For a place with a rather macabre name, the Dead Sea – which is in fact a lake that sits between Israel and Jordan – is quite the opposite. Undeniably one of the most beautiful places in the world, it is also one of the most recognizable from the throng of sunseekers who cannot help but float on its surface. Sitting right on the lake’s Jordanian shore is the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa. This is the international chain’s first property in Jordan and it has gone all out to deliver the most luxurious experience to guests.
The upscale establishment opened in 2017. Guests staying in the resort’s 285 rooms spread across a massive complex can wine and dine in seven upscale restaurants and bars situated indoors, along the water, in the water and on the rooftop. There are options galore for fine dining, exploring local and regional cuisine and whiling casual hours away, always accompanied by a magnificent view. Internationally-acclaimed chef Joe Barza heads the signature restaurant, 1312. A very unique patisserie, Vue, celebrates cake happy hour every day and offers free board games for its chocolate-themed sinful afternoons.
For families with young ones, the ‘Kids Paradise’ children’s supervised activity area offers a bright, serene getaway for kids of all ages. The range of children’s activities are augmented by a babysitting service, children’s menu and kids’ video rental so everyone in the brood has the time of their life.
The Dead Sea itself is accessible via a private stretch of beach nestled in to a cove for maximum privacy without impeding the fantastic views. For those who want to stick to fresh water, there are pools (including a kids’ pool) and an infinity pool with a swim-up bar. The latter features a mix-your-own drink competition whose highlight is frequent sampling. The sediment and water of the Dead Sea has been renowned for its healing and curative properties for millennia. If you would like a more modern healing approach, though, the Eforea Spa offers a luxurious range of body treatment services to pamper you from head to toe.
Even if you do spend time in the spa, it would be a great loss if you do not venture into the Dead Sea’s waters. The shoreline is the lowest point on land of the earth’s surface, 420 meters below sea level. The high salt content of the water makes it denser than the human body, which means you float on its surface without assistance. A unique experience, not to be missed, especially when the luxury of the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa is just a few steps away.