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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Two Bunch Palms: A Blissful Adult Sanctuary for Restoration and Rejuvenation

Nov 26, 2013 01:34PM ● By Linda Sechrist

A relatively well-kept secret among resort savvy San Diego residents is the legendary Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs. The 56-acre hot mineral springs is a true desert oasis where the sacred and mystical converge in the form of artesian healing mineral waters, the beauty of the desert and its mountainous backdrop, restorative and rejuvenating spa therapies as well as the miraculous healing power of silence, from which the sound of your life can softly emerge. 

Healing Waters

The artesian natural hot springs, as reported in an archeological study, have been flowing up from the aquifers of Mother Earth for more than 600 years. Heated by ancient geothermal forces thousands of feet below the earth’s surface, the therapeutic mineral waters, which ascend through the geological fault of Miracle Hill, are directed through the heart of the property and run through verdant gardens and preserved wilderness areas before flowing in the grotto at 104 degrees.

Sublime silence, cloud watching and stargazing are the norm while floating face up in the healing waters that for centuries were believed to hold curative powers. A scientific analysis performed in 1937, affirmed the therapeutic value of the storied waters, which have won multiple awards in the past eight years at the International Water Tasting Competition at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.


The ritual of “taking the waters” before and after any of the12 varieties of massage, body wraps, facials, salt rubs, and Watsu, an exquisite form of water therapy, is intended to take you home to a sense of place that not only restores and strengthens the body and inspires the heart, but also lingers long after leaving the oasis.

Sublime silence, cloud watching and stargazing are the norm while floating face up in the healing waters that for centuries were believed to hold curative powers.



Guest rooms and suites are set amid the natural beauty of the resort. Elegant details enhance amenities that are designed to complement the contemplative experience of the resort’s long-standing community of guests who understand that tranquil behavior enriches the experience of the natural. In fact, soft conversations and whispered voices are the norm at this adults-only sanctuary.

Now under a new ownership group, TBP Bliss, LLC, the resort launched a new restaurant with a healthier gourmet menu and an adjunct espresso bar that converts into a cocktail bar in the evening. They also updated their 3,000 square foot earth-mound Yoga Dome with passive solar kiva. This natural centerpiece is now the space for yoga and Tai Chi classes.

Letting go of the outside world and holiday stress is inevitable after slipping into a luxurious Two Bunch robe, which is the spa’s typical guest attire. This symbol for the freedom to simply “be,” in a transformative place that possesses a magical ambiance, is an expression of the resort’s commitment and devotion to serenity, restoration and rejuvenation: the perfect holiday retreat and gift for anyone.

Two Bunch Palms, 67-425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs. Call 800-472-4334 or visit

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