Renew, Balance, Connect

A playgroud of wellbeing

Tucked among 20+ acres of succulent-studded Sonoran Desert, this resort offers a path to a happier, healthier you through inspiring human connections. Daily sweat and meditation. Curated personal growth and discovery content. Outdoor adventures. Access to world renowned wellness guides and healers. Comfortable accommodations. A world-class spa. Delicious food and drinks. Ample time to relax and recharge. A surprise or two. 

Curate your intention with the wellness experiences of your choosing. Balance your mind and body through daily restorative yoga and breathwork sessions. Nourish your body with clean, locally sourced vegan meals curated by award-winning Chef Scott Winegard. Find peace in the present and increase your sense of total wellbeing and connection to others.

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 comes from the best local farmers and artisan growers and herbs/greens are grown on site in our garden.

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.


The Spa

The Spa recaptures the time-honored art of healing through water in our hydrotherapy thermal circuit of hot and cold pools, cool waterfall shower and beautiful sanarium offering humidity and heat from within. There are both physical and energetic benefits to ‘taking the waters’, an ancient tradition of healing, cleansing and rejuvenation. Every experience begins with this grounding ritual for your personalized spa respite.

Aqua Therapy Circuit

Water plays an essential role in healing the body and calming the mind. Take a journey through waters of varying temperatures in the European-designed Knepp hot/cold wading pool and Tepidarium therapeutic soaking pool. Pause in our KLAFS SANARIUM® – the only one in the continental U.S – to balance yourself. Then find inspiration in the bracing cold deluge shower. This unique therapeutic circuit is one of our most important healing rituals of ‘taking the waters.’ Contrast therapy modalities in the circuit are designed to increase circulation and promote relaxation. As part of every service at the Spa, we encourage all guests to begin their journey with this one of a kind experience.


Culinary Offering

At CIVANA guests have the delightful adventure of enjoying two warmly inviting and wondrously inventive restaurants led by our culinary team. Breakfast and lunch in this location are meant to sustain guests through an active day. Enjoy hyper-seasonal offerings and high vibe food at Seed Cafe and specialty market.
As the sun begins to set, enjoy a change of venue at Terras, the resort’s signature dinner destination offering a delightfully fresh and modern take on regionally inspired cuisine.


Terras is all about choice. Highlighting colorful, veggie-forward meals and offering a broad range of menu options for everyone. Think delicious farm-to-table produce, grass-fed meats, sustainable seafood, and decadent desserts. Whether you’re gluten free, grain free, vegetarian, vegan, or just enjoying a glass of wine with dinner, our chefs will make your dining experience memorable.

Seed Café + Market

We believe eating well means incorporating plenty of clean whole foods into our diets. Seed offers a largely plant-based flavor forward menu with gluten free, grain free, vegetarian, vegan, anti-inflammatory, and gut friendly options. Join us for grab & go items, smoothies, and a fresh juice bar with organic coffee. We’ve created options to help boost energy for the whole day—so that you can make the most of the entire experience.

Spa King Room

Delight in all the modern amenities of our wellness inspired rooms. Each welcoming Spa King Room features breathtaking views of the Continental Mountains, private walk-out balcony or patio, and beautiful five-fixture bathroom.

Included in your stay

  • Access to complimentary daily wellness experiences; from mindfulness, movement, culinary, personal growth to outdoor adventure and creative arts.
  • Access to 5,000+ sq ft of fitness, yoga, meditation spaces, athletic courts, nearby hiking/biking trails.
  • Connection with on-site wellness experts with opportunity for private sessions.
  • Access to restful amenities, including main resort pool.
  • Comfortable overnight accommodations.
  • Complimentary use of athletic courts, tennis/pickleball equipment, and bikes to explore Carefree, Arizona.
  • Complimentary self parking.
  • Complimentary CIVANA water bottle with access to on-property FloWater Natural Alkaline Spring Water Hydration Stations.

In-Room Amenities

  • Plush bathrobes
  • 100% cotton bamboo blend linens
  • In-room Wifi
  • Grown Alchemist personal care products
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Keurig coffee & tea maker
  • Toiletry essentials including hair dryer, shower cap, make-up remover wipes, cotton pads, Q-tips, emery board, & sewing kit
  • Make-up mirror
  • Iron with ironing board
  • In-room safe
Getting there
Located in Carefree, AZ just north of Scottsdale, Civana is an easy taxi ride from the nearby airports.
Closest Airport: Scottsdale Airport (SDL/SCF) = 17 miles, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) = 34.5 miles