One of the reasons I fell in love with Palm Springs, was because during my late teens I was introduced to one of my former best friends’ beau/fiancée who was from there. His movie-star appearance and laid-back jovial persona had such a glamour of Hollywood vibe about him, you couldn't help but fantasize of what it must be like. Ever since my interest was peaked, I've always wanted to visit this extremely hot part of the California desert he occasionally talked about. Recently after over two decades of fantasizing about this place, the hubby and I finally retreated into this beautiful desert for much-needed R&R. Being careful to not ruin our first impression of the Palm Springs experience, I felt there was no other place better suited for our first encounter more than Korakia. Thank goodness for that instinctive choice, because retreating to that desert oasis made our getaway there even better than expected!
As soon as we arrived at this Moroccan inspired Mediterranean villa hideaway, we felt as if we were transported into a secluded serene oasis island in Santorini Greece or to Morocco. Suffice to say, we enjoyed a magnificent several days lounging around in hammocks and beautifully cushioned daybeds by the pool, reading, relieving our minds and souls. Since the place is within walking distance to their main downtown/uptown strip, we decided to walk everywhere in town our first day there. The evenings were spent unwinding, watching old classic movies on a nearby outdoor screen (not too far from one of the fire pits) under dark starry nights lit up with the occasional streaks of shooting stars.
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. This life makes it so easy to get caught up in career goals, we sometimes can forget how important it is to take the necessary time to mentally and creatively recharge. I couldn’t be any more grateful that we chose this desert jewel, as it was the perfect place for meaningful encounters and experience stillness for those several days.
And for those who have never been, stay tuned for a travel guide roundup of our favorite spots to eat, shop, stay and play.
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