My husband and I recently spent 11 days at the Living Waters Spa. We arrived stressed and tired and left feeling ready to face the world again.
We've done naturist resorts before and as far as amenities, there is not a lot out of the ordinary (pool, jacuzzi, sun-bathing area). However, it is Jeff and Judy, Allie and Desi who make this such a memorable trip.
Jeff and Judy have created a place where people can feel accepting of their bodies and others. It's like camp, but without the ugly clothes, tiresome hikes, and sing-a-longs. And alcohol is offered (sangria, in addition to a non-alcoholic hibiscus tea) at snack time!
If that doesn't get you interested, then how about the opportunity to have an amazing massage? I had massages from both Allie and Desi and they were both AMAZING!!! They credit Jeff and Judy (who are also massage therapists) for their expert techniques, so you can be rest assured that whoever gives you a massage, it will be great. Also, there are free yoga classes on Saturday and Sunday mornings with Allie. If the weather is nice, it's outside, which is a great experience. Whether you want a gentle stretch or to push yourself, Allie will do her best to create a yoga session that addresses your wishes.
Now the disclaimers: You'll need a car. Nothing is too close. If you want a lot of activities from a hotel where you stay, this is probably not a good choice. Showers in the hotel rooms are small. If you're staying for a long period of time, consider the condo units. The hotel property is small.
Last exclamations: This is a GREAT place to come and relax. If you've never done clothing-optional resorts, this is a good first step. If you have, it's a refreshing change of pace. If you're here more than a few days, you'll probably leave knowing that you've had a great rest and have met people you'll never forget. We did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rates: $99-$209. We are a clothing optional mini-resort spa with two natural hot mineral water pools, stylish rooms and condos, distinctive massage and spa treatments, king size beds, custom mattresses, free wifi, massage workshops, breakfast and afternoon hors d'oeuvres, early check-in and late check-out, complete privacy, great people and a relaxing, romantic and de-stressing environment. Experience "more than a vacation" at Living Waters Spa and you take home the coolest vacation souvenir of all: no tan-lines! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Living Waters Hotel Desert Hot Springs
- Living Waters Resort
- Living Waters Clothing-Optional Spa Desert Hot Springs, CA - California Desert