Santiago Resort is the place where you think you’ve died and gone to gay heaven. Located at the foot of the secluded San Jacinto Mountains, this luxury private resort offers an escape from your hectic life. It may be a swimsuit optional resort, but that rarely means debauchery. You can still be naked and enjoy a chilled environment at the same time.
The property is stunning with native plants, cacti, and palm trees with an astonishing mountain view. There’re poolside day beds for afternoon napping and an outdoor mist cooling system to cool yourself down after a few hours laying in the sun. The rooms are spacious with flat screen TVs with DVD players, in-room microwaves and ritzy bath products from Gilchrest and Soames. There’s even a two-man rope hammock for you and your boo to cuddle in. As for the pool, it’s the largest heated pool in all of Palm Springs.
And boy are you spoiled at the Santiago Resort. Not only is breakfast free, but you get a complimentary “Stay n Splash” poolside lunch where you can order either specialty sandwiches, salads or wraps as you chill by the pool each day. (Just remember to place your order after breakfast.) There’s even a free pantry that’s open 24-hours and stocked every day. So if you get the munchies, you can get something to curb that hunger any time you want. And If you must leave this paradise, you can always borrow the resort’s bikes and do your own mid-century modern architectural tour ending with lunch at El Mirasol for some tacos and margaritas.