We recently had the pleasure of a two-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa on a road-trip from Denver to Austin. While 48 hours isn’t nearly enough time to take in all that the resort has to offer, here are some of aspects we enjoyed the most.
The resort is located on a Native American Pueblo, roughly 20 miles north of Albuquerque, NM. The natural beauty of the desert and the Sandia Mountains provided stunning sunset views from our patio, and everywhere we wandered around the resort. There are several hiking trails throughout the property that are beautiful and shaded throughout the day.
Saying that the resort is pet-friendly doesn’t do it justice. Upon arrival we were given a gift basket for our pup complete with treats, a Tamaya bandana, and more. Our guest room had bowls set out for food and water, and there was a large dog bed that got plenty of use as well.
The aforementioned trails were also perfect for early morning, and sunset dog walks.
We’re admittedly huge fans of the game of golf, and Twin Warriors, the on-property golf course was breathtaking and challenging. If you enjoy the sport, this course is worth making the trip on its own.
Srai Wi means “our children” in the Keresan language which is spoken by the Native Americans who live on the Pueblo. Fittingly, the resort offers many family-friendly activities inspired by the local culture. Traditional bread baking, jewelry and pottery making classes are a just a few of the offerings, and we also enjoyed more traditional resort activities including the beautiful pool area, complete with waterslide, and smore making in the evening over an open fire pit.
Tamaya Mist is the onsite spa at the resort, and it offers a wide variety of specialty treatments. We opted for deep tissue massages, which I highly recommend, but also be sure to arrive early; throw on one of the luxurious robes and enjoy the steam room and hot tub beforehand.
The culinary highlight of the trip was dinner at the award-winning Corn Maiden, Tamaya’s fine dining option, but we were also thoroughly impressed with the menu at the more casual Santa Ana Café. We ate there for several meals and were always happy with our experiences. Definitely try the enchiladas!
Overall, we had a great time and will definitely be visiting again before long. Southwest offers affordable non-stop flights daily (golf clubs fly free!) to and from Albuquerque, making this an easy getaway for Austinites.
To book your stay visit: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/new-mexico/hyatt-regency-tamaya-resort-and-spa/tamay