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14 Best Spas and Wellness Retreats in Arizona

Arizona has a storied reputation for its spas and wellness retreats. It’s home to numerous hotels for those who want to melt stress away, rejuvenate, and recharge that extend far beyond your typical pool, yoga, and massage offerings. Some provide a wide range of activities that include outdoor adventures, holistic experiences, and delicious but healthy cuisine. No matter what you’re looking for in a wellness escape, these hotels and resorts, from the red rocks of Sedona to the cactus-filled landscapes in Tucson, are sure to fit the bill.

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa - Tucson Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
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Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa - Tucson

Set across 400 acres in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains just outside Tucson, Miraval Arizona is a renowned spa resort in Arizona for those seeking to transform body, mind, and soul. It’s staffed with various practitioners and master healers and even includes a clairvoyant, astrologer, and dream specialist on the roster. An all-inclusive property, wellness workshops, outdoor activities, and exercise classes are all included. Chakra balancing, spiritual drumming, qi grounding, and even sound ceremonies are just a short list of the other offerings. There are also three pools and the usual massage, body scrubs, and mani/pedis available. Gourmet meals that are nutritious and delicious are all included, while rooms are very upscale and include perks like private patios, some with plunge pools and desert views.

Key Amenities:

  • A full roster of holistic offerings like chakra balancing

  • Spa and salon services

  • Gourmet meals

Canyon Ranch - Tucson Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort
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Canyon Ranch - Tucson

One of the best spa resorts in the U.S., Canyon Ranch Tucson has been an institution in the Sonoran Desert for more than 40 years, with an extensive menu of over 150 “transformative” wellness offerings. Located 14 miles from downtown Tucson, it’s an all-inclusive set on 150 acres with immaculate grounds that include an 80,000-square-foot spa with a heated pool that includes a gentle massage, private sunbathing decks, a footwear analysis center, and a salon. A wealth of fitness classes, wellness consultations, and health programs are available, and hiking can be enjoyed on trails in the surrounding desert. Rooms are designed to help guests relax with comfy feather beds, sound machines, and picturesque views of the desert and mountains from oversized windows.

Key Amenities:

  • Three outdoor pools with underwater treadmills and an indoor Aquatic Center

  • Spa with footwear analysis center, cardio and weight rooms, fitness classes

  • Restaurant/cafe with healthy dishes sourced from organic ingredients

ADERO Scottsdale Resort, Autograph Collection - Scottsdale ADERO Scottsdale Resort
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ADERO Scottsdale Resort, Autograph Collection - Scottsdale

Located just under 20 miles from downtown Scottsdale, ADERO is renowned for its exceptional stargazing, set atop a ridge within a protected Dark Sky Community and complete with free astronomer-led stargazing events and telescopes in-room. It’s one of the most beautiful resorts in the U.S., but it’s also a preeminent wellness destination with a holistic spa, a fitness club with a full schedule of free classes, two outdoor pools, and a hot tub. The on-site restaurant offers a menu of New American fare while rooms feature balconies for unwinding with a view of the Four Peaks Mountains.

Key Amenities:

  • In a Dark Sky Community for stargazing with events & telescopes included

  • Holistic spa + a fitness club with free classes

  • On-site restaurant

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North - Scottsdale Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
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Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North - Scottsdale

A popular spa resort in Scottsdale, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is one of the most luxurious resorts in Arizona, set high above downtown Scottsdale among huge granite boulders in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak. It perfectly blends in with the surrounding landscape and hosts an ultra-luxe spa with a rotating calendar of seasonal wellness activities like Candlelight Yoga which mixes yoga at twilight with a free glass of wine. The Soul & Sound series features flow yoga and a sound bath, while the menu of treatments is extensive, with a full list of massage options, facials, and much more. You can even create some of your own spa aromatherapy products with the help of the spa alchemist. Other notable features include an outdoor pool, a chic bar, and three restaurants, while one of the top golf courses in the state is right next door. Rooms come with adobe-style gas fireplaces and private balconies with spectacular sunset views.

