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Ein Bokek
Travel Guide

Ein Bokek showing a sunset, a sandy beach and general coastal views

Bathe in the salty, oily waters of the Dead Sea and indulge in a spa or health treatment at this luxury desert resort area. 

Ein Bokek is set on the shores of the Dead Sea, where a selection of hotels and health clinics offer treatments using the world-renowned healing properties of the waters. Venture into the sparse and rugged lands of the Negev Desert and stay in this small luxury resort and fill your days bobbing in the ultra-buoyant waters and indulging in spa or health treatments.

Some of the lowest points on Earth, Ein Bokek and the Dead Sea are 1,300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Soak up the sun’s rays here and you are in fact receiving far less harmful UV radiation than anywhere else. The enormous lake is extremely salty, 10 times more than the oceans. It makes swimming almost impossible but bobbing like a cork in the water is a fun and surreal experience.

The luxury hotels located here specialize in treatments for a whole host of health ailments. The nutrient-rich waters of the Dead Sea and the hot, dry climate are being harnessed to treat everything from psoriasis to asthma, allergies, rheumatic illnesses and joint problems. Treat yourself to a massage or treatment with the Dead Sea salt and mud which also make for effective and indulgent beauty therapies.

Ein Bokek is well-geared towards visitors. Find restaurants, gift stores and shops selling Dead Sea products. On the beach there are shower and bathroom facilities as well as sun loungers and parasols for rent. Lay on the soft sand and bathe in the sunshine or wade into the gentle warm waters and feel your stresses dissolve. Be careful not to get the salty water in your eyes, as it stings.

The resort district of Ein Bokek is located about 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of the famed Masada archaeological site. It is approximately a 2-hour drive from both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Rent a car if you wish to explore the region as public buses are infrequent. Ein Bokek is one of the few free beaches along the shores of the Dead Sea.

David Dead Sea Resort & Spa
David Dead Sea Resort & Spa
The price is RM767 per night from 18 Jul to 18 Jul
Offering direct access to the beach, this Tamar hotel is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from Masada National Park and within 20 mi (32 km) of Ein Gedi Beach and Ein Gedi ...
3.5/5Good! (641 reviews)
beautiful hotel!
"We really appreciated and enjoyed our stay and our room with fabulous view. The buffet was extensive and really good for breakfast and dinner. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

David Dead Sea Resort & Spa
Isrotel Ganim - Dead Sea
Isrotel Ganim - Dead Sea
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM811 per night from 18 Jul to 18 Jul
This family-friendly Tamar hotel is located by the sea, 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from Masada National Park, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Ein Gedi Beach and Ein Gedi ...
4/5Very Good! (433 reviews)
"We enjoyed every bit of our stay at the Hotel. The food was great and the staff was really nice and pleasant!"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2021

Isrotel Ganim - Dead Sea
Isrotel Dead Sea
Isrotel Dead Sea
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM941 per night from 17 Jul to 17 Jul
Offering direct access to the beach, this Tamar hotel is in the historical district, 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from Masada National Park, and within 20 mi (32 km) of ...
4/5Very Good! (387 reviews)
"The staff was good and respectful"

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

Isrotel Dead Sea
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Zimmer Dora Dead Sea
Zimmer Dora Dead Sea
The price is RM412 per night from 3 Jul to 3 Jul
Situated in Tamar, this beach apartment building is within 20 miles (32 km) of Masada National Park, Glass Art Museum Arad and Neot HaKikar Park. Ein Gedi Beach ...
3.3/5 (54 reviews)
"I didn't stay there, this is mistakes for booking. I have no idea why ."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

Zimmer Dora Dead Sea
Aloni Neve Zohar Dead Sea
Aloni Neve Zohar Dead Sea
The price is RM737 per night from 3 Jul to 3 Jul
Situated in Tamar, this beach apartment building is within 20 miles (32 km) of Masada National Park, Glass Art Museum Arad and Neot HaKikar Park. Ein Gedi Beach ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)
"Neve Zohar: A wonderful hotel, 1. Quite beautiful place 2. Eyal gave us exellent service A nice warm welcome Room includes great fridge Strong AC And a great LCD TV"

Reviewed on 2 May 2021

Aloni Neve Zohar Dead Sea
Dead Sea Camping
Dead Sea Camping
Situated in Tamar, this campsite is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ein Gedi Botanical Garden and Ein Gedi Beach. Ein Gedi National Park and Ein Gedi Spa are also within ...
2.7/5 (6 reviews)
"Sehr schöne und ruhigr Lage oberhslb des Sees, Zufahrt z.B. über das höher gelegene Ein Gedi Hotel. Toiletten, Waschtische und Duschen nicht nach Geschlecht getrennt und auf engem Raum, was wiederholt zu unangehmen Situationen führte. Kein Stromanschluss in den beiden Zelt-Arten. Das Restaurant bietet ..."

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Dead Sea Camping
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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