As part of my trip set up by the Jordan Tourism Board, I had the opportunity to stay at a number of truly wonderful properties, but the Evason Ma’In Hot Springs was right at the top of my list of favorites. Given how many truly great places they set me up with, that is a tough list to top out.
This Six Senses property is just a few miles from the Dea Sea and lies 264 meters (866 feet) below sea level. It is set in a natural oasis that aesthetically and effectively uses two free water thermal waterfalls adjacent to the property.
The entire property is the epitome of elegance.
Perfectly themed, colored and decorated to blend into the surrounding environment — I only wished I had more than one night to enjoy resting in the lap of luxury.
This isn’t normally the way I travel, but I could be converted easily. This entire trip through Jordan was a travel revelation, and this stay at Evason Ma’In Hot Springs was one of many reasons.
The food at the multiple restaurants on site (I was able to try two of them), were also excellent. Offering regional and international cuisine, the diverse selection of dining options includes a restaurant situated on a cliff top at the edge of the Dead Sea where guests can catch a glimpse of the lights of Jerusalem and beautiful sunsets reflecting across the water, which I unfortunately wasn’t able to enjoy, but which looks amazing.
And let’s get to the point… the spa.
I personally don’t consider massages any sort of luxury item. In my book, they are things that all of us should be doing more often, since I firmly believe they are excellent ways to reduce stress and get your body in a better state to recover. When I was living and lawyering back in Arkansas, I had at least once a month, but like the one I had at Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut, the one I had here at Evason Ma’In Hot Springs rose to a much higher level of excellence.
Like I said, I could get use to traveling this way.
My stay at Evason Ma’In Hot Springs was part of a sponsored trip by the Jordan Tourism Board, but I didn’t offer to represent anything in other than my true opinion. Though given how great everything was, there was certainly no need for them to worry about my reviews. Heavenly.
Evason Ma’In is right around the corner from the Dead Sea, where my friend Isabelle recently visited and loved also. Nellie highlights one of the great parks nearby also, Dana National Park in her post about Jordan from desert to sea.