The Top 5 Wellness Activities in Jordan

Three man-made blue lagoons with a total area of 750000 m², and comprising a constellation of 17 white sand beaches are spread over the Ayla community.

Offering world-class amenities in a glorious picture-perfect setting, Golf Hills is home to Jordan’s first 18-hole golf course. The district offers a contemporary Ayla Golf Club and Academy, extraordinary guest accommodations, as well as beautifully designed residential apartments, townhouses and villas.

 

As part of Ayla’s mission to help create a prosperous community that embraces its natural assets, the company strives to develop the golf course to become one of the most environmentally friendly in the world. At the district, every detail conspires to provide its residents and guests with a spectacular experience. With over 12km² of rolling greens, the lush landscape features three green pockets with panoramic views of the area, paved courtyards reminiscent of a traditional Arabic medina, playgrounds, sundecks, and swimming pools – including an infinity pool overlooking the golf course.

The Avenue district is Ayla’s interpretation of downtown living on the coast of the Red Sea.
This pedestrian-friendly boulevard boasts designer brand local and international names in fashion and lifestyle.


Our walk-friendly roads will guide you through the cosmopolitan Avenue district, taking you from the modern residences and apartments to the vast shopping and dining areas, which lead into historic Aqaba.

Offering the perfect blend of land and sea – from luxurious waterfront residences, to a world-class marina, to the Marina Village’s unique boutiques and restaurants – the district’s pulse of the Ayla community. Encompassing modern luxury and historic beauty, the Marina District comprises 17,000 m² of commercial space, three hotels with approximately 700 rooms, as well as 582 residential apartments and private villas.

 

The district is also home to Aqaba’s largest marina with almost 300 berths, fitting boats up to 40m long with a draft up to 4m, and providing exceptional facilities and services that adhere to international standards. With its pedestrian friendly roads, yearlong activities catering to adults and children, biking lanes, world-class amenities, and a bustling nightlife, the district offers its residents and visitors the opportunity to get lost in the magnificent coastal allure of the Red Sea.

Dazzling entertainment venues, organic designs, and culture, unite at Ayla’s Creek District – creating an urban-spirited community bustling with extraordinary energy. The district is home to an exquisite beach club as well as a collection of contemporary riverfront residences that combine the perks of urban and coastal living. The district’s waterfront includes 420 townhouses and 72 apartments.

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The Top 5 Wellness Activities in Jordan

Combine your wanderlust with world-class wellness activities, and jet-set your way to Jordan for some serious R&R. Follow in the footsteps of travellers seeking wellness since the days of Cleopatra, hoping to bathe in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea and unwind in the tranquility of the desert. With spectacular scenery, authentic cuisine and pampering treatments to choose from, nourish your mind, body, and soul with the top 5 wellness activities in Jordan.

 

1. A serene balloon ride over Wadi Rum

 

Float like a butterfly over the haunting terrain of the majestic Wadi Rum desert, observing the lunar-landscape rock formations from a bird’s eye view. Here, the wild winds have carved imposing sandstone towers into the desert, forming a ruggedly beautiful panorama. Expect an early start to soak up the sights in the soft morning light and enjoy a peaceful, romantic experience as you soar over the sands.

 

 

2. A sumptuous spa day at Ayla

 

If you take your wellness with a splash of luxury, consider a stay at Ayla, one of Jordan’s swankiest design resorts. Book yourself a rejuvenating pampering session at the on-site Hyatt Regency Aqaba, where the Aqua Spa offers state-of-the-art facilities including six treatment rooms, a yoga garden, and a relaxing outdoor pool. From body scrubs and foot baths to couples massage treatments, you can expect the A-List treatment at Ayla.

 

 

3. Fresh and authentic local cuisine

 

You can tuck into delicious foods without compromising on nutrition in Jordan, thanks to the abundance of fresh, locally-produced ingredients and the emphasis on nourishing spices. Sample sweet dates, salty olives and golden honeycomb for breakfast, served with a fluffy round of fire-baked bread. Or savour the soft cheese and creamy labneh from the herds of the hills, a stalwart of the Middle Eastern mezze. Look out for the traditional za’atar, a blend of herbs and seeds that serves as a base for many Jordanian specialties. It’s rich in antioxidants so you’ll be treating your body as well as your tastebuds.

4. A mud bath in the Dead Sea

 

You can’t go in search of wellness in Jordan without succumbing to the siren song of the legendary Dead Sea. It’s said that Cleopatra herself treated her skin with the famous black mud of this region, thanks to its curative, clarifying qualities. Give yourself a DIY facial by slathering it on generously and baking in the hot sun for 15 minutes before washing it all away. If it’s good enough for the Queen of the Nile…

 

 

5. A Turkish hammam

 

Treat yourself to a traditional Turkish hammam, and partake in a centuries-old tradition that will steam the desert dust out of your pores. The full hammam ritual includes a full steam, followed by a rigorous body scrub to remove all impurities, and a relaxing massage to conclude. Be aware that the true hammam experience involves no clothes at all, so prepare to embrace the culture or request to wear a swimsuit! And remember to give yourself a little extra time to sip a glass of sherbet or cup of Turkish tea while swaddled in towels at the end of your treatment.

 

Wellness in Jordan is growing by the day, so for a restorative holiday that will give you your glow back, you couldn’t pick a better destination.

 

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