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SPRING-SUMMER 2011I sea&iI75extremely healthy, meaning you can cleanse yourself inside and out. Crunchy freshvegetables and salads combine with plump pulses, tangy herbs and tasty spicesto create delicious meze and dishes. You can pile your plate high with low-fat,low-cholesteroland mineral- and vitamin-rich foods at every meal, with the addedsignificant advantage that they taste fantastic, bursting with tangy flavour, diversetextures and exuberant colours.Spend days exercising in the Marriott's infinity pool and making use of its spa.It has an indoor Dead Sea Water pool, as well as a buffet of treatments drawing onthe healing properties of Dead Sea salts and mud. Try the Arabic Loofah Experienceor a Black Arabic Coffee Energizing and Firming Wrap. If you fancy a change of scene, a short drive delivers you to O Beach - a five-star day spa and nightlife venue that opened last year. Cabanas can be hiredcomplete with Jacuzzis, outdoor cooling systems, private butlers, a changingroom, lounge and dining areas and 42-inch televisions. Beyond these privatehavens are eight bars and restaurants, infinity pools and the Olea Spa, with sevenshaded sea-view treatment rooms. Also a short drive away is Feynan Ecolodgein the heart of the Dana Biosphere Reserve. This 26-room solar-powered havenamid the mountains is all about health and nature. Spend long days in the freshmountain air - trekking, biking and canyoning - or time your visit with one ofits yoga retreats. In the evening, dine on delicious organic vegetarian food, allthe while in the knowledge that you are supporting the most honourable of ecocredentials.Should your visit to the Jordan Valley have a more dedicated health or medicalfocus, the region's world-famous Dead Sea Medical Centre offers expertise,facilities and treatments for extreme skin conditions and health ailments.nFor more information visit,,, Opposite page:one of the pools of the Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa, overlooking the Dead SeaThis page, above left: the reception and courtyard of Feynan EcolodgeTop: Dead Sea salt formationsAbove: the O Beach day spa and nightlife venue*Always seek professional medical advice before undertaking a detox programme, diet or new health regimePhotography: Jordan Tourism Board; Feynan Ecolodge/Brian Scannell