Never-Never Land

Nail Lounge at the Feel Good Spa.
A relaxed, commune-reminiscent vibe characterizes private treatment rooms and communal lounges at the Feel Good Spa.

Finding the Lost Boys (and Girls)

To reach the spa, guests must walk through the main pool patio, which at 9 a.m. on this blazing summer morning is already packed with objectionably sexy post-collegiate boys and girls, and the ever-present rhythmic tapping of poolside ping-pong. (In fact, when Facebook rented out the entire hotel for an event earlier this year, a swim trunk-bedecked Mark Zuckerman reportedly played his share of matches, while his fiancée Priscilla indulged in a Feel Good massage.)

Spa reception is housed in a charming little wooden kiosk that looks like a booth where you’d order fries and hamburgers at a country club, except it’s lined with yummy-looking products from raw and organic beauty line The Body Deli, based a few miles away in Palm Desert. The receptionist, dressed in a black romper and flip-flops, is accommodating but casual as she leads me into a locker room that feels both chic and functional, with high school-vibe lockers painted navy and cream and one big open shower featuring grapefruit-scented body wash and hair care. I pull on a textured cotton robe and head over to the Relaxation Room.