Luxuriate in these Arizona Spas

One of the best things about living in Arizona is realizing you live in a state where others come to vacation. So when you’re looking to get away and pamper yourself, you need look no farther than the state you already are in.

Arizona offers some of the best resort spas in the country, and we’ve done the research for you. So pack your slippers and prepare to unwind.

Miraval Arizona

Miraval expands across 400 acres at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson and offers wellness opportunities in a luxe environment. No detail is overlooked: in-house nutritionists, farm-to-table gourmet meals, amazing desert views, equine program and digital detoxes.

Visit the tri-level pool complete with waterfalls, or experience Naga Thai massage using silk scarves suspended from pulleys.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Nestled against Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley on 53 acres, the resort offers tranquil surroundings overlooking Mummy Mountain. The Asian-inspired spa features a Zen meditation garden, reflection pond and outdoor treatment rooms for lush pampering.

Offerings include reiki massages, acupuncture, spacious casitas and a quiet place to reflect.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

This desert resort is just north of Tucson in Marana amidst the secluded Tortolita Mountains. It is rooted in spiritual spa experiences using the energy-based modalities of gemstones like citrine and amethyst in massages, facials and soaks. The gemstones are used to balance energy, soothe muscles and relieve stress.

Explore the deep marble soaking tubs, three pools (with a 235-foot pool slide) and play a little golf.

L’Auberge de Sedona

If you’re looking for something closer to home, you can’t go wrong with the lush L’Auberge, tucked into forest and water in Sedona. It’s a luxurious five-star escape with so much on site, you won’t need to leave. Treat yourself at the L’Apothocary Spa with a desert flower massage, Soul Medicine healing sessions or customized yoga or meditation with spectacular mountain views.

Afterward, sit with a cocktail and listen to the soft sounds of Oak Creek by a fire or dine creekside with a chef-prepared meal.

Castle Hot Springs

This exclusive resort is in Morristown, hidden in a valley of the Bradshaw Mountains about 45 minutes north of Phoenix. Reachable only by a 7-mile dirt road or helicopter, the resort sits on secluded land with a natural hot spring. Originally opened in 1896 as Arizona’s first wellness retreat, the resort has hosted presidents and celebrities.

Sky View Cabins are positioned for idyllic stargazing with telescopes on deck, and Spring Bungalows feature private fireplaces, as well as outdoor tubs that source mineral water directly from the hot springs. The spa also offers gourmet food, an on-site via ferrata for a hike among the mountains, on-site farm tours, yoga and meditation classes and of course a dip in the wild mineral hot springs.

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