Three Arizona spas have been named “best destination spas” for 2014 by Condé Nast Traveler readers.
Mii Amo in Sedona made the fifth on the international top 10 list, while Miravel, Tucson placed sixth and the spa at Canyon Ranch, Tucson claimed ninth.
Guests at the Mii Amo Spa in Sedona choose from three-, four- and seven-night programs, or Journeys, which include spa treatments administered by therapists who use custom-blended oils and lotions. After you’re done being pampered, Mii Amo’s Café serves up health-conscious dishes that feature seasonal local produce, while the Juice Bar offers energy drinks and smoothies. Each day you stay includes three meals and two spa treatments.
Tucson’s Miraval Life in Balance Spa recently partnered with Clarins for an unforgettable spa experience. Unique body renewal rituals, like the Desert Rain Scrub, which combines mineral salts and herbs from the desert to exfoliate and moisturize, will make you feel refreshed and renewed. Villas situated in the High Sonoran Desert and near the Santa Catalina Mountains are all made from sustainable materials. All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Guests report having “life-changing, transformative stays.”
From neuromuscular therapy to services for teens and classic massage and nail treatments, the spa at Canyon Ranch, Tucson offers something for everyone amid the backdrop of the Sonoran desert and the Santa Catalina Mountains. The 80,000-square-foot Spa complex is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and weight rooms, dance and yoga studios, an indoor cycling gym, private sunbathing decks and more. The spa also has a special footwear analysis center, where trained foot experts will analyze your gait and assess the biomechanics of your feet to recommend the right orthotics and shoe for you.
One Canyon Ranch spa fan and Condé Nast Traveler reader called the spa “the ultimate in a vacation destination: diverse choices of activities, healthy, delicious, clean food, all the pampering one might desire, workshops on a variety of topics, and most importantly, a dedicated staff.”
Other top spas that made the list include:
10. Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah
9. Canyon Ranch, Tucson
8. Canyon Ranch, Lenox in Lenox, Massachusetts
7. The Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley, Pennsylvania
6. Miravel, Tucson
5. MII Amo, Sedona
4. BodyHoliday at Lesport in St. Lucia
3. Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas
2. Cal-a-Vie in Vista, California
1. Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico