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Instead of seeing tourist friendly Petra, Kipp went to a hotel spa in the middle of nowhere, and managed to get away from it all.


September 28, 2009 4:47 by

The most relaxing part of my vacation was visiting the adjacent Six Senses Spa, which offers a long list of treatments and massages. I first went in for a Zeytoun Olive Body polish for 30 minutes, and followed it with a facial massage

for another half hour. The masseurs are excellent, and the experience left me craving for more. As I dreamily tried to tune back to reality, lounging near the pool, I was served a strong tea and dry fruits. However, all that relaxation comes with a heavy price tag; I had to shell out JD50 ($71) for the treatments.

Despite the price, I would have loved to spend a lot more time at the spa, but the Dead Sea was just 30 minutes away, and I didn’t want to miss the experience. The hotel offers free shuttle services twice a day, but the morning that I left, there was a lot of confusion and delay. However, after a bumpy ride, we finally reached the Amman Beach Tourism Resort, where for JD13 (around $18), we got access to their beach at the Dead Sea.

Jumping or rather wading into the Dead Sea, and then floating in it, is certainly one of the weirdest experiences I have ever had. You have absolutely no control over your movements, can’t swim, and even if a single drop of the highly saline water goes into your eyes, you turn blind for a while. Also, if you have a wound or even a small scratch, you might want to abstain from entering the water, as it will burn and hurt horribly.

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1 Comment

  1. Karthik on October 6, 2009 8:58 pm

    I see it’s a truly amazing experience. Quite excited to plan a trip to feel the experience myself. Good going. Wish to see you share more such travel expriences of yours.


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