Living Waters is a spa first and a nudist resort second

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Come to the oasis to experience the elements ALL OVER and share the discovery of the joy of self/body acceptance. Soak in pure mineral water, bask in the sun, and be transported by our magical massage.

In other words, come and “be.”

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Should You Go to a Nudist Resort?

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Interview for Playboy

by Andrew Daniels | May 8, 2017

*Note from Living Waters SpaWe frequently get inquires about the clothing-optional aspect of our spa. Recently Playboy contacted us and we gave them a bunch of information about what a “true nudist / clothing-optional” resort is all about. They did a great job summarizing it all. Prior to the interview we told the writer that he might not like what we have to say. He asked us why we’d say that? To which we replied that we spend our day helping Americans realize that nude does not equal lewd and that Playboy has objectified women over the years and that it associates nudity with sexuality. So we were very pleased with a great presentation of what we are.

Here are some excerpts from the article:

Breasts are wonderful works of art that are almost as lovely as the ladies to whom they Read More

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Self-discovery and Personal Growth at Living Waters Spa

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PRESS RELEASE | DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Ever feel like you need to do something new?

Something truly exotic, wild and transformative?

Think you need to go breathless on one of the world’s greatest mountain peaks, jump out of a plane or go deep-sea diving with sharks? That takes an awful lot of energy, right? It takes a ton of cash and, hey, it’s actually pretty cliché. You haven’t done it, maybe, but you know someone who has.

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A Beginners Guide to Understanding Clothing Optional Travel

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A Different Kind of Travel Gift To Give Yourself

by Julia Rosien

*The following is an excerpt from a guest’s website describing what it was like for her to visit Living Waters Spa. You can read the full article here.

Would you visit a clothing optional resort? Shed your clothes and just be? Can you relax enough in your own skin, enjoy your humanity in ways you haven’t since you were a child?

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Dare to Go Bare

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You’ll look great in SPF 75
Marissa Willman May 27, 2016 Hotels & Resorts

Living Waters Clothing-optional Spa
The mineral waters of Desert Hot Springs are renowned for their therapeutic properties, and here’s where “spa” is just as important as “clothing optional.” 13340 Mountain View Road, Desert Hot Springs.

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Living Waters Spa Condos – Exceptional Value

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PRESS RELEASE | DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Give them a week, and they’ll give you a new world.

For an amazing low price, you can make yourself at home in a luxury condo at a world-class European-style, mineral water spa. The price is lower than ever to visit one of the top 10 clothing-optional spas in the world. TripAdvisor ranks Living Waters Spa third around the globe, and Spas of America ranks it first in California.

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It Must be Kismet that Brought Me

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By Bruce Bishop

“This is a place for people to receive whatever they need from the universe,” owner Jeff Bowman tells me from his office at Living Waters Clothing-optional Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California. “It may be simply peace and quiet, or body acceptance. The human spirit can revive itself here with the mineral water, the sun and the mountain breezes.”

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HuffPost Travel Canada

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Nudist Vacation Hot Spots That Will Blow Your Mind

Face it, Bella. The staycation is not for you. An island paradise or mountain getaway, sipping cocktails while wiggling your toes in the surf and basking in the sunset and, oh, what the hell, slipping off your clothes — that’s more your style. Completely exposed, yet refreshingly private. Some of the most beautiful places in the world to be naked while vacationing are out there, just waiting for you to visit.
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From Yahoo Travel

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10 Reasons You Should Go to a Nudist Resort (At Least Once)

When going on vacation, you want nothing more than to relax and let loose. What better way to embrace that idea fully than to not only indulge in pampering spa services and decadent dining, but also go totally nude? Forget just stumbling on to a clothing-optional beach; go all in, and let it all hang out at a nudist resort. These are the top 10 reasons why you should try one at least once in your life…
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Dog Friendly Condo – 1st ever at a clothing optional spa!

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PRESS RELEASE | DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Dog Friendly Condo – 1st ever at a clothing optional spa!

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. – The saddest thing in the world is leaving your at dog home when you go on vacation. Living Waters Spa announces the 1st ever Dog friendly condo at a clothing optional spa for vacationers who don’t want to leave their “best friend” at home.

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The blissdom of Boredom

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Have you ever visited a clothing optional spa or resort?

Julia Rosien | Aug 19, 2014

Does the idea of textile-free vacationing alarm or appease your work-weary soul? If you’ve yet to experience the unfettered joy of Living Waters Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California, I’m here to tell you it’s time, girlfriend.

Step off the stressful grind of your life and just breathe in the serenity of you.

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The Best Luxury Resorts for Nudists

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From TheRichest.com

For your next vacation why not consider visiting a nude resort in a tropical paradise as a couple? Today’s resorts cater to high end clientele with absolute privacy for other like minded people. Clothing optional resorts are for every age, shape and size of person. If you are comfortable with your body and you don’t like tan lines, why not consider something a little different?

