We recommend carrying enough US Dollars to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel, although most taxis and transport options accept credit cards. Tipping is customary for services rendered. Restaurants: Tip 18-25% of total bill before tax. Bartenders: $1-$2 per drink Housekeeping: $2-$3 per night up to $5 Valet Parking: $2-$5
It is important to stay hydrated in the arid Sonoran Desert. Make sure to drink plenty of water during your trip.
Resort casual and business casual dress are appropriate for the majority of occasions; ties for gentlemen are rarely required when going out to dinner or clubs in the area or hotel.
DID YOU KNOW ?
The iconic formation directly south of the resort is named Camelback Mountain, named for its resemblance to a "camel's back." The physical geography of the mountain is marked by a time period of almost a billion and a half years represented by the division between the two peaks of the formations which comprise the mountain. The higher part of the peak is Precambrian age granite around 1700 million years old. On the northern slope of the camel's head is the Praying Monk, an 80-foot rock tower resembling a kneeling monk deep in prayer. Camelback's unique shape and convenient central location make it a magnet that attracts over half a million hikers every year. Trailheads are a short drive or walk from the front doors of the resort.
Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and has an elevation of 1,092 feet above sea level. The Phoenix climate is warm and sunny, with an average humidity level of 28% and an average rainfall total of 7 inches per year. Even in the winter months days are warm and sunny and nights are cool and clear.
WHAT TO PACK
Pack for the Pool
Make sure to pack sunblock and swimsuits for sunny days by the pool.
Bring your Hiking Shoes
Hiking or walking shoes are recommended for many outdoor activities. It is important to stay comfortable and you explore your surroundings.
You Will Need a Jacket
It may be perfect during the day but it can be cool in the evenings and all buildings are air-conditioned so a light sweater or jacket is recommended.