Key Amenities:

  • Seasonal wellness activities, sound baths and Candlelight Yoga

  • On-site spa + the option to make your own spa aromatherapy products

  • Fitness center, outdoor pool & multiple on-site restaurants

Enchantment Resort - Sedona Enchantment Resort
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Enchantment Resort - Sedona

Surrounded by Sedona’s iconic red rocks, Enchantment Resort boasts an awe-inspiring setting just outside downtown in Boynton Canyon. This top-rated romantic resort in Arizona offers exclusive privileges to the world-renowned Mii Amo spa, where treatments are inspired by the traditions and wisdom of Native Americans, aimed at achieving harmony and balance. For parents in need of relaxation, it’s ideal as kids ages four through 12 can enjoy Camp Coyote while the adults unwind with some pampering at the spa. There’s also an outstanding golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, on-site restaurants serving fresh, tasty cuisine, opportunities for hiking and mountain biking, yoga and meditation, cooking classes, and more. Rooms and suites are set within Pueblo-style buildings, all of which come with beehive fireplaces and private decks.

Key Amenities:

  • Exclusive access to Mii Amo Spa

  • Indoor and outdoor pools

  • Wide range of classes from yoga to cooking + a kids’ camp

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain - Marana The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain - Marana

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is one of the most luxurious desert resorts, surrounded by the Tortolita foothills in the Sonoran Desert, about 20 miles from Tucson. The spa is known for its holistic treatments using desert flora extracts to soothe and support skin health and indigenous gemstones from the local area to clear energy, restore balance, and ease muscle soreness. Warm basalt stones are incorporated into massages, while facilities include a sauna, steam room, and the Serenity Pool. There are 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, two golf courses, and dining can be enjoyed with a mountain view. The lavish rooms come with colorful geodes and crystals, along with views of Wild Burro Canyon and the foothills.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with holistic treatments

  • Two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses + 20 miles of hiking and biking trails

  • Luxurious rooms with geodes, crystals, and magnificent views

Castle Hot Springs - Morristown Castle Hot Springs
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Castle Hot Springs - Morristown

Castle Hot Springs is a luxury all-inclusive hot springs and destination spa resort with tiered natural thermal pools providing a luxurious oasis in the desert. Activity options include everything from paddleboard yoga to farm tours and hiking up the slot canyon on the Crater Canyon tour. Everyone meets in the main house for delicious meals that include ingredients that come straight from the property’s garden, while the spa offers a menu of pampering treatments based on the mineral-rich healing waters. The variety of accommodation options includes freestanding bungalows with private spring-fed tubs and indoor-outdoor fireplaces and cabins ideal for stargazing, outfitted with telescopes and outdoor tubs.

Key Amenities:

  • Hot springs pools + a spa with treatments inspired by the mineral waters

  • Activities such as paddleboard yoga and hiking

  • On-site dining uses ingredients from the resort’s garden

Boulders Resort & Spa - Scottsdale Boulders Resort & Spa
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Boulders Resort & Spa - Scottsdale

The seriously upscale Boulders Resort & Spa is home to one of the state’s top spas with treatments designed to revitalize mind, body, and soul. Massages, cleansing beauty treatments, facials and body treatments, and curative alternative therapies are all available, with ingredients derived from the local desert environment. There are beautiful pools to lounge alongside, a fitness center, two golf courses, and multiple restaurants. Accommodation is in casitas nestled against the rocks with exposed log-beam ceilings and private patios or balconies. Wood-burning fireplaces and deep soaking tubs are included too.

Key Amenities:

  • One of Arizona’s best spas + multiple swimming pools

  • Two on-site golf courses, a fitness center, and multiple dining options

  • Accommodation in pueblo-style casitas with private patios or balconies, fireplaces, and deep soaking tubs

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa - Scottsdale Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa - Scottsdale

An iconic luxury resort in Scottsdale, the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa overlooks the desert and Praying Monk Rock while Sanctuary Spa offers an Asian-inspired journey of rejuvenation with a dozen indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a Zen meditation garden, and a tranquil reflection pond. The menu of services includes everything from facials to acupuncture. Unwind around the infinity-edge pool and dine on fresh, locally sourced American dishes with Asian accents at Elements, which comes complete with spectacular views from floor-to-ceiling windows.

