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
If you like fitness and pampering, then this is the place for you. Amazing morning hikes in the Sonoran dessert, awesome fitness instructors -- you MUST take a zumba class with Danny, and relaxing, beautiful dinners. You never need to carry a purse or tip anyone during your stay either, which is amazing! Even for spa services. Facial and massage are great, skip the make up consultation. Love that nothing felt overly crowded -- lap lanes in pool and fitness center were always open. I could see the classes filling up (since some of the rooms) are small, but we didn't have a problem. I love that there are a ton of class options. Between classes and spa services, we packed a ton in each day and felt wiped (in a good way) at the end of the day. Oh and I have to mention the beds -- so comfortable! You get to climb into bed like your climbing into the clouds at night.
I have been 6 years with my daughter. Love the yoga, morning stretch, all spa services. The rooms are tired & for the money, I would like it all to be fresh. Service was great. Food was just ok. But it is addictive & im sure we’ll be back!
The room was tired and dirty. It looked as though the word does has t been cleaned in years. Staff was friendly and nice but it took them over an hour to change out my feathers on the bed even though I had requested a non down room. My fave was swollen the next day from the feathers.