My hubby and I had a little weekend getaway this past week and we stayed at The Westin Desert Willow Villas in Palm Desert. We have stayed there many times and I have to say that this resort is by far and away my favorite!!! It is a wonderful escape for all: kids, adults and even for health addicts like me!
Let’s start with activities for the kids! There are so many things to entertain your little ones and various pools to choose from! First, there is a small pool that has a volleyball net and basketball hoop so that the whole family can participate in water sports. There is an adjacent pool that has one of the most epic pool slides I have ever seen (don’t worry, adults are allowed on it too!) and there are slide contests throughout the day. In addition, there are games for all that are led by the enthusiastic staff members: BINGO by the pool, arts and crafts and even movie night in the water. And don’t worry Mom and Dad…there are mandatory pool breaks to make sure that your children come out of the water for sunscreen application, hydration and food. 🙂
Ok adults, I know what you’re thinking. I don’t have kids (or my kids are at home), and the last thing I want to do is be in the pool with a bunch of loud kids on my vacation. Well then this next section is for you! I too enjoy some peace and quiet on my vacation and we were able to enjoy it by the more quiet pool on the upper deck. Here is the place for us to lounge on our floaties, enjoy poolside service, drink from the poolside bar (under misters, I might add!), and to read on our lounge chairs. My husband and I even rented a private cabana for the day and spent the day under the shade, fan and by our own refrigerator. This is the place to be!
I was extremely nervous about going on vacation and not being able to find anything to eat. Since my Lyme diagnosis, my diet has become extremely limited so we came prepared with all kinds of food to cook in our kitchen in our villa. However, we didn’t use any of it (the resort has a food donation program, so it didn’t even go to waste)! I was so excited to find food that I could eat and not get sick from. And I could continue to eat clean. For health addicts like me, The Westin has tons of options to make us happy!
The first thing that I noticed that I thought was extremely unique was the “Sleep Well Menu” located on our bedside table. It not only offered all kinds of calming teas but also offered supplements to help you sleep: magnesium and melatonin to name a few. Who does that?! The next item that I was delighted with was the Superfoods Rx Menu which was offered for room service, poolside and in the resort restaurant. It offered all of my favorites: avocado, garlic, broccoli and more. Every menu has gluten free, vegan and healthy options for the whole family! As if that weren’t enough to keep this health nut happy, the resort also has a fitness studio, fitness classes, tennis courts, golf and running trails. Okay, I think I am in Heaven!
I absolutely cannot say enough about The Westin Desert Willow Villas. The staff is extremely accommodating and friendly and they truly have thought of everything. My one criticism (if I had to find one) is that the bathroom is pretty far away from the pool on the upper deck. That’s it though. That’s all I can think of. 🙂
I highly recommend visiting them on your next desert vacation. I will definitely be back next year…and the year after….and the year after 🙂