Sea salt scrub bar.
We were asked to sniff and select our favorite fragrance for our take-home goodie. I chose Pikake.

After a quick tour of the facilities, we deposited our bags in designated lockers and off we went to enjoy the outdoor jacuzzi and whirlpool.

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review

Our tummies started to growl a little so we went to the Relaxation/Waiting Room for some mini-cupcakes topped with macarons. With twenty minutes left before our appointment, we cleaned up and showered.

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review
inside the relaxation/waiting room

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review

Finally our names were called and we were politely escorted to the massage room. I had to leave my phone in the locker so I will just summarize my whole lomilomi experience in one word. PERFECTION. Five words. I WILL GO BACK AGAIN. I asked the masseuse to focus on my back area and boy it felt so over-the-top amazing, with every kink and tension relieved. Did I just whisper nirvana?

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review
Moi looking fresh and energized!

Bottom line, whether you’re visiting Oahu or resident looking for topnotch service, Laniwai Spa is definitely worth checking out!  

Laniwai Spa, Disney Aulani Spa, Review



  1. July 6, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    What a great way to spend your birthday! Looks like you had a lovely day.

  2. July 6, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    What a luxe spa! It's been ages since I've had a massage. You looked super-relaxed afterwards. Hope you had a lovely birthday!

  3. July 6, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    What a perfect way to spend your birthday, Kath! What a gorgeous and luxurious spa! You look unbelievably peaceful and relaxed afterward! I hope that the rest of your birthday weekend was equally amazing! <3

  4. July 6, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    OMG i want to go there! What an amazing spa.

  5. July 6, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    Looks AMAZING and soooo nice!! Take me with you next time!

  6. July 7, 2015 / 12:13 am

    The scrub bar looks cool. You look refreshed and relaxed afterwards.

  7. July 7, 2015 / 12:54 am

    OMG! It looks amazing. I totally had a fat girl moment and noticed the cupcakes. smh at myself. lol

  8. July 7, 2015 / 1:41 am

    Sounds like an incredible experience! I might be just a touch jealous 😀

  9. July 7, 2015 / 1:42 am

    Sounds like you had a fabulous experience!! I love SPAs, and would totally visit this one.

  10. July 7, 2015 / 2:08 am

    That spa sounds amazing!! It's been years since I've been to Hawaii, but this post makes me want to jump on a plane and immediately go back! lol

  11. July 7, 2015 / 3:29 am

    How heavenly this all sounds. Perfect way for a celebration.

  12. July 7, 2015 / 5:09 am

    I'm absolutely jealous, I hope to be able to go there one day for the experience!

  13. July 7, 2015 / 7:42 am

    Talk about a paradise within a paradise! Glad you had some You time for your birthday!

  14. July 7, 2015 / 7:46 am

    Looks like you had a Fabulous time and I'm jealous!!!

  15. July 8, 2015 / 11:47 am

    A great Birthday treat, this sounds amazing. Iv'e been to Oahu and I'm taking note of this spa to check out next time we are there.

  16. July 8, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    This looks so relaxing and fabulous! They'd have to drag me out of there kicking and screaming lol I'd never want to leave!!

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