Israel is home to some of the best spas in the world, so come and chill out in style! Criss-crossed by spas offering varied treatments from across the world, Israelis are big on their spa getaways. From a quiet retreat in the country or treatment in the middle of the city, there is a huge selection of spas in Israel. Read on to learn about the best spa experiences all over Israel.
Dead Sea Spas
Over the past decade, spas have increased dramatically in popularity, quality, and number across Israel. But spa facilities have long existed at the Dead Sea due to the healing properties of its water and mud. The spas and treatments here attract a huge range of people, from Israeli daytrippers to international tourists. There are even tourists who travel here for extended periods of time to take advantage of the spas and treatments.
At the Dead Sea, most of the large, resort-style hotels boast full spa facilities, which is, in itself pretty unusual. As a result, there is a huge selection of treatments, and you are able to often find great deals. Some of the most popular spa hotels at the Dead Sea include the Isrotel Ganim Hotel, Spa Club Hotel, and Daniel Dead Sea. However, there is a massive choice of other hotels of varying degrees of luxury and price. As well as the spa hotels, there are day-spas around the Dead Sea. Further north from the main group of hotels is Ein Gedi, a kibbutz whose hotel and mineral pools are quite famous. Explore the area with one of our tours.
Spas in the Galilee & North of Israel
The spas which have sprung up elsewhere in Israel, particularly in the Galilee, are very different from those at the Dead Sea. Often in quiet and tranquil locations, these boutique sanctuaries appeal to a far less touristy clientele. The spas in the Galilee are not really on the international tourist trail because they are so new. Despite not necessarily having international recognition, these spas have a very high standard of treatments. Many of the staff were trained in Thai or Indian Ayurvedic massage in Thailand or India. Mizpe HaYamim, located between Rosh Pina and Safed in the Upper Galilee, is said to have not only superb treatments but also great food in a stunning setting. Closer to the coast, the Carmel Forest Spa is a luxurious international-style spa set in a tranquil nature reserve. Take a spa break while enjoying one of our tours of the region.
As Tel Aviv morphs into an internationally recognized vacation destination, its hotel and spa offerings have really leveled up. The Sheva Spa, located in the Hilton Hotel, brings Thailand to Tel Aviv with a focus on traditional Thai massage. Therapists bring an authentic experience, even performing traditional rituals before treatments, which incorporate Thai sesame seed oil, herbs, and balms. But for someone who wants to go all out on pampering in the White City, Setai Tel Aviv is the address. With a unique offering of spa treatments and massages and Mediterranean views, it simply doesn’t get more indulgent than this. Stay here while enjoying one of our fascinating tours of Tel Aviv for a great mix of action and relaxation.
The Negev Desert
The Negev is fast becoming Israel’s most trendy spa destination, with several new luxurious resorts popping up in recent years. Overlooking the Ramon Crater in Mitzpe Ramon, the Beresheet Hotel by Isrotel Exclusive Collection is a luxurious desert getaway with a variety of indulgent treatments. There is also Six Senses Shaharut, the ultimate desert wellness retreat. Nestled in the sweeping Arava valley, it features organic-feeling decor and a philosophy of serenity and wellness. Their spa offers pools, massages, a yoga studio, and unique wellness programs to restore body and soul. Lastly, there is Isrotel’s new Kedma hotel in Sde Boker, which offers a luxurious spa with a Turkish bath and heated treatment pool. Check out this guide to more incredible new hotels on the scene, and our list of tours in the Negev for things to do in the region.
A new incredible hotel & spa recently opened near Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judean hills surrounding Jerusalem, the Cramim Spa & Wine is one of Israel’s premier relaxing retreats. Each room has deep soaking tubs, and the spa offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Keep relaxing with two spa tubs, a sauna, and a fitness center. Along with the excellent wine and fresh mountain air, you’re sure to relax in no time. Closer to the city center, the Orient Hotel offers a wide array of treatments. Its central location makes it the perfect base to explore the city on one of these Jerusalem tours.
Regardless of your location or budget, you can find a tranquil spa experience pretty much anywhere you go in Israel. From luxurious spa hotels right in the city to remote retreats in nature, Israel certainly does not disappoint with its number and quality of spa escapes.