Five Places to Get Pampered in Greater Phoenix

Unwind and relax at one of these desert spas 

Alvadora Spa

Phoenix is the ideal destination to relax your body, rekindle your mind and rejuvenate your soul. If you desire pampering, indulgence and wellness, these five luxurious spas have got you covered.                                                                                                 

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

This intimate boutique-style spa takes inspiration from its peaceful surroundings in the Sonoran Desert. Natural detoxifying and rejuvenating ingredients found in the desert are used in many of the spa treatments—think prickly pear, Sonoran honey, aloe vera and desert clay. If you get hot, take a dip in the refreshing pool, wrap up in chilled towels under a cabana, or enjoy frozen fruit to cool off. 

Must-try treatment: Jojoba and prickly pear polish—this 50-minute body exfoliation uses jojoba oil with prickly pear to moisturize your skin, leaving it smooth and soft.

Alvadora Spa, Royal Palms Resort And Spa

Nestled among citrus groves at the luxe Royal Palms Resort is Alvadora Spa. Highlights here include a eucalyptus steam room, secluded indoor and outdoor courtyards, and eight-foot-tall outdoor waterfall showers. The spa’s signature scent is neroli, an essential oil extracted from the blossom of an orange tree that’s packed with healthy antioxidants and exfoliates, softens, and renews skin, leaving it glowing.

Must-try treatment: Citrus Grove Facial–this signature facial uses neroli products to help to stop premature aging. Bonus: this facial also includes a luxurious hand and foot treatment.

Spa Avania, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

This Scottsdale spa takes a holistic approach to the body’s changing needs throughout the day with a time-focused philosophy—the belief is you should awaken the senses in the morning, rejuvenate during the day, and relax and unwind at night to achieve balance. One way to encourage this process is with a dip in the heated, outdoor French Celtic Mineral Pool that’s infused with minerals said to boost energy, encourage restful sleep, build immunity and alkalize the body.

Must-try treatment: Desert Essence Body Wrap—the one-hour signature wrap uses trehalose, an ingredient extracted from desert cacti, to help hydrate skin. The treatment also includes a full-body, dry-brush exfoliation.

Well & Being Spa, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Havasupai, a hidden waterfall inside the Grand Canyon, inspires this spa’s design—it boasts its own tranquil waterfall grotto. Here you’ll also find traditional spa treatments combined with alternative wellness practices such as acupuncture, reiki, and nutritional counseling, plus a sweet Swedish dry sauna. There’s also a lineup of energizing fitness classes.

Must-try treatment: Aerial Hammock Yoga—this class is for all levels, and a fitness expert will teach you how to stretch safely in the air.

 Aji Spa, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

Located just 30 minutes south of Phoenix in Chandler, Aji Spa takes inspiration from the nearby Aji Mountain, a sacred mountain where Native Americans took refuge in times of war. Guests can experience signature indigenous spa treatments inspired by ancient rituals, and some are even performed by Aji’s Pima and Maricopa community members. This local culture is also reflected in the spa’s design, architecture and artwork.

Must-try treatment: Thoachta—translated to mean “healing,” this treatment combines massage, polarity and traditional Pima principles to help heal the mind, body and spirit. Afterward, the practitioner will share how the mind and body are communicating.