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The Best Spas in Palm Springs 2014

Healing and Pampering in the Desert

Indulge in "Guilty Treasures" at The Spa at Parker Palm Springs

For Angelenos and international visitors alike, Palm Springs and its environs are the "ultimate desert playground." The area's natural hot springs have long been drawing wellness seekers, from Hollywood stars in the 1920s to Coachella festival-goers, families and couples craving a rejuvenating escape in 2014. Here are some of GAYOT's hot tips for soothing spas.

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Retreat to Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs for an all-around wellness boost

Two Bunch Palms Spa
Two Bunch Palms
67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
800-472-4334, 760-329-8791

Wellness Spa is just one of the many reasons to flock here. Also on the agenda: natural artesian hot springs with a healing grotto, tennis courts, yoga and much more.

Hot springs oasis


The luxe Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells

The Well Spa
Miramonte Resort & Spa
45-000 Indian Wells Ln.
Indian Wells, CA 92210
800-237-2926, 760-341-2200

Treat yourself to a decadent weekend of wellness in a Mediterranean setting. Miramonte is gorgeous and full of fantastic amenities, including The Well Spa with four outdoor cabanas.

Book your Tuscan villa weekend


La Quinta first opened in 1926. Marlene Dietrich favored it, and it's the birthplace of Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Spa La Quinta
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
49-499 Eisenhower Dr.
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-777-4800

This classic property has been attracting celebs and jetsetters since 1926! Check into the romantic Pueblo Suite with its own fireplace, private yard and pool, then book a Sacred Stone Therapy or their signature Hydrafacial.

Spa, golf, tennis and everything else


Mid-century modern meets luxury at Riviera Palm Springs and SpaTerre

SpaTerre
Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-778-6690

Hip, sexy and luxe, the Riviera houses a must-do spa. Try the Mischievous Rendez-vous Package or Vitamin C Facial. We also like the Watsu Pool and Global Rituals.

Posh pampering


The pool at the stylish and whimsical Parker Palm Springs

PSYC Spa
Parker Palm Springs
4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-770-5000

PSYC, the resort's spa oasis, offers a menu of services for men and women around the themes of old-world etiquette and the American country club. The tailor-made massage is designed just for you.

Pimms Cup, anyone?


PALM SPRINGS SPA RESORTS
Riviera Palm Springs: A mix of Hollywood Regency and mid-century modern
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Top 10 Spa Hotels in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is all about lounging at a slower pace. Whether you go to meditate in the soothing ambience or sip cocktails by the pool all weekend, some spa time is a must in this desert oasis. Here are GAYOT's 10 favorite spa resorts.

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