When You’re Done with the Sun: Best Palm Springs Spas

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The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is ideal for families, friends and couples. Photo credit: Mimi Slawoff

Picture this: you’ve spent the morning conquering the San Jacinto Mountains, and now your muscles are screaming for relief. Or maybe you’ve been soaking up the desert sun poolside, and your skin craves a touch of pampering. Palm Springs offers the perfect antidote – world-class spas tucked away in luxurious resorts and boutique hotels. But with so many incredible treatments on offer, where do you even begin?

From the rejuvenating powers of Sunstone Massages to the detoxifying Sea Salt Body Scrubs, we’ve curated a list of the Coachella Valley’s finest spas to help you find ultimate relaxation during your Southern California escape. Keep reading to discover the perfect spa experience to melt your stress away.

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Man in robe in massage chair at The Spa at Desert Springs in Palm Desert CA.
Chair massage at the Spa at Desert Springs. Photo credit: Judy Antell

The Spa at Desert Springs

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA, 92260
(760) 341-2211

The Spa at the JW Marriott Desert Springs has a new Interactive Co-ed Wellness Lounge & Spa Experience. This unique lounge, part of the luxury spa, is ideal for couples who want to enjoy some of the amenities together. SheBuysTravel contributor Judy Antell and her husband enjoyed day passes here after a long day of travel from the East Coast. but even if you aren’t fighting jet lag or recuperating from busy work or parenting demands, the lounge is rejuvenating.

Judy describes her experience. “We started (and ended) with massaging chairs, which let you control where and how intensely you are massaged. I felt my shoulders and back muscles, tight from pulling suitcases, relax. And since I had started my day with a hike in the mountains, the leg massage was welcome. You can get an eye mask, collagen gloves and face mask, calf compression massage or massaging goggles as free add-ons.”

“The Mind-Sync loungers gave us 25-minute naps, in zero-gravity chairs. The noise-canceling headsets offer a choice of relaxation, restoration and sleep modes. My water-based sound bath melted away stress. You can stay in these loungers longer than 25 minutes; we checked to see if anyone was waiting, but there were several empty loungers, so we both had relaxing guided meditations. I noticed after we got up that the loungers were immediately cleaned.”

The spa also has two steam rooms, (one lavender scented) a sauna and hot tub in the women’s and men’s areas, a bistro, a large outdoor pool and a full array of spa treatments. You can also use the adjacent gym as part of your spa day.

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Exterior of the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum in Palm Springs CA.
Learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians at the museum across the street from The Spa at Séc-he. Photo credit: Judy Antell

The Spa at Séc-he

200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way 
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(866) 777-3243

The Spa at Séc-he, has private mineral baths as part of the Taking of the Waters Day Pass. This fully immersive experience includes salt caves, aromatherapy showers, eucalyptus steam room, and menthol inhalation sauna with a cold plunge shower, and a tranquility room. The ancient healing waters, from hot springs, are restorative.

SheBuysTravel contributor Judy Antell enjoyed the spa while her brother-in-law visited the casino. The spa and casino are across the street from a new museum and cultural plaza, all run by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

A facial massage at the Well Spa one of the top spas in Palm Springs CA
A facial massage at the Well Spa at the Miramonte Resort & Spa. Photo credit: Miramonte Resort & Spa.

The Well Spa

45000 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
(442) 305-4505

Located at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, the Well Spa focuses on an organic and natural way to find relaxation.

Services include the Precious Gemstone Facial, which uses 45 different crystals to rejuvenate the skin, and the Nutrient Mud Body Mask, which provides skin exfoliation and cleansing.

The spa also offers Raindrop Therapy, Sunstone Massage and the All-Natural Facial, which uses 95% organic products for hydration and rejuvenation. Check out the spa packages, including the All American, which mixes massage and facials for the ultimate pampering experience.

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 hot stone massage the The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage one of the best Palm Springs CA spas
A hot stone massage the The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. Photo credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

68900 Frank Sinatra Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 321-8282

With 16 treatment rooms, a fitness center, plunge pools and private terraces with views of the California desert, the spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage has an impressive list of services and amenities for guests.

Visitors can indulge in the Desert Escape Treat, a package which includes a choice of two of three treatments – the Relaxation Massage, Nourish Glow and the Custom Facial. The package is designed to relieve muscle pain and rejuvenate skin.

Treatments include the Coconut Body Polish and Facial, the Art of Wellness Massage and the Heal and Renew Facial.

 Spa La Quinta boasts a view of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Palm Springs CA
The Spa La Quinta boasts a view of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Photo credit: La Quinta Resort & Club.

Spa La Quinta

49499 Eisenhower Dr.
La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 777-4800

Located within the La Quinta Resort & Club, the Spa La Quinta mixes technological advancements with classic spa treatments for a rejuvenating spa day.

Treatments include HydraFacials, Cucumber Melon Swedish Massage and Desert Agave Nectar Body Therapy. The spa also offers the La Quinta Bath Ritual, which includes a soak in a private garden tub and the Find Your Zen Ritual, which includes a bath ritual, a dry brushing and a breathing ritual.

With four and a half stars on Tripadvisor, one reviewer said “If you ever wondered what it must feel like to be royalty, all you have to do is go to the Spa at La Quinta Resort.”

