The Best Spa and Wellness Hotels to Book Near the Dead Sea

Relax and rejuvenate at these top spa hotels around the Dead Sea
Relax and rejuvenate at these top spa hotels around the Dead Sea | © agefotostock / Alamy Stock Photo
Judy Cogan

Sandwiched between Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea is known for its therapeutic qualities, making it the perfect destination for a spa retreat – bookable with Culture Trip.

Salt water and sunshine go hand in hand with the steamy luxury of a hotel spa break, especially at the Dead Sea. The mineral-rich waters are said to have healing powers and boost your immune system – at the very least, a quick dip will leave your skin soft and your muscles tension-free. Here is Culture Trip’s pick of the best spa and wellness hotels near this salty lagoon.

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1. Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan

Hotel, Luxury, Spa Hotel

A bedroom at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea with a bed, windows and sliding doors leading to a terrace with table and chairs
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With Kempinski, optimum luxury and excellent service are guaranteed. This five-star hotel in the heart of Amman is the perfect springboard to discover the area’s main attraction, the Dead Sea, while indulging in luxury spa experiences to pamper your body and clear your mind. The Kempi Spa has a menu of facials, massages – including Swedish, lymphatic and anti-cellulite – and Dead Sea treatments. The Thalgo sessions are specifically designed to harness the riches of the sea to revitalise and rebalance your skin.

2. Hilton Dead Sea Resort and Spa, Jordan

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel

An outdoor swimming pool at Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, with sun loungers, tables, white parasols, palm trees and sea views
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The Dead Sea may be the lowest point in the world, but you will be elevated to new heights of relaxation at Hilton Dead Sea Resort and Spa. Lounge on the hotel’s sun deck out on a floating pontoon, surrounded by the salty Dead Sea. The property is close to the best mud pools offering the natural anti-aging treatment that draws thousands of tourists from all over the world. Accommodation ranges from deluxe guest rooms to luxurious suites with deep sunken baths and sea views.

3. Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea, Jordan

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel

A light bedroom at Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea with windows, a balcony, a bedside table and lamp, a mirror, and a desk
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The traditional Arabic village setting and lush gardens give this five-star resort an almost fairytale quality. The hotel manager and his team of well-versed staff will look after you well, while the award-winning Arabian Dead Sea Zara Spa has spectacular sea views. It’s one of the most advanced spas in the Middle East – hop between pools, steam rooms, tropical scent showers and the traditional hammam. There’s also a VIP royal therapy suite.

4. Dead Sea Marriott Resort and Spa, Jordan

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel

A stylish bedroom at Dead Sea Marriott Resort and Spa with a bed, TV, lamps, armchairs, a mirror, large windows and a balcony
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Float in the sea’s ultra-salty water and enjoy the region’s therapeutic mud pools while staying at the Marriott. The entire hotel sparkles, from the white pillars in the lobby to the manicured grounds and the big, blue swimming pools. The spa offers a whole range of services and treatments, plus an indoor pool filled with Dead Sea water. There’s also a gym and outdoor tennis courts. If you can prise yourself away, the Mujib Nature Reserve and Jordan River are not far from the hotel.

5. Crowne Plaza Dead Sea, Jordan

Resort, Chain Hotel

A large outdoor swimming pool at Crowne Plaza Dead Sea, with sun loungers, parasols, and sea views
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This five-star resort elegantly circles a gigantic palm-fringed swimming pool known as the Lake. Enjoy a cocktail at the swim-up Aqua Pool Bar and then glide through the cool, blue water to the adults-only infinity pool for views of the Dead Sea. Alternatively, enjoy a soak in the seawater jacuzzi. The impressive D’Sante Spa has a full menu of locally inspired treatments from body wraps to scrubs and massages. Aside from the sauna and steam rooms, an entire floor is reserved for authentic German hydrotherapy and various spa baths.

6. David Dead Sea Resort and Spa, Israel

Spa Hotel

An outdoor swimming pool area at David Dead Sea Resort & Spa, with palm trees and green sun loungers
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The highlights here start with the delicious Israeli breakfasts, outdoor pools and excellent service, while the impressive massage menu at the palatial Mineralia Spa will have you spoilt for choice. Expect treatments infused with influences from Thailand, Japan and India, alongside body-nourishing wraps and peels that use local muds and salts to leave you gleaming. Add to that sulphur and jacuzzi pools, steam rooms and a sauna, and you’ll need a few minutes in the luxe restrooms to coax you back to standing.

