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Sweimeh
Travel Guide

Sweimeh featuring a beach, swimming and general coastal views

Go between the religious pilgrimage sites and scenic resorts gracing the salty basin in the lowest landscape in the world.

Overlooking the Dead Sea, the town of Sweimeh is packed with deluxe hotels and sprawling beaches. Its surroundings have many historic spots of great religious importance. Stay at a resort in the heart of the town or along the salty shores of the water, actually a lake.

As you approach the Dead Sea region, notice the roads’ continued descent to the salty basin, the lowest terrain on Earth. The site is popular among those with skin ailments, as the mineral-rich mud is said to have curative properties.

Admire the town’s mosque and try Middle Eastern food in small cafés. Make your way to the beaches expanding from the southwestern part of the municipality. Many sections of beach are private and belong to the deluxe hotels lining the sea. Arrive at the public Amman Beach, dressed modestly, to join others swimming in the sparkling Dead Sea.

Wade into the water, which is so salty that you can easily float on its surface. For an unusual and unforgettable experience, lie on your back on the water while reading a book or waving at friends on the beach. The sea contains no plants or fish and is generally quite warm, especially during the summer.

Back on the shore, check out the luxurious King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center and browse the stores and restaurants in the adjacent Samarah Mall.

For a change, travel to nearby Mount Nebo, where it is said Moses first saw the Promised Land. Discover the caves and churches near the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ and study the 6th-century mosaics in Madaba.

Find the town in the Balqa Governorate, in the northwestern part of Jordan. Drive west from Amman for about 30 miles (50 kilometers) to arrive here in about 45 minutes. Fly into the Queen Alia International Airport, south of Amman, and drive to the city directly in less than 1 hour.

Sweimeh blends historical religious attractions with a picturesque coastline along the Dead Sea.

Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Dead Sea Road, Sweimeh
The price is £120 per night from 5 Jun to 5 Jun
Located in Sweimeh, this beachfront resort is in the historical district, 1.3 mi (2 km) from Amman Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Dead Sea Panoramic Complex ...
4.3/5Excellent! (540 reviews)
"Champions over price, kids pool has too much chlorine,"

Reviewed on 16 May 2021

Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Hotels Area, Jordan Valley Highway, Sweimeh
The price is £100 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Located in Sweimeh, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention centre, 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Amman Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mujib Nature Reserve ...
4.1/5Very Good! (354 reviews)
"This stay has been incredible. The staff is extremely hospitable, and some of the most professional and kind hotel staff I have ever encountered during my travels. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends, and will definitely be staying here if I find myself in this area again."

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2021

Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
5 out of 5
Dead Sea Road, Sweimeh
The price is £175 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
Located in Sweimeh, this beachfront resort is in the historical district, 1.3 mi (2 km) from Amman Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mujib Nature Reserve and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (619 reviews)
"The staff are amazing here and the pool service has free foot massages and snacks which is really nice."

Reviewed on 2 May 2021

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Thara Dead Sea
Thara Dead Sea
3 out of 5
Sweimeh, Sweimeh
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from Amman Beach and 11.2 mi (18 km) from Bethany Beyond the Jordan. Mount Nebo and Mujib Nature ...
3.9/5Very Good! (59 reviews)
"Everything was OK, around the property little bit rubbished and"

Reviewed on 25 Dec 2019

Thara Dead Sea
Vacation Chalet in Dead Sea Jordan Area
Vacation Chalet in Dead Sea Jordan Area
Lagoon resort and spa St., Al Rama, Balqa Governorate
The price is £237 per night from 25 May to 25 May
Set in Al Rama, this family-friendly villa is within 12 mi (20 km) of Bethany Beyond the Jordan, Amman Beach and Mount Nebo. Basilica of Saint George and Madaba ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
very high quality
"best place for your holiday,you can find rest there"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Vacation Chalet in Dead Sea Jordan Area
Villa Naya Branch 1  Couple Paradise
Villa Naya Branch 1 Couple Paradise
4 out of 5
The price is £339 per night from 29 May to 29 May
Situated on a lake, this villa is 10 mi (16.1 km) from Bethany Beyond the Jordan and 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from Qasr el Yahud Baptism Site. Mount Nebo and Amman ...
Villa Naya Branch 1 Couple Paradise
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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3/5 - Okay

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4 Jan 2020

We really didn't stay in the local area much as it is mostly a row of hotels but there were lots of amazing places to visit in Jordan not least Petra which was fantastic.

1/5 - Terrible

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2 Nov 2019

Over priced and bad service not customer focuwd

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Aug 2019

Wadi Mujib was amazing, the Dead Sea is fun. Definitely worth a visit.

3/5 - Okay

Hi5

25 Apr 2019

Great location to stay near the Dead Sea. The hotel is not worth the money I paid for.

4/5 - Good

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14 Mar 2019

Dead Sea has to be worth a visit.

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