Dead Sea
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Not only the lowest spot on earth, but also the saltiest and most mineral-laden body of water in the world, the Dead Sea, which joins Israel and Jordan, is legendary as a source of healing, and has become a popular center for health, rehabilitation and beauty treatments.
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  • Meyung R
    Hua Hin, Thailand192 contributions
    I lost my heart in The Dead Sea…
    … I will need to go back to Jordan and find it. This is truly a magical source of wellness. I happened to go for a dip just before closing time, then I hung around to see the sun go down on the deserted beach… I would trade all the fancy spas in this world with a well deserved twenty minutes immersion in the Dead Sea waters. Glorious!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 March 2023
  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,853 contributions
    Salt Beach, just beautiful...
    Not fancying the hotel accessed beaches nor the public beach, I was so pleased to discover Salt Beach at the southern end. So quiet, so beautiful, so easy. A short walk down from the road, and a lovely guy who offers shower facilities for when you are finished for 2 dinar. A wonderful, wonderful experience of the Dead Sea...
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Richard8016
    Sacramento, California186 contributions
    Something to do if you get the chance
    Reinforcing some of the things you've probably heard about the Dead Sea. Yes, it is VERY salty. Yes, it is WAAAYY below sea level. We did a quick visit. Got in, took a few pictures, got out. The place we got in had showers near by for us to use. (If you visit, do use them.)
    Visited July 2023
    Written 14 July 2023
  • JMGeneva
    Geneva, Switzerland1,970 contributions
    Should be on your list
    Although everyone knows about it, it’s still a unique experience. Access is possible from free beaches and from (mostly expansive hotels), a dip and a mud bath are nice experiences.water was extremely warm which was pleasant. Worth a visit for the highly unusual experience but not a long stay.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Happiness43354155973
    1 contribution
    Dead sea, Jabal Nebo and Madaba
    Even though I had to leave Amman in the afternoon, I wanted to see Dead sea, Jabal Nebo and Madaba. Mr. Waleed Hassan kindly picked me up at hotel early in the morning, and drove me to all these places and the airport. Everywhere was wonderful and I appreciated his kindness. His phone number is 00962-799952938.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Annie S
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom224 contributions
    A must do :-)
    Part of an overall trip we had half of the day at the Dead Sea. Need at least a few hours to really enjoy. Put the mud in before you are wet and be really careful about getting the water in your eyes it stings like you won’t believe. A really fun experience
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,046 contributions
    Salt sea has restorative properties
    The Dead Sea is the saltiest body of water on earth. Travelers have visited the Dead Sea for centuries to make use of the restorative properties of the water. There are a number of resorts on the shores of the Dead Sea, on the Western (Israeli) side and the Eastern (Jordanian) side. If you go swimming, you can take your time, but remember to take care in the water.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 November 2023
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Samantha F
Hawkinge, UK44 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Great fun in the salty body of water - you must try floating and a mud scrub. Your skin feels soft after but needs lots of moisturising.

Don't forget to bring some water shoes as it is very rocky
Written 6 December 2023
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Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines1,542 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Quite an experience and worth a visit. To float first then apply the layer of mud - a real skin softener but check first for allergic reactions.
Written 19 November 2023
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Za036
Lugano, Switzerland738 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had a great experience of the Dead Sea but, we have chosen to live it while staying in an hotel with a proper shower to clean up after applying mud.
Written 17 November 2023
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Francis C
Hawkhurst, UK551 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Incredible experience being able to swim in the Dead Sea and only being able to float. There are changing rooms and one is able to hire towels.
Written 16 November 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,046 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Dead Sea is the saltiest body of water on earth. Travelers have visited the Dead Sea for centuries to make use of the restorative properties of the water. There are a number of resorts on the shores of the Dead Sea, on the Western (Israeli) side and the Eastern (Jordanian) side. If you go swimming, you can take your time, but remember to take care in the water.
Written 8 November 2023
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Annie S
Portsmouth, UK224 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Part of an overall trip we had half of the day at the Dead Sea. Need at least a few hours to really enjoy. Put the mud in before you are wet and be really careful about getting the water in your eyes it stings like you won’t believe.
A really fun experience
Written 21 October 2023
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Happiness43354155973
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Solo
Even though I had to leave Amman in the afternoon, I wanted to see Dead sea, Jabal Nebo and Madaba. Mr. Waleed Hassan kindly picked me up at hotel early in the morning, and drove me to all these places and the airport. Everywhere was wonderful and I appreciated his kindness. His phone number is 00962-799952938.
Written 21 October 2023
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Lucas M
Belgium157 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
The free spots are all full of glass and other litter. Locals try to give you a mud massage and then try to charge you 20 JOD per person afterwards. The floating is fun but not that special, and you can only stay in for fifteen minutes or so, by which time any small wounds are hurting.
Written 2 October 2023
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browncondo2102
Kitchener, Canada1,717 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We went from our hotel down to the area where we covered ourselves in mud and salt and then went into the salty Dead Sea. Tried to swim but couldn't because of the bouyency you just roll over on your back and float. After doing this for an hour we went up and showered off.
Written 2 October 2023
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dunera
yorkshire364 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Plenty of hotels along the shoreline but little to sea other than the shorelinee of Israel You couldsay you have bathed in it, but salt geteverywhere I'm told.
Written 24 September 2023
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