If you are planning to travel to Jordan and visit the Dead Sea of Jordan, this post is for you! During our last trip to Jordan, we have visited several places: Amman the capital, Petra, the Dead Sea and the desert of Wadi Rum. You can also check out our complete Jordan travel guide to have the information you need about all these places. This trip to Jordan was sincerely one of the highlights of 2019. Jordan is a beautiful destination and has various landscapes.
We have particularly loved to visit the Dead Sea of Jordan. This place has blown our minds away. The landscapes are made of salt formations, rock cliffs, and salted water. This looks unreal.
Fun facts about the Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is located between Jordan and Israel. It is bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west.
This is the lowest point on earth, at exactly 420 meters below sea level.
The water is so salted that we can float with no effort. As it is one of the saltiest water, 9.6 times as salty as the ocean, and has a density of 1.24 kg/liter, this makes swimming similar to floating.
Its surface area today is 605 km2. It is not large. From Jordan, we can apperceive Israel.
The mud from the Dead Sea would have benefits for the health and body
How to go to the Dead Sea of Jordan?
To reach the Dead Sea of Jordan from the Capital Amman, the easier way is to come by car. You should rent a car at the airport, like us. It will cost you around 200 USD per week. From Amman, you have around 2 hours driving to the Dead Sea. The roads are really nice and modern. The landscapes during the drive are beautiful!
You can be controlled during the traject, policies will only ask your passport, check your identity and let you go. Be careful of your speed, it is controlled!
Once you arrive at the Dead Sea area, you will see the main area with most of the hotels: Marriott or the Movenpick. The hotels have usually private access to the Dead Sea. But if you want to visit the area with the salt formations on the floor, check the following part!
Where to find the best spots at the Dead Sea?
If you want to visit the same location as us and see these salt formations, you need to drive to Mujub chalets. These spots are located just 2 kilometers after this place. There are salt formations everywhere you see white! All the spots are beautiful. You can easily park your car in front of these places and then walk to the beach. It is around 10 minutes of walking. These spots are absolutely stunning, especially for sunset. The only problem is that it is really dirty. There are plastic bottles everywhere.
Travel tips: the salt is really hurting, bring good shoes, and keep them if you want to swim!
Where to stay near the Dead Sea?
Marriott Dead Sea
We stayed 2 nights at the Dead Sea Marriott and we loved our stay. They have private access to the beach. You can have a mud bath. Mud, especially Dead Sea mud, has been said to alleviate the symptoms of skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. Being buoyed by a warm mud bath can also ease assorted aches and pains in the joints, such as those that stem from arthritis. Some people bathe in mud for cosmetic reasons, too because it makes soft skin. It was a really fun experience!
Also, the hotel has several restaurants, a buffet that we recommend only for breakfast, an Italian and an American. There are also several pools, a spa and beautiful gardens. We loved having our breakfast on the terrace. And the staff is really kind.
Other hotels near the Dead Sea
You can also stay at a more affordable hotel near the Dead Sea. In the main area where most of the hotels are, you can find hotels for all the budgets.
You are planning to visit the Dead Sea of Jordan?
If you’re planning to visit this beautiful salted lake during your next trip, I hope this post will be helpful for you! Let us know in the comments 😉
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