Cleanse Your Mind, Body and Soul at These Desert Hot Springs Spas
When it comes to the ultimate wellness vacation, nothing beats a day at the spa. But for a truly rejuvenating experience unlike any other, you can head to Greater Palm Springs and immerse yourself in one of the natural wonders: hot springs. Pumped from natural aquifers deep in the earth, these healing waters are known for their soothing and detoxifying properties. Our top six Desert Hot Springs spas tap into this precious resource to offer you a chance to reap all of the therapeutic benefits of these magical waters, which are only one of the comforts of a luxury getaway. Desert Hot Springs spas
1 | An Ancient Ritual Desert Hot Springs spas
With a 600-year-old natural spring source on-site, the mineral waters that flow from this relaxing retreat are low in sulfur (meaning odor-free) and rich in lithium, creating a perfect cocktail for maximum cleansing and rejuvenation. Recharging every 24 hours, these bubbling waters are even said to be a natural mood elevator. Set on 72 acres and framed by a backdrop of peaceful palms, the sprawling spa offers a menu of traditional treatments like mud baths and specialty massages, as well as a variety of spiritual services and private readings performed by intuitive healing practitioners.
2 | Spring Fever Desert Hot Springs spas
Known for their deep cleansing and detoxifying agents, the thermal waters at this luxe resort bubble up at a balmy 170 degrees and then cool to various temperatures in each of the three mineral swimming pools (pro tip: test them all and find your perfect temperature, Goldilocks-style). Afterward, stimulate the senses through a peaceful sound bath meditation, or choose from a host of spa services. You can also sign up for a luxury group retreat program, or join a pressed juice cleanse, designed to clear the body of toxins and the effects of processed foods over the course of three, four or five days.
3 | Let’s Moroccan RollDesert Hot Springs spas
With its exotic decor and Moroccan-style furnishings, a trip to this full-service spa feels like a full-on vacation. In addition to classic spa services like clay wraps, massages and body scrubs, the luxurious mineral swimming pool and Jacuzzi-style spa are available 24 hours a day, so you can take a midnight dip, or soak yourself whenever the mood strikes. Offering 13 private rooms, this desert hideaway makes for a truly intimate experience.
4 | Miracle of Miracles
Pumped from 300-foot-deep aquifers, the crystal waters that run through all eight pools and spas within this luxury resort are cooled to a comfortable 90-104 degrees—ideal for pure relaxation. Miracle Springs Resort & Spa is situated in Desert Hot Springs, known as the only global destination that includes both hot and cool aquifers among the grounds. The resort offers an array of decadent body and facial treatments, as well as hot stone massages, scrubs, polishes and wraps.
Local Insight: Drink it all in! The natural springs regularly win “Best-Tasting Water in the World” at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition.
5 | Take a Dip
With three pools and just 10 quaint rooms, this boutique, mid-century modernist roadside hotel makes for the perfect intimate getaway. Take in sweeping views of the Coachella Valley and take a dip in the warm, geothermal waters. The remodeled hotel places an emphasis on “unplugged” relaxation, meaning cell phones and laptops by the pools are gently discouraged (emails can wait!). Instead, take advantage of yoga classes, body wraps and massages and the three spring-fed pools.
Sit back, relax and soak up the mineral waters at Aqua Soleil! This Desert Hot Springs property offers guests a trip back in time with its celebrity-themed rooms and suites, such as the Audrey Hepburn, Rat Pack, James Dean or Marilyn Monroe rooms. But for some amazing views, the Mountain View Suite has a private balcony for gazing at the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains. Local Insight: The Soleil Suite, a customer favorite, includes an in-room jetted mineral water pool.