The question of where to stay at the Dead Sea can be a complex one. A health resort since the time of Herod the Great, Israel’s coastline here occupies the southwestern corner of the lake. It also attracts visitors keen to explore the lowest point on the Earth’s surface. If you’re looking for a custom tour, our private tours can include any regional highlights and singular experiences for your perfect trip.
Ein Bokek is the location for the majority of hotels serving the Israeli section of this salty sea. This lively town is largely focused around its several beaches. Here you will find a good choice of stores, bars, and restaurants, as well as the world’s lowest ATM.
Spa Club Dead Sea
The Spa Club Dead Sea is the most tranquil resort on this list. Newly renovated with a number of spa amenities, mobile phones and guests under 18 are banned. It boasts an extensive Moroccan style spa that comes with a specialized regional line of treatments. Guest can also order personalized in-room treatments, or enjoy the outdoor pool. Rooms are elegant and simple with views of the nearby waters.
The all-inclusive Leonardo Club is situated on its own private beach. Its interiors have a simple yet contemporary design with shades of the nearby desert and waters. There are balconies in each of the rooms. It includes a spa with hot tubs and massage treatments. There is an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as a small water park for children. The rooftop has a gender-separate sun terrace.
Hodhamidbar Resort & Spa
Towards the north of Ein Bokek, Hodhamidbar is set on its own private beach like the Leonardo Club. Inside, its curving furniture and color palette gives it the feel of a 1920’s cruise ship. There is a salt-water pool, and scheduled entertainment in the evenings.
Oasis Dead Sea
The contemporary interiors of the Oasis Dead Sea include spacious rooms, all of which have views of the Dead Sea. Its wellness center contains a Turkish bath, sauna, and hot tub. There is also a well-equipped gym on site. The hotel shares a good-sized outdoor pool with a partner hotel.
Isrotel Ganim has well-sized rooms a two-minute walk from Ein Bokek Beach. It also has its own private beach, which is easily accessed via the hotel’s free shuttle bus. On site there is a large outdoor swimming pool and additional children’s pool. Other facilities include a hot tub and dry sauna.
Leonardo Inn is located next to Ein Bokek’s shopping mall and a good choice of restaurants. It is also just a short walk to the hotel’s private beach. Each of its 96 rooms is able to boast a balcony from which to enjoy the panorama. In addition to an outdoor pool, there is also a lawned area, tennis courts, and spa facilities.
David Dead Sea Resort & Spa
Guests are welcomed into David Dead Sea Resort & Spa through the multi-level atrium space with bar-restaurant. It leads to rooms that provide a furnished balcony with water or mountain vistas. They also provide views to the large freeform outdoor pool and landscaped gardens. In addition, the resort has an indoor sulfur pool, squash courts, and a spa offering a range of treatments.
Milos Dead Sea
Milos Hotel Dead Sea is the epitome of a relaxing getaway. Guests can sun themselves on the expansive deck before heading out to the water, and rinse off in the shimmering outdoor pools. Enjoy the garden, state of the art fitness center, or garden. The hotel also offers free bikes for guests to get out and explore their surroundings.
A short distance south of Ein Bokek, Neve Zohar lies close to Zohar Hot Spring Beach. It also has a small museum displaying items related to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Herod’s Hotel Dead Sea
This hotel is a luxury spa and wellness experience just waiting to happen. Herod’s Hotel Dead Sea, taking its name from the king that built fortresses nearby, houses a number of ways to pamper yourself. Along with a private beach, they boast a number of other amenities. These include sulfur baths, Turkish baths, luxe spa experiences, and a private beach. The Vitalis Spa is famous for its opulent treatments and rooms. It also comes with panoramic views across the hotel and a dairy kosher restaurant. Rooms are simple and contemporary, but comfortable.
Were it not for its oasis, Ein Gedi would be little more than desert. It is a popular destination due to its nature reserve, which attracts somewhere in the region of a million visitors a year.
Kibbutz Ein Gedi Hotel
Kibbutz Ein Gedi Hotel is surrounded by botanical gardens. It has views beyond to the desert landscapes typical of the region. A five-minute drive to the Dead Sea, it is close to Masada and Ein Gedi Nature Reserves. This modern structure boasts a lot of style, making use of natural materials and colors wherever possible. There is a large outdoor pool, spa, and a gym.
The Desert and Dead Sea
With our guide, there should be no more questions about where to stay or the best hotels in this magical region. This stunning area is full of adventure, breathtaking sites, and plenty of activities to keep you busy. You can even go camping at the Dead Sea!