The Best Spa and Wellness Hotels Near the Dead Sea

The five-star Movenpick is designed in traditional Arabic style
The five-star Movenpick is designed in traditional Arabic style | Courtesy of Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea / Expedia
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15 February 2021

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

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.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Hotel, Luxury, Spa Hotel
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Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
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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.
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Hilton Dead Sea Resort and Spa

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Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
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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.
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Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea

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Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea
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The traditional Arabic village setting and lush gardens give this five-star resort an almost fairy-tale 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.
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Dead Sea Marriott Resort and Spa

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Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
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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 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.
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  • Crowne Plaza Dead Sea

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    Crowne Plaza Dead Sea
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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.
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    David Dead Sea Resort and Spa

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    David Dead Sea Resort & Spa
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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.
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    Crowne Plaza Dead Sea

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    Crowne Plaza Dead Sea
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    The Crowne Plaza is an upscale resort hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea with a wide sandy beach. On-site, you’ll find an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, gym and activities such as tennis, beach volleyball and a jogging track. The in-house Sleep Advantage programme includes premium bedding and wake up calls to improve your sleep quality. The spa has two jacuzzis, various specialist pools and a menu of treatments from massages to facials. Combine all this with some quality time floating in the Dead Sea and you’ll leave feeling brand new.
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    Herods Dead Sea

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    Herods Dead Sea
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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. Here 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.
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    Spa Club Dead Sea

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    Spa Club Dead Sea
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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 hotel’s 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.
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    These recommendations were updated on February 15, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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