Spas and beaches

Dead Sea Spas and Beaches: Where They Are and What to Do

The spas and beaches of the Dead Sea They make this destination one of the most important in the world in terms of thermal tourism and spa. On this page we provide you with useful information if you plan to travel here with that objective, for which you will have to distinguish between two types of spaces and experiences: on the one hand, the natural beaches themselves and, on the other, the spas and resorts built for this purpose.

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Where are the spas and beaches of the Dead Sea

Both spas and Dead Sea beaches They are located in its northern sector. The nearest town is Swemeh, which lives mainly from the thermal tourism developed in the area.

Instead, as the traveler moves south across the Dead Sea Highway, he will notice that resorts and buildings become more distant from each other. In addition, the shore offers fewer places conducive to bathing, so it attracts fewer tourists. In any case, the central and southern sectors of the Dead Sea also have beautiful and striking spaces, such as salt rock formations on the shore.

In all cases, there is a geographical fact common to the entire Dead Sea: its extraordinary low altitude, below -400 meters above sea level, which is not only attractive for its rarity, but also for its positive implications for health, as we show below:

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Spas and spas on the Dead Sea

It is worth remembering the main difference between spa and spa: the former is nourished by natural hot springs from the place where it is located, while the latter offer treatments and aquatic experiences of well-being, but not necessarily with thermal waters.

That said, this distinction doesn’t usually apply at the Dead Sea: all venues are listed as spas.

, whether they use water from this sea or not. In any case, it will be good for you to know the characteristics that make the water and the environment of the Dead Sea in general so special.

  • Extremely salty water, with such a high concentration that the bather floats effortlessly, which contributes to relaxation
  • Water and mud or mud is rich in certain minerals, beneficial for different reasons:
    • Calcium and magnesium, used to treat respiratory diseases
    • Iodine, for glandular conditions
    • Bitumen, for aesthetic treatments on the skin
  • Low concentration of UV rays in the environment, due to the high atmospheric pressure derived from the negative altitude
  • High levels of oxygen, for the same reason, which also bring health benefits

All this is the basis of the service of the spas of the Dead Sea, where soaps, shampoos and other hygiene products based on these minerals and benefits are also sold.

To come into contact with the mud and waters of the Dead Sea, treatments can be carried out within the spa facilities, but also on the beaches themselves, following guidelines indicated for this purpose. For this, these resorts have their own private beaches, which can only be accessed by their guests or, in some cases, other external bathers, upon payment of their corresponding entrance.

In addition to their important thermal function, the Dead Sea resorts offer other services to their clients, to whom they provide a complete wellness experience, which may include:

  • Massage sessions
  • Saunas
  • Swimming pools, both normal water and saltwater, outdoor or heated indoors
  • Terraces and solariums for sunbathing
  • Restaurants
  • Gardens
  • Etc.

Dead Sea Beaches

As we said, the most common is that the beaches of the Dead Sea are private, located within the grounds of a resort. But there are some exceptions, in which public bathing is allowed, although with the obligation to pay an entrance, in order to control the capacity and preserve this fragile ecosystem.

The most famous is probably Amman Beach, which for this reason is also widely used by the Jordanians themselves. So it is recommended to follow some guidelines of behavior and modesty, although without reaching the point of many locals, who swim dressed. This beach is managed by a public entity called Amman Beach Tourism Resort. There are also gardens, sports courts, restaurant and drinks kiosks, as well as showers and parasols.

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Which resort to choose at the Dead Sea

There are many resorts and spas on the Dead Sea, so choosing can be a tricky option. The average level of all of them is very high, absolutely premium in many cases. Therefore, if you want to enjoy a stay and quality service, we recommend you contact Jordania Exclusiva, as we have agreements with different facilities to provide an unforgettable experience.

In the final choice the season will be important: as we said, in the warmer months (from May to October), the influx is usually lower, due to the deterrent effect of the weather. In the cold months, from December to February, the influx is also relatively low, as temperatures are too cool for many travelers. On the other hand, months such as March, April or November are ideal to enjoy spas and Dead Sea beaches, so it is considered high season and you must take it into account to book in advance.

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