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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Honeymoon Like Beyonce and Jay-Z

Am I alone in my adoration of Beyonce and Jay-Z? I can't see how I could be; they are absolute marvels. In addition to both being music icons, they have the most adorable children! My son Jonny has decided that he is going to marry their daughter Blue Ivy, but he hasn't worked out how he's going to meet her. One day when I grow up, I hope to be half as impressive as Beyonce is!

When Queen Bey and Jay-Z married, they could have chosen any fantastic honeymoon destination in the world. No romantic destination would have been out of reach of these A-Listers! So many people were stunned when they picked Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. Anyone lucky enough to stay at this spectacular resort knew that Beyonce and Jay-Z must have had a luxurious and relaxing trip. You can honeymoon like the stars at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain.

Overview of Resort

Perched on 53 breathtaking acres of vast Arizona desert, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain beckons honeymoon couples year after year. It is an oasis for anyone seeking to relax and reconnect away from the crowds and beaches. You will leave the ordinary world behind as soon as you step into your gorgeous luxury retreat. The resort beautifully embeds within the dramatic shadows of Camelback Mountain, which offers panoramic views and a feeling of escape no other hotel can provide.

Accommodations at Sanctuary

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has a multitude of options in regards to accommodations. These range from lovely, intimate mountain retreats to massive mountain estates. The rooms feature contemporary and striking interiors with tons of limestone and wood for texture; each room retreat offers the ultimate in relaxation and luxury. Eighty mountain side casitas are terraced naturally into the rugged slope. Half of the casitas are mountain suites that provide more room as well as incredible vistas. Do you have plans to partake of their award-winning spa? Book one of the 24 spa casitas that surround the resort's infinity-edge pool and the spa. Terraced high on Camelback Mountain lies the 7 Mountain Estates. The estates are perfect for couples that want total privacy and dazzling views of the valley below but would still be able to take advantage of the amenities offered at the resort.

Jessie's Room Tip: the Spa Suites are absolute perfection! Revel in a spacious living area with a wet bar. Spend hours cozying up by the glass rock fireplace. These suites are the pinnacle of luxury—the private outdoor soaking tub invites guests to linger outdoors and enjoy everything the wonderous Arizona desert has to offer.

Wellness at Sanctuary

Sanctuary has a fantastic spa that offers an intimate retreat with Asian inspired treatments. It is the place to go if you want to achieve balance and pure relaxation. The fourteen indoor and outdoor treatment rooms border the serene meditation garden and soothing reflection pool. Therapists promote ultimate alignment in all areas, ensuring that the spirit is at ease during the service and long after you leave the Sanctuary. In addition to the spa, you will find a state of the art gym and a movement studio, which is perfect for pilates and yoga. Do you desire a refreshing swim workout? Not to worry, there is a lap pool. The Sanctuary also offers year-round tennis on their tennis camp. You can play a match with friends, or take advantage of clinics or private lessons from one of their professional instructors.

Dining at Sanctuary

Mouth-watering cuisine with jaw-dropping views, Sanctuary Resort features a superb restaurant, the Elements, that will delight every palate. You can expect farm-fresh American cuisine with an Asian twist. All the ingredients are sourced locally from a network of growers, ensuring that the food is delicious and helpful to local families—the menus change from month to month to reflect the seasonal harvest. Elements Restaurant is ably created and overseen by renowned Food Network star and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan. Elements cater to all dining at the Sanctuary, including in-room and poolside dining, ensuring that no meal at the resort will ever disappoint! Elements Deck is a cozy and ultra-stylish setting for guests looking for a tranquil dining experience under the stars.

Do you desire little adult libation? Look no further than Jade Bar. The bar offers an extensive selection of wine and innovative, exotic drinks, as well as a full dinner menu. Jade's standout feature is the secluded outdoor patio with unparalleled mountain views. On cold desert nights, you can warm yourself by the fire bowl as you stargaze.

Scottsdale Adventures

If you run out of things to do at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (which is almost impossible!), you will be able to enjoy the wonders of Scottsdale.

Photo by Luxury Travel Magazine

Biking and Hiking in the Desert

Scottsdale's breathtaking beauty will entice nature lovers. With incredible biking, hiking and running trails, Sanctuary is the perfect central location from which to embark on any number of adventures. If you are a fan of stark desert vistas, you should do some exploring on horseback or by jeep. Pack yourselves a picnic and make a day of it!

Spend the day at McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Set in a lovely basin, the McDowell Mountain Regional Park provides a magnificent backdrop for exploring the desert. Wind and weave past giant saguaro cacti or go mountain biking on rocky, technical terrain.

Photo by Dolly Steamboat on Instagram

Dolly Steamboat Cruise

Sit back for a day of relaxation on the Dolly Steamboat. Choose the Scenic Nature Cruise to discover bighorn sheep, bald eagles, other wildlife. Want something a little more romantic? Choose the Twilight Dinner Cruise and an Astronomy Cruise.

Beyonce and Jay-Z lead a life that most of us can only dream about, but that doesn't mean you can't have a honeymoon worthy of a star! Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is perfect for couples that want incredible food, world-class spa treatments, romance, and privacy with a desert backdrop for their honeymoon. All resort pictures of the resort by Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. If you would like to read more honeymoons read my Honeymoon Like Reese Witherspoon and Honeymoon Like Emily Ratajkowski.

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