Attached to the Indian casino south of Phoenix on the way to Tucson, this resort is owned by the Maricopa and Pima tribes, who go out of their way to share their culture with resort guests. The back of the casino looks off onto miles of undeveloped reservation land, so from certain perspectives it has a remote feel. Throw in horseback riding, a full-service spa featuring desert-inspired treatments, two golf courses, a nature trail along a 2 1/2-mile-long artificial river, a pool with a water slide, and of course the casino, and you’ll find plenty to keep you busy. Guest rooms have great beds, small patios, and large bathrooms. The menu in Kai, the main dining room, focuses on indigenous Southwestern flavors.