If you’re on the Jordan side, you’re bound to visit the Dead Sea. You can spend the day or spend the night. In all cases, here’s a brief review of the Dead Sea’s resorts and hotels – where to spend the perfect day.
A few reminders –
We are talking about the saltiest body of water on the planet. It’s not an easy ride for all skin types; personally I can’t stay in the water for more than 15 minutes. This is why selecting a resort/hotel that has other activities or namely pools are important. If you’re like me, you’ll need to take a dip in treated water to cool off.
Be ready for lots of rocks. Most of the beaches have a rocky entrance, so be sure to have a sturdy pair of water shoes or flip flops you’re wiling to lose. Unless you’re brave and want to experience the whole shebang, then by all means go ahead!
Try the full body mud treatment. It’s silly, it’s wet, but it’s a treat. All hotels offer some type of access to the dead sea mud. Typically, it’s just a slab of mud by the water in a clay pot or bucket.
Oh Beach (day pass 25 JDs)
This is a great option if you’re just looking to spend a few hours in the Dead Sea and don’t plan on spending the night. Clean & modest changing rooms, access to a beautiful infinity pool and of course the sea.
Marriott Resort & Spa (day pass 50 JDs)
For the price, it wasn’t all that. Although the 25 JDs of the entry fee can be used towards food/beverages you’re quite limited in what you can access. For example, the pool facing the ocean is reserved for guests only. So unless you’re staying the night you get to share the large pool with the families/children etc. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but just something to keep in mind.
By far my favorite hotel in terms of overall experience. All water the pictures are really going to look the same, most of the resorts follow the same ambience and decor but the sandy toned lodging and live evening entertainment make this selection exceptional.
Have you been to any Dead Sea resorts that you can recommend? Let us know in the comments! & while you’re in Jordan, don’t miss out on the Ma’in Hot Springs I suggest spending the night either at the Dead Sea or at the Hot Springs since they are so close to each other. If you’re into the outdoorsy scene, take a hike in the historical town of As-Salt!