The Sonoran Desert has long been tied to spirituality and renewal. Those who want to experience the transformative power of the desert will be pleased to find a range of luxury and boutique resorts that cater to their tastes.
Arizona has developed a fine reputation as a wellness destination over the past decade, thanks to the number of high-end spas and resorts in the state.
Top-notch service, coupled with sunny weather and stunning desert and mountain vistas, proved a winning combination for the wellness industry.
Relaxation begins in these spa resorts in Arizona.
The newly acquired resort is the largest of its kind in Phoenix, spanning 396 acres on the Sonoran Desert. JW Marriott describes its offerings as “quiet luxury” or an understated elegance that permeates every square inch of the resort.
As such, their suites sport a neutral palette and tasteful décor that don’t distract from the golf course, mountain, and desert views to be enjoyed in every room.
The Revive Spa offers facials, body scrubs, foot baths, nail treatments, and other services to make your stay more enjoyable. Their spa facilities include a steam room, spa restaurant, and a glistening lap pool.
Royal Palms Resort & Spa
5200 E Camelback Rd
Tucked away in the south slopes of Camelback Mountain, the resort is housed in a former estate with European-style architecture. Best known for its seasonal events, Royal Palms brings you special holiday programming for New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day, and more.
Alvadora Spa offers the resort’s signature Citrus Ritual, which includes a head-to-toe exfoliating treatment on heated stone tablets and a soak in a garden tub by the fireplace.
Other treatments include the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, Alvadora Salt Glow, and Peppermint Foot Treatment.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort
5700 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ
This premier resort is situated on 53 scenic acres at the foot of Camelback Mountain. Ranked the top resort by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2015, it offers well-appointed suites and villas with panoramic views of the surrounding areas.
But the crowning jewel of the resort is the spa and fitness center, where guests can indulge in a variety of skin and massage treatments. Among their newest offerings include the HydraFacial, which uses ground-breaking techniques to exfoliate and rejuvenate tired-looking skin.
You can also choose from a range of Asian-inspired massages, including Zen Shiatsu, which makes use of pressure and gentle stretching techniques, and Tao of Golf, which employs relaxing bodywork techniques.
Recharge at The Phoenician, one of latest additions to Arizona’s collection of luxury hotels. Luxuriate in the resort’s Southwest-inspired décor – their suites are decked out in plush carpets, travertine fireplaces, sliding glass doors, and furnished terraces with spectacular views of wide fairways and the Scottsdale skyline.
The Phoenician Spa is known for its signature HydraFacial treatment, which combines in-house spa treatments and a 30-day take-home facial kit for added skin benefits. Other services include hydrotherapy, nail treatments, and massages using aromatherapy oils.
The Spa Fitness Center holds yoga, meditation, and circuit training, with a host of personal trainers to help you with weight loss and body sculpting.
Four Seasons brings you the ultimate desert getaway, with its adobe casitas, Southwest cuisine, locally inspired spa treatments, and views of Pinnacle Peak and the surrounding hills.
The resort is also home to the prestigious Troon North Golf Club, which is prized for its Monument and Pinnacle golf courses.
The spa is no less remarkable – services include their famous gold-infused Pinnacle Facial and the Golf Massage, which makes use of heated golf balls to relieve sore and aching muscles.
Another spa highlight is the Aroma Design Bar, where the resident Alchemist will help you create custom aromatherapy blends and body butters.
This luxury resort was completely rebuilt in 2017 and is now known for its sleek architecture and desert views. The suites feature a stunning combination of Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary design elements, with custom furniture, plush carpeting, private patios, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that allow plenty of natural light to enter.
Mountain Shadows offers in-room massage services for comfort and convenience. Choose from a variety of massage styles, including Thai, Swedish, and Shiatsu.
The Fitness Center at the Citizens Club hosts yoga and Pilates classes. The center is best known for its Sun, Moon & Stars Wellness Series, which features an exciting line-up of wellness events like Namaste Breakfast and Moonlight Yoga.
Enjoy the ultimate luxury resort experience in Arizona. Top producing luxury Realtor Carol Royse brings 33 years of experience to the negotiation table. Contact the Carol Royse Luxury Division to start looking for high-end properties in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley.