Relax in this beautiful spot known for its luxurious spas, beautiful scenery and ancient history.

This salty body of water is the lowest elevation on earth and has earned its name as a relaxing destination for those looking to enjoy the properties of the Dead Sea water and mud. Located 434 metres below sea level and bordered by Jordan and Israel, it is an alluring place imbued with beaty and biblical significance. Here you will find Bethany-Beyond-The-Jordan, the baptism site of Jesus Christ and whatever your beliefs you cannot fail to be moved this modest but beautiful site. Nearby is the ruin of King Herod’s castle where Salome danced for the head of John the Baptist.

An hour’s drive from the Dead Sea is the town of Madaba, overlooked by Mount Nebo it is home to an exceptional collection of Byzantine mosaics. Head to the town of Kerak for one of the most famous crusader castles in Jordan and was a place of legend in the battles between the crusaders and the Islamic armies of Saladin. Despite all this history, it really is the dead sea itself with its balmy water that is the primary attraction in this part of Jordan. Float in the extremely salty water, spend some time on the beach or cover yourself in thick, gloopy mud from the sea.


Our favourite luxury hotels

Hotel Kempinski, Dead Sea, Jordan

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar

This is without doubt the best hotel at the Dead Sea. An exceptional hotel in a stunning location, it combines three buildings set in beautiful gardens on the shores of the iconic Dead Sea. Enjoy the infinity pool overlooking the sea, indulge in some relaxing spa treatments and dine on the finest cuisine. For an extra dose of luxury, choose one of the Royal Villas with private spa, steam room and a complimentary massage on arrival. This is a cool and sophisticated hotel offering excellent service.

Marriott Resort, Dead Sea, Jordan

Marriott Dead Sea Resort & Spa

A luxury hotel located on the shores of the iconic Dead Sea. The spacious rooms are bright and welcoming with modern amenities. The hotel has a private beach and benefits from four outdoor pools. The spa offers an indulgent range of treatments and an indoor pool filled daily with water from the Dead Sea. Choose to dine in one of the three restaurants serving local and international dishes or relax with a cocktail in the Acacia bar.

Hotel Movenpick Dead Sea, Jordan

Movenpick Dead Sea Resort

This luxury hotel offers excellent facilities in a beautiful location. Situated on the shores of the Dead Sea, relax by the pool with views of the beach and take a dip in the sea itself to experience the extreme salinity of the water. The spa embraces the mineral riches of the Dead Sea in a variety of indulgent treatments. The rooms are decorated with a nod to traditional Jordanian style and guests can choose from a beachfront, village or main building suite with views to the sea, mountains or gardens. For the ultimate luxury, go for the Royal Villa with a sea view and a private pool.

Feynan Ecolodge, Dead Sea, Jordan

Feynan Ecolodge

Named by National Geographic as one of the top 25 ecolodges in the world, this is a charming property with a strong focus on sustainability and the environment. The rooms are simple and cosy and the lodge uses solar panels for power and hot water. Staff are employed from the local community and over 50% of the revenue stays in the local community. Guests can enjoy delicious vegetarian dishes using locally sourced ingredients.