About Us

Wellness Redefined

Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, just outside Scottsdale, CIVANA is a new destination wellness resort that offers a regenerating experience to a wide audience of wellness travelers 14 years of age and older, as well as those simply looking for a serene and healthy get-away.

We do this through our four pillars: Movement, Spa, Nourishment, and Discovery.

Movement: We believe an active body is a happy body. Every day, every guest at CIVANA is invited to participate in more than a dozen complimentary movement and fitness classes - everything from a morning hike and aerial yoga to myofascial release and TRX training. There's something for everyone. (And if not moving is your idea of wellness, we have three pools on property, all within reach of a snack or cocktail. See, that's wellness too.)

Spa: CIVANA's state-of-the-art spa has 22 treatment rooms offering a wide range of therapeutic and rejuvenating treatments focused on healing through water. Our Aqua Vitality circuit which contains our Kneipp walk, Sanarium and Cold Deluge, coupled with a Watsu therapy pool, 25-meter pool, sundeck, salon, and more will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Nourishment: At CIVANA our culinary philosophy is born from the belief that true health is grounded in nature. Our culinary offering is plant rich (not exclusive to plants), the food is seasonal, and offers a broad range of menu options suitable for everyone.

Discovery: At the core of how we understand wellness is the commitment to provide paths of change, growth, and discovery, be it an appreciation for the natural beauty around us, new experiences or relationships, or a deeper understanding of the self. Whether your version of wellness is a glass of wine with a friend or meditation on the yoga lawn, we are committed to providing the possibility for you to checkout changed, if even just a little - to leave more than when you arrived.

Our Wellness Philosophy

Wellness is often understood as the balance between healthiness and happiness. However, more often than not, wellness becomes solely defined by healthiness alone, leaving it feeling beneficial, but also unattainable, stringent, and even joyless. That's why our wellness philosophy has an intentional bias for happiness. Like other destination wellness resorts, we have the healthy aspects covered - nutrition, fitness, rest, healing. The CIVANA difference is we take to heart the "and" that separates "healthy and happy." We never want to forget that the wellness journey is as personal as one's own happiness - one's unique sense of wellbeing, joy, and fulfillment.


#5 Best Health & Wellness Resort

USA TODAY Reader's Choice Awards


#3 Best Wellness Retreat in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report


#5 Best Destination Spa in the US

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards