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Dead Sea

A visit to Jordan would simply be incomplete without a stop at the lowest point on earth.

Not only is it a great novelty to float effortlessly in the saline water but the thick brown mud on the seabed will exfoliate and soften your skin in the most natural way possible.

The Dead Sea valley is typically Mediterranean with mild winters and hot summers and is a natural greenhouse rich in minerals. In ancient times it was one of the most fertile places in the Middle East and some of the world’s oldest civilisations sprang up here.


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Kempinski Ishtar Spa

Book yourself in a for a spa treatment at the Kempinski Ishtar – the largest spa in the Middle East.

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The Dead Sea Spa

Spend a couple of days being pampered in a spa beside the Dead Sea, benefitting from the mineral-rich mud.

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Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea £££££

  • Jordan
  • Wellness and Spa

Located on the shores of the Dead Sea, Movenpick Resort & Spa has been built in the style of a traditional Arabic village with the 346 guestrooms connected by walkways, stairwells and courtyards, planted with bougainvillea and plumbago. From the main building, an artificial river runs through the valley gardens towards a central square where shops, a restaurant, pools and the spa converge on the shores of the Dead Sea. Each of the rooms has a balcony or terrace and the vast spa takes full advantage of its location in an area rich in year-round filtered sunshine, ozone-rich air, high barometric pressure and mineral-loaded sea waters.

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Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea £££££

  • Jordan
  • Wellness and Spa

The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is made up of three properties set amidst gardens dotted with lagoons, waterfalls and private pools. Designed in tribute to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon it is built using local stone and the 345 rooms and suites all have sea views with either a balcony or terrace. In total, the hotel has nine freshwater swimming pools including Infinity Edge Pools, a children’s pool, a gymnasium and the longest private beach in Jordan. The keystone of the hotel is the Anantara Spa which is considered one of the largest spas in the Middle East.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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