Kibbutz Lotan is a must visit if your in the South of Israel. It is unlike any other place on Earth. Incredible desert landscapes, beautiful vistas, eco-tourism, sand dunes, birdwatching, strawbale and mud geodesic domes, watsu aquatic therapy(water massage), holistic treatments, organic gardens, and many nature hikes all wrapped into a quiet soothing community.
The pool is gorgeous, and one of the best pools in the South of Israel. It is open from June until October. Although we didn't swim, we look forward to spending time there in the summer.
Everyone greets you with a smile, and that made us feel at home, and very relaxed in this environment.
My fiancee and I visited Lotan in January, and we had an incredible time! We have recently decided to visit again, and consider living here. It is paradise, and the future of a sustainable Israel.
We recommend Kibbutz Lotan as a destination for people of all ages, families, friends, people travelling alone (many friendly people here), as well as couples looking for a romantic desert retreat!