Dead Sea Road 11194,
Spa & Leisure
Surrounded by olive trees, and sitting 400 metres below sea level, the Anantara Spa takes its style and character from its location, with many of the facilities being outside and integrated into the wider design of the hotel. Being on the banks of what could be termed the oldest spa in the world – The Dead Sea – the spa includes a labyrinth of pools and water activities as well as yoga and meditation rooms, saunas, steam rooms, a fitness centre, and not forgetting the private beach.
Naturally, the spa’s treatments use sea mud and sea salt as a key ingredient for traditional Thai massage, body scrubs, purifying wraps, black mud facials, and for therapies in the Hammam as well. While health and holistic therapies are key to the spa experience here, they are completed by the availability of finishing touches and a hair salon on site as well.
Hotel & Accommodation
Set in gardens that are dotted with lagoons, waterfalls, and palm trees on the edge of the Dead Sea, the Babylonian style, five-star Kempinski hotel provides rooms, suites and villas carved in natural stone offset by contemporary details and many featuring private balconies from which to enjoy the view. Adding to the natural idyll of the location, the hotel is also a base from which to explore the area, which features the Wadi Rum desert, the Lost City of Petra and the Wadi Mujib Gorge amongst its attractions.
There are four restaurants at the hotel ranging from The Obelisk Restaurant – the name of which stems from its architecture; to Ashur Pizza & Grill Italian – either way it is all about fresh ingredients to suit a variety of palettes. The hotel is also home to three bars with equally varied atmospheres including a sunset terrace, a cocktail bar and the Japanese Isin-Lobby Bar.