The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Tucson, Arizona, USA
With thoughtful yet fun activities to keep children occupied, the spectacular setting in the desert landscape under a star-drenched sky also makes for a romantic getaway just 30 miles from Tucson.
Surrounded by the greenest desert on Earth, The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain used its gorgeous natural surroundings and the ancient, Native American artworks, sculpted into the mountains themselves, as inspiration for this calming traditional-style paradise.
And with such natural beauty and 350 days of sunshine a year, the hotel has ensured that everything here makes the absolute most of the divine location.
Golf with a desert backdrop is part of the deal, as are Jeep tours, cattle drives, sunset-watching and a 235-foot water slide.
And the resort's setting is also drawn upon throughout the selection of grand or more intimate dining options (a lofty hall, poolside or the desert itself), to the extensive alfresco spa that’s within dreaming distance of some of that centuries’-old local art.