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Highlights of Jordan

As a travel destination, the Arab Kingdom of Jordan punches well above its weight. Travellers here can revel in the unique culture of the country's capital, Amman, discover the astonishing man-made marvels of Petra and visit ancient Biblical sites, such as Mount Nebo. Follow in Lawrence of Arabia's footsteps to experience spectacular desert scenery, float in the therapeutic waters of the world-famous Dead Sea or even explore coral reefs on a Red Sea diving trip. What's more, the country's diminutive size means you can explore its highlights in one exciting and all-encompassing Jordan holiday.

Ideal for a cultural break, an active adventure holiday, a relaxing holiday beside the sea or a combination of all three, the best places to stay in Jordan include Amman, Petra, the Dead Sea and Aqaba.

Where to stay

From countless cultural sights to rejuvenating seaside retreats, Jordan has so much to offer travellers that it can be difficult to decide on the best base to get the most out of the country. It's the perfect destination for a multi-centre holiday – combining the sights of Amman with the serene shores of the Red Sea, for example, or the magical marvels of Petra with the superb spa hotels of the Dead Sea. Below is a selection of some of the best places to stay.

  • Amman and its old world allure — The country's fascinating capital, Amman, makes a great base to explore Jordan's fascinating culture and history. For travellers looking for a luxury retreat right in the heart of the city, the five-star Landmark Amman Hotel is the ideal option, with a beautiful modern design, great service and spectacular panoramic roof-top views. While, the recently-opened Warwick Il Palazzo Hotel and Suites has a romantic ambience perfect for couples.

  • Petra for ancient man-made marvels — Spending a few nights in Petra is a great idea if you want to take your time discovering one of the most remarkable wonders of the world. The four-star Petra Guest House Hotel, for instance, occupies a prime spot very close to the city entrance and has everything you need for a comfortable stay including stylish rooms, a large piazza courtyard, and even a bar built into an original Nabatean tomb. With luxurious rooms, panoramic views and a tranquil indoor pool, the five-star Movenpick Petra Nabatean Castle Hotel is another great option.

  • The Dead Sea – a renowned natural spa spot — For fans of rest and relaxation, the Dead Sea in the Jordan Rift Valley is the ultimate spa destination attracting travellers to its legendary, mineral-rich rejuvenating waters since ancient times. Many Dead Sea hotels offer health and beauty therapies that call upon the sea's healing properties and the Winter Valley Warwick Resort and Spa, for example, features its own blissful Oasis Spa, while the Dead Sea Spa Hotel offers an all-round indulgent spa experience.

  • Aqaba for dreamy beaches and diving — If you are looking for sun, sea and sand, Aqaba, on the southern tip of the country, has some great accommodation set right beside the Red Sea. Its colourful coral reefs and warm, sub-tropical waters make this the ideal spot to try snorkelling or scuba-diving. The four-star Days Inn Hotel Aqaba is a good option near the beach with spectacular views and surrounded by the best restaurants and dive centres in town. Alternatively, those in search of a high-end five-star resort with a private beach or top-notch family facilities should look no further than the Intercontinental Hotel Aqaba.

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Places of interest in Jordan

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

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