Where: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea, Jordan
The Lowdown: The Dead Sea is a salt lake whose banks are more than 400m below sea level, the lowest point on earth. Its famously hyper-saline water makes floating easy and its mineral-rich black mud is used for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments. We recommend heading down to the shores at sunset, scrubbing your skin with the black mud before heading into the healing waters. The resort itself, however, offers so much more than its location. It emanates subtle and simple luxury. Beautifully manicured with Mediterranean hints throughout, you really feel as though time is standing still around you.
Stylish Eats: Located in the Village Square area of the resort, The Grill Restaurant is a gourmet steakhouse open only for dinner. The Ossobuco is exceptional and must be followed by the Baked Granny Smith Apple with butterscotch sauce, for a truly indulgent evening. Try the cozy traditional Arabic coffee house, Valley Café & Bar, for daytime Arabic treats and Al Saraya for international fare.
Suite Talk: Simple yet luxurious Arabic charm is the mantra at this resort. Whether taking some time for yourself or with the family, Mövenpick has thought about all individual needs. Deluxe rooms are spacious and give direct access to the gardens. They also offer a private outdoor sofa area, perfect for curling up in with a book. For those looking to upsize their experience, the Presidential Suite is set over two floors with Dead Sea balcony views and separate living and dining areas.
Insider’s Tip: The Dead Sea is the best place in the world to reinvigorate your skin and counter the effects of everyday metropolitan life. Zara Spa’s extensive facilities capitalize on the rich minerals at their disposal to relax and regenerate guests. With hydro-pools, steam rooms, scent showers, and a traditional Hammam, it would be easy to spend your entire stay in the spa. The Dead Sea Pool, however, is a unique experience. Using 28% Dead Sea salt concentrated water direct from the shores, this flotation pool is a transformative out-of-body experience.
Vogue Verdict: Time slows to a halt in this truly special and authentic location resort.
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