5 Palm Springs Spas to Find Serenity
By Christina Cary
Deservedly its own destination within the sprawling grounds of the Parker estate, Palm Springs Yacht Club remains the one place no guest ever chooses to leave. This free-standing emporium of custom treatments and wellness regimens is low-key while full-on in pampering and self-indulgence. White cotton terry robe, flip flops, a key to the private locker room and our thimble of cucumber infused vodka set you on your way to one of our 15 private treatment rooms. All treatments -- from facials to wraps, reflexology and massage -- are personalized to your specific requirements, and they are happy to recommend and plan a selection of therapies for you.
Calm your spirit at Whispers Spa at La Serena Villas. It welcomes you with a wrought iron gated entrance and a backdrop of the San Jacinto mountains. A private sparkling pool complements the heart of downtown Palm Springs setting. Choose the lush La Serena Custom Facial or the Happy Couple massages. Crisp blue and white architectural details and modern wood floors are highlighted by romantic wood beams. Refresh your skin with the Seaweed Wrap, Body Polish and Rejuvenating Eye Treatment. Close your spa day with reflection on the rooftop meditation deck at this intimate boutique hotel spa.
Escape to Azure Spa and Salon at the Riviera Hotel for a day of spa luxury. Pamper yourself in one of eighteen peaceful rooms that bask you in a romantic glow of rosy candlelight. Modern beige tiles and warm lighting welcome you to the one-of-a-kind Watsu pool. Enhance your stay with the Desert Sage Combo Treatment exemplified by an aromatic massage and spiritual dimension. Give the gift of a Platinum Spa Membership that offers exclusive annual treatment savings.
Melt your stress away at Estrella Spa at the chic Avalon Hotel. Modern dark grey and white décor is paired with a variety of succulents. Embrace the energy of the luxurious suite enhanced with pops of color during a custom massage. Get your glow on with the Natural Bisse facial followed by fresh air on the garden hacienda. Soak up the tranquility of the modern Vichy Shower room, outdoor hot tub and shaded daybeds after a luscious Vitamin C infused scrub and masque. The spa feels like an estate and is located close to the Palm Springs downtown design district. Complimentary sparkling wine is awaiting you at Estrella Spa.
Detox at the Spa at Colony Palms, a garden oasis. Enjoy botanical amenities, contemporary black and white artwork and a hip desert experience. Choose the VIP suite from six tranquil spa rooms. Rejuvenate with the signature Desert Rain Drench, featuring a comprehensive moisturizing massage and a warmth wrap. Take a dip in the pristine pool surrounded by mountain vistas. Revive your senses among gorgeous gardens with a carved stone fountain and manicured blooms.