The approach to the Beresheet Hotel is uninspiring, but inside the property, any misgivings are allayed. The resort is perched on the edge of the extraordinary Ramon Crater. Twenty-five miles long and 1,500 feet deep, this appears to be the result of a colossal impact, but in fact, it is a “makhtesh,” a gigantic dent in the earth’s surface caused by the subterranean erosion of soft rock strata. “Beresheet” means “Genesis” in Hebrew, and the setting does seem to resemble a primal stage of the planet’s history. The resort comprises 40 one- and two-story stone buildings, which contain 111 rooms and suites (39 with plunge pools). These are spacious, comfortable and decorated in a refined contemporary style with expanses of wood, marble and leather.
Learn more in the July 2014 Hideaway Report