Q) What makes this Miraval Resort & Spa unique?
A) Miraval is consistently recognized by readers' choice and industry awards for our innovative, life-enhancing treatments in the new Miraval Life in Balance Spa with Clarins. Our specialists and therapists have studied in all corners of the globe and their expertise shines through our vast array of programs, private sessions, and spa treatments that are unique to Miraval.
Q) Can you explain what makes the Tucson, Ariz., area interesting to travelers?
A) Miraval is a destination resort and spa, meaning very few guests every leave our property. The Sonoran Desert landscape offers gorgeous weather year round and guests enjoy breathtaking views of the Santa Catalina Mountains at every turn.
Q) Is there a "must-try" dish or drink that guests should experience?
A) Guests rave about our healthful, flavorful cuisine at Miraval. Last year, we released the much anticipated Mindful Eating cookbook with over 200 recipes from Miraval's culinary team. Guest favorites include the Green Chili Posole, Duck with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce and Wasabi Potato Cakes, and Pecan-Pie Empanadas.
Q) What are three things about your property that guests may not know?
A) 1 - In 2004, Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, became the majority owner of Miraval. Through his own memorable experience at the resort, he saw the opportunity to grow Miraval into a global lifestyle brand.
2 - Miraval has an unrivaled team of well-being specialists, including a trauma specialist, astrologer, nutritionist, psychic, naturopathic physician, and many more. All are available to work one-on-one with our guests in a private session to address individual needs.
3 - Miraval has teamed with Whole Foods to bring to life Whole Journeys with Miraval. This new partnership offers exquisite adventures that give participants the chance to explore the world mindfully. Join us in October to discover the beauty of Tuscany Italy on a five day tour!
Q) Can you take me through an average day at your resort?
A) An average day at Miraval changes with each guest. Choice is a guiding principle at Miraval, and we help each guest design an individual experience. Guests may choose to fill their day with lectures, workshops, hiking, yoga, fitness classes and more or if pure relaxation is their desire, guests may choose to simply spend the day in our Life in Balance Spa and relax by the pool.
Q) What makes your property truly luxurious?
A) Our goal at Miraval is to help each guest live and feel better, resulting in a more magnificent life, through a focus on healthy and sustainable living. Miraval staff provides each guest with personalized attention from the moment they arrive until the moment they depart. Recently, Miraval has been recognized as one of the "World's Best Places to Stay" and one of the "Best New Spas in the World" by Condé Nast Traveler. Miraval was also named "Favorite Spa in North America" in the SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards.
Q) What advice do you have for guests who are staying at your resort?
A) Miraval provides the space physically and spiritually to reconnect with oneself on the path to a life in balance. Each guest comes to Miraval with a different intention, so our advice is to recognize your intention and let us facilitate whatever depth and nature of experience you seek.
Q) What is the best time to travel to Miraval?
A) Miraval is situated in the warm shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson, Arizona and is surrounded by natural splendor and year round warmth. Although we have guests enjoying our warm weather throughout the year, many choose to visit Miraval from October to April for a warm getaway during the winter months.