It’s Pamper Time at Four Seasons Resort Naupaka Spa

I spent my first day of #staycation at @fourseasons resort koolina at #naupakaspa @fsoahu 🌴🌴🌴 I enjoyed the massage and amazing facilities all to myself! I’m definitely going back! I will share more details on the blog soon. #pampertime #metime #luckywelivehawaii #saturyay #kapolei #mustdoagain

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Last Saturday, I officially embraced my holiday break with a much deserved and totally rejuvenating massage and spa at the recently opened Four Seasons Resort Naupaka Spa at Ko’olina. It’s time to pamper the workaholic moi and what better way than to soak in all the goodness a spa could offer, right? And before you and I get carried away, make sure to sign up for Groupon because that’s how I got this amazing deal (referral link). If you live in Oahu, Hawai’i, you can get 10% Kamaaina discount, just present your ID at the reception. So grab a drink, sit back and let me be your virtual tour guide for today!

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina
Entrance to Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center

What’s in a name? Naupaka is a common plant found near the beaches of Hawai’i; its “half-flower” appearance makes it distinct because it is missing petals to form a whole flower. According to the brochure, Naupaka Spa uses native plants in their products. The five-story building where the spa is located is tucked away from the hotel itself, look to your right before you reach the driveway, that’s where it is.

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

The reception area is modern-minimalist, my kind of style. 

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

As I gladly filled out the health form, the receptionist welcomed me with a kombucha drink (fermented sweetened black/green tea).

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

We trekked two flights down and was assigned a locker. Jenny asked me my shoe size, it’s 5 so she gave me locker #5, clever haha! The spa has separate areas for males and females. Come in two-piece swimsuit, optional but better bring it so you can enjoy the facilities. More on that later.

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

This is the hallway leading to the sauna. The first right is for the lockers, second right to dressing/ touch-up area. Third right is the shower/ restroom. We’ll go there in a while.

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

Spacious and tropical chic, my eyes feasted on the interiors.

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

All their bath and body products are lightly-fragrant. Nothing offensive or migraine-inducing.

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

Every little nook has refreshments. Cucumber water anyone?

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

Yes, I had this jacuzzi all to myself. The warm salt water massaging my back was nirvana. I was literally singing “all by myself” and sent a video to my husband, including my mom and sister who are in the mainland and complaining of freezing weather.

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

This one is way too cold for me.

Solo flight at the steam room. 

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

Shower before massage.

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

I had few minutes to spare so I went straight to the waiting room. 

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

Then I got called, right on the dot, 10 am.

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

Allyson was my massage therapist; we had little chit chat like where she had her lash extensions done and  whatnot, you know, girl talk! I chose lilikoi/ passionfruit scent for my oil and told her to concentrate on my back area and that I prefer medium pressure. She was amazing in all of 50 minutes! 

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

Upon exiting the massage room, I was greeted by Allyson with a glass of champagne. Woe me because I have alcohol allergy so I just took this photo for esthetics, haha!

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

This is the outside waiting area. One of the nice things about this spa is that you can use all their facilities for a day so I stayed for about 1.5 hours more, just enjoying uninterrupted me-time.

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

I decided to stay inside the waiting area. I sat far back near the plant you see from the photo. Wrong decision because I noticed one small mosquito bite at the side of my face after.

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

I didn’t have breakfast because I anticipated these treats. I had one pumpkin bread and hot jasmine tea

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort Koolina

After a short nap, I decided to check out the pool located on the 5th floor. I didn’t bring sunscreen so I was under the umbrella the entire time.

You can access the pool by elevator or foot. There’s also a salon near the pool area. I will check that out some time in the future.

And just for visual reference, you can view Aulani Disney from the 5th floor/ pool area.

And that concludes my tour ladies and gents! I give it two thumbs up. The interiors and accommodations in Naupaka are a tad better than Aulani (reviewed here). Although both offer full-day access to facilities when you book for any service, I enjoyed Naupaka more because it wasn’t as crowded. I felt like a diva for a day with all the amenities to myself! I am definitely going back, I also promised my mom that I’ll bring her here when she visits me next summer.

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20 Comments

  1. December 20, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Back massages are my favourite, what a great deal! Glad you enjoyed yourself, I think I need some spa time now haha, thanks for sharing x

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  2. December 20, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    Looks awesome! I love spa days!

  3. December 20, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    You had me at Four Seasons! I love their properties and spas. What a fun day

  4. December 20, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    This spa looks amazing!

  5. December 20, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    Omg, all of this sounds amazing right now. I need a spa day!

  6. December 20, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    What a gorgeous spa!!!!!! I could do with a spa day!

  7. December 21, 2016 / 3:53 am

    I want to go get pampered there!

  8. December 21, 2016 / 4:06 am

    How relaxing! Matter of fact, I could go for a massage right now…

  9. December 21, 2016 / 4:10 am

    What a delightful day. I have never done a spa day but you've made me want one.

  10. December 21, 2016 / 7:19 am

    It all looks so amazing! It's so cold here (and only four more months to go!) so this looks incredible.

  11. December 21, 2016 / 8:38 am

    That is the ultimate pampering sesh! I haven't had a spa day in ages – will have one around my birthday.

  12. December 21, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    I'm so jealous. It's been far too long since I've had a professional massage and a day of pampering

  13. December 21, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    I've been there too! I also had the place basically to myself. It was as delish as you described, but I took advantage of the Champagne! Hopefully someday we can meet up on one of our beautiful islands and have a weekend spa day! Blessings to you and your ohana Kathy!

    • December 21, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      Mahalo Carolyn! Hope to see you, it would be fun for sure!!!!! Happy holidays from my ohana to yours!!!

  14. December 22, 2016 / 2:40 am

    I need a spa day SO bad/1 I could jump in the hot tub right now!!

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