Top Spas for 2019 Are in Arizona

There is nothing like returning from a vacation feeling like you’re on top of the world. And yet, so many of us come home feeling like we need a vacation from our vacation! When you just need some “me” time to de-stress and connect within yourself, a spa vacation is the perfect solution.

I am recently back from Virtuoso Travel Week, affectionately known as the “Fashion Week” of travel. I am excited to tell you that I met with many travel partners to get to know them better and celebrate their achievements – and what I am really excited to share is that Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tucson is Virtuoso’s Best of the Best Wellness Program for 2019. In addition to winning Virtuoso’s award, Miraval ranked number 4 on Travel & Leisure’s list of best domestic destination spas.

But wait…there’s more…while winning awards with Virtuoso is exceptional, another destination spa in Arizona is a winner on Travel & Leisure’s top destination spas for 2019. Mii Amo in Sedona won the number 1 spot on their destination spa for 2019 for the USA.

There are wonderful destination spas around the world, but when you just need a quick break, don’t forget that you have world class resorts right here in your own backyard.

The health, wellness and fitness resorts in Arizona are too numerous to mention in this article, so I will give a mention to the top Virtuoso 2019 nominees for best wellness program as well as Travel & Leisure’s top destination spas both in the US and internationally.

Virtuoso Nominees for 2019

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona (The Winner!)

Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, Quy Nhon, Vietnam

Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

SHA Wellness Clinic, Alicante, Spain

The Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa, Chandigarh, India

Travel & Leisure Winners for 2019 – USA

Mii Amo, Sedona, Arizona

Cal-a-Vie, Vista, CA

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, Santa Fe, NM

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ

Ojo Caliente Mineral Sprngs Resort & Spa, Ojo Caliente, NM

The Ranch, Malibu, CA

Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX

Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa & Resort, Santa Fe, NM

Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, PA

Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort, Lenox, MA

Travel & Leisure Winners for 2019 – International

Adronis Concept Wellness Resort, Santorini, Greece

Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico

Chable Resort & Spa, Chochola, Mexico

Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada

BodyHoliday, St. Lucia

When you want to take a breather and feel on top of the world at the end of a vacation, a wellness or spa resort is the perfect choice. Focus on you and focus on your health and well-being with a stay locally or internationally at the best resorts in the world,

Helen Jordan is the owner of Jordan Luxury Travel, an independent affiliate of Brownell Travel, a member of Virtuoso. She can be reached at