If you’re looking to get away from it all and pamper your mind and body, be sure to check out the best spa and wellness experiences in southern Israel, from indulgent spas to wellness retreats that hit your reset button. Rest and rejuvenate with our favorite options below, or check out our customized wellness experience tour.
tree of life
This organization offers participants the opportunity to gather twice a year to fast, cleanse their minds, and reset mentally. The time between the two retreats means that the planning is meticulous and the programming always exceeds expectations. All of the juice fasts are done under medical supervision and in conjunction with support staff, ensuring the healthiest possible experience. There is also the chance to explore the surrounding nature, do holistic bodywork, practice yoga, take master classes, paint your own masterpiece, and listen to a soothing sound bath in the desert. While there is an option to engage in traditional Jewish religious practices, the rest of the retreat is focused more on spirituality and self-knowledge. There are a variety of rooms available, and are chosen by you.
This yoga retreat takes place in Arad, a city long famed for health benefits. The dry air is great for those with respiratory issues while the retreat helps individuals do the mental work they need to be their best. Slava Ananda, the man behind the retreat, is certified in multiple countries for both yoga and meditation instruction. This non-denominational retreat covers every aspect of health, from healthy eating and proper exercise to positive affirmations and breathing techniques to quiet your mind and help you reconnect. An emphasis on breath promises to restore lost energy and vitality back. There is the option to venture to the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Masada, or nearby biking trails. The accommodation is a quiet villa with gorgeous views of the nearby vistas. If you’re looking to recharge and reconnect to your deepest self, Ananda Israel is waiting for you.
ein gedi hotel
Sitting at the point where the sea and the desert meet, this pampering hotel is the perfect place to sit back and relax. Surrounded by a lush oasis and with its own nature preserve, it’s easy to forget real life and just indulge as you enjoy the rust colored Judean desert on one side, and the glittering blue of the Dead Sea on the other. The Synergy Spa offers clients every indulgent treatment, from hydrating oil therapy massages to traditional hammam experiences. Two on-site restaurants offer fresh and local ingredients combined into sinfully delicious culinary treats. If that isn’t enough for you, the hotel also offers art workshops, access to the Ein Gedi hot springs, and moonlit tours across the desert. The hotel is also family friendly, truly offering something for everyone. It’s easiest to get to Ein Gedi with our private transfer service directly from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea.
The Beresheet Hotel is always at the top of the best spa and retreat lists, with good reason. This luxury hotel offers 70 spa experiences, high-end farm to table cuisine, and plenty of pools to splash around (all of the ground-level rooms come with a private pool). Their infinity pool that overlooks the erosion crater of Makhtesh Ramon has been touted as “the coolest pool in the world”. While accommodation and services don’t come cheaply, they are well worth the price. The Carmel Forest Spa is always one of the top-rated in the country, and the Rosemary Restaurant has consistently won awards for the gastronomic masterpieces. This 5 star hotel is the epitome of luxury, and once you’re relaxing in a pool overlooking the crater below, you’ll wonder if you can tear yourself away when it’s time to head home.
This complex of 3 waterfront hotels ensures that any needs that a guest may have are well-met in this full-service Eilat resort complex. From fully decked out gyms to sparkling pools, decadent rooms to private beaches, you’re well and truly covered. The Vitalis offers a child-free environment for those seeking total peace, and also boasts the largest spa facilities of the three hotels. It is consistently rated one of the best spa hotels in the world, with everything from wet and dry saunas to customizable treatments designed to lavish attention on you from head to toe. Travel to Eilat with ease using our shuttle from Tel Aviv.