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Desert Hot Springs – Cities of the Coachella Valley

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Living Waters Spa Featured in the CV Weekly

On the north side of Interstate 10, the nearly 24 square miles of Desert Hot Springs sits on the valley’s west end. The city’s back is set against the vast Joshua Tree National Park. It has its own water supply, both hot and cold. The city’s hillside views include the sparkling towns and spectacular mountains of the entire CV. Sitting pretty, Desert Hot Springs is a community that has a lot to celebrate.

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The Best of the Best – Spas of America’s Top 50 Spas of 2010

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Living Waters Spa ranked #7 in America out of over 750 spas!

#2 in California, and the only clothing-optional spa to make the list!In a personal email the President of Spas of America wrote to us saying: “I wanted to congratulate you and your team at Living Waters Spa for placing in our Top 10… This is a very significant accomplishment, as not only did you make our Top Ten – but you were one of the highest ranking California spa…”

Best,Craig Oliver
President/Editor-in-Chief

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Coachella Road Trip: 15 Fun Things to Do in the Drive LAX to the Desert

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From Aol Music.

Posted on Apr 8th 2010 7:00PM by Spinner Staff.
It’s about 125 miles from Los Angeles to the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. With no traffic on the I-10, you could get there in maybe two hours. But why the rush? You’re in Southern California, the laid-back capital of America. Chances are you’ve made a quick stop at a “kush doctor” on Venice Beach and are ready to warm up your ears blasting your iPod in the rented convertible. So here are some choice stops from LAX airport to Indio that will enhance the three-day party that is Coachella.Read More

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Between a Rock and a Nude Place

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Palm Springs is America’s Sunniest Town, and the Country’s Naturist Capital

Published on February 14, 2010 by Gareth Rubin | guardian.co.uk | The Observer

“America is a Christian nation, and being nude has often been associated with being lewd,” Pastor Jeff Bowman told me. He wants to change that attitude. That is why, as we stood facing each other, we were both completely naked. “The point of this spa is to help people relax in the confines of nonsexual nudity. Not that there’s anything wrong with sexual nudity, but not here,” he added. His wife, Judy, similarly non-attired, nodded in agreement.

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Designare Destination

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Dry Spell by Suna Kaga

Published in Designare Destination

In Southern California, a cluster of small cities jointly called the Palm Springs Desert Resort are attracting celebrities and city folk with its promise of respite…The natural mineral waters of the California desert have long been a source of healing and wellness since Native Americans first discovered the area…

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The Best of the Best – Spas of America’s Top 50 Spas of 2009

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Living Waters Spa is the only clothing-optional spa to make the list!

Ranked #4 in America and #1 in California!

(New York, New York) January 7, 2010 — The spa travel website, Spas of America, today announced their annual ranking of the Top 50 Spas of 2009, based on consumer traffic on their website. “From the red rocks of southern Utah, to the white sand beaches of Hawaii, this years list is a unique collection of resort, hotel and destination Spa experiences” says Spas of America president Craig Oliver.  Here are the top 10 of the top 50:

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Desert Hot Springs, CA among top spots to get naked

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We’re talkin’ travel

*The following are excerpts from an article published in the Examiner by Ruth & Rich Carlson

If clothing optional is on your hot list of places to visit, then you’ll appreciate the latest news from the hotel association of Desert Hot Springs, in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs… Recently the international, award-winner travel advisory site TripAdvisor.com has placed the city of Desert Hot Springs in the top three areas in the category Best California Hot Springs Locations.

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#1 Clothing Optional Spa in America!

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Tops in California and  8th in America overall!

“Dear Jeff & Judy, The Living Waters Spa was #8 on our list and the #1 clothing optional spa. This is a great achievement considering we have over 650 spas on ourwebsite. Congratulations to all of your team.”

Best,
Craig Oliver, President Spas of America.

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World’s Best Clothing-Optional Resorts

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Two Palm Springs Area Hotels Rate in Top 10 of TripAdvisor’s ‘World’s Best Clothing-Optional Resorts’

(Palm Springs Desert Resorts, Calif., July 17, 2008)

According to traveler popularity and TripAdvisor editors on TripAdvisor.com, two Palm Springs Desert Resorts hotels are rated in the top 10 clothing-optional resorts in the world. Noted as “the world’s largest travel community,” TripAdvisor rated Living Waters Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California, as number three on the list, while Terra Cotta Inn in Palm Springs rated fourth.

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Get Ready to Spark up Your Love Life

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Erotic massage workshop for couples could do the trick

by Maggie Downs from The Desert Sun

A weekend workshop at Living Waters Spa in Desert Hot Springs can bring sexy back into your life. The two-day experience enhances relationships by helping people reconnect with their partners….

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No Shirt, No Problem

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Adults-Only Hotels, Part 2

by Beata Loyfman

Last week, we brought you our picks for top adults-only hotel zones. Today we crank it up a notch to satisfy your (secret?) naturist jones with… destinations dedicated to the clothing-optional lifestyle. I know what you’re thinking: Unshaven, hemp-loving hippies munching on tofu burgers, realigning their chakras, and sleeping in hammocks on the beach (Woody Harrelson, I’m talking to you).

