Dead Sea
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Not only the lowest spot on earth, but also the saltiest and most mineral-laden body of water in the world, the Dead Sea, which joins Israel and Jordan, is legendary as a source of healing, and has become a popular center for health, rehabilitation and beauty treatments.
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Drowning is almost impossible
    The region around the Dead Sea is desolate. The Dead Sea is a major destination for travelers. Stay near the shore when you swim.; As they say, drowning seems to be just about impossible, because the water pushes you up. Occasionally, visitors do get into difficulties. The showers are fine, but things can get busy at holiday times. We enjoyed our visit to the Dead Sea. By the way, the Dead Sea water is said to be good for skin conditions.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Dario C
    Bologna, Italy257 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A quick look
    Desert behind, dead sea ahead with total absence of human presence. I wanted to stop, but it was not possible, so only view during the trip. Arriving from Jerusalem, I noticed the increase of heat and humidity. I travelled by bus from Jerusalem Central Bus Station 3rd Floor, bus n. 444.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Busylady21
    West Allis, Wisconsin170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can't drown, just float.
    This was a once in a lifetime experience. The location we chose had a ramp and railings to guide you safely to the water. Their was a structure built to provide shade while you floated. Their was a shower to rinse of the salt and a spot to rinse feet and shoes. We visited in the middle of June - air temperature was 115 F. water temperature was about 90F. Just trying to walk in the water gave the sensation of bouncing.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Natalie Callahan
    Rochdale, United Kingdom127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical.
    Oh, this place is stunning!!! We went here after visiting Masada, and we were blown away by the views and the water itself. There is no mud here like on some of the other beaches, however if you go to the Hotel area right in the south, there are shops you can buy mud packs from and cover yourself before taking an exfoliating swim! The temperatures were extremely high when we went, and we had jelly shoes on which were amazing considering not only how hot the sea was, but also how hard the salt was! This is a magical place to be, and I can not begin to describe the feeling of floating in the sea - you have to concentrate to put your feet back on a the bed!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Jeffrey S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Sight, But incredibly Hot
    After spending four days in Tel Aviv, we hired a driver to take us to the Dead Sea and then on to Jerusalem. The ride to the Dead Sea took about 90 minutes. The last part of the ride, when you’re descending down to the lowest point on Earth, is a long series of curves, so not for those who get carsick. But for me the approach was really the best part because the view is spectacular. We arranged for day passes at Herod’s resort,l for $105 per person. It was fine but pretty dated and in need of some remodeling. The sand was way too hot to walk on, so we opted to go into the outdoor pool, which contained the salt water from the sea. We were cautioned not to get our heads wet because the water, which is 33% salt, would is bad for the eyes. But we were still able to get the same experience of floating on our backs. It was Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, so none of the shops were open to purchase any of the products. The day pass included admission to the beach and pools and the sauna, lockers, showers and a buffet lunch. The lunch was OK, but it was so hot out that none of the entree choices were very appealing. We stuck to the salads and fresh fruit. We were there about two hours, which in my opinion, was sufficient, before heading to Jerusalem. The cost of the trip was $600 plus tip, which was a lot more than if we had taken public transportation, but since it was Saturday, the buses and trains run infrequently, so it made sense for us. Because Jerusalem pretty much shuts down for the Sabbath, we purposely planned to use that day to travel from Tel Aviv via the Dead Sea.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An extraordinary body of water
    The Dead Sea is an extraordinary body of water. The Dead Sea is the densest, saltiest major lake on Earth. It's said that the natural buoyancy of the water makes it impossible to drown, but you should be careful. The natural salts have healing properties. By the way, the Dead Sea lies between the two nations of Isael and Jordan.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Dead Sea is an extraordinary body of water. The Dead Sea is the densest, saltiest major lake on Earth. It's said that the natural buoyancy of the water makes it impossible to drown, but you should be careful. The natural salts have healing properties. By the way, the Dead Sea lies between the two nations of Isael and Jordan.
Written 1 October 2023
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Jeffrey S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
After spending four days in Tel Aviv, we hired a driver to take us to the Dead Sea and then on to Jerusalem. The ride to the Dead Sea took about 90 minutes. The last part of the ride, when you’re descending down to the lowest point on Earth, is a long series of curves, so not for those who get carsick. But for me the approach was really the best part because the view is spectacular. We arranged for day passes at Herod’s resort,l for $105 per person. It was fine but pretty dated and in need of some remodeling. The sand was way too hot to walk on, so we opted to go into the outdoor pool, which contained the salt water from the sea. We were cautioned not to get our heads wet because the water, which is 33% salt, would is bad for the eyes. But we were still able to get the same experience of floating on our backs. It was Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, so none of the shops were open to purchase any of the products. The day pass included admission to the beach and pools and the sauna, lockers, showers and a buffet lunch. The lunch was OK, but it was so hot out that none of the entree choices were very appealing. We stuck to the salads and fresh fruit. We were there about two hours, which in my opinion, was sufficient, before heading to Jerusalem. The cost of the trip was $600 plus tip, which was a lot more than if we had taken public transportation, but since it was Saturday, the buses and trains run infrequently, so it made sense for us. Because Jerusalem pretty much shuts down for the Sabbath, we purposely planned to use that day to travel from Tel Aviv via the Dead Sea.
Written 17 September 2023
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Natalie Callahan
Rochdale, UK127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Oh, this place is stunning!!!

