For many years, Arizona was known as a getaway spot for those retirees and snow birds who were a little too far from Florida to make the trip.
However, the southwestern state has recently been coming into its own, as it draws not only the health-inspired and outdoors-y types to its luxury spas set among the dramatic landscaping, but also young families and couples looking to get away somewhere memorable for hiking, rafting and similar activities.
Phoenix, Scottsdale, the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, Sedona, Monument Valley, Flagstaff—these are no longer stops along the way. They’re the destinations.
Now, Arizona resorts are responding in kind and catering to those looking for the finest things in life, whether it be an all-inclusive yoga retreat, or an adventurous getaway that includes a little bit of something for everyone.
Not sure if Arizona is right for you? These amazing 15 resorts will definitely prove to you that, when it comes to a southwestern mix of adventure and relaxation, the Grand Canyon State does it best.
Lets explore the best resorts in Arizona:
1. The Phoenician
Ask any luxury traveler about southwestern resorts, and one name pops into their heads.
The Phoenician is award-winning and recognized by a variety of luxury travel publications as one of the best of the best in this part of the world.
With newly renovated rooms set amidst a gorgeous backdrop, you’ll never want to leave.
The resort is a world unto its own, with a first-class, 27-hole, championship golf course; an expansive, 22,000-square-foot spa; more than a handful of dining options; a tennis academy; kids club; and more! What’s more, the resort has a mini private hotel within their hotel.
The Canyon Suites are a boutique, 60-room getaway located within The Phoenician, that’s rumored to offer up even a more extensive take on luxury than the full-sized version!