After 10 years, I was very excited to head back to the Dead Sea and explore this exotically stunning part of the world once again, staying at the luxurious Kempinski Hotel Ishtar for the first time – which certainly didn’t disappoint. Our villa offered breathtaking views of the sparking Dead Sea and with the West Bank mountains in the distance, making for a surreal backdrop to our private balcony with years of history and vibrant nature right on our door-step. One of my favourite parts of the hotel was the Infinity Pool, its unique circular design, which reflects the moon after dark was just beyond incredible and is only one of the nine amazing pools to be discovered at the Kempinski Hotel. The peaceful waters of the Dead Sea, lined by wooden style umbrellas, tiny multi-coloured pebbles of deep browns and red tones as well white crystallised salt rocks left me in ore of this majestic place. I just wanted to soak up every precious minute of my short stay here and really didn’t want it to end!
The Dead Sea valley is sunny all year round with the average temperature in summer of 39 degrees and sits 430 meters below sea level, the lowest place on Earth. With eight (8) times more minerals than seawater, I was eager to get into the silky salty water, after floating for 10 minutes or so (it just got way too hot), I painted myself in the Dead Sea mineral mud from head to toe before washing washing it off under the freshwater showers, leaving my skin feeling super soft and smooth… if only i could fill my suitcase up with jars upon jards of this magical mud! One thing is for-sure, everyone should be adding the Dead Sea to their travel bucket list!