We went here after visiting Masada, and we were blown away by the views and the water itself.

There is no mud here like on some of the other beaches, however if you go to the Hotel area right in the south, there are shops you can buy mud packs from and cover yourself before taking an exfoliating swim!

The temperatures were extremely high when we went, and we had jelly shoes on which were amazing considering not only how hot the sea was, but also how hard the salt was!

This is a magical place to be, and I can not begin to describe the feeling of floating in the sea - you have to concentrate to put your feet back on a the bed!
Written 31 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Busylady21
West Allis, WI170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This was a once in a lifetime experience. The location we chose had a ramp and railings to guide you safely to the water. Their was a structure built to provide shade while you floated. Their was a shower to rinse of the salt and a spot to rinse feet and shoes. We visited in the middle of June - air temperature was 115 F. water temperature was about 90F. Just trying to walk in the water gave the sensation of bouncing.
Written 20 July 2023
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Nicki B
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This excursion is a VERY long day. The sights are amazing, be ready with your camera to snap photos of the camels next to the highway at the rest stop. Most of us will only get this experience once in a lifetime. Our guide was informative and very friendly. The bus seats were comfortable, however; the air conditioning is much less than what we are used to in the States. The air barely kept it cool beyond the first couple rows of seats. If you prefer cooler temps (under 85) I suggest sitting in one of the front seats.
You will need/want water shoes. The steps down to the Dead Sea are plentiful- be prepared to walk, it is also not covered. I advise taking a hat and be sure to wear your sunblock. The surfaces are slippery but rough- if that makes sense. There is a nice "bar" down on the beach- we grabbed a soda and a beer. They maybe had chips/snacks, but I don't remember exactly. There are chairs/loungers down by the water and some even were covered. There are primitive showers down near the water to rinse after dipping in the Dead Sea- there are complete shower houses up top, with swimming pools, lots of covered pic-nic areas. There are a few shops for sundries, and a little restaurant with "air conditioning," again, not like the states- but a nice place to cool off after climbing back up the stairs :) there are a couple bar options with varied seating offerings. The one sundries store had no air conditioning and was very hot- might want to shop before the other activities.
The Dead Sea is an experience unlike anything we've ever done. Relax, and enjoy the float. You're not allowed to swim!
Written 20 July 2023
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Dario C
Bologna, Italy257 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Desert behind, dead sea ahead with total absence of human presence. I wanted to stop, but it was not possible, so only view during the trip. Arriving from Jerusalem, I noticed the increase of heat and humidity. I travelled by bus from Jerusalem Central Bus Station 3rd Floor, bus n. 444.
Written 15 July 2023
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Paul Tour Guide in Israel
Jerusalem, Israel31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Once in 1957, one swimming pool was built here for vacationers on the Dead Sea. Now it is a resort of international importance in the southwestern part of the Dead Sea. Against the backdrop of the picturesque mountains of the Judean Desert, 14 modern hotels with SPA and all modern amenities are comfortably located for every taste. Ein Bokek is a resort in the middle of the desert, which has shopping centers and restaurants and cafeterias and a hotel area. Today it is a favorite vacation spot with a beautiful promenade along the Dead Sea for local residents and guests of Israel.
Written 22 May 2023
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Maikki
75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Everybody who visits Israel should visit the Dead sea. The sea is shrinking all the time. It is a really light and even confusing feeling when the water floats you. The landscape is somewhat bare and there is a lot of industry but still worth seeing.
Written 29 April 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The region around the Dead Sea is desolate. The Dead Sea is a major destination for travelers. Stay near the shore when you swim.; As they say, drowning seems to be just about impossible, because the water pushes you up. Occasionally, visitors do get into difficulties. The showers are fine, but things can get busy at holiday times. We enjoyed our visit to the Dead Sea. By the way, the Dead Sea water is said to be good for skin conditions.
Written 22 April 2023
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MarcoJ079
Milan, Italy651 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
It is a wonderful experience, of course.
But at the moment the beach look like a camping not-so-well managed: approximate locker rooms, embarrassing shower, no restaurant and a terrific beach bar.
Furthermore the access to the water is very unconfortable: be careful as soon as you enter: muddy waters impede to see the sharp rocks just at the shore.
Written 6 April 2023
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