Ein Bokek
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Ein Bokek featuring general coastal views, a sunset and a beach

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.

Milos Dead Sea
Milos Dead Sea
Ein Bokek, Tamar, South District
The price is $236 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25

This Tamar hotel is on the beach, 10.2 mi (16.5 km) from Masada National Park, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Ein Gedi Beach and Ein Gedi Spa. Neot HaKikar Park ...

3.8/5Good! (119 reviews)

"Great hotel! The staff are kind and helping with everything. Everything was good but the hotel is little bit expansive at the prices we paid for juat 2 nights... The food is good.. it can be much better..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

Milos Dead Sea
Isrotel Dead Sea
Isrotel Dead Sea
5 out of 5
Ein Boqeq, Tamar
The price is $279 per night from May 8 to May 9

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! (381 reviews)

"very good we where having so much fun and the food was delicious"…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2020

Isrotel Dead Sea
Isrotel Ganim - Dead Sea
Isrotel Ganim - Dead Sea
4.5 out of 5
M.P. Ein Bokek, Dead Sea, Tamar
The price is $216 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22

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! (431 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 Mar 8, 2021

Isrotel Ganim - 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.
Aloni Neve Zohar Dead Sea
Aloni Neve Zohar Dead Sea
Neve Zohar 103, Tamar
The price is $180 per night from May 1 to May 2

Situated in Tamar, this beach apartment building is within 20 mi (32 km) of Masada National Park, Glass Art Museum Arad, and Neot HaKikar Park. Ein Gedi Beach ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (53 reviews)
Great place with everything we needed

"Great place with everything we needed. Even couple of wine glasses. The Dead Sea products as a gift was a big surprise! The kindness and the response was excellent"…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Aloni Neve Zohar Dead Sea
Dead Sea Camping
Dead Sea Camping
Dead Sea Camping, Ein Gedi, Tamar, South District

Situated in Tamar, this campground 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 Mar 19, 2020

Dead Sea Camping
Zimmer Dora Dead Sea
Zimmer Dora Dead Sea
Neve Zohar 102-103, Tamar
The price is $100 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18

Situated in Tamar, this beach apartment building is within 20 mi (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 Sep 15, 2019

Zimmer Dora 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.

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5/5 - Excellent

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Dec 31, 2019

Beautiful place - Dead Sea

5/5 - Excellent

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Dec 25, 2019

All the nice hotels the water

4/5 - Good

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Dec 11, 2019

Dead Sea is the amazing and unique place to go in The World

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Lmak

Nov 22, 2019

It is a very small Town Not enough dining options

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Oct 4, 2019

Make sure you rent a car so that you can get around because taxi’s are expensive from Tel Aviv to Ein Bokek.

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Oct 3, 2019

Definitely worth the trip to check the Dead Sea while in Israel! 2 hour drive from Tel Aviv... perfect for a 1-2 night trip depending on how leisurely you’d like it to be.

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