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These 4 luxurious Arizona spa resorts were named among the best in the US

By Michael Salerno, Arizona Republic,


Arizona has no shortage of spa resorts for people looking for a relaxing escape. Some of these destinations just received national recognition among the nation's best.

Conde Nast Traveler released its 2022 Readers' Choice Awards results, compiled based on readers' favorite travel experiences. It recognized four Arizona spa resorts - two in Tucson, one in Sedona and one in Carefree - among its list of the 19 best destination spas in the U.S.

Here's a look at the Arizona spas that the travel magazine's readers enjoyed the most.

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No. 4: Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tucson

This escape in the Catalina Mountains has an abundance of ways to decompress, from its 23 indoor spa treatment rooms and six outdoor treatment rooms to its more than 100 fitness, yoga and meditation classes weekly. Guests also can bond with horses through the Equine Experience, or be a beekeeper for a day in a two-hour, hands-on experience that also includes honey tastings.


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No. 5: Canyon Ranch Tucson

Whether staying for a few days or coming for just one (the resort offers day passes for $325), what sets Canyon Ranch apart is its personalized approach to wellness and healing. Booking a stay involves not only choosing the dates, but also choosing a wellness pathway: it could involve relaxation and self care, developing healthier everyday habits, inspiring creativity, escaping into nature or even going with the flow with a self-guided stay.


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No. 12: Mii amo in Sedona

Frequently named one of the best destination spas in the country, Mii amo stands out for its spectacular setting along the red rocks of Boynton Canyon. Mii amo is currently closed for renovations and is expected to reopen this fall or early 2023.


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No. 15: Civana Wellness Resort & Spa in Carefree

A state of the art spa with a Sonoran Desert backdrop, Civana Wellness Resort & Spa seeks to redefine wellness through its 22 spa treatment rooms, plant rich and seasonal on-site dining and an abundance of complimentary movement and fitness classes, not limited to but including yoga and hiking.


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More Phoenix resorts honored among the best of the Southwest

In addition to the four destination spas, Conde Nast Traveler readers also recognized four Arizona resort hotels on its list of the 25 best hotels in the Southwest.

  • No. 3: The Camby Hotel, Phoenix.
  • No. 7: The W Scottsdale, Scottsdale.
  • No. 8: Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe.
  • No. 18: L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona.

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