Desert Spa Getaway

If you think of the desert as a place of dust and desolation think again. The Ritz Carlton Resort and Spa at Dove Mountain in the Sonoran Desert is an exquisite, luxurious retreat where you will be treated to perfect 5-star service from the moment you arrive.

There is nothing quite like sitting in the jacuzzi sipping cocktails as the sun goes down and hearing the haunting notes of a native American flute coming down off the mountain.  Later in the evening you have a choice of sitting at the outdoor firepit, dining in one of the restaurants on the property or going to the golf club restaurant – just a few minutes away by shuttle.

 

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain

Golfers are rewarded with a world-class Arizona venue nestled against the Tortolita Mountain Range. The original 27 holes are challenging and engaging, a seamless blend of the distinct characteristics that reflect the High Sonoran Desert’s mountainside terrain (course elevation between 2,300 and 3,000 feet).

The large greens feature dramatic movement throughout each nine, which wind along desert washes, native plants and animal life, as well as majestic, centuries-old Saguaro Cacti. Although the fairways are generous, there are numerous carries off the tees, with five sets designed to provide the appropriate experience.

 

 

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Spa and Fitness Center
If your preference is to do as little as possible and be pampered, then the Spa experience is for you. Designed around the balancing elements of wood, fire, earth and water traditional to the area and honoring the indigenous outdoor Sonoran lifestyle the spa provides professional wellness counseling, body and anti-aging therapies:

10 indoor treatment rooms
Two esthetic rooms, one hydrotherapy room, one Vichy shower
Two over-sized suites for couples and groups of friends
A full service salon with two hair stations and three manicure and four pedicure chairs
Comprehensive fitness center that offers a variety of exercise and yoga classes
Private fitness instruction available
PRECOR strength and cardio equipment
Private pool for relaxation
Poolside cabanas including amenities

 

How to get there:

Fly in to Tucson Airport. (You can also fly to Phoenix, but then the ride to the report is just over an hour.)

Call Steve at Tribute Transportation.  He will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the resort.  520-661-8289

 

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