Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

joya spa wet lounge

Joya. Even the name (pronounced joy-ah) elicits a peaceful easy feelin’. But as the new kid on the resort spa block, did it live up to its name and budding reputation? Oh yah. Did it ever. I visited the spa mid-summer with my spa-savvy sister-in-law in tow. A high-powered admin assistant, she was as fried […]

Tocaloma Spa & Salon at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing the intimate offerings of the Tocaloma Spa & Salon at the Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs. As you might know, the Pointe Hilton resorts are equipped with water slides and lazy river pools and are known for being great destinations for families with children, but don’t let that […]

Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch

Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale is undeniably gorgeous in its architecture and decor, and the nurturing time-of-day philosophy is undoubtedly brilliant. But I’d have to peg the people — from the reception staff to the highly skilled therapists — as the primary reason for the Avania experience being so emotionally elevating and memorable. […]

La Sonora Spa at Tanque Verde Ranch

After a scenic but hot horseback ride under a September heat advisory in Saguaro National Park, I wanted to cancel my body treatment scheduled at La Sonora Spa at Tanque Verde Ranch. The thought of being swaddled in human-sized Saran wrap following a two-hour trot on a sweaty 1,000 pound horse through dense saguaros and […]

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale

Believe it or not, it’s rare these days that head Spa Girl Sunny actually has time to spend a day at the spa (crazy, huh?). So when she decided to go, she went big and chose Well & Being at Willow Stream as the place to waste away a few valuable hours just hanging at […]

Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

An enchanting visit to Agave Spa at Westin Kierland’s grand resort. Okay, I admit it, I love my job. The endless hours hunched over the computer, the backs of my legs stuck to the fake leather of my creaky desk chair, are all worth it on days like today. ‘Cause today, I went to the […]

Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician

Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician

Arizona Spa Girls review of the Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician. The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician will always be a sentimental favorite among all the spas that I’ve been lucky enough to visit. One, because it was the first spa that I’ve ever been to and two, because it was the very […]

VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley Ho

Deep Stress? Try the Deep Six Massage at the VH Spa. As a soon-to-be-bride (3 weeks and counting, ahh!), I have been so stressed out that I can feel a tight line of knots across my back in between my shoulders. Not good. I decided it was time for a massage, but not just any […]

Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Discovering yourself through the Luk Pra Kope ritual at Sanctuary Spa. A friend recently told me that she had never been to the illustrious Sanctuary Spa without spotting a celebrity (Al Sharpton, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, the Bennifer baby). I saw not a single famous person the day I went. Not even a famous person’s […]

Blue Door Spa Suite at The Hermosa Inn

Blue Door Spa Suite at The Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley is truly the boutique hideaway it claims to be, in everything from the stunning views of Camelback Mountain to the authentic Arizona decor. Its one-of-a-kind charm and intimate elegance made me yearn for a getaway all while providing a comforting feeling of home. I […]