APR 2017

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T h e S p a c e N a l u K i n e t i c S p a a t T u r t l e B a y R e s o r t [ 34 ] • DAYSPA • april 2017 green goals E ven on an island that's no stranger to eco-friendly establishments, Turtle Bay stands out. In 2013, fi ve years after opening, it added a unique green roof covered in 1,500 solar panels to produce eight percent of its daily electricity quota. In fact, the 88-acre property went all-in to become one of Hawaii's most sustainable resorts when it set a goal to reach 70 percent energy independence by 2030. Over the next decade, management predicts a reduction in fossil fuel usage equivalent to 4.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. "The big thing in Hawaii is 'Aloha Aina,' a love and care for the land," says wellness director Avigale LaGrass. "That's why our philosophy is to go green and organic." Due in part to a $45 million resort makeover, Nalu Kinetic Spa off ers a reimagined, green-focused mind-body program that fuses spa and fi tness. LaGrass literally takes spa-goers outside the box: Nalu's new relaxation area and six treatment rooms open onto lush outdoor spaces. "Guests can smell the ocean, hear the birds and really embrace nature," she says. Naturopathica and Skin Authority facial treatments harness nurturing elements from organic sea algae to botanicals like awapuhi (ginger) and kukui nut. Sheets and sandals are made of bamboo, and cleaning products are environmentally safe. Water waste was cut by upgrading toilets and showers, and lighting was converted to compact fl uorescent light bulbs for a fi rst-year wattage decrease of 12 percent. Guests can park e-vehicles at free charging stations. And in an eff ort especially fi tting for a property on the world-famous surfi ng coast, plastics and Styrofoam are repurposed through a partnership with Waste to Waves, which turns trash into surfboards. u The Space 4,200-square-foot spa with 9 indoor and open-air garden treatment rooms, seaside cabana, 6,300-square- foot fi tness and movement facility, salon, outdoor relaxation area, sauna, steam room and chlorine-free saltwater poo l Nalu Kinetic Spa at Turtle Bay Resort Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii COURTESY TURTLE BAY RESORT

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