Calm Dead Sea Vacations
My husband and I decided to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our married life unusually. Despite the fact that together we visited many seas and even two oceans, it was the Dead Sea that was remembered in our memory for its eccentricity. Many tourists visit these places to improve their health, and we came for unique landscapes, which we saw enough in the photos of our friends.
We rested in the midst of summer – in the middle of July 2017. To say that it was hot weather means to say nothing. The air was so hot that it was hard to inhale. In the five days of our stay, it was not like rain, not even a small white cloud in the sky. The air temperature was always stable at a terrifying mark of + 38 ° C in the afternoon. At night it only decreased by four to five degrees, which did not help the hot earth and air at all. Water in the Dead itself cannot be called refreshing + 30 ° С. That is, wherever we go, everywhere we were accompanied by crazy heat. We always took several bottles of water with us with different degrees of cooling – cold, cold with several pieces of ice and completely frozen. Only in this way can you stay alive on the street. If anyone has an intolerance to heat or heart problems, July is definitely contraindicated.
We stayed for five days at the Hotel Spa Club Dead Sea in Ein Bokek. The first impression is that we are in an oriental tale. The decoration of the hall, and of all the rooms, is designed in the Moroccan style, which I simply adore.
We ate only at the hotel. Surprised by the variety of local traditional dishes prepared in compliance with the laws of kashrut. There was a feeling that during each meal we touch a little spiritual. Very unusual sensations. The staff is all Russian-speaking, so you can ask any questions on topics of interest. For example, we always asked how this or that dish was cooked.
The hotel has swimming pools with both salt and fresh water, which is very nice. In addition, there is a jacuzzi that refreshed even on the hottest day. Another procedure for an additional fee was a massage with burning stones. We decided only because the hotel has a good air conditioning system and that day we were very few outside the walls of the hotel. Very extraordinary massage – we liked it.
Beach. It is not at all what it is shown in advertising booklets. At the hotel, the beach has loose yellow sand and a convenient approach to the beach. To legally be on the beach, you must have a number issued by administrators. The area is equipped with umbrellas in wide domes and sunbeds. Along the entire beach there is a path without sand, on which you can walk in the evening, even in heels. It was especially convenient when we had a photo session at sunset.
Directly under the mountain is an outdoor pool, covered with several awnings, which are salvation from scorching rays. The only vegetation among the rocky terrain was tall palm trees, which introduced some green colors into the tan landscape.
The overall impression is gorgeous. If there is a financial opportunity, we will definitely return here.