Sweimeh

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Sweimeh featuring general coastal views, a sandy beach and swimming

Go between the religious pilgrimage sites and scenic resorts gracing the salty basin in the lowest landscape in the world.

Overlooking the Dead Sea, the town of Sweimeh is packed with deluxe hotels and sprawling beaches. Its surroundings have many historic spots of great religious importance. Stay at a resort in the heart of the town or along the salty shores of the water, actually a lake.

As you approach the Dead Sea region, notice the roads’ continued descent to the salty basin, the lowest terrain on Earth. The site is popular among those with skin ailments, as the mineral-rich mud is said to have curative properties.

Admire the town’s mosque and try Middle Eastern food in small cafés. Make your way to the beaches expanding from the southwestern part of the municipality. Many sections of beach are private and belong to the deluxe hotels lining the sea. Arrive at the public Amman Beach, dressed modestly, to join others swimming in the sparkling Dead Sea.

Wade into the water, which is so salty that you can easily float on its surface. For an unusual and unforgettable experience, lie on your back on the water while reading a book or waving at friends on the beach. The sea contains no plants or fish and is generally quite warm, especially during the summer.

Back on the shore, check out the luxurious King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center and browse the stores and restaurants in the adjacent Samarah Mall.

For a change, travel to nearby Mount Nebo, where it is said Moses first saw the Promised Land. Discover the caves and churches near the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ and study the 6th-century mosaics in Madaba.

Find the town in the Balqa Governorate, in the northwestern part of Jordan. Drive west from Amman for about 30 miles (50 kilometers) to arrive here in about 45 minutes. Fly into the Queen Alia International Airport, south of Amman, and drive to the city directly in less than 1 hour.

Sweimeh blends historical religious attractions with a picturesque coastline along the Dead Sea.

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
100 Dead Sea Road, Sweimeh
The price is AU$161 per night from 29 Nov. to 29 Nov.
This Sweimeh hotel is on the beach, 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Amman Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mujib Nature Reserve and Dead Sea Panoramic Complex. Mount ...
3.8/5 Good! (340 reviews)
"Great place, very close to the water"

Reviewed on 15 Nov. 2021

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa, an IHG Hotel
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
5 out of 5
Dead Sea Road, Sweimeh
The price is AU$298 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
Located in Sweimeh, this beachfront resort is in the historical district, 1.3 mi (2 km) from Amman Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mujib Nature Reserve and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (637 reviews)
"Best hotel at the Dead Sea - highly recommended to anyone who wants to spend some relaxing days at the lowest point on earth. Clean and spacious rooms with an amazing view!"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2021

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Hotels Area, Jordan Valley Highway, Sweimeh
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$188 per night from 28 Nov. to 28 Nov.
Located in Sweimeh, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention centre, 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Amman Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mujib Nature Reserve ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (380 reviews)
"A beautiful property located on the Dead Sea in Jordan. The hotel was extremely nice, staff were very friendly and accommodating and the food was fantastic. We had a great room overlooking the Dead Sea and it was nice to sit out on our balcony and look over the Sea. You can see the lights of the ..."

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2021

Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
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Mesha Stele Hotel Apartments
Mesha Stele Hotel Apartments
2 out of 5
Khaled Bin Alwalead, Opposite of Daragmeh Company, Madaba, Madaba
The price is AU$98 per night from 28 Nov. to 28 Nov.
Located in the heart of Madaba, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Basilica of Saint George and Madaba Archaeological Park. Mount Nebo is 5.8 mi (9.3 ...
Mesha Stele Hotel Apartments
Thara Dead Sea
Thara Dead Sea
3 out of 5
Sweimeh, Sweimeh
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from Amman Beach and within 12 miles (20 km) of Bethany Beyond the Jordan and Qasr el Yahud Baptism ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (59 reviews)
"Everything was OK, around the property little bit rubbished and"

Reviewed on 25 Dec. 2019

Thara Dead Sea
Ishtar Villa-luxurious Stay in Dead Sea\al-ghour
Ishtar Villa-luxurious Stay in Dead Sea\al-ghour
The price is AU$637 per night from 28 Nov. to 28 Nov.
Situated in Al Kafrayn, this villa is 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from Allenby Bridge and within 16 miles (25 km) of Mount Nebo and Amman Beach. Amman Waves and Baraka ...
Ishtar Villa-luxurious Stay in Dead Sea\al-ghour
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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