Escape to Two Bunch Palms Resort and Experience the Lifestyle of the 2025 Mazda CX-70

By Kimatni Rawlins

Palm Springs, CA, is an ideal retreat for ultimate relaxation, mental refreshment, adventurous trail hiking, and restorative energy exercises from daily yoga to mineral water treatments, all while taking in the idyllic landscape and nurturing mountain air. Thus, if you are looking for a summer getaway or road trip filled with adventure and excitement, make sure your travel recipe consists of the all-new 2025 Mazda CX-70, a stay at the heavenly Two Bunch Palms Resort, and organic, healthy culinary experiences.

It was a sunny and tranquil day in Palm Springs when I arrived to spend time with Mazda’s two-row, mid-size premium crossover SUV. My curated itinerary would allow me to enjoy quality time in the Japanese utility while also resting, relaxing, and indulging in the amenities of the landscape. Designed with sporty exterior elements, a generously spacious interior cabin, and electrified powertrain options including an inline 6 Turbo and PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle), the CX-70 is ripe for couples and small families with an active lifestyle who are looking for cargo capacity to fit a variety of hobbies.

Some key features available on the CX-70 include remote-folding rear seats, a power panoramic sunroof, Nappa leather, premium Bose audio, a unique sub-trunk allowing for personal items to be stowed out of sight, and design elements such as the black exterior trim including black metallic roof rails, black chrome “Mazda” signature side trim and fender badge, gloss black door mirrors, black window trim, a black grille, and exclusive two-tone black and silver 21” wheels outfitted with Toyo Open Country tires. Basically, think of the CX-70 as the CX-90 without the third row and edgier adjustments. As well, the 12.3” fully digital driver display and 12.3” Mazda Connect center infotainment screen with Alexa Built-in will provide you with the digital tools needed for immersive driving routines.

Early mornings are when I enjoy life the most. The first thing I do is stretch and exercise, and Palm Springs is full of outdoor activities to cater to my lifestyle. Thus, I chose sunrise drives on the iconic Palm to Pines Scenic Byway en route to Randall Henderson Trail to awaken my body and free my mind. After hiking for a few hours, head to my favorite plant-based restaurant in the area, Chef Tanya’s Kitchen, where you can refuel like an Olympic champion with healthy nourishment options. Then cruise to Indian Wells Golf Resort for clinics to help perfect your swing. Before returning to Two Bunch Palms, stop at Sam Cobb Date Farm in Desert Hot Springs to pick up a variety of seven delicious dates as gifts for friends and family.

For CX-70 performance, there are three electrified powertrains to choose from, with each paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard i-Activ all-wheel drive. There are two versions of the e-Skyactiv G 3.3L inline 6 Turbo with a 48-volt M-Hybrid Boost, and then there is the e-Skyactiv G PHEV featuring 323-horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This unit can drive specifically in electric mode for up to 26 miles. Qmerit will come to your home and install a charging unit. MSRP starts at $40,445 for the 2025 Mazda CX-70.

Once you arrive back to the serene Two Bunch Palms, which is tucked away in Desert Hot Springs against the stunning Coachella Valley backdrop, park the CX-70 in front of your charming suite, change into a pair of swim trunks, and dip into one of the 104-degree mineral springs. The high lithium content will enhance the therapeutic effects of bathing for an enriching and spiritual cleanse. While marinating in the tranquil waters, plan out your next few days of activities at the resort, including tennis, Vinyasa yoga, spa treatments, sunbathing at the pool, and dining at the vegetable-focused and So-Cal-inspired on-site restaurant. The menu is swapped out based on the season and provides an array of organic, locally sourced vegan and vegetarian cuisine, which I highly enjoyed. Before sunset, take a nature walk along the lush grounds incorporating calming ponds and verdant gardens.

Take a methodical look at the CX-90 from every angle to witness defining proportions that are wider, longer, and more aggressive than any prior Mazda you’re acquainted with, except for the CX-90. Mazda describes this human-centric design technique as alluring and the technology as intuitive. The company further states that every element from cabin space and cargo capacity to safety features and amenities, has been optimized for elevated user experiences. Then there is Kinematic Posture Control, which reduces body lift in tight turns to increase grip and help passengers maintain a natural posture. This specific capability is achieved through advanced software engineering. For the crowd Mazda targets, a few inspiring exterior hues include Soul Red, Crystal Metallic, and Zircon Sand Metallic.

Two Bunch Palms was conceived for comfort, with understated decor that complements the surroundings. Ideal for a restorative getaway, the resort slows down time, while the CX-70 speeds it up with curated driving around the magnificent mountain ranges and winding roads. Together, both present the best of each of your worlds. Enjoy your next vacation in Palm Springs!

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