Postcard from the Dead Sea

Postcard from the Dead Sea

Out of all the places on the itinerary in Jordan, the Dead Sea was the one about which I was most excited. It’s no secret that I love beaches, and the Dead Sea seemed the ultimate beach experience: water in which you can never sink, clay that can heal your skin.

Sunset over the Dead Sea from Jordan

We only had one afternoon to relax at the Dead Sea, which is my only complaint: I could have stayed here for days. It didn’t hurt that we were staying at a fantastic resort, but the real draw was the crazy feeling of floating in the Dead Sea. It’s truly indescribable, something that you have to experience yourself to be able to wrap your head around it. But even if you’re not in the water, the Dead Sea still provides a stunning setting for sunrise, sunsets and all the hours in between.

The Dead Sea from Jordan


This is the view as you twist out of the Ma’In Hot Springs resort on the road back to Amman: not exactly a bus ride you want to sleep through.

Christine Amorose in mud at Movenpick Dead Sea resort in Jordan


Slathering yourself in mud seems like a touristy thing to do, but it’s no gimmick: my skin felt so incredibly soft after washing it off! I bought a few Dead Sea spa products that promised to recreate the same effects at home–and while they’re quite nice, they’re not nearly as good as the real thing.

The Movenpick Dead Sea resort in Jordan

The Movenpick Dead Sea resort in Jordan

Sunset over the Dead Sea from Jordan

Sunset reflection perfection.

Sunset at the Movenpick Dead Sea resort in Jordan The Movenpick Dead Sea resort in Jordan The Movenpick Dead Sea resort in Jordan

The pools at the Movenpick Dead Sea resort were spectacular: what a view! The Movenpick Dead Sea resort in Jordan The Movenpick Dead Sea resort in Jordan

Note: I was a guest of the Jordan Tourism Board, but all opinions are my own.

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  • lindsaypunk

    OMG infinity pool OMG. and sunsets to die for, on top of it!

  • Stunning. I love that picture of you covered in mud. What an amazing experience!

  • Naomi Todd

    I have to go!

  • Amanda

    I’m pretty sure you have the best collection of sunset photos ever! Not sure if you already have a “amazing sunsets around the world post,” but if not, get on that! 🙂

  • camorose

    I know, it was insane!

  • camorose

    Haha thank you! Definitely an incredible place.

  • camorose

    You’d love it!

  • camorose

    Noted! I’ll get on that 🙂

  • I looooove these photos!

  • Heather

    I’d also be sad to only have one day to spend in such a gorgeous place!

  • camorose

    Thanks lady!

  • camorose

    Seriously, I wish I could have canceled my flight and stayed another week!

  • I’ve always wanted to visit the Dead Sea. I have a horrible fear of the water – probably caused by a horrible feeling of drowning – and often miss out on having a dip in the seas and oceans I get to visit. I like the idea of being able to float in the Dead Sea and really experience it. 🙂

  • camorose

    Yes! It’s such a great experience, even if you don’t love to swim!

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