PHOTO: Movenpick DeadSea Resort Infinity Pool

Are you wondering which hotel to book by the Dead Sea in Jordan?  Well, wonder no more!  Book this one immediately.  It is a very special hotel in Jordan.  Magnificent, traditional style set in exquisite gardens nestled above the Dead Sea.  This definitely has the Diva seal of approval! Here is my Movenpick Dead Sea Resort Jordan Review.

PHOTO: Welcome drink at Movenpick Dead Sea

You will receive a very warm welcome and a delicious refreshing lemon drink.  The vibe at Movenpick Dead Sea is relaxed, calm and friendly.  I was so laid back the whole stay!  This has a lot to do with the friendly and helpful staff.  A great hotel alway has efficient staff.  Nothing was too much trouble and I felt very at home.

PHOTO: Beautiful lobby at Movenpick Dead Sea

Enjoy the beautiful lobby, I hope my photo does it justice because it is magnificent.  You will feel immediately at home here, the traditional decor is just beautiful with magnificent ceilings painted by artisans.

SUITE No. W22:

PHOTO: Beautiful Suite with large living room, bedroom and vast terrace

Splurge on a beautiful suite like this one!  Definitely worth every penny.  However, all the rooms are lovely no matter which you choose.  I enjoyed Suite W22, looking out over the Dead Sea and enjoying magnificent sunsets every night.  A very chic living room leading onto a a large well appointed bedroom.

Enjoy the free mini bar with soft drinks, Nespresso machine and mineral water.

PHOTO: Super comfy bed at Movenpick Dead Sea Resort

Do you agree the most important thing is a good nights sleep?  THE most crucial thing for me for sure!  This huge bed was super comfy and I slept so well.  I also write in bed every morning and this was so luxurious here.

My personal bug bear about hotels is the lack of wardrobe space,  too few coat hangers and big mirrors. No problem here at Movenpick Resort Dead Sea.  There is a huge dressing room area with enormous wardrobe space and lots of hangers.  Large mirrors too, perfect! Plenty of electric sockets too.

BATHROOM:

The Bathroom was absolute bathroom heaven, a choice of large bath tub (another of my personal heaven ‘must haves’, I love a bath, don’t you?) and large walk-in Shower.  You will love the little touches such as fresh flowers, great array of Dead Sea products and so much more!  The bathroom is HUGE and one of the best I have enjoyed.

PHOTO: My beautiful bathroom at Movenpick Resort Dead Sea

TERRACE:

The terrace for Suite W22 is a wonderful space to enjoy.  Take your Room Service meals on the outdoor table and sunbathe privately on a sunbed looking out to sea.

PHOTO: Terrace of Suite W22 Movenpick Dead Sea

MOVENPICK RESORT DEAD SEA SWIMMING POOLS:

Do you prefer a warm or cold swimming pool? Well, find both here!

PHOTO: Swimming Pool heaven at Movenpick Dead Sea

Of course, the most magical part of a stay here is the Dead Sea!  Situated on the lowest point ON EARTH, 400 metres below sea level and the most extraordinary place to visit at leat once in a lifetime.  Float on the sea, absorbing the Dead Sea minerals into your skin.

First smother yourself in Dead Sea mud then enter the sea and float blissfully around.  Then find that it is impossible not to relax and be totally zen for the whole of your stay.  Then you will be so chilled out….. I can honestly say this is the most relaxing place I have ever visited.

PHOTO: Float about on the Dead Sea

A totally lazy few days for me!  Enjoy Spa treatments at Zara Spa.  This was closed during my visit so I couldn’t take pics for you.  The medical facility was open but is exclusively for patients receiving treatment. The Spa looks magnificent, so make sure you book up.

PHOTO: Zara Spa

BEAUTIFUL GARDENS:

The Movenpick Resort is set in 20 acres of lush gardens, beautiful designed and landscaped and it is a pleasure to stroll through the resort.

