Voted #12 in the “Top 15 Domestic Spas” by Travel + Leisure, if your idea of a luxurious vacation is one centered around wellness activities, spa services and exquisite culinary experiences, then Miraval Austin is calling your name.
Overlooking Lake Travis amongst lush rolling hills, this place has just about everything you need to unplug, reset, recharge and find presence, balance and inspiration.
One of our secret journalists has taken several trips to Miraval and reported back in on her latest experience. We’re not going to lie, this type of luxurious escape is totally up our alley. Endless activities with opportunities to get out in Nature, or hang by the pool, farm fresh menus, organic cocktails and an award winning spa— We lived vicariously through her photos and have our fingers crossed that we get to visit.
Outside of the stunning exterior, the resort is upscale rustic and dreamy. The rooms are the perfect sanctuary to pause between activities, or escape into a book, or bubble bath.
Each hour, from 8am to 8pm there are always complimentary classes for guests to partake in— ranging from outdoor hikes and restorative yoga, to crystal meditations, fire ceremonies, country line dancing and visits to their sustainable farm on the resort. For an additional fee, there are a variety of additional activities to partake in— like Aerial Yoga, intimate private dining experiences with their talented chefs, horseback riding and axe throwing.
We hear there is also an outdoor ropes course, as well— which both excites and terrifies us.
If you are an overnight guest, meals are included in your stay. Menus change with the seasons to reflect local ingredients and can be prepared to meet your dietary needs.
Unlike most spas, Miraval offers therapies beyond just traditional massages, facials and pedicures— but also Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Crystal Energy Healing and Thai massages and reflexology.
Miraval is perfect for a solo getaway, girls group trip, or a romantic couples retreat.
Just a few nights away and you’ll be feeling brand new. Just don’t expect to have your phone on you while there. Miraval takes their mission to help guests, “unplug” quite seriously. So be sure to prepare to be… well, present.
Check out their full website here: http://miravalaustin.com.