I know this is a little overdue, but I was having a hard time acknowledging that vacation was over. We have been back from our babymoon in Sedona for a couple of weeks now and it’s all been about getting ready for the baby. I will talk about that in more detail later, but before that I have to share about Sedona.
I’ve been to Sedona once before, and although I thought that the place was absolutely beautiful I found it a bit boring the first time. My husband and I wanted to go somewhere closer that is warm where we could completely relax. Since I was already 6 months pregnant, we decided to postponed our trip to Fiji that we’ve had planned over a year ago and needed to decide on another destination. We both love vacationing in Mexico, but being extra sensitive due to pregnancy I did not want to worry about the food I was eating or the water I was drinking, so that was out as well.
On several occasions, I’ve stayed at Preferred Boutique Hotels (Ojai and Sundace) and have really enjoyed their standards. So when I started my search for our getaway, that website was my first stop and was where came across The Enchantment Resort and Spa in Sedona. The resort looked exactly like what I was looking for, so I booked it. We knew we wanted a trip that was a bit longer than just a weekend getaway and the resort had a promotion going on where you book 3 nights get the 4th free. So we decided to arrive Sunday and stay through Thursday.
Sedona is not a very big city, so when we arrived in the heart of Sedona we were surprised that our GPS was showing that we were still 7 miles away from our destination. At first I was unsure about that, but as we continued on the road outside the city, past nice developments I was actually excited that the resort was not in the touristy part. On the contrary, the resort is sprawled out in a canyon and surrounded by the beautiful red rocks.
We checked in and were taken on the tour of the property and the amenities, before taken to our casita. The resort has several restaurants, a main pool, tennis and bocce ball courts activity center, gift shop…pretty much everything you want to enjoy your time. The property is shared with the Mii Amo Spa that has beautiful treatment rooms, lounge, meditation areas, indoor pool and an outdoor pool. The resort guests have full access to the spa and vice versa. However, the spa also offers exclusive spa getaways where you can stay at the spa casitas and the stay includes several spa treatments a day. In addition to the treatments, the resort and spa also offer extensive activities that are available, free of charge, to the resort or spa guests. These activities range from yoga, to mountain biking to makeup and cooking classes to star gazing. I did as much of those activities as I was able to squeeze in between relaxing by the pool.
In general, my husband and I would start our days with early breakfast, followed by hiking for him and yoga or other classes at the spa for me, followed by lunch and then an afternoon of laying out by and swimming in the pool. As the sun would start setting we would transition to the resort outdoor lounge and bar called 180 Degrees, which had a beautiful view of the red rocks and would follow that with dinner at one of the three resort restaurants. On a couple occasions, we ventured out into the city for dinner, but can’t say that we came across any great culinary finds. I guess LA has us spoiled. After dinner, we would find a comfy spot to start gaze. The sky was supper clear every single night and was full of stars! We also were able to see Saturn and Mercury.
I enjoyed my stay so much, we decided to extend it an extra night. This resort was not only exactly what I wanted for a babymoon getaway, it exceeded both of our expectations! Can’t wait to go back there, it’s definitely on the list of some of our favorite trips.