There’s so much to see, taste and experience in Israel but one of the definite highlights is the country’s abundant beaches and seaside towns; it is blessed to be surrounded by three different bodies of water: The Mediterranean, Dead sea and Red sea. During her 2015 journey, Lisa Niver discovered some of the best places to stay and relax by Israel’s seaside. Here they are:
Brown Beach House, Tel Aviv
The entire West end of Tel Aviv is a shoreline, with places for relaxation, wind-surfing, bathing and perhaps even a drum circle! Brown Beach House is just steps away from the warm Mediterranean waters; with a unique design and one-of-a-kind furnishings, it’s a pleasure to pass time here while in town. The central location and view of the beach in addition to an outdoor spa will have you feeling revived and healthy! Not to mention, the breakfast on offer is hard to beat; choose between regular ol’ sunny-side-up or traditional dishes like Shakshuka on the patio.
Ritz Carlton, Herzliya
Herzliya sits at the Northern part of the Tel Aviv district and offers an abundance of seaside pleasures. The Ritz Carlton is located directly beside the impressive marina with views of Herzliya beach and a rooftop pool to pass the afternoon lounging. Their two-story suites offer all the comforts of home and more: King-sized beds, flat-screen TVs, ample balconies, soaker tubs plus you’ll be treated to a variety of traditional dishes made by the in-house chefs.
Video: Sunset Herzliya
Holiday Cottage, Kibbutz Ein Gev
Kibbutz Ein Gev, in Northern Israel, sits on the Sea of Galilee, the country’s largest lake filled with beaches and marinas; boat tours are the most popular way to see the sites and sounds here. The Sea of Galilee also has special meaning for Christians as the place Jesus was said to have walked across water. Thanks to its historical significance and natural beauty, Kibbutz Ein Gev is visited every year by tourists from around the world. The majority of accommodation options here are small holiday cottages, which offer the comfort you desire as well as close proximity to residents of the area.
Video: Tour of Kibbutz Ein Gev
So if you’re planning a trip to Israel, you have plenty of seaside accommodations to choose from, not to mention a country full of history, stories and traditions to explore. In upcoming articles, we’ll be doing an overview of the art scene and culture; stay tuned on WSGT’s blog and youtube channel!