Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea Resort & Spa
At a Glance
The Duplex Suite is a good choice for large families as it has a sitting room (sleeps two), kitchenette, double king-sized bedroom and a twin room across two floors
Almost every room has a view of the Dead Sea
The fitness center is open 24 hours a day
In winter, the Jungle Club (kids club) is only open from Thursday until Saturday
The outdoor infinity pool is only open to guests over 18 years, and the indoor Dead Sea pool is only open to guests over 16 years
Even if you are staying in one of the other resorts, the Marriott's spa is probably the best value of them all so if you are staying somewhere else, this one is still worth a visit.Scott Dunn team
The Duplex Suite is quite a good option for larger families who all want to be in the same place.Scott Dunn team
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The Jordan Valley Marriott is the smallest of the resorts on the Dead Sea, with the focal point being the outdoor swimming pools surrounded by the restaurants, accommodation, kids club and spa.
Located only 45 minutes from Amman airport, this resort makes for an almost hassle-free vacation. It is a very good option for families with the Jungle Club opening from 9am to 9pm, as well as the Children's Mushroom Outdoor Pool.
The spa is very good-value and has its own Dead Sea pool for those not quite brave enough to pop into the real thing, or if guests want to have a float after sunset.
Speaking of sunsets, the Fishing Club is a great place to see the sunset from as the resort faces towards the west, and a really good location for having sundowners on the beach.
The Dead Sea itself is a natural phenomenon and the Marriott's private beach makes access to it very easy for those looking to float on the water. Nearby are the town of Madaba, the location of the famous Madaba Map, and Mount Nebo from which Moses looked out across the Promised Land.
Further afield, the rose-red city of Petra can be reached within three and a half hours, the Roman ruins of Jerash within an hour and a half, and the breathtaking Wadi Rum can be reached within four hours.
For the more adventurous, the spectacular Wadi Mujib is only half an hour away, and is fantastic for gorge walking and exploring, as well as being magnificently bio-diverse.
The Marriott has seven room types, including a Duplex Suite which is stretched across two floors and has a kitchenette, sitting room, bathroom, and two bedrooms - one with a king-sized bed and one with twin beds.
Most of the rooms have views of the Dead Sea and some of them have terraces. All have individual climate control, mini-bar, in-room safe, hair dryer, and iron.
The Jungle Club is open from 9am to 9pm. Younger children need to be accompanied by an adult but the club is complimentary and only charges for snacks. During the winter, the Jungle Club is only open from Thursday to Saturday.
The resort also has its own outdoor playground with slides, games and activities.
Babysitting is available from guest relations.
The Marriott has a wide range of dining options and bars.
Mosaico, the main restaurant, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Champions is a sports bar and restaurant, serving American food, and also has various games and entertainment. Open for lunch and dinner. Il Terrazzo is the resort's Italian restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. The Fishing Club Beach Bar opens seasonally and is the best place for a sundowner. Cascades is the barbecue restaurant, Jo's Steakhouse serves wagyu beef, the Oasis Bar serves shisha, ice cream and drinks, and the Acacia Lounge has a live pianist from October to March and happy hour runs from 5pm to 7pm.
The services at the Marriott include babysitting, eight meeting rooms with high-speed internet access and event planners. Telephone with voice mail, data port system and high-speed Internet cards are available for a fee.
There is also a spa, five swimming pools (including a Dead Sea pool in the spa), tennis courts, a jogging trail and volleyball. The resort has its own private beach on the Dead Sea.
The Marriott has a spa, as well as its own beach with access to the Dead Sea. There is also a Fitness Center and five swimming pools, three of which are open to children.
The Jordan Valley Marriott is ideally located for sightseeing, close to Wadi Mujib, Madaba and Mount Nebo. It takes an hour and a half to reach the Roman ruins of Jerash, and three and a half hours to reach the legendary Nabatean city of Petra.
Location & Directions
Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea sits at the lowest point you can get to on Earth while remaining on its surface, at the north end of the Dead Sea in Jordan, east of the West Bank. Needless to say, it is central to some of the most pivotal sites in Western and Middle Eastern history, including the baptism site of Jesus Christ, the ancient city of Jerash, and the Lost City of Petra.
When to go
For a small country, Jordan has an extraordinary range of climates. 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. April is probably the best month, when temperatures are warm and wildflowers are in bloom. March can be cold and rainy in the north but is balmy by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea.