Best Hotels at the Dead Sea

November 21st 2012

Israel’s Dead Sea region combines natural wonders, historical sites and spa resort hotels to make it a truly special vacation site. When you pick the right hotel to serve as your home base in the area, it’s easy to make the most of the Dead Sea’s opportunities for recreation and adventure.

Visit nearby Masada and Qumran to learn about Judean life during the waning days of the Second Temple period. Travel to Ein Gedi and Ein Fashka to enjoy natural water pools and waterfalls. Float in the Dead Sea and spread its mud on your skin to take advantage of its healing properties. Explore the dessert hills atop a camel of jeep.

To bask in the luxury of the Dead Sea, consider staying at the Daniel Hotel Dead Sea. It features an outdoor pool, an open-air Dead Sea pool, a Turkish hammam, dry sauna and a steam room. A spa offers indulgent treatments and a gym lets you blow off steam. In addition to the dairy restaurant, the hotel also has a Scottish pub with an energetic ambience.

For a family-oriented hotel, stay at the Leonardo Plaza Dead Sea. This hotel is focused on a fun atmosphere. Enjoy the Top Spa, including sulfur pools, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, sauna and solarium. Guests can also relax with mud treatments, massages and mineral inhalations. Exercise classes are offered to guests as well.

The Leonardo Privilege Dead Sea Hotel is a deluxe resort hotel. It is located on the southwest cliff facing the Dead Sea shores and features elegant and luxurious rooms. The hotel restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, pairing local cuisine with international dishes. A children’s club will entertain your kids during the day, and babysitting is available if you want to go out for the night.

Beautifully designed and landscaped, Prima Oasis Dead Sea is a unique hotel near the Dead Sea shore. Special attention has been paid to the pool area, which is nestled between palm trees and surrounded by greenery. The pool bar offers salads and snacks as well as drinks. The hotel has its own private beach, so you can easily go back and forth between the Dead Sea and the outdoor pool. There is an entertainment crew which focuses on fun activities for children and adults.