When we flew to Jordan in December to spend a week in a luxurious hotel close to the Dead Sea, we did not know that we would fall in love with this beautiful country and its people. It is a magical place with breathtaking scenery, historical places that you might know from the Bible, and wonderful plants, and not to forget very friendly people. You are always greeted with a smile and "Welcome to Jordan!"
We enjoyed the week and could not get enough. So we came back at the end of March and spent another 11 days in the same hotel. It is built in the most beautiful place I can imagine.
Rooms and food are superb, and a wonderful spa can make your holiday perfect. This post concentrates on the hotel and the premises, and another post will show you the surroundings, some Jordan sights, and, of course, the food for all of those "foodies" who visit Living Tastefully for Eileen's wonderful posts.
It is easy to get to the Evason Ma'In Hot Springs & Six Senses Spa. They pick you up in Amman at the airport with their hotel Cadillac limousine and take you to the hotel in one hour. It is a very steep road and leads you to the lowest point of the earth, approximately 300 metres below sea level and close to the border of Israel and Palastine. The lush gardens laying in close proximity to the hotel provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the hotel restaurant. Pictured here is the spa complex.
The hotel is surrounded by steep hills. Hot springs come down from the mountains so that the valley is like an oasis. You can take a bath in the hot natural pools, which were already frequented by King Herod, whose castle (ruins) is close by.
From the upper floor you can see the Dead Sea, and in clear weather you can see the lights of Jerusalem on the other side of the Dead Sea.
The hotel has swimming pools, bikes for hire and a wonderful spa offering lots of treatments and hot pools.
Patios for sunning surround the hotel, so one has fabulous views and full sun at all times of the day.
Maria & Dieter
We are a German couple living near the romantic Rhine valley and the cities of Cologne and Bonn in Germany. Three years ago we met Susan through the internet and have become great friends. We have so much in common and share a passion for antiques, good food and traveling, that it is fun to meet and do things together. Over the last 3 years we have met Susan and her sister Eileen in Paris, Germany and the USA. We are already planning our next trips to Provence and Prague and Dieter and I feel honored to provide photos, comments, reports and recipes from Europe to Susan and Eileen's blog.