Best Spa - 2008
Golden Door Spa at the Boulders
It probably would be therapy enough just to visit the Boulders, an elegant resort set in a particularly lovely part of Carefree, on a landscape with massive clumps of brownish-red rock and lush desert life. But once we've driven that far north, there is no way we're not going to make a stop at the Golden Door Spa. The massage and treatments are beyond compare — our companion swears that he's never had such a good Thai massage, and we couldn't stop raving about the citrus scrub. Even if you're not a spa junkie, it's worth it to sign up for a treatment just to get pool access. Lying on a soft towel, giant rocks and desert all around you, you might even trick yourself into thinking you've made it to Heaven — without that nasty dying bit.