Finding the Right Spa Day for Yourself in Jerusalem

March 5, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Spa days have taken Jerusalem by storm. It used to be that spa days or as Israelis affectionately coined them, a “Yom Kef”, were exclusive to the Dead Sea. Now you can get the feeling of being miles away but still be closer to home. Whether you are a couple looking for some alone time, a group of friends looking to have some fun or even on your own looking to unwind, there are now many options in the Jerusalem area.


Chances are if you are planning a spa day then you are either taking time off work or arranging babysitters for your kids so make sure you make the most of it and choose the right type of spa day experience.

Most spas require visitors to be aged 16+ to have treatments but check with each spa individually.

With options that range from luxury spa to sports enthusiast there is a Spa day perfect for everyone. Make sure to consider what type of spa day you need and take into account the differences in prices for your Yom Kef.

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Do you prefer a more intimate boutique style experience? Then the brand new Y Spa at the Yehuda Hotel might be just the spa getaway you have been looking for.  Just minutes away from city center by cab. The views of the hills and the Japanese zen atmosphere combined with natural woods gives you the feeling that you are miles away. Visitors can choose their favorite YSpa “Sabon” scented oils and each room is equipped with personalized music selections.  The advantages of being boutique!

Their spa experience is available for singles or couples and even has a beautiful couples massage room featuring its own private Jacuzzi (spotlessly clean). The YSpa experience includes a relaxation room, Finnish Sauna with a floating box style, Steam Sauna, and access to their outdoor heated semi olympic outdoor pool (open seasonally – April – End of October). A small gym and weight room is available in the hotel with state of the art equipment. A full package includes a choice of a dairy breakfast buffet or a lavish meat lunch buffet. Packages start at 350 NIS. 

Have a really special occasion? Contact YSpa about renting out the entire spa for your event. This boutique spa day is an intimate new treasure that is sure to be a wonderful treat.


If sports and fitness is your idea of a rejuvenating Yom Kef, the new Spa Barak at Cosell Sports Complex & Gym in Givat Raam is a great choice. Spa Days include use of their 33 meter indoor heated pool, choice of massage and access to the jacuzzi, steam and sauna, and changing rooms.

Special Fun In Jerusalem Offers – valid till December 31, 2017
Body & Soul Package
– 160 NIS (30 min. massage, pool, sauna and steam room)
Couples Body & Soul – 260 NIS (30 min. massage, pool, sauna and steam room)
Deluxe Couples Spa Package – 540 NIS (includes longer massage & breakfast at HaIvrit, dairy cafe)


If you’re the luxury spa seeker and you don’t have time to take off to go up North to the Carmel Spa, then choose a Yom Pinuk at their sister branch Cramim, which is closer and equally luxurious.  Looking out in the Jerusalem hills from Kiryat Anavim, you will fall in love with the wine theme and the vineyard views.

They offer a state of the art spa and exercise rooms, indoor pool, outdoor pool, exercise classes, Turkish Hamam, and jacuzzi. With 6 different packages that include spa treatments, use of the facilities and their gourmet dining, you will leave feeling pampered. Cramim only offers a limited number of Yom Pinuk each day and they sell out quickly so book in advance. Packages start at 650 NIS.

With these unique new options a Spa Day Yom Kef is a great getaway for tourists and locals. Make sure it’s on your To Do List.

Still have questions about which spa is right for you? Let us help you. 

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About Joanna Shebson

Joanna is the Founder and FUN Expert at Fun In Jerusalem. What started out as a mommy blog has grown into a successful tourism website. Joanna is married with three kids and lives in Katamon, Jerusalem. She loves to inspire family fun in Jerusalem.


    • Joanna Shebson says:

      The cost will depend on which spa day you choose. All three are rabbanut hashgacha. Cramim is the most expensive, then Yspa and then Spa Barak.
      Yspa pool will only open around Pesach. The other two have pools year round.
      You can read about all the different packages and prices on the spa pages which you can find here

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