There are a dozen or so places in Israel that really provide the whole package when it comes to design, amenities, customer service, gourmet food and spa services. A new complex, helmed by 'Shevet Achim' (a set of five actual brothers who are well known in the hospitality industry in Israel) have hit the bull's eye with the recently opened Dream Island resort. The 1,500sq meters featuring elegant suites, sports facilities, concept restaurants, food trucks and even an amphitheater for concerts makes it a place to stay a while.
The resort and spa experience has swiftly become a sought-after vacation destination for Israelis, tourists, wedding and event planning and more. Whether you choose a one-day reprieve or to stay the night or weekend, the spacious resort combines a host of wellness facilities and activities that can keep you as engaged as your mood and wishes desire.
Israeli architect Itzik Levy planned and designed the complex, taking care to incorporate the aesthetic language of the area's natural landscape, honing in on the feeling of a lush oasis. The team at Dream Island has taken the progressively growing leisure culture in Israel and focused on generating a new demand for hospitality and tourism after thoroughly studying the lifestyle, vacation, and consumption habits of the 21st century. Dream Island successfully curates the dynamic curiosities and contemporary living of today's day and age, combined with the sought-after pillars of well-being and the much-needed elements of unplugging.
Walking into the space, after checking in, you are immediately greeted by varying heated pools, water fountains, massage chairs, wet and dry saunas and jacuzzis in the complex's welcoming open space. After taking a dip, patrons are welcome to relax by the pools in private chairs and cozy lounge areas.
Outside, the sprawling area gives way to luxury suites (some outfitted with private pools), another spacious pool area, a juice, beer and cocktail bar, various themed food trucks featuring everything from Israeli to Mexican food, as well as daily wellness and exercise classes, a wine cellar that hosts lectures and tastings, and more.
Boasting 26 VIP suites, each room comes outfitted with a private swimming pool or private spa, an open yard overlooking the view or a balcony facing the cool, inviting swimming pools. The indulgent spa area is composed of 15 individual and couple treatment rooms, offering an extensive treatment menu of massage techniques and cosmetic treatments, including Swedish massage, hot stones massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, facial and scalp massage, traditional Thai massage, Shiatsu, Ayurveda, deep tissue massage, and more. For added moments of R&R, there is a Turkish bath, hydrotherapy watsu pool, wet and dry sauna and a charming pergola garden to relax in. For those who would rather keep their heartbeat up, there is a specified sports area with running and cycling courses, professional courts, and dedicated workshops and classes.
When it is time to eat, Dream Island has literally covered all the bases. There are two on-site concept restaurants, the delicious meat restaurant Armonim and a full dairy restaurant called Terra, with lakeside views. Helmed by chef Dudi Asraf, they offer changing, seasonal menus based on high-quality, local ingredients. On-site food trucks also offer a novel alternative for in-between munching hours, or lulls in the day when patrons need a little culinary boost.
As if that weren't enough, the resort is situated on one of the important landmarks of the ancient wine road. At the center of the resort is an ancient Byzantine wine press that was discovered doing the preparations for the construction of the resort. After being reconstructed in collaboration with Israel's Antiquities Authority, it was surrounded by an amphitheater for different types of gatherings. A large wine room offers a rich selection of local and international wines, as well as chef tastings and lectures on wine. Group reservations are also available.
The resort offers various daily packages, including a deluxe package with lunch at the Armonim restaurant and a 45-spa treatment, starting at NIS 700. Staying in a suite is on a half-pension basis, a 45-minute spa treatment for each guest, dinner at the Armonim restaurant and breakfast at Terra restaurant. The price ranges from NIS 3,180 to NIS 4,080 per couple for a full vacation during the busy season.
For reservations: 08-6705600, Dream Island