How to Spend a Weekend at Amara Resort & Spa

Last updated February 2, 2024

Heading to Sedona for a weekend getaway and looking for inspiration? From world-class hiking and jeep excursions to valley-to-table dining and locally inspired body treatments, the contemporary Amara Resort & Spa has something for everyone.

With its breathtaking red rock formations, spiritual vortices and miles upon miles of hiking trails, Sedona beckons weekend travelers. Nestled in the heart of it all is Amara Resort & Spa, a harmonious blend of social hotspot and serene oasis. 

Just steps away from eclectic shops, renowned dining and fine art galleries, the resort is also your gateway to al fresco adventures — think golfing, hiking, paddling and hot air ballooning. 

After a day of exploration, immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this Sedona retreat, from lounging at the infinity-edge pool to indulging in a heavenly spa massage. 

Eight Experiences at Amara Resort & Spa

Wondering how to spend your weekend at Amara Resort & Spa? Here’s a glimpse of eight experiences to keep you busy:

1. Massage Envy

Amara’s serene spa is a haven of tranquility, where the signature Rain Dance Massage, featuring the calming essences of lavender, rosemary and sage oils, stands out as a highlight. The Winds of Change treatment marks the beginning of a transformative journey as it harmonizes the body and spirit with chakra-balancing techniques using native rattles, healing crystals and specially selected essential oils, leading into a deeply relaxing massage. The Prickly Pear Scrub rejuvenates the skin with an exfoliating blend of rosewood, citrus, ylang-ylang and Arizona prickly pear, complemented by a soothing application of whipped body butter.

2. Jeep Tour  

Embark on an exhilarating open-air jeep tour starting at just $89 per person. Traverse the stunning red rock landscapes of Sedona, soaking in the area’s rich history, nature and wildlife. Opt for a group or a private excursion, with prices for the latter beginning at $159, for a truly personalized adventure.

3. Guided Hike Excursion 

Dive into the natural beauty of Sedona with a private guided hike, priced from $135 per person. This excursion includes transportation to one of Sedona’s most scenic trails, complete with snacks, water and all necessary equipment. For solo adventurers, an all-day expedition is available for up to $465.

4. Private Yoga & Meditation 

Experience tranquility with private yoga and meditation sessions, starting at $250 for a two-hour solo outing. Yoga hiking combination experiences are also available, providing a unique blend of physical and spiritual wellness. Yoga mats are provided for your convenience.

5. World-Class Golf 

Gain exclusive access to nearby top-ranked Sedona Golf Resort and Oak Creek Country Club. Enjoy special hospitality rates and book through their concierge to play on some of the most beautiful golf courses in Northern Arizona.

6. Swim & Splash

Amara’s heated zero-edge infinity pool, open from 7 am to 10 pm daily, is more than just a hotel pool; it’s a slice of paradise. Surrounded by the stunning Red Rocks, relax on comfy lounge chairs or in covered cabanas, sipping drinks as the sun sets over Sedona.

7. Fitness Center  

The 24-hour fitness center complements Sedona’s outdoor playground, offering state-of-the-art equipment for traditional exercise. Augment your outdoor adventures with Matrix treadmills, elliptical, weights and yoga mats. For the more adventurous, borrow some mountain bikes and explore the trails or the town.

8. Valley-to-Table Cuisine

Savor the best of local fare with a creative twist at SaltRock, Amara’s on-site restaurant. Known for its seasonal modern cuisine infused with traditional Southwest flavors, SaltRock features an award-winning hand-crafted cocktail program. Enjoy panoramic red rock views from the expansive patio, complemented by craft margaritas, tequilas, mezcal drinks, fine wines, craft beers and spirits.

Sedona’s Boutique Stay

Amara Resort & Spa offers a unique blend of adventure, relaxation and culinary delights, ensuring an unforgettable experience in Sedona. Whether it’s the thrill of outdoor activities, the serenity of the spa or the delight of their dining options, Amara is your perfect Sedona escape, tailor-made for outdoor-loving extroverts and peace-seekers alike.

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