Go Retro to a Palm Springs Polynesian Paradise: Caliente Tropics Resort

Palm trees against a bright blue sky in Palm Springs California

By Jon Bogart

A getaway is always a good thought and, now more than ever, that thought is uppermost in mind. The world is opening up once again to indulge in sensory experiences that satisfy, refresh and rejuvenate. Nature, sunshine, warmth, fresh air and beauty all rank at the top of the list and, of course, affordability is often a factor.

Where to go? What to choose? Visions abound… of a sparkling pool, hot tub, lush tropical surroundings, tiki gods, thatched-hut cabanas, torches, island specialty cocktails and Polynesian music. Or, of a desert oasis with low-key lush ambiance, nestled amongst a scenic mountain range, easily accessible. A retro vibe that reminds you of the good ol’ days, laid back and fun-forward.

Get your traveling gear ready because your visions become reality at the Caliente Tropics Resort in Palm Springs, California.

Dive into the scene, rich with its Polynesian personality and its heritage as a celebrity hang out, frequented by members of the Rat Pack, along with Elvis, Nancy Sinatra and a whole host of baseball stars.  

The Caliente Tropics Resortrepresents the epitome of the pop culture niche that defined Palm Springs back in the day when the city rocked n’ rolled in the ‘60s and ‘70s. It was the spring break go-to, and the first site of the Miss Hawaiian Tropic Pageant. The Reef tiki bar’s cocktail lounge still operates today, for the best tropical cocktails and savory dishes, poolside.

Want some privacy? There is a landscaped area to the back of the pool that has rows of cabanas with thatched roofs. There is a full-size shuffleboard court and a ping pong table. The landscaping is parklike, perfect for laying down the yoga mat and doing daily exercises. Hungry? Thirsty? Use your cellphone to call The Reef and place your order. A server will deliver your food and drink.

The Caliente Tropics Resort is a one-of-a-kind place. Its character reflects a unique identity and personality. Its independent owners cater to pets and non-smokers.

Say “Aloha” to Palm Springs at the Caliente Tropics Resort and bring back the memories of years past as you make new ones in your own warm and inviting tropical paradise.


The Caliente Tropics Resort

411 E. Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs, CA 992264

(760) 327-1391

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