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5 Tucson Wellness Resorts for a Summer Staycation

BY Lauren Swanson | June 2, 2017 | Feature Features

Lest we forget, Sedona is not the only retreat for Arizonans seeking a little weekend R&R. Tucson's luxury resorts are offering up some new and delightfully unexpected ways to achieve that unimpeachable state of inner balance.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort offers two spectacular pools, including an adult-only oasis at Lakeside Spa.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson, 520.299.2020
Located in the stunning Catalina Mountains, this luxe resort (rooms from $249 per night) just underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that concluded early last year. The revamped Lakeside Spa boasts tranquil views and desert-inspired spa services, like the Aloe Vera and Blue Corn Skin Healer ($140). This 50-minute treatment begins with a polish made from a blend of blue corn—used by Native Americans to polish and purify skin—and soothing aloe vera. Desert Dew moisturizer and serum infuse the skin with indigenous plant extracts meant to restore and protect skin from damage by the elements.

Miraval Resort, 5000 E. Vía Estancia Miraval, Tucson, 800.232.3969
Being surrounded by bees sounds nightmarish at first thought. But in the safety of a beekeeping suit, it’s surprisingly relaxing—and informative. New to Miraval’s (rooms from $549 per night) iconic menu of wellness experiences is its unique bee programming, where guests can immerse themselves in an active hive ($150 per person), savor the terroir of Tucson by tasting fresh honey like fine wine ($100 per person) and learn about the crucial roles bees play in our ecosystem (free).

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