Andaz Journal

A place for romantics

“What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote.”    

—Edward Abbey

The desert has all of the ingredients for romance: quiet solitude, natural beauty, open spaces inviting you to make them your own. It’s the reason couples who visit us at Andaz Scottsdale find this setting to be ideal for rekindling the fire—or keeping the flame burning bright.

It’s also why so many of our most popular activities and amenities for couples focus on the desert; it is, after all, an unspoiled canvas waiting for you to create your own picture. And often, the simplest pleasures are among the most cherished. Wandering the paths that meander throughout our 23 acres, transfixed by the landscape, but also the company. A guided hike among the rugged natural features of the Sonoran, such as Camelback Mountain. A day trip to explore the famed red rocks of Sedona.

Yet you need not venture far to find romance—it’s around every corner at Andaz. It’s at the cozy picnic spot just a short walk from your private patio, as well as in the basket with the charcuterie spread and bottle of Champagne. It’s at the nightly Sunset Hour outside of Weft & Warp, the fire pit and the sun both glowing a blazing orange. It’s in your private cabana at Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary, savoring the chance to leave the world behind during a treatment just for couples.

It’s even in your bungalow or suite, where you’ll discover an extra-large shower for two and intimate nooks where a glance means everything, and nothing needs to be said.

Exploring together just might be the most romantic of all pursuits, especially when you’re in an environment that exudes romance. But coming to the desert isn’t about finding love. It’s about making it stronger.