Miraval Resort and Spa – All Inclusive
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best for Wellness
- Rate includes all meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, round-trip airport transfers, selected fitness and yoga classes, lectures by Miraval specialists; access to the fitness center and Life in Balance Spa; $150 resort credit per night; and a Miraval tote bag and reusable water canteen
- The resort pays as much attention to self-improvement and healing as it does to pampering
- Four restaurants offer healthful but delicious cuisine
- There are 90 different free activities and classes to choose from every week
- A trilevel pond with waterfalls also has an acupressure stone walk — great for tired post-hike feet
- Desert gardens with labyrinth and panoramic kiva with firepit
What To Know
- Most guests choose to stay on-property, so there’s no need for a car
- While healthy living is encouraged, a glass of wine with dinner or a Kobe steak isn’t frowned upon
- Some activities like horseback riding are an additional cost
- This is a non-tipping resort
- All taxes and a mandatory 22 percent resort fee per person will be collected at the property
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Luxe wellness oasis at the foot of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains with horse stables, hiking trails and a spa
Imagine a small village surrounded by the ruddy desert landscape of Tucson, in the shadow of the Santa Catalina Mountains, where you had everything you craved — incredible food, endless spa treatments — but left feeling fit and maybe even a few pounds lighter than when you arrived. Take part in everything from healthy cooking classes to one-on-one lessons with a tennis pro. You can even take it a step further along the mind/body path with classes that challenge your fears — like the Quantum Leap, in which you walk across a beam suspended high above the desert floor, or Miraval’s famed horseback riding center. The immense spa and its large outdoor treatment garden offers dozens of treatments, including sugar scrubs, reiki and sound and light therapies. More straightforward spagoers can indulge in Thai, shiatsu and relaxation massages, facial peels and pedicures. A week at Miraval is a unique vacation because it’s not just about taking a break — it’s a full mind/body/lifestyle revamp retreat, where the benefits linger long after checkout.
In the Area
The whole idea here is to get the most out of the resort itself, so give yourself over to the experience. Visit the Miraval Life in Balance Spa with Clarins for rituals ranging from a pampering desert rain scrub to integrative Chi Nei Tsang. Join a group trail ride or sign up for the full Miraval Equine Experience, working with specially selected horses and experts to perform equestrian skills. If, on the other hand, all you yearn to do is hit a ball around, join a golf class or a high-energy “rock and roll” tennis class with coach Leigh.
How to Get There
The main reason I go to Miraval is to experience the "out of ordinary/extraordinary" experiences. Must treat yourself to a treatment from Dr. Tim Frank and Pamela Lancaster. These two practitioners are amazing at what they do. I did a Spirit Flight with Dr. Tim and found his wisdom extraordinary with his sacred ceremony transforming. Doing a Shunyata Sound Healing with Pamela, helped me get rid of my inner tension that I was fighting inside myself. I felt renewed and full of life. Then I did a Healing Sound Bath in body temperature water with the healing sound of Tibetan bowls that was so fun and relaxing with the both of them. They are true healers and one of a kind. This is why I go to Miraval in Arizona, even in the summer! There are some great classes on balance, and exercise and they have a variety to choose from.
I would give the place 5 stars, but was concerned about the quality of the food not being mostly organic and grass fed meats. Also, there was construction going on when I was there and some toxic fumes emanating from the roofing material used. I hope they also get better air conditioning that can go below 69 degrees in the summer, I would sleep better.
The staff, food the treatments and challenges are all something everyone should come to experience. The classes are great fun and the staff aims to make everyone feel great. Weather your doing Cocktails in the kitchen or climbing up a telephone poll they have your back. Fabulous and Life changing!
This was the 3rd year I have been to the Tucson property. This year we were able to stay 4 days. That let us relax, enjoy the spa each day and meet some incredible people. Some of our favorite experiences were:
The Tibetian Bowl Sound Bath with Time and Pam
Harmonic Beats with Richard Noel
Zip Lining with Caleb and Voss
All three of these experiences were life-changing. And I don't say that often. Each person/guide/coach was an exceptional human being who loves what they do. They are at Miraval to make each guest a better person and for them to take a bit of the Miraval magic back into the world. I will be back with my best friend, who has shared all these experiences with me, for our 4th year!! You should too!!!