‘If you want to lie in the sun all day and gorge yourself till you burst, head south to Eilat; if you want to go extreme, go north.” That at least was the advice we received from our super-friendly waiter at the Kfar Giladi Hotel at Kibbutz Kfar Giladi. Well, to be more precise, that was how our nine-year-old daughter reported it.
We recently spent an action-packed weekend up North, including a night at Kfar Giladi, which our three daughters described as “the best holiday ever,” briefly deciding they wanted to move to the kibbutz before realizing that kibbutz life is not a 365-day-ayear holiday. We, too, preferred it immensely to the cacophonous cauldron that is Eilat in August.
Kfar Giladi isn’t all action, though. There is plenty of opportunity to rest with an indoor heated pool and an outdoor pool with spacious shaded lawns, fresh mountain air and stunning views. There is also a spa and a pleasant bar and lounge.