Crowne Plaza Hotels Dead Sea
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCrowne Plaza Hotels Dead Sea Ein Bokek
what a place. genuinely five stars, but be prepared to be overwhelmed by the crowds. the buffet breakfast goes on for miles and they have a pretty sweet set up for swimming in the Dead Sea.
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... there are some plaques denoting the elevation. And it is not long before you reach the "0m - Sea Level" sign. Fair enough, except when you look out to your left, you see the valley continues even further. Then it goes down "-200m", and you're still barely half of the way down.
Passing by the Masada, I eventually arrived at the spa resort of Ein Bokek, lying 426 metres below the sea level, the lowest dry point ...
... all had a blast there! The water is clear and bluish, it feels oily but is not oil; comes from all the minerals in it. It tastes terrible. And you definitely don't want it in your eyes or any cuts you could have in your skin. After the sea, we went to the pools that are actually really hot. I hit the gym with my sis in-law but the air conditioner was off and after 20 min I left (yeah, that's my poor excuse). Unfortunately we are leaving tomorrow morning but my skin feels ...
... and soak in the pounding sensations from above. After a group photo, it was time to hit the trail on the way back out.
Once we made it to the bus, we all grabbed our sack lunches from on our seats, under our seats, above our seats, or under the bus--wherever we had left them for the morning--and tried to squeeze onto the picnic benches that were the most shaded. That plan backfired on us when the hungry birds "encompassed us round about" ...
... much inspired the practice of baptism. Jonah took us into the man-made mikvah (I guess this is acceptable also) in the men's building. It was essentially a locker room with two large bathtubs in it, not all that impressive looking, but apparently a very holy place for many of the Jews in that town. He continued on and led us to a natural spring that has been used as a mikvah in Tzfat for over 500 years. I didn't go in because my eyes were bothering me, but the rest of the group (the ...
... stirred by the heroics of the last stand at Masada, our guide revealed that there is serious debate by scholars, both Israeli and non-Israeli, that Masada ever happened! There is no mention of it other than in a history of the Jews written by a Roman Jew, Flavius. It is out of the Roman character not to celebrate great victories, especially one which was meant to demonstrate to the other nearby areas under Roman domination ...