Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

At a Glance

  • Be captivated by the ethereal magic of the ancient Negev desert, spanning over half of Israel from the northern Judean Hills to the shores of the Red Sea

  • Indulge in a relaxing treatment at the Carmel Forest Spa, complete with Turkish Hammam

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows afford endless views stretching across this otherworldly expanse of desert

  • Marvel as the night sky lights up with an awe-inspiring display of constellations, guided by an expert astronomer

  • Plunge into the infinity pool, perched on a cliff overlooking the abyss of Ramon crater – a geological wonder formed over 200 million years ago

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The best time to visit climate-wise is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the daytime temperatures aren't too extreme. Winter can be cold and rainy in some areas.

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Built into a ridge on the precipice of the expansive Ramon crater, Beresheet combines spectacular architecture with modern luxury, set in an unrivalled location in Israel’s ancient Negev desert.

There is no better way to experience the vast, lunar-like desert landscape of Negev than at Beresheet, perfectly placed in Southern Israel’s Mitzpe Ramon region. Rising from a northern ridge overlooking the Ramon crater and set to the backdrop of imposing mountains, this stylish property has been designed to flawlessly integrate with its natural surroundings.

A feat of architecture, Beresheet was constructed using natural rocks and stones, meticulously excavated from the surrounding desert cliffs. Sense a real physical connection to these ancient lands as you soak up the majestic vista of the Ramon crater from floor-to-ceiling windows incorporated into each of the property’s rooms.

Formed over 200 million years ago, the Ramon crater – also known as ‘Makhtesh Ramon’ - is the world’s largest erosion crater, spanning 40km in length and 500m in depth. This monumental natural phenomenon is unique to the Negev desert and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Step outside to explore the wilds of the Negev – a secluded desert landscape that promises to delight with an endless array of adventures. Thrill-seekers can enjoy adventurous days exploring the depths of Ramon, descending into the crevasse by jeep, bicycle, or on foot. Roam through dunes and sandstone cliffs on a guided camel safari or soar above the rocky terrain at sunrise in a hot air balloon. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Arabian Oryx, a native antelope that has come back from the brink of extinction through conservation efforts.

After an active day in the desert, return to the calm oasis of Beresheet to cool off with a dip in the infinity pool or unwind with a treatment in the Carmen Forest Spa. A fine-dining experience awaits at the Rosemarine restaurant, serving richly flavoured Israeli cuisine using locally sourced ingredients from surrounding desert farms. For a truly memorable experience, dine at one of the balcony tables that are seemingly suspended over the vast desert wilderness stretching out below you.

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Spread across the landscape in freestanding two-floor bungalows, each of the 111 rooms and villas offers unobstructed views of the surrounding desert and Ramon Crater.


Children of all ages are welcome in the hotel, with cots and babysitting services available as well as a kids club.


Beresheet’s extensive amenities include an outdoor infinity pool, luxury spa, fitness club, and tennis court. Dine on locally grown organic food in the hotel's in-house restaurant.


  • 4WD Ride to Zin Valley

    Ride a 4WD drive across the otherworldly landscapes of Negev Desert to the Zin Valley springs area.

  • Camel Safari

    Enjoy a camel ride into the desert.

  • Desert Crater & Wine Tour

    Embark on a jeep ride tour of Ramon Crater paired with the spectacular boutique vineyards of Negev desert.

  • Folk Tales & Stargazing at Negev Desert

    Accompanied by a professional astronomy guide and a telescope, admire the night sky.

  • Hot Air Balloon with Picnic Breakfast at Ramon Crater

    Fly over the breathtaking Negev Desert with spectacular scenery and Ramon Crater in every direction! Land into the crater for a picnic breakfast.

  • Masada

    Make a trip to Qumran Cave where the famous Dead Sea Scroll was discovered and take a cable car ride to the top of Masada Fortress.

Holiday Ideas

  • Wild Israel in Style

    Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Negev Desert & Tel Aviv

    from £8900 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • Get off-the-beaten into the lunar-like landscape of Negev Desert with optional hot air balloon landing into Ramon Crater
    • Channel your inner Indiana Jones through the caves and hideouts of Beit Guvrin National Park
    • Stargazing in a remote desert accommodation as you hear your astronomy guide narrate through tales of mythological heroes

Location & directions

Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

Beresheet Hotel is located in Negev Desert.

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