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Get dirty with muds!

  • Apr 5, 2010
The idea of floating effortlessly in the sea (aka Dead Sea) still amazes me. It has to be the 8th wonders of the world!!! Now, if you're lucky enough like I'm, you'd be dying to try this out (no, not at home but take a flight all the way to either Jordan or Israel) yourself!

The wonders of Dead Sea don't end at the sea. It begins at the sea and extends beyond its shore. I had quite a spectacular experience what it is like to be truly pampered. Here at the Marriott Jordan Valley which I stayed for a night after a short trip to Petra I was pampered with the most amazing skincare routine one could be blessed with.

First, you wake up having a wonderful breakfast with friendly staff. Lots of juices to detox your body after the two days of hiking around Petra. Relax and simply enjoy the views of Dead Sea from its breakfast area. Breakfast has never been so good! :-)

Thereafter, if you haven't done so the night before, make sure you make a reservation for the spa experience of your life! The Dead Sea Spa in Marriott was not too busy when I was there (well, it was at a time when the Israelis were waging war on Gaza!!!). During peak times though, you may have to make that reservation even before you arrived at the hotel! 

Then go and swim in the sea. Float away and make sure you remember the time for the spa experience! It's so calm here you could simply forget about keeping track of time! In addition, after your swim, at the sea, you could actually wrapped yourself in the Dead Sea mud! That I was told has healing power! 

When it's time for your spa experience, be there early. You get to do lots of shopping even before you try the products! And these are great as souvenirs. You know me, I bought lots of products for friends and family. I highly recommend the hair products as well as the facial scrubs. The hand and foot creams are awesome! Some people actually love to buy the therapeutic mud home for body masks! 

The Spa at the Marriott is truly luxurious. It is quiet and service is great. I opted for the Mud Wrap in a bed designed especially for this. This is the beginning of an afternoon of pampering. Enjoy the experience of being a VIP guest!


Get dirty with muds! Get dirty with muds!

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April 17, 2010
I have a couple of skin masks from the Dead Sea. And your right, that mud works wonders:) Looks like a beautiful place.
April 17, 2010
They are also great as hair conditioner! Yes, that's one of Marriott's best properties in the world!
April 10, 2010
Don't you mean get beautiful with mud? ;P This sounds fabulous!
April 11, 2010
It's not a pretty sight with mud all over! ;-p It's therapeutic though. I need to change the title to something more poetic, lol!
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