This is a Hotel in Which Our People Only Really Appreciate When They Arrive in Tiberias

On each of the pilgrimages I have had the joy and privilege of leading when we have transferred to Tiberias, Israel. The Ron Beach Hotel has been our base.

I have been asked often as to why we start in Jerusalem and then go north to our second base by the Sea of Galilee. When we arrive at the Ron Beach Hotel then people understand.

After a week in Jerusalem, Tiberias is comparatively quiet and restful and relaxing and the Hotel is almost in the luxurious range.

The Ron Beach Hotel is a family run hotel situated at the north end of Tiberias right on the Sea of Galilee with a most picturesque harbour a few yards walk away.

The food is superb. The Israeli buffet breakfasts are massive and the evening meal equally excellent. You will not eat better anywhere. You may eat differently, but you will not eat better.

The check in is smooth and fast and the rooms most comfortable with a balcony overlooking the Sea of Galilee right over to the Golan Heights which can be easily seen. At night all the lights of the various villages sparkle across the glistening water, where Jesus Christ ministered, taught and walked.

Within ten minutes walk we are in central Tiberias and walking along the promenade to enjoy the evening atmosphere following our day’s excursions to Mount Hermon and the Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum. We usually have a brief Communion Service at Kursi on the eastern shores of the Lake of Galilee, where Jesus Christ healed that demonaic who was so distressed and tormented by evil spirits.

The Ron Beach Hotel gardens are relaxing. Yes, there is a sizable pool where you can swim, but there is the refreshing water in the Lake where Peter and Andrew and John used to fish.

When we have been there sunrise over the Golan Heights is just a few minutes after six o’clock and it is breathtaking.

Having never been able to do this perhaps one day I might be able to arrange it. I have always had that longing to take a small group to Tiberias and hire a car and visit some of the sites that are just a little off the usual beaten tracks.

If anyone reading this article would wish to do this, I would be willing to lead you: a private and personal tour, in total confidence, but in beautiful surroundings, and based in an excellent hotel.

It would be an unforgettable adventure.

Sandy Shaw.

Sandy Shaw is Pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship, Chaplain at Inverness Prison, and Nairn Academy, and serves on The Children’s Panel in Scotland, and has travelled extensively over these past years teaching, speaking, in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, making 12 visits to Israel conducting Tours and Pilgrimages, and most recently in Uganda and Kenya, ministering at Pastors and Leaders Seminars, in the poor areas surrounding Kampala, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

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