rancho mirage ca

Rancho Las Palmas, Beautiful & Caliente

Here I am again. Have to admit, it’s a strange feeling without computer and internet for a few days….but on the other side it’s very relaxing too.
Family vacation time was very fun. We visited Rancho Las Palmas, great resort located 120 miles from Los Angeles in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Resort is offering amazing golf course, 24 tennis courts, spa and Splashtopia which reminds me of water park. If you just want to have a nice walk you can do that too….all the paths through resort have beautiful scenic views of dessert mountains.

Palm trees, ponds, plants, real dessert scenery, still in lush resort setting.

Hotel entrance and lobby are decorated in Spanish renaissance style which gives visitors feel of elegance and beauty.

Resort offers excellent food, pools and spa.

blueEmber restaurant is lighting up the local dining scene. Under the direction of Executive Chef Sean O’Connell, bluEmber showcases the region’s rich harvest, exuding the sun-drenched charm of the desert and relaxed elegance of Southern California.

Every morning we had amazing breakfast buffet. Omelette station, waffle station and wide selection of fresh fruits, warm pastry and different dishes for fantastic breakfast experience.

Every morning before pool is open lifeguards are practicing skills making sure to keep everybody safe and sound.

View from our balcony, kids can’t wait to start daily routine of pool jumping, lazy river and slides off course:)

Pina Colada by the pool, delicious and refreshing at 114 F….so hot.

I was so excited when my hubby remind me to take advantage and treat myself with a afternoon at the spa. Still while having wonderful treatment, I was planning and thinking what recipe will I make next when we com back home….can you believe it? I was at the spa but still missing my kitchen:)

There it is….waiting. I am looking at the scale and scale is staring at me….should I use it or no? I don’t think so, it is vacation time after all:)

Sauna was amazing place to spend lovely afternoon.

I decided to try Desert Elements Sea Salt Bath.
Precious minerals and Dead Sea salts are combined with algae extracts, aloe vera and choice from aroma essences for blissful experience.

Rancho Las Palmas is beautiful resort, kids friendly and perfect for family vacation all year round.


Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa – PERFECT Family Gataway!

As we all know summer is here, but this year here in LA we are totally wrapped in marine layer for weeks, so we decided to take some time off and get a little splash and hot weather in our lives. Just a two hour trip (by car) from Los Angeles to Rancho Mirage was a pleasant ride. If somebody prefers shopping, quick stop to Cabazon and Premium Outlet stores is a fun place to be with close to 200 stores from Gap to Dior, Prada, Gucci and many more.
Rancho Mirage is a resort city located just a few miles from Palm Springs CA.
Rancho Las Palmas is classic Rancho Mirage re-imagined for the 21st century traveler, especially those with families. With Splashtopia incredible two-acre water feature with its own lazy river, slides, pools and beach, Rancho Las Palmas is a fun place. Its bustling, central outdoor plaza connects guests to a world of activity: fine and casual dining, live entertainment and the 20,000-square-foot Spa Las Palmas is ultimate desert location. It features: 27 holes of classic desert golf, a 25-court tennis center, and four pools. The style of this carefree Palm Springs California hotel is easy and sophisticated and its location enviable – at the foot of majestic Mount Jacinto and directly across the street from The River, a dynamic entertainment, dining and retail area. If you are looking for friendly kids dining popular places are: Beach Pool Shack, Ruby’S Diner, Mimis Cafe, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Cheesecake Factory.