Outdoor massage cabana in Palm Springs CA at the Estrella Spa
Outside massage cabanas at the Estrella Spa at the Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs. Photo credit: The Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs.

Estrella Spa

415 S Belardo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 318-3000

With an outdoor jacuzzi, private courtyards, poolside lounges and six indoor treatment rooms, the Estrella Spa at the Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs provides an ideal desert retreat.

Services include a Swedish or deep tissue signature massage, Sea Salt Body Scrub and Champagne Peel. Signature body treatments include the Turquoise Sage Mud Wrap, which uses wild sage and lavender to purify and calm the skin.

The spa also offers treatments using CAUSE+MEDIC skincare line, which uses CBD to nurture and refresh the skin.

A couples massage at the Agua Serena Spa, one of the best Palm Springs spas
A couples massage at the Agua Serena Spa at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Photo credit: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Agua Serena Spa

44600 Indian Wells Ln.
Indian Wells, CA 92210
(760) 674-4100

The Agua Serena Spa at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers guests individual services and packages to give guests a custom spa experience.

Packages include the Agua Serena Package, which mixes the Custom Therapy Massage and the Serena Skin Specifics Facial. The spa also offers a Couples Connection Package, which includes a soak in a private bath and a couples massage.

Individual services include the signature Cactus & Date Scrub, the Organic Antioxidant Cleanse facial and a Warm Fusion Massage.

the Spa at Desert Springs at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, one of the top spas in Palm Springs
A hot tub at the Spa at Desert Springs at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. Photo credit: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

The Spa at Desert Springs

74-855 Country Club Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 341-1874

With a Finnish Sauna, Turkish Steam Room, Hammam services and an outdoor salt water pool, the Spa at Desert Springs offers a wide variety of services to guests at the luxury hotel.

Spa services include Desert Hot Stone, couples massage and Organic Microgreens Facial. The spa also offers multiple body treatments, including the Coconut Oils Body Scrub and the Aloe Vera Wrap.

To help recover from the desert sun, the spa offers Saving Face Hydration, Brightening Vitamin C Facial and the Desert Springs Custom Facials, which will target the guest’s specific skin concerns. The family-friendly spa also offers services specifically for teen guests.

 swimming pools at the Desert Spa at the Two Bunch Palms.
The swimming pools at the Desert Spa at the Two Bunch Palms. Photo credit: Two Bunch Palms.

The Desert Spa

67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 676-5000

The Desert Spa at the Two Bunch Palms provides an experience beyond the standard spa treatments, including a dip in the desert hot springs with mineral water, which flow from a 600-year-old spring.

Swimming in the desert hot springs relieves pressure, soothes muscle aches and repairs tissue damage.

Treatments include the Balancing Massage, Superfood Facial and a Good Herb CBD Wrap. The spa also offers mini retreats, including the Full Body Restore and the CBD Trinity.

 private cabana at the Spa Esmeralda, one of the top spas in Palm Springs
A private cabana at the Spa Esmeralda at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa. Photo credit: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

Spa Esmeralda

44400 Indian Wells Ln.
Indian Wells, CA 92210
(760) 836-1265

With 13,000 square-feet, 11 treatment rooms, eight treatment cabanas and a garden jacuzzi, the Spa Esmeralda at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa offers guests a lot of space for relaxation.

Treatments include Aroma Stone Therapy Massage, Deep Cleansing Facial and the Lavender Dreams Body Treatment.

The spa also offers a Wellness Mineral Soak, which mixes mineral water and aromatherapy to relieve pain, all while the guest sips champagne and eats chocolate.

facial at the Canyon Spa, one of the top spas in Palm Springs
A facial at the Canyon Spa, one of the best spas in Palm Springs. Photo credit: Palm Canyon Resorts

Palm Canyon Resort Day Spa

2800 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(800) 438-2929

The Canyon Spa, located at the Palm Canyon Resorts, offers guests a list of massages, facials and body treatments. The spa also offers a jacuzzi and poolside bar & grill for guests to relax before or after their treatment.

Services include Swedish and deep tissue massages, Glow Peel Facial and European Deep Cleansing Facial.

The spa also offers a list of exfoliations, including the De-Aging Tropical Mango and Ginger Lime Butter Scrub, and body wraps, including the Self Hearting Mud Wrap and Espresso Limon.

massage at the Spa Las Palmas, one of the top spas in Palm Springs
A massage at the Spa Las Palmas at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort. Photo credit: Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort

Spa Las Palmas

41000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 568-2727

Offering over 50 different treatments, the Spa Las Palmas at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort has a wide variety of services for guests to enjoy.

Treatments include the Signature Las Palmas Cactus Healing Massage, Las Palmas Hydrafacial and the Deep Clean Facial.

The spa also offers the Las Palmas Experience spa package, which includes the Guava Sugar Scrub, Las Palmas Cactus Healing Massage, Desert Mirage Custom Facial and the Classic Spa Pedicure.

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Camryn Cutinello graduated from Columbia College Chicago in May with her bachelor’s in journalism, and is currently working on her master’s degree at the University of Illinois Springfield in Public Affairs Reporting. She loves to write about anything and everything, especially Chicago city life, politics and sports. When Camryn isn’t writing, you can find her out running, hiking or spending time with friends and family.
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