Are you questioning which aspect visiting the Lifeless Sea is best? Learn alongside to seek out out!

I lately had the chance to visit Israel and Jordan and explored the Lifeless Sea from each nations.

On this weblog put up, I’m going to match the expertise we had in each locations. 

What’s the Lifeless Sea?

The Lifeless Sea is a landlocked sea that has grow to be standard for its excessive salinity ranges which may make you float effortlessly in its waters.

Many of the water is introduced in by the Jordan River. Nonetheless, it has no method to movement out of the ocean and is pressured to evaporate, leaving the salt behind.

The salt and minerals of the Lifeless Sea are used to create skincare merchandise which are offered worldwide. 

The place is the Lifeless Sea situated?

The Lifeless Sea is situated between Southern Israel and West Financial institution to the west, and Jordan to the east.

The closest large metropolis in Israel is Jerusalem (about an hour away) and the closest large metropolis in Jordan could be Amman (about an hour as effectively).

Subsequently, it’s situated within the Center East within the continent of Asia. 

Visiting the Dead Sea in Israel
View of the Lifeless Sea, Israel

Why is the Lifeless Sea well-known?

The Lifeless Sea is the saltiest physique of water on the planet. Its salinity is nearly 10 instances larger than the salinity of the ocean!

Additionally, the Lifeless Sea is the bottom land elevation on Earth – 430 meters under sea degree.

Once we had been driving to go to the Lifeless Sea, I may really feel my ears popping from the change in strain. That’s how low the ocean is!!

Why is it referred to as the Lifeless Sea?

The Lifeless Sea will get its title from the truth that its waters are extraordinarily salty and create a really harsh dwelling surroundings.

No animals or vegetation can survive dwelling in it so the dearth of aquatic life has led individuals to call it the “Lifeless Sea.”

Nonetheless, there are small portions of micro organism and microbes that stay within the water.

Additionally, you’ll not see any ships within the Lifeless Sea as a result of the excessive salinity will injury them. Subsequently, you will note no fish, crops, or boats within the Lifeless Sea.

Can the Lifeless Sea salt be eaten?

No, it can not. Don’t eat or lick the salt, the chemical compounds and minerals make the salt inedible. That features cooking with it. 

View of the Dead Sea, Jordan
View of the Lifeless Sea, Jordan

Evaluating visiting the Lifeless Sea between Israel and Jordan

Many individuals surprise what the distinction between the 2 nations is and the place they need to go to expertise the Lifeless Sea. Hopefully, this put up will shed some mild on that.

The Lifeless Sea in Israel

Let’s check out the Israel aspect of the Lifeless Sea first and what was our expertise there.

Visiting the Dead Sea on the Israel side
The Lifeless Sea on the Israel aspect

What was the Lifeless Sea like on the Israel aspect?

The water of the Lifeless Sea seems very oily and thick. The complete sea flooring was lined in these small salt balls which had been actually sharp on the ft.

We floated within the seashore space in entrance of the lodge in addition to on the public seashore and so they had been very related. There may be sand earlier than you attain the water the place you’ll be able to put down your towel and belongings.

Nonetheless, in each locations, the ocean flooring was made out of salt balls. The water is extraordinarily heat and shallow. There aren’t any waves in any respect, not even the slightest motion.

The temperature across the Lifeless Sea is often round 30 + levels Celcius. The day that we visited, which was in October, was 35 levels.

Across the Lifeless Sea, you will note principally desert landscapes with only a few crops. On one aspect you will note mountains and on the opposite aspect is the Lifeless Sea. 

Listed here are two movies exhibiting what the seashore seems like.

Is it protected to swim within the Lifeless Sea?

Sure, it’s protected to swim within the Lifeless Sea however that you must observe the entire security measures while you do. You could restrict your floating periods to twenty min max at a time.

Afterward, that you must lay down for 15-30 minutes. That’s because of the warmth and excessive salt content material of the water, your physique will get very dehydrated.

Subsequently, that you must drink loads of water throughout and after the remaining interval.

I used to be considering that the directions had been over-cautious. Nonetheless, I skilled the fatigue after floating myself and would extremely suggest following the foundations. 

Additionally, that you must watch out while you enter the ocean.

These are the salt balls that you will find on the sea floor
These are the salt balls that you can find on the ocean flooring

What’s one of the best ways to enter the Lifeless Sea?

