The Essence of Desert Springs

Desert Springs Resort is Europe’s only international award-winning family leisure resort with exclusive luxury homes set beside the emerald green fairways of a unique and stunning championship desert golf course, located in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.

Served by three international airports, Almeria, Murcia and Alicante, Desert Springs Resort is easily accessible using both chartered and scheduled 2 1⁄2 hour flights from all parts of the UK and Europe.

Set high on a plateau with panoramic views over the Almanzora valley towards the Mediterranean and surrounding mountains, there is something quite rare and special about the light and ambience of the perfectly maintained desert parkland, the largest rock and cactus garden in Europe... it has an all but surreal sense of beauty, serenity and quality of life and service.


The best climate in Europe...

The Almanzora has Europe's only desert climate. The area boasts a year round average of a full nine hours of sunshine a day and a total rainfall of less than seven and a half inches. In winter, the average maximum daily temperature is 19°C (67"f) from October to March. It is, without exception, the warmest and driest place to be in Europe in the winter. In summer, it is hot and dry inland but cooler down on the coast, whilst Desert Springs, up on the plateau above the Almanzora, is cooled by pleasant sea breezes.

Besides the luxury homes, Desert Springs has life style and leisure activities for just about everyone, offering a range of exceptional family, leisure and golf facilities.

The Crocodile Club is Family Life!

The thatched African longhouse of The Crocodile Club is the family heart of the resort and of the Lodge @ Desert Springs. Parents will find the cool misty "natural" rock-set swimming pools, Jacuzzi, sun lawns and pool bar of the Croc, a perfect day-long alternative to the local beaches and kids will love the sand play bunkers, kick around areas and games room.


The Indiana Course and Clubhouse is Golf Life!

Europe’s only world class championship desert golf course, the stunning, Par 72, USGA specification championship desert Indiana course provides a unique golfing experience. What’s more its Golf Academy has unsurpassed facilities to help golfers to improve all aspects of their game.


The Sierra Sports and Fitness Club is Active Life!

The Sierra Sports and Fitness Club provides a wide range of quality indoor and open-air sports and fitness facilities. 

Mentored by double Olympic decathlon champion, Daley Thompson, who regularly holidays at Desert Springs, it is aimed at general fitness and well being. With its warm winter conditions, which are unique to this part of Europe, it is particularly suited to pre-season general fitness, team bonding and re-habilitation after sports injuries. Taken together with the other leisure and relaxation facilities at Desert Springs, it is a superb venue.

Perhaps best of all is to settle in and slow down; enjoy a late breakfast on your terrace overlooking the Indiana, then treat yourself to a pampering massage at the Day Spa and a light healthy lunch at the Deck on Powder Creek, at the Clubhouse. After lunch a short post-prandial stroll, past the Cave, brings you to the Crocodile Club for a dip in the pool and a blissful afternoon nap in a semi-private sun lawn. Then home for a shower and tidy up and on to sundowners at the Cave Bar and an elegant dinner at El Torrente, one of the very best restaurants in the region. Round off your evening with a nightcap and a game of billiards in the Private Reserve.


The serenity, quality of life and service offered by Desert Springs is Leisure Life!

"The success of Desert Springs can, quite simply, be put down to the standard of service maintained throughout... it is the epitome of service. It has customer service honed to a fine art. It is service of the highest calibre carried out by staff who give the distinct impression that they enjoy what they are doing.” - Eamonn Power in Andalucia Golf.