There are many beautiful places to stay in Israel that it can get difficult trying to figure out where to visit.
If you plan on visiting Israel, add The Dead Sea to your travel plans and keep this post bookmarked for reference.
We particularly love the Dead Sea for its relaxing vibe and beautiful views. There’s something really special about being at the lowest point on earth that you have to see for yourself.
This post will cover where to get mud from the dead sea, where the salt beds are located, and the Dead Sea Isrotel hotel.
Where to stay
On this trip, we decided to stay at the Dead Sea Isrotel. We’ve heard only positive reviews about this hotel that we decided to give it a try. The rooms were beautiful, there was easy access to the beaches, and the food was great. We got upgraded to a beach view and renovated room which was beautiful.
Prepare for beautiful morning views and get your cameras ready for the even more beautiful sunset views overlooking the dead sea.
We chose to take on the fun, dead sea floating in the designated areas in front of the hotel which happened to be less crowded when we visited. It was a short walk from Dead Sea Isrotel with easy paths to cross the road.
Where to take pictures
There were empty salt beds that we spotted from the dead sea Isrotel balcony. As we looked out to the water, it was located on the right. It’s a short walk from the Isrotel and an easy swim to the salt beds.
We brought our camera and put the phone in a waterproof bag. This was a great place to take pictures if you’re into photography.
If you’re interested in mud from the dead sea, we recommend buying some from one of the local shops before heading over to the beach. You won’t find any mud from the dead sea by the beach so it must be purchased beforehand.
Why is the dead sea called the dead sea?
The dead sea is called the dead sea because of the high salt content. This is the reason people float so easily. There is no life in or around the water due to the high salinity.
In Hebrew, the Dead Sea is called Yam-Ha-Melakh (sea of salt).
Visiting the Dead Sea
This is a must if you plan on visiting Israel. It’s a short, 2.5-hour drive from Tel Aviv – you can read more about the drive down the mountain here.
We recommend staying at the Dead Sea Isrotel Hotel, but there are many other hotels nearby.
If you enjoy hiking, the Ein Bokek Spring Water Trail is a must. This was a beautiful hike that took us 2 hours to complete. However, if you’re not up to hiking, walk through the spring water oasis. Bring water shoes, water, and a few snacks for the way.
Because there is not so much to do around the Dead sea besides float and hike, you really only need a day or two here. If you plan on visiting the spa at your hotel and love lounging by the pool, then you might want to stay longer.
All in all, this is a beautiful location to travel that must be on your travel itinerary.
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