A sprawling Palm Desert resort
Palm tree-lined paths, freshwater lakes and rolling green golf courses set the scene as you approach the JW Marriott Desert Springs, one of the Coachella Valley’s largest resorts. This resort—which features recently updated guest rooms—is huge, with an expansive atrium lobby marked by Venetian-style waterways and views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Beyond, you'll find plenty of tennis courts (clay, grass and hard are all represented) and two Ted Robinson-designed golf courses, which provide challenges with the architect’s signature waterscapes. A 38,000-square-foot spa offers head-to-toe pampering, while the resort’s shopping alley is home to everything from resort wear to gourmet chocolates. Three full-service restaurants provide indoor and outdoor dining, with cuisine ranging from American to Japanese.
How you soak up the striking desert views is up to you: you can enjoy Pacific swordfish alfresco at Fisherman’s Landing, book an early morning tee time to watch the sun rise over the greens or take a gondola ride around the waters with swans and flamingos at your side. Relaxing on your private balcony is always an option, too.