In no way you ought to be diving into the Lifeless Sea! The salinity is extraordinarily excessive and can harm your eyes.

Method slowly as a few of the shore rocks will be slippery or jagged (or each). You don’t wish to slip and scrape your knees (yup, I did that) as a result of the scrapes and cuts will harm when you dip within the water.

When you attain the water principally simply sit within the water slowly. You don’t wish to make a giant splash and get the water in your eyes or mouth.

Lay in your again and float together with your palms behind your head. That’s it!!

You’ll not sink even should you attempt to. I can by no means float so this was an incredible expertise for me. And if I can float so are you able to!!

Be sure you have sunscreen in your face and abdomen space while you’re floating as a result of the solar is extremely robust.

View of the public beach
View of the general public seashore

What are a few of the Lifeless Sea inns in Israel?

The lodge we stayed in for one evening was David Dead Sea Resort and Spa. There may be an space with resorts about an hour south of Jerusalem.

It’s a small strip with a mall, retailers, and some eating places. Total, the lodge wasn’t too unhealthy however be sure to ask for a renovated room and one dealing with the ocean.

Our room had a nice balcony with lovely views of each the ocean and the mountains. The dinner within the lodge was a very nice buffet with quite a lot of choices.

There was a big common pool in addition to two Lifeless Sea swimming pools. One was inside and the opposite one was exterior.

They by some means use a few of the water from the Lifeless Sea to replenish these swimming pools so that you don’t even should go to the seashore.

David Dead Sea Resort
David Lifeless Sea Resort

The gang was principally older individuals which is sensible contemplating that the ocean is getting used for lots of therapies corresponding to pores and skin situations and arthritis.

The lodge was about 5 minute’s stroll from the seashore and some time in the past, it was once on the precise shore.

Nonetheless, the Lifeless Sea is slowly shrinking by a couple of meter yearly which is why now you must stroll to the seashore.

There are free showers by the seashore so be sure to rinse your self after floating within the Lifeless Sea.

David Dead Sea Resort
That is our room on the David Lifeless Sea Resort. Take into accout our room was not renovated. One in all our associates bought a renovated room and it regarded nicer
Was there a Spa within the lodge?

Sure, there’s a full spa within the lodge with an entire bunch of procedures and coverings that make the most of the advantages of the Lifeless Sea.

The Spa was very talked-about and there was all the time a lineup to e book any remedy. I did a Lifeless Sea mud wrap and a soothing therapeutic massage.

The mud wrap consists of the esthetician protecting you from head to toe within the black mud. Then they wrap you in a heat towel and allow you to lay down for about 20 to half-hour.

You might be sporting a showering swimsuit whereas they’re doing the mud wrap so don’t fear, you gained’t be bare. They cowl you all over the place together with your face.

Experience a mud wrap when visiting the dead sea in Israel
That is the setup for the mud wrap, behind me is the bathe

The one half that they don’t cowl is your hair (I’m guessing it’s simply too troublesome to scrub off). You then rinse your self from the mud and get a pleasant stress-free therapeutic massage.

After they do the mud wrap, your pores and skin will really feel so gentle and rejuvenated. Each procedures had been nice and after them, I felt like 1,000,000 bucks.

Extremely suggest using the spa packages within the lodge to e book a pleasant and stress-free expertise. It’s completely price it!!

What are the cosmetics you should purchase from the Lifeless Sea in Israel?

I’ve used merchandise from the Lifeless Sea earlier than visiting and I preferred all of them. Which is why I used to be tremendous excited to seize some extra goodies from there.

There have been a ton of choices when it comes to merchandise and value factors.

A number of the principal manufacturers from the Lifeless Sea are Ahava, Premier (pricier), Sea of Spa (inexpensive) and so forth.

If you wish to purchase some on-line, examine Amazon as effectively as a result of a few of the merchandise are cheaper there.

Are the Lifeless Sea merchandise good?

Sure, I like all of the Lifeless Sea merchandise that I’ve tried up so far. My favourite is the Lifeless Sea mud masks, it actually helps with zits and detoxifies your pores and skin.

You may see a visual distinction after utilizing it which is uncommon relating to skincare merchandise (often that you must use the product for a while earlier than you’ll be able to see outcomes).

The following finest product is an exfoliator/scrub that makes use of the Lifeless Sea salt. You employ it to exfoliate your physique within the bathe.

