Ma’in is a glorious hot spring waterfall resort situated right beside the Dead Sea. Nestled just 30 kilometers from the city of Madaba, visitors can find themselves relaxing beside the Ma’in waterfalls and gazing up at the stunning mountainous backdrop is only 15 minutes.
At an impressive 264 meters below sea level, this resort is set within a tranquil landscape and visitors can choose to stay here for a few hours or even a few days. The resort also has excellent dining facilities along with an array of rejuvenating spa treatments.
Location of Ma’in
Ma’in is set within the southeast corner of the Dead Sea – the lowest place on earth. The waterfalls of Ma’in can be reached within a 60-minute drive from Amman Queen Alia International Airport. The city is also 15 minutes from the ancient city of Madaba.
History of Ma’in
The natural hot springs that makeup Ma’in are believed to have a number of biblical connections. The springs of Ma’in were originally known as Baaras and are mentioned in the Bible. According to the Bible King Herod regularly visited Baaras due to the springs’ natural healing qualities. The king lived in Mukawir palace which is located 33 kilometers from Ma’in.
Things to Do in Ma’in
As the Ma’in Hot Springs Resort and Spa is now built on site, visitors will need to either pay to enter the resort for the day, or, stay in one of its luxurious hotel rooms. The resort is one the most beautiful hotel resorts in Jordan and offers a range of treatments including massages and revitalizing body wraps.
A day pass to Ma’in Hot Springs Resort and Spa costs 10 JD (14.10 USD). With this pass, visitors can use the public area of the resort which is just as magical as the hotel resort area. The public resort area boasts four of the six waterfalls. Each waterfall maintains a warm temperature of 30-37 degrees Celsius. The public area is home to a beautiful roman bath which includes an indoor hot spring steam room. The steam room bath is divided into male and female sections. There is also a separate male and female waterfall along with the main communal waterfall pool, and a luxurious spa waterfall with a thermal pool and lounge area.
The waters at Ma’in are rich in minerals and offer a range of fabulous benefits. The water is proven to help with blood circulation, respiration, digestion, and relaxation.
The Cascade Spa at Ma’in Hot Spring Resort has a host of treatments for visitors to choose from. The spa is located in a beautiful wellness environment that is set beneath a waterfall. Visitors can choose from massages, facials, and body wraps, each with naturally mineral-rich ingredients. Visitors should reserve their treatment in advance and arrive at the spa 20 minutes before their reservation.
Along with beautiful scenery and rejuvenating treatments, Ma’in Hot Springs Resort aims to provide guests with clean, healthy and delicious food. There are three places to wine and dine at the resort, each with their own unique flair. The main restaurant here provides stunning views of the waterfalls and surrounding area. Here, guests will find a breakfast buffet with fresh fruits, oats, juices and live cooking stations. There is also an a la carte breakfast menu and visitors can eat here for lunch and dinner.
The Brown Bar is ideal for casual drinks and business meetings. It provides a relaxed ambiance where guests can unwind with a cocktail. The bar also serves lunch and dinner and opens at midday.
The Olive restaurant provides guests with something a little different. Based on tradition Bedouin dining, visitors dine in the outdoors beneath a communal tent. The tent seats up to 24 guests along one table, lit by lamps. The food is cooked outside using more traditional cooking utensils.
The resort is also home to a wine cellar, a pool bar, and a range destination dining experiences.
How to Visit Ma’in
Visitors can get to Ma’in within one hour by car. A return taxi journey from Amman is usually around 20 JD (28.20 USD).
If you’re looking for somewhere to relax, Ma’in Hot Springs Resort and Spa is by far the best option. Whether you want to stay for a few nights or one day the majestic Dead Sea waterfalls will provide all the rejuvenation needed. The day passes are very affordable and a taxi journey from the capital city of Amman only takes one hour.