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
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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 hotel is dated, the food is uninspired, and the spa is very average. I have a very hard time understanding the ratings people are giving it.
The pictures do not reflect reality. The dining room is more of a cafeteria than a restaurant.
My room smells bad, the carpet is full of dirty spots, I am extremely disappointed.
But the people working here are all very nice, makes up for all the terrible flaws I am experiencing.
The last time I visited Miraval was 17 yrs. ago..the treatments are still extraordinary..
The setting, Catalina Mountains , the property (which has expanded) Bellissimo ! & the food is excellent..once they correct the issues with reception/concierge I will give it 5+ stars..not yet..btw, new construction is beautiful !!
My husband and I escaped to Miraval sans kids to celebrate our 45th birthdays. Such a special time! This place is an oasis of awesome and I highly recommend it. The staff is warm and NOT preachy when it comes to wellness and balance. It's a fine line to walk and they did it effortlessly.
This was a fantastic girls weekend! The property is phenomenal. Staff is wonderful. Food is terrific. Spa is fabulous. My only wish is there was a greater variety of workout classes. There are too many classes and experiences that are an extra charge. Really feel they should offer a great variety of all-inclusive options.
Grateful for third visit to Miraval. Had not been in 10 years. Still a tremendous experience and opportunity to reset and reenergize with friends. Spa staff still top notch. Activities are varied and allowed us all to pursue individual interests while reconvening for meals. My favorites this round: desert hike, photography class with iPhone, cooking classes and exercise classes. Food is delicious and bar cocktails are delicious. We love that this spa has a cocktail or wine available at the end of a long day of physical challenge and mindfulness. Only complaint is the dining room has lost some of its ambience and gets very loud at prime time. Think they redesigned at some point and now feels more institutional. Still love the staff and experience. Until next time...