Key Amenities:

  • On the slope of Camelback Mountain with views of Praying Monk Rock

  • Spa with an infinity-edge pool and Zen meditation garden

  • Villa accommodation with floor-to-ceiling windows

The Wilde Resort & Spa - Sedona The Wilde Resort & Spa
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The Wilde Resort & Spa - Sedona

The Wilde Resort & Spa is surrounded by the striking rugged beauty of Sedona while offering one of the region’s top spas. The comprehensive menu includes wellness classes, sound bowl healing, yoga, facials, massages, and more. Guests can also book a variety of adventures like kayaking excursions, trips to see ancient ruins, vortex tours, wine tastings, and more. The on-site restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating for dining on market-inspired cuisine, while accommodations include amenity options ranging from soaking tubs to fireplaces and red rock views.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa menu with facials, massages, sound bowl healing, and yoga

  • Vortex tours, kayaking excursions, and wine tastings

  • Indoor and outdoor dining with a view

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass - Phoenix Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
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Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass - Phoenix

Conveniently located in Phoenix, the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is home to Aji Spa which beautifully melds its contemporary spa treatments with the sacred doctrines of the Pima and Maricopa tribes who’ve inhabited the land for centuries. Guests can enjoy a full menu of scrubs, facials, wraps, massages, and other treatments along with saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, a pool, and salon services. Horseback riding and lessons are available through the Koli Equestrian Center and there are two championship 18-hole golf courses. The award-winning on-site restaurant services delicious, classic Native American fare, while suites all come with private balconies and mountain views.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, a pool, beauty and healing treatments

  • Two championship 18-hole golf courses

  • Equestrian center with horseback riding and lessons

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort - Tucson Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
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Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort - Tucson

The Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort has been around for nearly a century and sits on 39 acres in the Catalina foothills. Guests enjoy accommodation in rustic-chic hacienda-style rooms and casitas with historic character and modern amenities that are surrounded by gardens. Some come with fireplaces and private patios. The spa offers a menu of decadent treatments with packages available that combine various options like Swedish massage, nourishing scalp treatments, and a magnesium leg and foot melt. There are three beautiful pools, a fitness center, and opportunities to go horseback riding. The on-site restaurant offers dishes featuring locally sourced meats, herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with pampering treatment packages

  • Three swimming pools, a fitness center

  • On-site restaurant serving locally sourced meals

  • Horseback riding

Arizona Biltmore - Phoenix Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
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Arizona Biltmore - Phoenix

The Arizona Biltmore is known for its Frank Lloyd Wright architectural design as a jewel in the desert since 1929. It’s home to the 28,000-square-foot Tierra Luna Spa, which offers indoor and outdoor treatment rooms with a menu of treatments using locally sourced herbs and oils, a hot tub, a cold plunge pool, and a well bar oasis. Plus, there are numerous pools spread throughout the property, an extensive fitness center offering fitness classes and personal training, tennis and pickleball courts, and two golf courses. Multiple on-site eateries include everything from a casual cafe to a fine-dining restaurant. Accommodation is available in traditional rooms, suites, cottages, and villas that include full kitchens.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with indoor and outdoor treatments rooms + multiple swimming pools

  • Fitness center, fitness classes & personal training sessions

  • Multiple on-site eateries

The Wigwam - Litchfield Park The Wigwam
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The Wigwam - Litchfield Park

The Wigwam offers a spa retreat in the Sonoran Desert that comes complete with lots of Southwestern charm. An award-winning resort on 440 acres, it’s home to the LeMonds Aveda Salon – Spa which offers luxurious hair, skincare, and body treatments that incorporate natural ingredients from pure plant and flower extracts. A lap pool, saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzi pools, and relaxation rooms are all included too. There are three swimming pools on the property, nine tennis courts, a golf course, and three restaurants too. Rooms include all the essentials, but if you book a suite, you’ll get upscale features like a fireplace or whirlpool tub.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with hair, skin care and body treatments

  • Multiple pools, a golf course + nine tennis courts

  • Three on-site restaurants

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