Don’t get me wrong, overnight staycations are one of my favorite things to partake in throughout the summer but guess what else is cool and doesn’t require an overnight bag? Daycations! Is that a thing? Well, now it is because I enjoyed a full day under the shade of a luxury cabana at the Omni Montelucia Resort in Paradise Valley and let me tell you…it was heavenly. With tons of outdoor space perfect for enjoying a coffee or afternoon frozen custard, the Montelucia is the place to be this summer!
If you’re looking for a fun alternative to an overnight escape, a pool side cabana with a group of friends is a great option. With personalized service, a misty spot to stash all your goodies, and some shade when the temperatures climb- I highly suggest you secure a reservation at this oasis in the desert ASAP!
Since the Montelucia property has 2 pools, one livelier than the other- guests have a choice if they prefer to relax and unwind or party it up bar side. If you know anything about me, you know I chose the chill out version which proved to be a perfect choice on the first day of monsoon season. I opted to bring a girlfriend with me and it turns out I wasn’t the only one. The pool was filled with other ladies enjoying time with their girlfriends which just proved I made the right choice for this cloudy afternoon in paradise. Between drinks, snacks, and building our girl boss empire- we enjoyed every second! Of course the resort makes a great getaway for couples and guys weekends alike!
If you haven’t been to the Montelucia before, it truly feels like you’ve been transported to an exotic European destination reminiscent of Morocco or Spain. The only reason you know you’re still in Arizona is because the resort is located at the foot of Camelback Mountain which serves as a gorgeous backdrop to stare at from a personal pool side cabana. The pool staff was friendly and attentive and the pool menu drinks and food are on par with the fine dining restaurants like Prado, on property. I’ve recently been on a burger kick (weird!) and the one on the cabana menu did not disappoint. Inside tip: make sure you order a side of spicy honey frozen mango, your taste buds will thank me. When it comes to cocktails (and food), mango is the star of the show in 2018 at the Omni Montelucia. The resort’s “Summer of Mango” serves up inventive dishes and specialty drinks that are inspired by the season and I love that the menu is always fresh, and changing.
If you’re looking to elevate your relaxation game beyond the shady cabana, Joya Spa on property has got your back literally. From the moment you walk in you are immersed in sights and smells that evoke emotions of ultimate comfort that will help you detox from the inside out. With treatments ranging from Traditional Hammams and Restorative Sleep Rituals to massages, facials and reflexology there’s something to fit your body’s needs at Joya.
If you’re considering an in town vacation or trip to the spa, consider the Omni Montelucia this summer and check out their spa, cabana, and overnight deals HERE