Stay in a luxury hotel in Israel with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to discover this astounding place from the holy city of Jerusalem, the beauty of the Golan Heights to the miles of sandy beaches along the coast.
Luxury city breaks in Israel
Tel Aviv is Israel’s vibrant economic capital yet has a succinctly Mediterranean feel with wonderful sandy beaches, lively markets, Bauhaus-style buildings and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the Old City of Jerusalem is a must. A holy city in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, it is historically fascinating. Take in the Golden Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount, the Western (Wailing) Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Then, head to the north-west coast to Haifa to see the Baha'i Gardens before sailing across the bay to Acre and its magnificent Crusader City. Discover its ancient underground passages, halls and a tunnel built by the Knights Templar and numerous archaeological sites.
Luxury beach holidays in Israel
Israel benefits from a great selection of beach resorts scattered along the shores of its four seas - the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the freshwater Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. You are spoilt for choice along the Mediterranean coastline, From Haifa, with its expansive sun-kissed sandy beaches and Caesarea Aqueduct Beach bordered by the magnificent remains of a Roman aqueduct, to beautiful Beit Yannai Beach ideal for wind surfing and Herzliya Beach conveniently close to Tel Aviv. For year-round sun and diving among coral reefs, head south to Eliat on the Red Sea or take a spa break and discover the healing properties of the Dead Sea’s high saline water and mineral-rich mud.
Luxury retreats in the Israeli countryside
Travel to the far north-east of the country to the Golan Heights and Israel’s only ski resort, Mount Hermon. Visit Banais Nature Reserve and the natural hot springs at Hamat Gader. Discover further beautiful nature reserves in the Galilee including Hula Lake, Mt Meron, Bar’am Forest and Nahal Kziv. The Christian holy sites of Nazareth, Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee are also in the Galilee region. Take an excursion to the Judean Desert, so see the remains of the fortress of Massada, and the 2000-year old ruins of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Or, further south in the Negev Desert, stand on the edge of the Ramon Crater, the largest crater in the world.
Start your stay in Israel in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Crusader city of Acre with Small Luxury Hotels of the World and begin your trail of this legendary country. A land of sacred shrines, holy cities, arid deserts and fertile vineyards just waiting for you to discover its charms.