Hale Bliss

Today, Andy and I indulged in a couples massage, oceanside in a private hale at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay. It was a symphony for the senses! Before the experience escaped my memory, I wanted to write it all down.

Oceanside Hale at Four Seasons Spa at Manele

After enjoying some sauna and steam room time in the main spa, we were led from the spa reception outdoors to the oceanside hale. The immediate view is stunning in a contrast of colors – green from the kiawe trees, shades of ocean and sky blue against red and black lava cliffs.

No recorded music was needed. We had nature’s sounds to provide our relaxing music. Hearing the rhythmic crashing of waves against the lava cliffs put us at immediate ease. We loved the sounds of birds chirping, reminding us that we were at the special outdoor site.

We had a choice of massage lotions. I chose a wonderful pineapple and papaya scent.

The massages were wonderful. After hiking, 4-wheel driving, and horseback riding, our muscles needed and responded to the therapeutic strokes. At the end of the 50-minute massages, we were gently refreshed back to reality with chilled towels placed on our feet.

We had a few moments to lie on the tables to stretch and soak in the experience. We looked over at each other while still on the massage tables. We didn’t say anything as our smiles said it all.

Four Seasons Lana'i Spa at Manele

What to know when you go:

  • 50-minute massages in the oceanside hale are priced at $185 per person. For 80 minutes, it’s $250 per person.
  • For best temperatures, I recommend scheduling morning or sunset massage.
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes early to complete a brief health history form before taking advantage of the spa amenities like the steam room, sauna, and rain showers.
  • Robes, slippers and a locker are provided.


    1. It was divine, Janet! We just got home on the red-eye, so I’m wishing I could transport that hale here for a massage right now. 🙂

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