PHOTO: Gardens at Movenpick Resort Dead Sea

A few snapshots above of the Dead Sea and gardens at Movenpick Resort.

DINING at Movenpick Dead Sea

Choose from:

AL SARAYA RESTAURANT:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at this fantastic buffet restaurant.  A feast at every meal!

PHOTO: Al Saraya Restaurant, Movenpick Resort Dead Sea

THE GRILL RESTAURANT:

Enjoy a warm, inviting ambience with candlelight and great food and wine.

PHOTO: The Grill Restaurant, Movenpick Resort Dead Sea

A great choices of steaks and the most enormous Prawns which were delicious, pictured above, with an extensive wine menu.  Jordanian wine is very good indeed, enjoy sampling all the different varieties during your stay.

AL KHAYYAM BAR AND AL HANA LOUNGE

 

Enjoy drinks and snacks in this gorgeous bar.  Don’t forget Happy Hour!

Al Khayyam Bar and Al Hana Lounge

A dizzying choice of nine restaurants,bars and Cafe’s means you will never be bored. The Movenpick Dead Sea Resort Review.

Do let me know if you would like more information about the Resort or The Dead Sea,  just message me.

ROOM SERVICE:

PHOTO: Room Service in my Suite

Regular Diva readers will know that my favourite treat in a hotel is Room Service.  Such a lovely treat! Room Service and watching the Sunset at the same time, how lucky am I?

PHOTO: Sunset Resort Dead Sea

Enjoy the magnificent sunsets every evening at Movenpick Dead Sea Resort.

USEFUL INFORMATION:

Transport:

I arrived by car, arranged through the Movenpick Dead Sea Resort.  This cost me 55 JD for an airport transfer.  The same Limousine company arranged for a car and driver to take me to Petra and back too.  The cars are comfortable and the drivers are very good drivers.

My driving licence ran out the day before I arrived in Jordan which is why I didn’t self drive! Blonde Diva moment again…. the roads are perfectly safe and it would be easy to drive in Jordan.

Definitely try and visit Petra if you have time.  It is an easy 3 hour drive.  Read my review of Movenpick Resort Petra.

Safety:

I travelled all around Jordan and felt perfectly safe at all times.  Jordanian people are polite and friendly and respectful of women travellers, if a little surprised that I was alone!

Dress:

I travelled in November, the days were warm about 24 degrees on the Dead Sea with slightly cooler evenings about 18 degrees, when you will need a shawl or jacket.  Normal swim wear at the pool and beach, chic casual at the resort.

Covered arms and legs when travelling around the country, to protect from the sun and to respect the cultural tradition.  Wandering around alone, I tend to cover up more.

Top Tip:

Take a Magnesium supplement for a couple of weeks before dipping in the Dead Sea.  I have no idea if this is true! But, I did and avoided any red skin rashes with my very pale skin after reading that it is a good idea.

Contact Movenpick Resort Dead Sea

Tel. 00962 5 53561111

Movenpick Resort Petra

Read my review of Movenpick Resort Petra http://luxurytraveldiva.com/movenpick-resort-petra/

http://www.visitjordan.com

 

 

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Where to travel Spring 2018? There is a whole big wide world to explore! My top 3 new discoveries for 2017 were Morocco, Russia and Jordan.  I love them so much, I’m to going  back in this year!  All 3 are not expensive countries to stay in and travel around.  You won’t feel as if you are a walking ATM machine!

  • Not Expensive
  • Unique
  • Friendly welcoming people

MOROCCO:

First up is Morocco.  Whatever you like be it Desert, beautiful beaches or fabulous old towns it is in Morocco.  One of the best things about this country is that it retains its identity.  It is still very different from anywhere else and choc full of history.

