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.
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. www.aquasoleilhotel.com
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. Day spa passes are available. www.elmoroccoinn.com
Rustic, quaint, and intimate, Hacienda Hot Springs Inn beckons with a mineral pool and Jacuzzi. Explore lushly landscaped grounds to find a lagoon, waterfalls, outdoor shower, and Finnish rock sauna. Day spa passes are available. www.haciendahotsprings.com
Sagewater Spa offers a midcentury modern architectural look.
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. Relax in a room before a soak in the 15-person mineral hot tub. www.lidopalms.com
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. www.sagewaterspa.co
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. www.the-spring.com
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The Spring Resort & Spa offers 13 rooms and a pair of two-bedroom villas..
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. www.tuscansprings.com
Two Bunch Palms, an iconic 77-acre resort, 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. Day spa passes are available. www.twobunchpalms.com
Desert Hot Springs Spa Tour
For a sneak peek at some of these (and other) top mineral springs spas, reserve a ticket to the seventh annual Desert Hot Springs Spa Tour. The event takes place on Jan. 28, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. An exclusive VIP ticket includes a private cocktail reception at Two Bunch Palms, a guided coach tour, a goody bag, and a chance to win a spa prize. Guided and self-guided tickets are also available.