We’ve done the hard work for you and narrowed down the absolute best places to stay in southern Israel. Being 50% of the entire country means that the south of Israel offers a variety of activities, from luxurious spa escapes to camping under the stars. Whether you need a base camp before venturing into the wilderness on one of the many hiking trails in the Ramon Nature Reserve, or you’re looking to relax and be pampered after diving in the Red Sea, southern Israel offers a dazzling array of places to stay.
Isrotel Ganim Dead Sea Hotel
Poolside views from the Isrotel Ganim Hotel
Located in Ein Bokek, this hotel offers visitors the chance to really dive in. The hotel boasts beach access in only minutes, an indoor pool filled with water from the Dead Sea, a freshwater outdoor pool, a dedicated pool for children, and an indulgent on-site spa. The recent renovation means that the hotel has a fresh feel, and the customer service exceeds expectations. Free parking is available for those driving themselves. This little slice of paradise also offers a highly-rated spa, free wifi across the grounds, and a view of the nearby Moab Mountains. Why not try exploring the nature around you with the help of our expert guides with a single day tour that takes you across the Negev? Escape to this haven and refresh yourself before exploring the nature around you.
Ein Bokek, Ein Bokek, 86980, Israel
An opulent seating area in the Aria Eilat
Close to the waterfront and far from the noise is the decadent and restful Aria Hotel. With private beach access, a 5 star rating, gourmet cuisine, and a well-equipped spa and fitness center, you’re guaranteed a relaxing getaway. For those looking to fit in some activities, there’s a children’s club offering a variety of activities, a bar perfect for dancing the night away, and a business lounge for any last minute deals that need to be closed. You’re also in the center of the city, close to a number of different restaurants, Mall HaYam for upscale shopping, and the Custo Diving Center. If you want to make sure you take advantage of everything Eilat has to offer, why not take one action-packed day to try snorkeling and hiking the red canyon? You’ll have the chance to explore two of Eilat’s most enticing natural wonders with an intimate guided tour, and none of the hassle.
Derech Ha’arava (North Beach), Eilat, 88119, Israel
Desert Days Negev EcoLodge
One of the outdoor areas of the Desert Days Negev Ecolodge
Deep in the heart of the expansive Arava desert is this unique getaway. Offering visitors an eco-friendly escape are huts built from hay bales and mud bricks and powered by the sun. You won’t be sacrificing comfort for the sake of your conscience though, the property also offers an outdoor swimming pool, fresh breakfasts with homemade accompaniments, and a cozy outdoor seating area equipped with a fireplace for chilly evenings. Staff are happy to advise guests on where to hike nearby, and how to get to points of interest around the lodge. Book your guilt-free getaway today.
Tsukim, Zuqim, 86833, Israel
Boutique hotel by Tzukim
Panoramic views of the Ramon Crater from the Tzukim Boutique Hotel
This hotel located on the edges of the Ramon Crater offers simple and clean rooms for individuals, couples, and families. Its central location ensures that guests are only minutes away from all the important city highlights, including local dining, shopping, and the visitor center. Dine on the enclosed terrace overlooking the crater or move outside for a refreshing drink after a day of trekking around. Along with the restaurant, the hotel also offers room and concierge services to take care of any needs you may have. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot some of the Ibex that wander the city. If you’re looking for adventure, why not try rappelling down the cliff at the crater’s edge or sandboarding on some of the best dunes in Israel? Explore Mitzpe Ramon from a comfortable home base.
1 Sderot David Ben Gurion P. O. Box 771, Mitzpe Ramon, 8060000, Israel
Six Senses Shaharut
A luxurious suite at the new Six Senses Shaharut
Tucked into a cliff deep in the Arava desert, this fabulous escape is focused on providing the highest levels of comfort and service while supporting their local community, from a focus on sustainability to furnishings from local artisans. Each room comes with a yoga mat to focus inward, and stunning views of the rugged nature surrounding the hotel. Along with the fully equipped spa and fitness center, the hotel also offers a number of dining and drinking options, offering guests everything from afternoon tea to tapas selections. The perfect marriage of luxury and sustainability, this hotel is scheduled to open December of 2020, and we know we’re eagerly waiting.
Hevel Eilot Negev Desert, Arava Valley, Shaharut, 8886500, Israel