7. Vert Dead Sea, Israel


A stylish bedroom at Vert Dead Sea, with a bed, carpet, bedside tables, lamps and sliding doors leading to a balcony
Courtesy of Vert Dead Sea / Expedia

Vert Dead Sea is an upscale resort hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea with a wide, sandy private beach and strong environmental credentials. On site, you’ll find an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, gym and saunas. The spa has a jacuzzi, various specialist pools and a menu of 60 treatments including massages, oil baths, body peels and facials. Combine all this with some quality time floating in the Dead Sea and you’ll leave feeling brand new.

8. Herods Dead Sea, Israel

Chain Hotel, Luxury, Resort

A stylish bedroom at Herods Dead Sea, with a bed, bedside tables, lamps, windows and an armchair against a turquoise wall
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You’ll soon see why this luxury resort, with its own private beach, has accrued a good few awards. The Vitalis Spa is the hotel’s crowning glory – you’ll find heated and health-promoting pools, from seawater and sulphur pools to the Dead Sea pool. There’s a full-size Turkish hammam, solarium facility, mud pack treatments, hydrotherapy and a selection of saunas. All facials and massages are delivered using freshly mixed Dead Sea lotions and potions. Remember to visit the spa’s health bar, H-bar, for a fresh fruity shake.

9. Spa Club Dead Sea, Israel

Spa Hotel

A bedroom at Spa Club Dead Sea with a bed, bedside tables, a green patterned wall, windows, a dressing table and armchair
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All 98 newly designed rooms at the Spa Club Dead Sea have a vintage beachy feel, with wicker furniture and statement palm-print wallpaper. The hotel occupies a prime position on the shores of the Dead Sea, tucked between the Judean mountains. The Moroccan-style spa is designed to capture a certain essence of desert magic – here you can enjoy hydromassage, sulphur baths and a range of treatments involving heaps of Dead Sea mud, plus a heated indoor Dead Sea water pool containing 21 rejuvenating minerals.

10. Ma'In Hot Springs, Jordan

Resort, Independent Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel

A birds-eye view of MaIn Hot Springs, with an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by mountains, green plants and trees
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This resort and spa near the Dead Sea is set inland, in a perfect position for taking advantage of the area’s natural hot springs. The rooms are decorated with natural materials and colourful furnishings, and come with balconies overlooking the valley and nearby mountains. When your skin is prune-like from hours spent between the natural pools, waterfalls and hot springs – as well as the Cascade Spa constructed of Jordanian stone – head for the pool bar, which has a staggering 40 types of ice cream. For something more substantial there’s an Italian restaurant and a traditional Bedouin communal dining experience, which begins nightly with an anise-flavoured welcome drink called Arak.

11. Dead Sea Spa Hotel, Jordan

Spa Hotel, Hotel

A birds-eye view of an outdoor swimming pool area at Dead Sea Spa Hotel, next to the sea
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This four-star resort was one of the first in the area, built in 1990, and attracts a loyal following. It features 265 contemporary guest rooms and suites, and a spacious private beach with watersports – the largest beach on the Dead Sea – not to mention five pools, a children’s play area and fitness centre. The Vitalia Spa offers world-class therapies at the in-house medical centre, which is recognised for its expertise in dermatological care, massages, facials and Dead Sea Salt Scrubs. Dining options include an international buffet, poolside fare and a sports pub.

12. Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dead Sea, Jordan

Hotel, Spa Hotel, Budget Hotel

A light bedroom at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dead Sea, with a bed, TV, desk, mirror and sliding doors leading to a balcony
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This bright and colourful mid-range resort is another affordable option in the area. Rooms have blonde-wood furnishings, tile floors and red accents – but most guests will be found around the spacious and modern pool area with fire pits, or kicking back at the beach. There are play areas and a games room for children, while adults can indulge at the full-service Oasis Spa. Peruse the wine list at the lobby lounge before you head for the impressive buffet offering plenty of international options. Airport shuttles are available.

13. Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea, an IHG Hotel, Jordan

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel

An outdoor swimming pool at Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea, with blue and white stripy sun loungers, palm trees and parasols
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This family-friendly resort has three heated pools, including an infinity with a swim-up bar, plus direct access to the beach. Decked out in bright colours, the spacious rooms – some that open up to the pool – come with complimentary mini-bars and bottled water. Along with an all-day buffet, there’s a sophisticated steakhouse offering fish kebabs, while lunch fare like salads, pizza and chicken shawarma are available on the terrace. Other amenities include a fitness centre and a variety of massages, body wraps and scrubs using Dead Sea products. And as it’s part of the Holiday Inn brand, children aged 12 and under stay and eat for free.

Additional reporting by Lilly Graves.

For more excellent stays near the Dead Sea, book a room in one of the best hotels in the Dead Sea, or one of the best resorts in the Dead Sea, with Culture Trip. Alternatively, visit the Dead Sea from the city of Amman.

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