Are you in need of some rest and relaxation? Then booking a desert spa retreat might be just the thing you need. Here are the 8 best desert spa retreats in the United States: 

1. Two Bunch Palms



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Located in Desert Hot Springs, California, Two Bunch Palms is a 1920s era desert spa retreat where you can unwind in mineral-rich hot springs. The spa menu features mud baths, water yoga, deep tissue massage, and body sugar scrubs. The resort itself has luxurious suites and a top-notch restaurant to boot.

2. Miraval

Miraval, located in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the most highly-ranked spas in the U.S. Situated on 400 acres in the Sonoran Desert, Miraval's spa features massages, meditation, and facials. Unique treatments you can find there include crystal salt serenity, body detox, intuitive massage, and energy treatments.

3. Red Mountain Resort

Nestled in St. George, Utah, Red Mountain Resort offers exquisite views of red rock cliffs and mountains. It offers retreat packages, spa services, and outdoor adventures. Spa services include massages, facials, in-room treatments, manicures, pedicures, and body detox wraps. Outdoor activities around Red Mountain Resort are hiking at Snow Canyon State Park in addition to ample golfing and biking.

4. Mii amo


Situated in Sedona, Arizona, Mii amo is surrounded by tranquil red rock mountains. It's been voted among the top ten spa destinations in the world, and for good reason, too. Mii amo offers Native American therapies, massages, prickly pear body wraps, body scrubs, hydrotherapy, facials, and energy clearing. Mii amo also hosts weekend retreats, such as Zen of Happy and Manifesting Peace and Joy to help you recharge your mind.

5. Canyon Ranch



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Canyon Ranch, located in Tucson, Arizona, is a traditional style ranch resort and spa. It offers a wide variety of services to suit almost anyone's needs. Available spa services include massage, facials, chemical peels, Ayurvedic treatments, detoxifying body wraps, reflexology and more. Canyon Ranch also has a gym, pool, hot tub, and exercise classes for guests who are more athletic.

6. La Posada de Santa Fe



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Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, La Posada de Santa Fe is a luxury resort spa. The Sage Spa has a wide range of services, including cupping, acupuncture, massage, body wraps, hydrotherapy soaks, manicures, pedicures, and facials. The resort features a fitness center, relaxation lounge, personal training sessions, pool, hot tub, and breathtaking mountain views.

7. Peaks Resort & Spa



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Peaks Resort & Spa, situated in Telluride, Colorado, is renowned for its traditional and innovative spa services. Peaks' spa is over 42,000 square feet big, featuring amenities such as eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, dry saunas, saline lap pools, and an oxygen inhalation lounge. Spa services include facials, massages, chemical peels, body wraps, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, manicures, and pedicures.

8. Sanctuary Camelback Mountain



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Consistently rated one of the top hotel spas in the U.S., Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, features Asian-inspired spa services. Spa treatments include facials, massages, reflexology, and body wraps. Unique Asian-inspired treatment offerings are zen shiatsu, reiki, and tok sen. There's also tons to do in Scottsdale, such as hiking, shopping, and golfing. You'll never get bored staying at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain.

Treat yourself

If you're looking to unwind and relax, then you should definitely visit one of these luxurious and unique spa retreats situated in the desert. Each of these desert spas offers a wide variety of services and amenities for everyone. Give yourself some much-needed rest and relaxation both for your mind and your body.

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  2. "America's Best Desert Spa Retreats," Travel + Leisure, October 10, 2014.
  3. "The 17 Most Magnificant Desert Luxury Resorts in the World," Trips to Discover, August 7, 2017.

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