Welcome to Paradise Valley, Arizona! Last weekend, I took a fabulous staycation at the Omni Montelucia Resort. I was completely wowed when I arrived and immediately felt as if I had just stepped foot into another country. It was absolutely beautiful.
After checking into my hotel with the warm and helpful staff, I was taken to my room by golf cart, and given a mini-tour of the magnificent 5-star property. Every staff member was so accommodating and welcoming. I can honestly say that about every employee I interacted with during my stay!
My room was absolutely amazing with breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain and one of their two pools! The beds were so comfortable and I felt right at home immediately. The bathroom was so spacious and filled with high-end toiletries, the biggest shower I’ve ever seen & a bathtub that was perfect for a bubble bath! I could’ve stayed in this room all weekend and been very content with life!
Every meal that I ordered on this staycation was a culinary delight. Prado was my favorite restaurant with something on the menu for everyone’s tastes. A normal ordinary entree was turned into an exquisite meal. Whether you ordered a salad, a sandwich, or a specialty dish, it was turned into a unique, dining experience. My shrimp Caesar salad was absolutely delicious with wonderful seasonings and homemade sourdough croutons!
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I also ate at a wonderful little restaurant/lounge with a Latino flare called Taqueria Centro. This was a fun, modern place with craft cocktails and fun food like tacos, tapas and the best ceviche I have ever eaten! Once again, I felt as if I were in a different country, not just 8 miles from my home.
Of course, a great coffee spot is a must on any vacation. I found this at Crave cafe. They have a great coffee shop that also serves fabulous gelato and some unique gifts and treats, as well. For a snack, I tried some coffee gummy bears (infused with caffeine) they offered, to go along with my iced espresso drink and I was definitely awake for the rest of the day! Crave was just a lot of fun with high-quality drinks and snacks and a very helpful barista helping us make the best choices!
Last but not least is my experience at Joya Spa! The experience I had was top notch and I now completely understand why it is ranked as one of the top spas in the Phoenix/Scottdale area! The second I stepped foot into Joya Spa, I felt more relaxed with the sights and smells that evoke emotions of ultimate comfort. Joya spa was a complete experience, not just a day at the spa. They offer a wide variety of treatments including massages, facials, body treatments and so much more! I had the chance to try the firming body contour treatment to help me look my best before I head to Hawaii next week! The treatment was 50 minutes long and so relaxing, I didn’t want it to end! Before leaving the spa, I made sure to visit the private rooftop pool that only spa guests get the chance to enjoy! I can’t wait to book my next appointment at Joya Spa ASAP!
For all of you Scottsdale locals, if you’re looking for a Scottsdale retreat or just a short staycation away from home, I couldn’t recommend Omni Montelucia more!
**This post was made in partnership with omnihotels.com