For those of us who live in Amman, Jordan in winter, we know cold. We know the kind of cold that seeps so far into your bones that the very thought of what being warm feels like has escaped us. Because of this, we have an instinctive desire to search out warm places wherever they are.
For many this means heading to the Dead Sea or potentially Aqaba, but Jordan is home to other warm locations as well, if you can find them. So despite our selfish desire to keep this gem hidden for ourselves, From The Earth would like to share with you one of our favorite Jordan winter spots, Ma’in Hot Springs.
Tucked away near the Dead Sea, the Ma’in Hot Springs offer a genuine warm experience. The natural warmth of the water can range from 30-60 degrees Celsius. If you head for the Dead Sea and go past all of the Dead Sea hotels, you can just follow the signs for Ma’in and locate the hidden secret of Jordan.
For just 15 JD for the day you can gain access to various hot spring pools and waterfalls, sauna, jacuzzi, and Roman Bath. This plus snack, restrooms, and changing areas are available.
- Bathrobe or warm blanket to walk from the changing areas to the hot springs
- Bathing suit (for women we recommend shorts and t-shirts as well)
- Snacks and water (although there are places to purchase these items)
Once entering, the facility you have a choice of three different pools; the women’s pool is by the mosque (we recommend avoiding this one if you can), the family pool is actually one of the hottest pools,
and then there is the public pool which has the largest most spectacular waterfall and even a natural sauna nestled behind the waterfall.
Whichever pool you choose, you are guaranteed to leave this area with fully relaxed muscles that are warm all the way to the bone. But, why leave? There is a hotel on the premises with wonderful spa options. If possible elongate the relaxation by staying for a full weekend.
Now for the gentleman, Valentine’s Day is coming up this along with a From The Earth Valentine’s Day card would make a great gift for the woman in your life.