The Wellness of Travel

“I have chosen to be happy
because it is good for my health.”

— Voltaire


Travel is, without question, an essential part of a healthy life. Whether to see friends and family, experience something new, or to take a break from the routine, travel is restorative. With the arrival of 2024, now is your perfect opportunity to start planning some down time at the best luxury wellness retreat in Palm Springs.

For two decades, Parker Palm Springs has been a destination for those seeking a special kind of carefree relaxation. Be it a week, a month, or a simple long weekend getaway, our private, thirteen-acre wellness resort is the ideal location to restore one’s mind and body, if not the soul. 

There are a myriad of reasons we are a top-rated Palm Springs resort for fitness and relaxation. Our unique blend of opportunities for social engagement with plenty of space for personal downtime has made us a perennial favorite of Condé Nast Readers. With three gorgeous swimming pools, incredible California fresh fine dining, beautiful guest rooms, a stunning spa, and one-of-a-kind on-property experiences, our guests find it hard to leave and it’s why they regularly return.

With so much to do, explore, and experience, each day offers a new opportunity for discovery, fun, rest, and reflection. Here, your time is your own. How will you choose to spend it?


A great day starts with a great sleep and our rooms, suites, and villas are as unique as the desert sky. With interiors by famed American designer Jonathan Adler, here you wake up in a personal oasis, curated with special touches. 

If you manage to resist the urge to lounge in bed, there are plenty of options to kickstart your day. Consider joining our local Yogi for a morning stretch on the lawn, or visit the Boiler Room, our gym with a full array of the latest equipment. If you want to really work up a sweat, book one of four terre battue tennis courts and find your inner Nadal. Post exercise, enjoy a delicious breakfast at Norma’s, our outdoor terrace restaurant. Serving breakfast all day, you can enjoy a healthy meal or a decadent delight, as your mood inspires.

Tennis Courts


A little adventure is always good for the soul. Strolling through our lush gardens you will discover all kinds of ways to enjoy a pleasant afternoon. Try your hand at Pétanque, a French boules game (best played with a glass of Pastis) or English Croquet on a special manicured lawn. Order one of our picnic baskets ahead of time to help you savor the moment.

If relaxing poolside is what you need, Parker Palm Springs is the place to be. Our three distinct swimming pools, each with its own ambience, will have you daydreaming in no time. Enjoy a complimentary fresh fruit kabob and soak up the warmth of the desert. Reserve a private cabana to make it extra special.

For true pampering, visit Palm Springs Yacht Club (PSYC), our on-property spa emporium. A destination unto itself, this is a true oasis where relaxation is the mantra and customized treatments are the norm. From a one-hour massage to a half-day excursion that relaxes you head to toe, this is the kind of castaway experience everyone needs. 

Off-property, there are plenty of opportunities for adventure. Hiking or horseback riding are great ways to explore the area’s unique desert canyons. If shopping in Palm Springs is more your kind of adventure, then poke about the many local vintage stores and boutiques. From fashion and jewelry to curios and antiques, there is so much to discover. For any questions about what to do while visiting Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, be sure to speak to our Concierge Team.

If what you really crave is a good book, a long nap, and a little peace and quiet, then one of the many hammocks strung between the giant palms around our estate is an ideal option. Couples’ tip: the hammocks are big enough for two. 


As the sun begins to set, after a busy day of exploring the desert or falling asleep on the massage table, make time for a cocktail in our lobby lounge, affectionately known as ‘The Library.’ It is a great place to meet up with friends old and new. A glass of wine is never a bad decision either and Counter Reformation, our ode to Paris tabacs, offers a curated selection of wines by the glass and a menu of delectable and shareable plates.

For a more decadent experience, there is nothing quite like an evening meal at mister parker’s, long recognized as one of the best restaurants in Palm Springs. Dark and discrete, formal but never stuffy, it is a place where it feels good to look your best. 

After Dark

Following a day of personal wellness, pampering, and satiation, there is no better way to wind down than sitting around the outdoor fire pit. For those who have not experienced it, the stars in the desert night sky are spectacular and inspire both awe and wonder. It is the kind of healthy, happy moment that you will be glad to have chosen.

About Us

Parker Palm Springs receives regular accolades as the best boutique hotel in Palm Springs. We offer only 144 rooms on thirteen acres of exclusive, private property. To help plan your next vacation, weekend escape, special event, or wedding, please Contact us.




Call 760-321-4606 or email us with questions

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