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Star spotting in Palm Springs

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by Stanley Stewart – Times UK
“It was not until I was naked in the hot pool with the minister and his wife that I began to appreciate the character of the desert.”

…Palm Springs has an active sideline in hotels where the guests are able to strip off. I checked into one with my toothbrush. A part of me was dreading it. I didn’t mind getting naked, but I wasn’t sure I needed to see a lot of other people naked…

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Desert hotels are hot with TripAdvisor travelers

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“Did you notice that three Palm Springs-area hotels made the grade in the “Best Hidden Gems – U.S.” category of TripAdvisor’s 2008 Travelers’ Choice Awards?

Old Ranch Inn in Palm Springs was No. 2 on the Top 10 list, while El Morocco Inn and Spa and the clothing-optional Living Waters Spa, both in nearby Desert Hot Springs, California, made the cut as well; they were ranked Nos. 4 and 6, respectively.

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Living Waters Spa 9th in America and Tops in California!

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from Spas of America

“Dear Living Waters Spa,
I wanted to pass on Spas of America Top 30 Spas for 2007. The Living Waters Spa ranked 9th on Spas of America and was our highest ranked California spa. Congratulations to you and your team! This is an amazing feat. Our Top 30 list is an interesting reflection of what our targeted audience is looking at, considering we now have over 600 day, hotel, resort and destination spas listed… This list includes dynamic city spa experiences, beautiful resort/hotel spas and rejuvenating destination spas.”

All the best,
Craig Oliver, President, Spas of America

Spas of America showcases the best Spa and Wellness experiences in North and South America to Spa travelers around the world. From dynamic city day spas, to exciting hotel and resort spas, and rejuvenating destination spas, Spas of America illustrates over 600 different wellness experiences.

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October 2007 – Know Your State Perks!

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The Secret Benefits of Being a Resident in 15 Places

California: The Perk – Most Clothing Optional Places!

The human body is a beautiful thing. And if you like looking at beautiful things, you might want to move to California. No, not because it’s where Jessica Alba, George Clooney and Jay Leno live, but because it has more nudist hotspots than any other state in the nation.

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Hotel Hot Sheet

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World’s best nude resorts
By Kitty Bean Yancey

Beach season may be ending in much of the USA come Labor Day. But a new book keeps sun worship alive by spotlighting clothing-optional stretches of sand and lodgings around the world.

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Darrell in the Desert: Desert Hot Springs

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By Darrell Smith
Excerpt from an article published in The Desert Sun

“It’s still 100 degrees-plus in Desert Hot Springs, slightly cooler, but comfortable as I sink into the mineral water pool here at Living Waters Spa. I meet my new friends – a couple from Australia, another from Northern California, a third from up the road by way of New Jersey and the spa’s owners Jeff and Judy Bowman, all seeking the paradise the city’s underground waters have promised here for years.Read More

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Living Waters Spa Owners Honored as Business Persons of the Year

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Desert Hot Springs, CA – Jeff and Judy Bowman, owners of Living Waters Spa, “A European Style Clothing Optional Mini-Resort” in Desert Hot Springs, California, has been honored with prestigious ‘Business Persons of the Year – 2006’ from the Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. (click to view full press release)

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California Springs Back

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In Desert Hot Springs, Soak Up Another Era

By Laura Randall
Special to The Washington Post
Sunday, June 4, 2006; Page P10
“Other places, like the clothing-optional Living Waters Spa…have an independent vibe that might not be embraced as easily in mainstream resort towns. Whatever their hotel choice, most visitors come here for the hot springs.”

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Near Palm Springs, a Little City Thinks Big

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March 31, 2006
by Dave Caldwell for The New York Times

“…Living Waters Spa…is a nine-room clothing-optional European-style resort with a retro 1960’s décor.”
One of two recommended places to stay while looking into the real estate investment opportunities in Desert Hot Springs.”

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The Bulletin – January 2006

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American Association for Nude Recreation

“Living Waters Spa has nine guest rooms which open directly onto the pool and spa area…The inn’s pleasantly warm natural waters flow for the ground directly into the 30-foot kidney-shaped swimming pool…”

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Going Natural

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From the Federation of Canadian Naturists
Winter 2005-06

“Living Waters Spa is a real paradise for lovers of massage. Jeff and Judy have a real passion for it, both being licensed therapists. We look forward to returning just for another of those massages!”

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In Touch with Life, Living Waters Spa

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Quote from N – The Magazine Of Naturist Living

Spring 2005

“…the spa has been designed to give first-timers the best clothes-free experience possible. Many stressed-out Southern Californians have accepted this gentle invitation to shed their clothes and burdens…. Massage therapy is a focal point at Living Waters Spa and the reason many guests keep coming back….”.

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Living Waters Spa Featured in Travel Naturally

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“Living Waters Spa was a custom-made “spa-tel” in the 1960’s, and has been completely renovated. The owners kep the original neon “Kismet Lodge” sign, and the guest rooms also show a retro flair, but with a modern twist and amenities, including free wireless LAN Internet connections.”