When you visit Jordan, you don’t want to miss the world-renowned Dead Sea. The Dead Sea, really a large salt lake, is the lowest point on earth. Known for its super-salty water that makes floating effortless and for its mineral-rich mud that is used in cosmetic treatments all over the world. A day at the Dead Sea is like a day in paradise! Here you can treat yourself like royalty.
Due to the altitude of 400m below sea level, the climate at the Dead Sea is mild in winter and hot in the summer. Amazingly, it has temperatures an average of 10C hotter than in Amman, despite its proximity. So it’s a great escape for those traveling from colder weather. But even in the Summer, it is a worthwhile and recommended experience. Through the wintertime, you can still expect temperatures that will allow you to enjoy the pools and salty water of the sea.
The sea’s buoyancy is incredible. Other people’s accounts can’t prepare you for the sensation of weightlessness as you let your feet lift from the bottom of the banks and you begin to bob with the gentle flow of the water.
While there, people can be seen on the banks lathering themselves in the black mud. It is true that the minerals in the mud are many and are extremely good for the skin. However, it remains for the individual to decide if they wish to coat themselves in it entirely, or simply choose a few key spots.
A host of spa hotels line the Jordanian bank of the sea, meaning no matter your budget and situation, the restful experience is real.
For families, the Dead Sea Spa hotel is a great option. In addition to beach access, it has a range of pools: ones suitable for adults to float and relax, and others with slides to keep the kids (and kids at heart) entertained.
For those looking for a top-end luxurious experience, there a several fantastic 5* hotels, including the Movenpick and Kempinski, with full spas and a large range of treatments. The Dead Sea is a great place to pamper yourself.
On the other end of the spectrum, for you who are not bothered about relaxing by a pool or indulging in a massage, there are several public beaches which you can visit and enjoy both floating in the sea and the famous mud for only a few dinars (local currency).
In addition to the water sports, food and entertainment options are available depending on what hotel you are booked with. Other activities near the Dead Sea include hiking in wadis, Lot’s Cave, Ma’in Hot Springs, and The Baptism Site to name a few.
When you book your trip with Experience Jordan Adventures, let us know what your interests are for your trip and we can create the perfect itinerary for your ideal vacation.