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Sunday, June 20, 2010


   Every time I drive down to the Dead Sea I find it   difficult to believe that just half an hours  drive from  Jerusalem  the scenery and climate  change so drastically.


But the heat, although overpowering sometimes, is still more bearable to me than the  humid climate of the Mediterranean coast.

The sun here, at the lowest  point in the world, has its harmful rays filtered out and sunbathing  is  beneficial  to many skin complaints.


image Sunset over the Dead Sea


patches of  dried saltimage 


If you’re visiting the area for health reasons then check out how much your hotel offers free of extra charge. You should be able to get the use of  the hotel’s beach, indoor Dead-Sea –water pool, Jacuzzi and solarium  without having to pay anything extra. Maybe also the use of sulphur  pools and sauna.

Remember if you have any scratches, open wounds  etc the salt water will be painful  so stick to clear water pools. If you suffer from high blood pressure or heart problems or are pregnant  then be guided by the notices which give the maximum amount of time that should be spent in the various treatment pools.


IMG_3498                                       All that sea and sun and so healthy too


This is the best place to stock up on  Dead Sea skin products and often the hotel shops have excellent prices, but take a trip to the mini-malls in the shopping area by the hotels as they have  very good package deal prices – shop around.

If you found the treatments beneficial then take some mud and sea crystals back home and continue the treatment there.


You don’t have to stay in a hotel  to get the benefits of  the Dead Sea. There are several  day spas and, as the distance from the main towns is relatively short , you can get a lot of sunbathing / treatments  without having to stay overnight.


People fly in from all over the globe to  benefit from the Dead Sea water, mud and sun. Those of us living here are fortunate that it is so much easier ( and cheaper)  for us.

1 comment:

Rosalind Adam said...

Unlike any sort of holiday you could possibly have here in England. It sounds wonderful. One day, Ann, one day I'll get myself out there!