The desert has always had an aura of the mystic. A warm, dry, desolate yet strikingly beautiful land that invites all to pause, unwind and be surrounded by the breathtaking mountain scenery. Just outside of Scottsdale and nestled in the Sonoran Desert, CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa is a holistic wellness resort offering a regenerating experience to all types of travelers. The destination wellness resort – named a top 10 wellness retreat in the country by USA Today 10Best readers – operates on its four pillars: Movement, Spa, Nourishment, and Discovery, designing a highly personalized wellness experience for each visitor.
For the conscious and modern traveler looking for an approachable alternative to a wellness resort, CIVANA creates an impactful and immersive experience for everyone from the novice to the devout wellness student. CIVANA makes use of its 22,000 square-feet world-class spa, wellness classes and studios, healthy cuisine, and welcoming accommodations (which all face the beautiful surrounding mountains), to create an enveloping spa atmosphere from its pools, dining, outdoor facilities and more.
Built upon the premise that an active body is a healthy body, guests are invited to sign up for more than a dozen daily complimentary movement and fitness classes along with other activities on site for independent play like biking, tennis and pickleball courts. Everything from a morning hike and aerial yoga to TRX training and art exploration, guests are implored to sign up early to attend all classes of their choosing. For those that want a more passive type of activity, there are three pools on property along with a labyrinth to walk and escape. With two on-property restaurants, Café Meto features healthy bites and café fare while Chef Justin Macy at Terras presents a multitude of farm-to-table, veggie-forward entrees with a great wine list to boot.
CIVANA provides paths of change, growth, and discovery, for each guest to venture on their own. Whether it is exploring the natural surrounding beauty, a deeper understand of oneself to even venturing on to new experiences or relationships. With a mission statement to “provide every traveler a wellness experience that empowers them to stay happy and check out changed, to leave with more than they arrived,” their wellness philosophy balances healthiness and happiness in a non-threatening way, allowing each guest to follow their own unique sense of wellbeing, joy, and fulfillment. Guests are also provided with a complimentary CIVANA water bottle with access to many on-property FloWater natural alkaline spring water hydration stations.