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
This is a perfect reset for overworked and stress filled lives. The educators based their presentations on research and studies so really had credibility and were very currently knowledgeable. The balance of education, activities and relaxation were ideal. The grounds are coming and well kept. Went three nights and should have stayed at least another.
I just completed my second visit to Miraval Arizona and it hard to say enough good things about the place. This is a remarkable venue for a true getaway, to relax and be rejuvenated. There are several reasons:
The Setting is incredible — Miraval is just outside Tucson in the Sonoran desert with mountains, hills, flora and fauna and incredible views;
The Facilities and activities are amazing — all in good shape, clearly in constant state of good repair. There are numerous activities throughout every day, including exercise classes, yoga, outdoor hikes and runs, educational/mindful sessions and a host of other interesting sessions to choose from. Each instructor in my classes explained the content of his/her class, and encouraged each of us to try the different elements but to feel free to do more or less if that was more comfortable, making the classes more accessible;
The meals are superb — healthy, delicious, well-portioned, lots of choices, incredible service. You never want to miss a Miraval meal;
But the Best part is the people — to a person, in any role, each man and woman is courteous, knowledgeable, helpful and interesting. The tenure at Miraval generally seems very long, indicating the quality of person and relationship the organization attracts. It makes you feel good to be around people who are happy in their work.
Several people stood out during our visit:
Justin led me on two trail runs — I don’t have much trail experience and was using the Miraval visit to learn about it. Justin managed to challenge me and make me feel safe pushing myself, and he educated me about the Sonoran desert which we were running through at the same time;
Mona, Rick and Pam were the instructors for my cycle classes — each has his/her own style, but both were engaging and very challenging, very enjoyable teachers. I felt a significant push but Mona told great race stories, Rick told music stories, and Pam taught us as we worked, and they kept us on our best. The classes were challenging but balanced — really felt great.
One thing to note is that Miraval makes you put your phone in a cell phone sleeping bags and you can only use it in your room and a few marked spots. This is a wonderful feature because it keeps you “present” and engaged in being away from the world. It makes the experience much better.
I’ve been to numerous resorts and spas and Miraval stands out for the best experience. I highly recommend it and I’m already looking forward to my next visit.
Exceptional spa, location is beautiful, employees wonderful, classes awesome, and food delicious. Limo service from, and toTucson Airport a plus. Whether you come solo or with a group, you will leave feeling refreshed.
Every interaction and every experience was memorable! The staff went above and beyond to meet your every need. The food was flavorful with so many healthy options. The activities and challenge courses led to self awareness and personal growth beyond my expectations. Last, the spa experiences were wonderful!
My friend and I went on the Well+Good Retreat here and have a TRULY FABULOUS experience. Airport pickup was so easy (although, it took awhile for everyone being picked up to gather). Upon arrival, we were greeted with smiles & YUMMY Hibiscus Lemonade. We were invited to enjoy lunch (it was around Noon) and make ourselves comfortable prior to receiving a tour and checking into our room around 3p. We enjoyed the buffet then took a Peak class to wake up after flying! Checking in was very fast & easy. We missed out a real tour/orientation because the tour guide was off and the desk staff felt compelled to do it herself, so it was a little rushed. The basic double room I was in (106) was no fancier than the time share my family belongs to- they could use a bit of an update/upgrade. But the QUIET was AMAZING. No one above, and ZERO noise from either side! We were directly across from the main common area/restaurants and heard NOTHING. The grounds are GORGEOUS. The pools are DELIGHTFUL. The classes offered are ENGAGING & RELEVANT. The expanse was so nice! To find so much solitude at a resort was AMAZING. All servers were fantastic, the retail shop staff friendly, the service staff helpful! The instructors were all very professional and classes start & end on time! We LOVED Aerial Yoga. BOGA Boot Camp was a little too sea-sick for us. The Well+Good Retreat was FABULOUS. I can't get over all the beautiful desert scenery & wildlife! I felt VERY SAFE walking the self-guided trails solo and enjoyed every step. There is SO MUCH to see & do and also just revel in doing nothing and being fully pampered! I loved being able to wear Yoga attire all weekend! Already trying to schedule my return visit!