Founded in 1963, the
Ein Gedi Hot Springs was the first Spa to be opened around the Dead Sea and in the Holy Land. Originally the Spa was a tiny asbestos cabin, next to the thermo-mineral well. Today, the Ein Gedi hot springs is an important health center offering many health care treatments, and soothing experiences. The mineral hot spring water contains a high percentage of Sulphur, which is vital for constructing proteins and amino-acids and encourages a vital activity for the skin. The outcomes affect not only the skin itself but also the rest of the body.
The resort includes a fine big
restaurant, and a coffee shop, a cosmetic store, and skincare products, and a refreshment stand. Among the services offered are 6 thermo-mineral pools including a common pool, separate pools for men and women, a treatment center with a verity of mud-pad, and natural pilling techniques under the hand of various expert therapists. In the summer, a wide fresh-water pool is open in the outdoors and access to the Dead Sea shore.
Entrance fees are reasonable and cover the use of all facilities. Fees do not include the Spa treatments.
What you can find at the Ein Gedi Beach & Hot Springs Resort
The luxurious resort offers many treatments and activities, as well as comfortable beach chairs, showers, toilets, and a lifeguard service.
So, what can you find there?
Natural Mud Area
The resort includes an area of natural Dead Sea black mud, where the whole family can experience its benefits. Massage it into your skin, let the sulfur, the clay, and the salts the mud contains work their magic, and you will emerge glowing and relaxed.
The large outer pool at the complex is beautifully situated at a spot overlooking the Dead Sea. The palm trees, clear air, and cool water will make you feel relaxed and refreshed. There is also a lifeguard and a picnic area.
Leave your skin and body to the experienced hands of the spa staff and choose from a variety of massages, facial treatments, and body scrubs.
The spa’s 6 thermo-mineral sulfur pools provide numerous health benefits: they can help heal the skin, restore tissue, alleviate muscle pains, strengthen hair and nails and just help you unwind from the pressures of modern life.
Health & Beauty Store
The cosmetics store offers various products such as body lotions, soaps, salts, healing mud, and more. The products combine Dead Sea minerals and other beneficial components such as oils and vitamins.
The restaurant offers high-quality food including meat, fish, salads, desserts, and various beverages. There is also a snack bar and an ice cream store.
How to get to Ein Gedi Beach?
The hot springs of Ein Gedi are located about 4.5km south to the
Kibbutz Ein Gedi. It’s a one-hour drive from Jerusalem, a two-hour drive from Tel Aviv, and a 45-minute drive from Arad. From the main hotel area of the Dead Sea – Ein Bokek – it would take you a short 20-minute drive.
The drastic drop of the surface along the years had made severe changes to the site, and over the last 30 years, the shore has drawn back more than a mile away from the Spa. A road was peeved, and a train (actually a tractor carrying two wagons) is constantly going back forth taking the visitors to the shoreline.
Visitors who hoped to visit old Ein Gedi Beach and discovered that it is closed at the moment (due to sinkholes), don’t have to change their plans – they can visit this gorgeous beach instead.
Other suggested places worth visiting in Ein Gedi:
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Hotel
Ein Gedi Botanical Gardens