Take in views of a hot spring–fed waterfall, a dramatic ravine, and the Dead Sea from a resort that sits more than 800 feet below sea level. A cliff-top outdoor restaurant serves organic greens from the garden.
Evason Ma’In, (800) 591-7480, from $300. This appeared in the December/January 2010 issue.
Jordan has some of the most amazing geography, people, food, customs, hotels and historic sites in the world. Petra, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum top the list but all starting to get a bit crowded if you're taking the main paths in. Innovative tour operators are increasingly offering unique twists on the classics - including this route into the Evason Ma’In Hot Springs and Six Senses Spa (w/ great views of the Dead Sea). Terhal can get you into and out of some amazing adventures in Jordan and well worth a browse of the website for info on the latest/greatest routes in the country.