Additionally, you should purchase the salt within the type of tub salt if you wish to make a salty tub for your self and recreate the sensation of floating within the Lifeless Sea.

I’m not a shower particular person so I’ve not tried the tub salts however they’re standard as effectively.

Products from the Dead Sea in Israel
That is the masks I bought
How usually do you employ the Lifeless Sea mud masks?

In accordance with the directions on the package deal, it is best to use the mud masks twice every week or no less than as soon as every week.

I’ve quite a lot of hormonal zits and the mud masks is the one factor that really clears my face so I do it twice every week.

You probably have dry or delicate pores and skin do it solely as soon as every week.

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Due to the totally different currencies, shopping for Lifeless Sea merchandise is cheaper in Israel in comparison with Jordan. The explanation for that’s that the Jordanian dinar is among the costliest currencies on the planet. So if you wish to fill up on some goodies, it will likely be loads cheaper to take action in Israel.

Dead sea products
The packaging is so good

Ideas for visiting the Lifeless Sea in Israel

  • Convey water/swimming footwear to keep away from your ft getting scratched
  • Don’t enter in case you have an open wound or minimize as a result of it can sting like hell
  • Don’t put on any jewellery as a result of it could actually get broken by the salt
  • You may put on your regular bathing swimsuit as a result of you’ll be in a resort and it will likely be all vacationers round you
  • Don’t keep within the water for greater than 20 min at a time, lay down afterward for no less than 15 min and drink quite a lot of water. In any other case, you’re going to get actually dehydrated. 
The strip of hotels by the Dead Sea
The strip of inns by the Lifeless Sea

Total expertise visiting the Lifeless Sea in Israel

Total, we actually preferred the Lifeless Sea on the Israel aspect: we floated effortlessly and liked the Lifeless Sea pool within the lodge which was very handy, and general preferred the lodge.

The Israel aspect of the Lifeless Sea appears far more salty and oily than the Jordan aspect.

The seafloor of the Israel aspect was utterly lined in salt balls (sharp on the ft) and we didn’t see any mud.

Subsequently, in case you are extra within the salt, the Israel aspect has loads of it.

Me floating in the Dead Sea in Israel
Me floating within the Lifeless Sea in Israel

The Lifeless Sea in Jordan

Once we visited the Lifeless Sea on the Jordan aspect we had been on the other aspect of the ocean each size and width-wise.

We had been on the northeast aspect of the ocean (in Israel we had been on the southwest) which might be why it regarded so totally different.

Walking toward the Dead Sea beach. The land on the other side of the sea is West Bank
Strolling towards the Lifeless Sea seashore. The land on the opposite aspect of the ocean is West Financial institution

What was the Lifeless Sea like on the Jordan aspect?

The Lifeless Sea on the Jordanian aspect appeared loads much less salty and oily. It was nonetheless sufficient to drift however not as concentrated as on the Israeli aspect.

Additionally, there have been no salt balls current on the ocean flooring, solely sand and dirt. The temperatures had been additionally near 35 so it was extraordinarily scorching. 

There have been no waves; the water was heat and shallow. Nonetheless, it was not as shallow because the Israel aspect.

In Jordan, we had been in a position to expertise a few of the black mud on the seashore. It was collected in buckets by the shore the place everybody may simply go and assist themselves.

Listed here are two movies from the seashore in Jordan:

How do I apply the mud to my physique?

Apply a thick layer of mud throughout your physique. Simply use your palms and apply it as you’re making use of lotion. Have somebody do your again.

Then take some humorous pics lined in mud. As soon as executed, sit and look forward to about 20-30 minutes with the mud on you. Or till it dries off and begins flaking.

Nonetheless, in case you have utilized a beneficiant quantity it can take a very long time to dry so whichever comes first. Then enter the ocean and begin washing it off.

It’d take a second to scrub up as it is vitally thick. That’s it!

Doing it as soon as is sufficient to make your pores and skin good and gentle. 

People floating in the Dead Sea
Individuals floating within the Lifeless Sea
Can the Lifeless Sea mud be used on the face?

Sure, completely! It helps with zits and it detoxifies and purifies your pores and skin!

I wished to take a whole bucket dwelling! Take into account that the black mud does have a definite earthy scent to it however it’s not disagreeable. 

