We spent a decadent day yesterday, swimming (read that floating) in the Dead Sea, followed by a long lounge in the Spa here. The Dead Sea is extremely salty and you just bob to the surface instantly. It also has a bit of a slick feel to it on the skin, I'm assuming from all of the various minerals and such in it. The spa, however, was delightful. While the Dead Sea was quite cool, the spa had a heated pool with the same minerals - ah...to rest in an onsen type environment!!! The only difference was that here everyone has bathing suits on.