While famous for its blissful beaches and great nightlife, Bali has another secret. These are 6 hot springs in Bali you should visit.
1. Belulang Hot Spring
Located in the middle of an enchanting rice paddy, the pools are filled from water heated deep in the Earth’s crust that seeps up beneath the nearby Beji Temple, and its temperature reaches up to 40 degrees Celsius. As the waters are rich in minerals believed to rejuvenate the body, locals traditionally used it to cleanse themselves before visiting the temple. You can jump on a jeep tour or ATV bike to explore this rugged landscape off road along muddy tracks and through rural villages, before relaxing in the pools of Belulang in the Mengesta Village.
2. Angseri Hot Spring
Don’t want to soak in hot springs full of tourists? If you want to enjoy your hot spring bath in privacy and seclusion, Angseri Hot Springs offer private baths surrounded by luminous rice paddies. You can even watch Balinese farmers tend the fields between forests of bamboo, palm and fern trees from your personal cabin. A waterfall spills down a leafy cliff side into one of the public pools, offering a natural water massage. Fresh water showers are also on site if you want to have a soapy scrub. These springs are actually lesser known among tourists, and half the adventure is getting there! It’s a bumpy ride along twisting, pot holed roads and a slippery climb down the hillside to the milky green waters of the pools.
3. Tabanan Hot Spring
Tabanan Hot Springs sit on the banks of the flowing Yeh Panas river, and are filled by healing water flowing off Mount Batukara. You can bathe in the main pool on the river’s edge or dip into one of the smaller pools that terrace up the hillside. The hot springs are set within a landscape of sprawling emerald rice paddies dotted with local farmers hard at work, with the sacred Hindu temple of Batukara nearby. Not only will your mind be refreshed, but your spirit will be equally revived in this retreat.
4. Toya Devasya Hot Spring
Are you craving for a luxurious hot spring experience? Toya Devasya in Kintamani has earned a reputation as one of the most upmarket places to submerge your bones in. Set in elegant landscaped gardens, the pools offer immaculate facilities and the waters are clear blue and odourless no sulphur gases here.
5. Banjar Hot Spring
With lush, jungle-clad slopes surrounding the sacred hot springs of Banjar, these pools are one of the island’s most popular. Having problems clearing your pores? Sulphuric water, believed to cure skin disease, spills from the mouths of some stone carved like mythical dragon into three pools at a tempting temperature of 37 degrees Celsius. A short drive from the black sand beach in Lovina, you can access the pools through the village of Banjar.