MARRAKESH:

Friends said to me ‘Oh you won’t like it, its dirty, crowded and you are hassled to buy things all the time”.  I stupidly listened and avoided Morocco for years!  Well, I was enchanted by Morocco and its people from the minute I stepped off the plane.  Marrakesh was a delight.  The first trip in February I stayed in Palmeyria about 20 minutes out of town and the second time in the old Madena in a traditional Riad.  I would recommend both.  More about Marrakesh here: http://luxurytraveldiva.com/magical-marrakesh     http://luxurytraveldiva.com/diva-road-trip

My first trip was so good, I went back a few weeks later on a girls road trip.  More about that in my blog.

Morocco is perfectly safe with good roads and careful drivers.  We hired a car and enjoyed the trip, apart from one speeding ticket all went well.  Beware, they are very hot on speeding!

AGADIR:

Stopped for lunch and it is a typical beach resort mostly dating from the ’70’s and ’80’s.  About 30 minutes north of Agadir we stayed at   Paradis Plage    on the most beautiful beach, perfect for surfers.  Read about it here:

ESSOUIRA:

Possibly my favourite place.  It can be windy but we we’re very lucky and experienced lovely sunny days without any wind in March.  A stay in a Riad in the old town was a great experience. Exploring the souks, restaurants and cafe’s I soon felt like a local.

Wherever you go in Morocco everyone is so kind and friendly, we did not meet one unfriendly person.

ATLAS MOUNTAINS:

PHOTO: Hike in The Atlas Mountains

Then it was off the the mountains! I would like to spend another couple of days hiking in the mountains, our trip was short but perfect.  Even if we did manage to get lost finding the excellent Kasbah Bab Ourika    Read about it here.

My next country to visit in 2018 is:

RUSSIA:

Where to travel 2018? An instant love affair with Russia! St Petersburg is an enormous, majestic city with beautiful museums, palaces, restaurants and cafes with very friendly and beautiful people as well.  Morocco and Russia have more in common than friendly people, they have both retained their individual identity and you will be in no doubt that you are in Russia.  Globalisation has homogenised so many other places in the world.

ST PETERSBURG

PHOTO: Church of the Spilt Blood, St Petersburg

Read my blog about it here:  luxury travel diva     Stay on the main street running through the city, Nevsky Propsect at the Corinthia Hotel, which was a wonderful choice and perfectly located right where you will want to be!  I stayed at Corinthia Hotel

PHOTO: The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Explore the museums, galleries, walk around this beautiful city a be captivated.  How about a night at the Russian Ballet? A traditional Russian restaurant? There is a lot to do! I liked it so much I am returning to visit Moscow.

PHOTO: River Neva in St Petersburg, Russia

JORDAN:

PHOTO: The Dead Sea, Jordan

Where to travel 2018?  Last but not least, JORDAN! Again, I had such a great time, I went back in January.  Situated in The Middle East sandwiched between Syria, Israel, Egypt Jordan is a surprisingly peaceful country.  The question I am asked most frequently : “Is it safe”.  I felt perfectly safe at all times, wandered around alone all over the country and loved the friendly and hospitable Jordanian people.

Read my blogs here:  Luxury Travel Diva      Stay at the wonderful Movenpick Hotels, they are excellent.  http://www.movenpick.com.Travel from Amman to The Dead Sea and then float on the healing waters enriched with minerals, 400 metres below sea level at the lowest point on earth.

PHOTO: Sunset over The Dead Sea, Jordan

Then travel to Petra and enjoy The Pink City, one of the 7 wonders of the world.  Below is the world famous Treasury built in 200 AD by the Nabatean people, explore the old trading route and walk through time! Stay at The Movenpick Hotel Petra

PHOTO: The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

Further south enjoy the Desert of Wadi Rum and then Aqaba, on the Red Sea perfect for diving and relaxing.  I will explore these on my next trip!

Let’s hope for a fabulous 2018 full of exciting adventures.  Write and tell me if you go to any of my suggestions! Spring 2018 – How about Morocco, Russia and Jordan!

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