Postcard from Ma’In Hot Springs

May 30, 2013 in Jordan,Middle East,Places

Every once in a while, you get the fortune of staying in a place that is the perfect combination of natural beauty and man-made luxury. While in Jordan, we were lucky enough to stay in Evason Ma’In Hot Springs for not just one but two nights. And holy moly, was it incredible!

Ma'In Hot Springs and Waterfall Resort in Jordan

The only injustice was that we only got to spend the sunsets and sunrises at the resort: no morning spa treatments, no lazy afternoons by the pool, no entires spent hopping between hot springs and waterfalls. But we were able to squeeze in a group trip to the public hot springs under the stars, and I snuck back up for a solo session behind the waterfall to watch the sunshine splash over the hills. The rooms were beyond beautiful (and had two balconies!), the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, the food was delicious: it’s everything that you would expect from a five-star resort plopped down in the middle of Jordan’s most beautiful scenery.

Honestly, the resort itself is incredible–but it’s expensive. Even if you can’t swing the cost of a room–it runs about $250-$300 a night–it’s worth it to visit the region. You can visit the public hot springs for about $15 a day, and I actually enjoyed the public waterfall area more than the private springs. Pack a picnic and make a day of it–it’s a beautiful road trip out of Amman on the way to the Dead Sea.

Christine Amorose in Ma'In Hot Springs and Waterfall Resort in Jordan

Soaking in the warm springs was the perfect way to relax after a nine-mile hike and a morning camel ride.

Ma'In Hot Springs and Waterfall Resort in Jordan

First order upon waking up: spending sunrise by myself at the public hot springs…

Ma'In Hot Springs and Waterfall Resort in Jordan

…and then writing postcards and drinking kiwi juice.

Ma'In Hot Springs and Waterfall Resort in Jordan Ma'In Hot Springs and Waterfall Resort in Jordan

Sunrise over the Dead Sea, as seen from my room’s balcony.

Ma'In Hot Springs and Waterfall Resort in Jordan

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What’s your favorite photo of Ma’In Hot Springs? 

Note: I was a guest of the Jordan Tourism Board, but all opinions are my own. I fully admit that I likely would not have been able to afford this resort for much more than two nights out of my own budget–but I do think that it would have been completely worth the splurge.

  • Wow, that looks like my kind of place. I’d have to go with the last photo because I love waterfalls and that one looks heavenly. Also, enjoyed the posts on Jordan. I don’t know what came to mind when I thought about Jordan, just a place I never really considered going, but your posts have opened my eyes to a country that is absolutely worthy of a visit or two! First stop, Evason Ma’In Hot Springs!

  • Fantastic!

  • camorose

    Yes! I don’t think you should go to Jordan unless you spend at least a night here :)

  • camorose

    It really was!

  • Wow, this looks like the perfect place to get away from everything and just relax.

  • camorose

    The best!

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