If you ever needed an excuse to bask in the perennial Greater Palm Springs sunshine or slip into an oasis bathed in unfiltered natural beauty, Indian Wells provides more than one. This luxurious enclave not only shines with its own quaintness and charm but also boasts picture-perfect views and accommodations second to none.

Sprinkled across the city and each offering their own unique experiences and amenities, the world-class resorts that make up the Indian Wells Collection are ready to greet you with a perfect blend of outdoor splendor and poolside bliss.

Sands Hotel & Spa

Sands Indian Wells pool

You’ll feel like you stepped right into a Gray Malin photograph when you arrive at the Sands Hotel & Spa, which offers a pool skirted with black-and-white cabanas set against an Instagram-worthy backdrop of pink clay walls. It’s the quintessential private, luxurious and adults-only pool you dream about for your next vacation. With 46 guest rooms, space at the pool is no concern—just grab your towel and a frosty libation from the hotel’s Pink Cabana restaurant and bar and settle into your perch for the day.  

Indian Wells Resort Hotel

Another option, nestled at the base of the spectacular Santa Rosa Mountains, is the Indian Wells Resort Hotel. Founded by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in 1957, the property offers a vintage Hollywood vibe along with a spectacular heated pool that provides a spacious oasis for you and your family. And if you’ve just spent the day maneuvering around the emerald green fairways or practicing your backswing on the tennis courts, you can slip into the hot therapy pool to melt those aches and pains away before spending the night watching live entertainment at Frank’s Place.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

Renaissance Esmerelda Resort & Spa

If you’re feeling more of a “beach day” vibe, a sea of bright blue lounge chairs dotted with yellow rimmed umbrellas set atop a sandy shoreline awaits at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa. Boasting one of the area’s only beach pools, this modern and gorgeous resort allows you to feel the sand between your toes while taking in the extraordinary surrounding views.

Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort

Perhaps the Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa, home to a trifecta of water experiences to choose from, is more your flow. The main Miramonte Pool is spacious and sparkling, offering generous room for families to swim and play, while the Hideaway Pool is tucked away to provide a more intimate water experience. Both include heated whirlpools. Offered exclusively to the Well Spa guests, The Well Pool is a refreshing sanctuary nestled in a private courtyard near the spa and kept at 82 degrees. Dip in and soak awhile before warming up in the nearby River Bench, a soothing saltwater pool kept at 102 degrees. 

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Hy Tides at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells

And there’s no shortage of splashing around at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Beyond seven heated or chilled pools, you’ll find the ultimate family adventure at the newly opened HyTides Plunge Waterpark and Desert Twist Lazy River. Zip down two of the tallest waterslides in the Coachella Valley—30 feet high—float along a 450-foot lazy river, or be a kid at heart at the splash pad, complete with water cannons and dumping buckets. The possibilities for a poolside getaway in Indian Wells are endless, as is the fun. Just dive right in!