Mud at the Dead Sea in Jordan
That is what the mud seems like and the bins that it’s saved in

What are a few of the Lifeless Sea inns in Jordan

The lodge’s title was the Dead Sea Spa Hotel, however we didn’t really keep within the lodge in a single day.

Our tour group had some form of partnership with the lodge that we might use the seashore space and the altering rooms and showers.

There have been extra umbrellas and lounge chairs by the seashore which appeared a little bit of a greater setup in comparison with the Israel aspect.

The hotel from the walkway to the beach
The lodge from the walkway to the seashore

The lodge was stunning and it appeared loads newer and fancier. It had common swimming pools, a water slide, and retailers.

Take a look at this video of the property: Dead Sea Spa Hotel, Jordan

We didn’t spend quite a lot of time within the lodge however general it regarded good. Additionally, there’s a spa on this lodge should you determine you wish to do any therapies.

The beach along the Dead Sea in Jordan
The shore and the umbrellas together with some lounge chairs

What are the cosmetics you should purchase from the Lifeless Sea in Jordan?

I bought a couple of merchandise from Jordan as effectively simply to have the ability to examine them higher. Nonetheless, as I discussed earlier it’s far more costly to purchase them in Jordan attributable to their excessive forex.

It appeared like that they had very related merchandise: mud masks, exfoliants, face lotions, and many others. I bought one other mud masks simply to match the 2 and to date I actually prefer it.

Mud mask from Jordan
A mud masks I bought from Jordan

I actually wished to purchase an entire bucket of pure mud. Nonetheless, we nonetheless had an entire bunch of touring to do and must carry it round for an additional two weeks.

Additionally, the buckets of mud are very heavy so simply bought the mud masks.

A number of the Jordanian Lifeless Sea manufacturers are Bio Spa, Dead Sea Treasures, Bloom, Sensation, and many others.

Spa services and prices in the Jordan hotel
Spa providers and costs within the Jordan lodge

Ideas for visiting the Jordan aspect of the Lifeless Sea

  • Don’t put on your nicest bathing swimsuit or one that’s white as a result of the mud may stain it 
  • Put on the mud for 20 to 30 min max or till it’s totally dry after which wash it off
  • Swim solely within the designated space on the seashore
  • The identical guidelines apply right here – no diving or splashing, don’t drink the water or get it in your eyes
  • Don’t keep within the water for greater than 20 min at a time, lay down afterward for no less than 15 min and drink quite a lot of water. In any other case, you’re going to get actually dehydrated. 
  • You may put on your regular bathing swimsuit as a result of you’ll be in a resort and it will likely be all vacationers round you

Total expertise of visiting the Lifeless Sea in Jordan

We actually loved placing the mud on ourselves and taking foolish pics with it.

My associate didn’t imagine within the energy of the mud however he was pleasantly stunned about its results.

They’d showers on the seashore and changerooms within the lodge. Subsequently, it was simple to prepare for the seashore after which to prepare to return to the bus.

We had loads of time to drift and use the mud and even swam within the common pool a bit.   

Floating in the Dead Sea on the Jordan side
Floating within the Lifeless Sea on the Jordan aspect

Total winner after evaluating the Lifeless Sea between Israel and Jordan

The ocean on either side is extraordinarily salty and oily but it surely appeared far more so in Israel. The Jordan aspect had extra of the black mud on the shores.

You may comfortably float in each nations. By way of the inns, I believe the one in Jordan was newer and fancier nonetheless the one in Israel had the within Lifeless Sea swimming pools and was cheaper.

I liked the spa therapies that I did in Israel. From what I noticed in each nations, the inns are resort fashion and so they all appeared related to one another.

If you wish to buy any Lifeless Sea merchandise (and it is best to) it will likely be loads cheaper to take action in Israel.

It’s about the identical quantity of driving in each circumstances (1hr from Jerusalem or Amman).  

Overlooking the Dead Sea from our hotel in Israel
Overlooking the Lifeless Sea from our lodge in Israel

Conclusion: Evaluating the Lifeless Sea between Israel and Jordan

We each liked the Lifeless Sea, the floating is calming and stress-free.

I used to be obsessive about the mud as a result of it cleared my face and made my pores and skin good and gentle.

I might extremely suggest visiting the Lifeless Sea however I can’t actually choose one county over the opposite. Whichever one you select, you’ll have an incredible expertise that may stick with you for the remainder of your life. 

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