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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  • Richard8016
    Sacramento, California185 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Switzerland1,943 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 Kingdom348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Australia13,419 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
  • Fredric John
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dead Sea and salty rocks experience
    If you’re saving money in Jordan, go to the public beach or away from the hotels. There’s a lot of spots other than this one (which is also free). I hired a local and drove me to the free beach as well which is also near the hot springs that is accessible after swimming into the Dead Sea. Put some mud on your skin, and rinse it all off. After Dead Sea, take a small stop over to the Salty Rocks. It has a great view to take a photo. It has a steep hike going down which I didn’t attempt to. Being able to take a photo from above is enough.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Angel57
    1,967 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    We were staying at the Holiday Inn Resort for a couple of nights & so had direct access to the Dead Sea. We went after breakfast before it got too hot. We had remembered to bring water shoes as it's a bit pebbly to enter. Once in it's a surreal experience, the water was lovely, warm & gloopy. We just floated on our back enjoying the views across to Israel. When we got out we slavered on some mud. It's probably best not to wear your best swimsuit & we were advised to remove all jewellery. We then sat in the sun for awhile to allow the mud to do some good & then showered off. There are shaded sun loungers, towels & cold water all available so we relaxed there for awhile before deciding to repeat the process. All in all it was great fun.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 June 2024
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Flipperty Gibbert
Carlisle, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Trip of a lifetime. Amazing experience floating in the Dead Sea.... and on the 'unoccupied' side of the water! (resources on the other side of the shore are illegally settled and stolen- much better to experience the benefits of Dead Sea mud without facilitating occupation and oppression. You can still hear the odd explosion though, and see the smoke rise in the distance.
Really enjoyed swimming and floating here- swimming is not so easy, and you want to avoid splashing as much as possible so that you do not get the salty water in your eye (it will sting) or in your mouth (bleugh). Watch out for cuts too (although any pain does not last, they will sting).
They say the mud makes you 10 years younger, so I slathered it on! Not much success to report... I am still old and broken... but I did have beautifully soft skin for a couple of days afterwards.
The location is stunning- sun, sea, sand, blue blue sky and mountains...but also an eerie bleakness (the mountains are bare and the water devoid of life).
The Dead Sea is also shrinking. Dying. Water has been taken from the River Jordan to feed the illegal settlements across the way and this has reduced the river to a tricle, and the Dead Sea, which relies upon this tributary, suffers as a result. In the public areas, the salt desert aspect is encroaching and the waters of the lowest point on earth recede downwards. A poignant experience as well as a spa treat- quite the mix!
Written 18 June 2024
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M B
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Worth the drive. Fun to see and experience. Several hotels offer day passes, and that is a nice way for a foreigner to visit
Written 11 June 2024
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Holly U
Brighton and Hove, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Helpful staff from Movenpick Hotel with advice & water for your eyes when you try to swim & get salty water in your face. Lowest point on earth, it’s an experience
Written 4 June 2024
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Angel57
Essex UK1,967 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We were staying at the Holiday Inn Resort for a couple of nights & so had direct access to the Dead Sea. We went after breakfast before it got too hot. We had remembered to bring water shoes as it's a bit pebbly to enter.

Once in it's a surreal experience, the water was lovely, warm & gloopy. We just floated on our back enjoying the views across to Israel.

When we got out we slavered on some mud. It's probably best not to wear your best swimsuit & we were advised to remove all jewellery. We then sat in the sun for awhile to allow the mud to do some good & then showered off.

There are shaded sun loungers, towels & cold water all available so we relaxed there for awhile before deciding to repeat the process. All in all it was great fun.
Written 3 June 2024
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Kelsey V
Toronto, Canada30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Sharing our experience from May 2024 in case others are also hoping to use public transit to travel from Amman to Dead Sea:
1) Walk or Uber to Muhajireen Bus Station in downtown Amman (cost us 1.5 dinar from Roman theatre area).
2) Ask mini bus driver or local where bus to Al Rama is. Wait on minibus until it is full and departs (took about 30 mins for us). We paid 1JD each (best to have exact change).
3) Get off at Al Rama mall stop (trip took 30-40 mins, with quick stops for locals to get on and off).
4) As soon as we got off, someone asked us if we needed a taxi. We negotiated a fare of 5 dinar to take us to the Crown Plaza.

To get back to Amman, do the same thing in reverse. If possible, ask original taxi for contact number to arrange pick up the next day as our hotel wanted a much higher rate to call taxi for us going back (we ended up using Uber which was more reasonable). Bus stop back to Amman is across the street from where you got dropped off before (looks like small bus shelter).

We would recommend this route to backpackers or budget travellers. It was very affordable and relatively painless. However, if you can spare the $$, it’s obviously a lot quicker and easier to just book a taxi!!
Written 17 May 2024
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TeddySoo
Singapore, Singapore143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Always heard about the Dead Sea, how the water is great for skin and that you can float on the water. Naturally it was on my list of places to visit in Jordan.

To be honest, it was a little let down. We used the access through Holiday Inn Resort. The buffet lunch and amenities are great. But the Dead Sea water was really dirty that day. Full of debris, including dead leaves, plastic bottles and other thrash.

And yes I floated on the water but didn’t stay very long as the water was dirty.

One more tick on bucket list.
Written 7 May 2024
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carol s
Gulf Shores, AL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I had great dinner at rehan restaurant every thank it was betfull food is very good 👍 services nice from hand and khaled and chef abo elaies I will recommend to my friend to came again our restaurant
Written 20 April 2024
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Fredric John
Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
If you’re saving money in Jordan, go to the public beach or away from the hotels. There’s a lot of spots other than this one (which is also free).

I hired a local and drove me to the free beach as well which is also near the hot springs that is accessible after swimming into the Dead Sea. Put some mud on your skin, and rinse it all off.

After Dead Sea, take a small stop over to the Salty Rocks. It has a great view to take a photo. It has a steep hike going down which I didn’t attempt to. Being able to take a photo from above is enough.
Written 6 March 2024
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Samantha F
Hawkinge, UK44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Philippines1,528 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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