The Most Stunning Wellness Retreats in Arizona
Discover the beauty of Arizona at these beautiful wellness retreats
Arizona may be home to sweeping landscapes – including the striking Grand Canyon – but its nature-meets-human appeal extends to wellness. Globetrotters from near and far flock to this Southwestern desert escape to try some of the best retreats in the US. The region connects all four of North America’s deserts – the Great Basin, Chihuahuan, Mojave, and the Sonoran deserts – meaning there’s an abundance of opportunities for fitness, wellness, and spa in the most serene locations. Without further ado, here are the most beautiful wellness retreats in Arizona to visit, for a remarkable off-the-beaten-path experience.
Spa Harmony at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley
Sprawling across 53 acres of desert, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain keeps focusing on what it does best – indulgent spa therapies. The 12,000 square-foot spa features a menu of rejuvenating services with views of the iconic rock formation, Praying Monk. Expect to spend most of your time here dressed in a cozy robe – or at least, we do advise it – while the evenings are for stargazing. Spa souls opt for the Spa Harmony retreat, which includes three nights’ accommodation in a casita, daily breakfast, and $480 spa credit – use it wisely.
Revitalization Retreats at L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona
Out in red-rock Sedona, L’Auberge sits between a stoic geological formation and picture-perfect creek, where a wholesome, cottage-filled wellness destination awaits. The idyllic resort pays tribute to its natural surrounding beauty, by offering an abundance of outdoor activities including horseback riding, hiking, hot air balloon cruising, and mountain biking, to name a few. Holistic experiences include the vortex hike and spiritual tours which lend direct access to magical secluded spots, which make perfect locations for self-reflection and exploration. Healthy holiday hunters can book the Revitalization Retreats which take place on selected dates, to combine the nourishing offerings at L’Auberge, from morning mindful practice to spa treatments.
Girls’ Getaway Package at Civana Wellness Resort and Spa, Carefree
Located in the namely town of Carefree, Civana Wellness Resort and Spa is a rural oasis for self-healing and total relaxation. The serene retreat is set amid the Sonoran Desert, just outside of Scottsdale, and is surrounded by lush mountain scenery. Take your favorite ladies on a Girls’ Getaway Package, for a custom wellness experience which includes accommodation, daily wellness experiences (ranging from mindfulness, movement, culinary, personal growth to outdoor adventure and creative arts), access to the 5,000 square-feet of fitness, yoga, and meditation spaces, athletic courts, and nearby hiking and biking trails, private sessions with on-site wellness experts, and more. Find self-discovery through movement, spa, nourishing cuisine, and new wellness experiences at this holistic resort.
Miraval Package at Miraval Arizona, Tucson
One of Arizona’s most upscale wellness retreats, Miraval Tucson is an all-inclusive destination resort and spa, which offers luxury spa treatments, nourishing cuisine, and top-notch advice from on-site wellness experts. Take yourself on an unforgettable getaway with the Miraval Package, which includes $175 nightly resort credit to spend on spa, activities, private sessions, unlimited outback hiking, fitness classes, photography classes, challenge activities and climbing wall, meditation, yoga, and more – what’s not to love?
Zen Wellness Package at Castle Hot Springs, Morristown
Popular among celebrities, dignitaries, and A-listers alike, Castle Hot Springs is nestled away in the Sonoran Desert, only an hour away from Phoenix. The retreat was previously closed since 1976, before reopening with a head-to-toe revamp in 2019. New incentives include three hot springs, daily yoga, and meditation, stargazing from fire rings, and eating fresh farm-to-table cuisine. Restore balance in your mind and body by embarking on the Zen Wellness package, a customized program that includes spa treatments, guided nature walks, and healing soaks to uplift your inner wellbeing. There’s plenty of one-on-one time with the instructors too, to help guide and advise your journey to a renewed self.
Sedona Meditation Weekend at Sedona Mago, Sedona
Owned and operated by the non-profit organization Tao Fellowship, Sedona Mago is a holistic retreat that celebrates the timeless principles and spiritual practices of ancient wisdom from SunTao. There are several wellness retreats to choose from, including the short-but-sweet Sedano Meditation Weekend for an immersive mindful experience. Guests can register online and find the selected dates that the retreat will run throughout the rest of 2021.