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Issue: November/December 2015
8 Wondrous Hot Water Spas In Greater Palm Springs

Relaxing Spa Treatments That Soothe and Rejuvenate

The naturally hot mineral waters beneath Desert Hot Springs, ranked among the best in the world, offer pure magic. Numerous resorts and hotels boast heated therapeutic water pools and relaxing spa treatments that soothe and rejuvenate. Here's where you can soak up the benefits for a day or a week.

1. Three mineral pools, a full-service spa, and a café join recently redecorated rooms boasting bright pops of color for an upbeat vibe at Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa. In the Soleil Suites, slip into your own private, jetted mineral water pool.

2. Escape to El Morocco Inn & Spa, a Casablanca inspired retreat, to unwind in two mineral pools. Hanging lanterns, colorful curtains and Moroccan music add exotic ambiance to the sauna, fire pits, hammocks, chess garden and nightly happy hour - highlighted by "Morocco-tinis." Day spa passes are available.

3. The rustic, quaint and intimate Hacienda Hot Springs Inn beckons with a mineral pool and Jacuzzi. Explore lushly landscaped grounds to discover a lagoon, waterfalls, outdoor shower and Finnish rock sauna. Day spa passes are available.

4. Step softly into Lido Palms, a healing oasis that hosts detox cleansing fast retreats. Tranquility pervades its two mineral pools, sauna and spa with an organic product line. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the 15-person mineral hot tub.

5. Evoking an air of freshness with its crisp white décor and midcentury modern architecture, Sagewater Spa is lauded for the blissful serenity of its crystal-clear waters and in-room massages. Seven simple rooms feature Frette linens and Aveda products.

6. Move from the three mineral pools to the Finnish sauna, hammocks, sunbathing nooks and outdoor fire pits at The Spring Resort & Spa, an understated 13-room hideout with a pair of two-bedroom villas. A calming Zen aesthetic complements juice cleanse packages and retreats, seasonal yoga classes and detox spa treatments.

7. Mediterranean flair reigns at Tuscan Springs Hotel & Spa, a charming, family-owned haven. Sixteen rooms surround three mineral water pools in a quaint complex that mirrors an Italian villa. Day spa passes are available.

8. Two Bunch Palms, an iconic 77-acre resort - a longtime favorite celebrity retreat, dates to 1930 - as does its famed mineral water grotto. Recent renovations will please loyal guests who love the labyrinth, duck and turtle pond, trails, tennis courts, yoga dome, fitness classes, mud baths and farm-to-table restaurant. Two Bunch Palms boasts its own solar field, making it the nation's first carbon neutral spa resort. Day spa passes are available.

Tour the Spas

Time your visit for the annual Healing Waters Spa Tour to get a sneak peek at some of these (and other) top mineral springs spas. The seventh annual Desert Hot Springs Spa Tour. The event takes place on Jan. 28, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. Choose from VIP, Guided or Self-Guided Tours; enjoy a refreshing cocktail at each spa stop.

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