Boulders Resort & Spa is a retreat for pure comfort and calm. During my stay, I was aware and mindful of what I was surrounded by — whether it was the bobcat (I actually did meet one!) or the way the desert light cast shadows at different times of the day on the ancient boulders hugging the property. The attention to detail and the respect given to the landscape is Hilton honorable. The resort has a teepee available where you’re encouraged to give herb offerings or you can take a mindful walk through their beautiful grounds. I didn’t feel like I was staying in the desert; I actually felt I was a part of the desert. From the pathways that lead you between 12 million-year-old boulders to journeys amongst wildlife, I felt very connected to what makes this part of the desert so special.
I felt so cared for during my whole stay. The team members were beyond superb! The Boulders’ property consists of individual casitas and villas as well as a full-service spa, pool, golf course and a variety of dining options . The attentive team members made wandering the grounds even more enjoyable.
I was happily educated about the history and artifacts that exist at Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton. I was staying near the spa, which was pure heaven and made my relaxation dreams a prime experience. I have had spa treatments at The Boulders before and they have always been exceptional – particularly their locally-infused spa treatments. One of their specialties is the Desert Rose Radiance Facial. It consists of delightful jojoba and desert rose exfoliation followed by a cool aloe mask, then a naturally lifting facial massage with prickly pear and pomegranate, finished with signature Desert Rose body lotion. But even if you don’t have a scheduled treatment, guests can still use other amenities, including a meditation tipi and spiral steam room.
To end my stay, I indulged in one of the best meals I’ve had anywhere in Arizona at Palo Verde, right on the property. Each course was abundant in flavor and color, and the presentation was an art unto itself.