A natural hot spring is a wonderful place to bathe and destress while benefiting from the mineral deposits in the water. Bali has several hot springs where you can enjoy a hot spring bath.
Check out our 11 favourite hot spring spots in Bali. Each of them has something unique to offer the discerning visitor!
The 11 Best Hot Springs In Bali
Batur Natural Hot Spring (Toya Bungkah)
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The Batur natural hot spring is right next door to the biggest lake on the island – the one in the caldera of Mount Batur!
It’s a bit of a rough journey to get to this collection of hot spring pools and you may find you really need something to ease your aches and pains by the time you get there.
This hot spring pool is managed by the local community and you are welcome to swim and bathe as long as you pay the relatively modest entry fee.
The mineral pools here can reach temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius and that’s pretty warm!
Where Is It? Toya Bungkah, Batur, Songan, Kintamani, Bangli, Bali 80612, Indonesia
Toya Devasya Hot Springs
The Toya Devasya is a resort and it has its own Toya Devasya hot spring on the grounds.
It’s just a stone’s throw from the Batur natural hot spring and you get a very similar view of the Mount Batur Lake/Caldera from here.
It’s a bit more expensive than the Batur natural hot springs, mind you, but then it does come with access to the resort’s infinity pool, restaurant and bar.
They also have a very nice spa on-site if you want a treatment after your bath.
Where Is It? Jalan Puri Bening, Toya Bungkah, Batur, Kintamani, Bangli
Banjar Hot Springs
The Banjar Hot Springs may be a bit far away if you’re in South Bali as they are near Lovina Beach in North Bali.
They are not far away from the Brahmavihara Arama Buddhist Monastery too and it’s worth combining a visit to the two if you can.
There are four main pools at the Banjar hot spring. The largest of them is the central bathing pool which is big enough that it has a restaurant dedicated to it!
The hot spring water here is very rich in both sulphur and iron and you can see a build-up of the sediment of these minerals on the walls of the pools.
They have a nice spa and massage treatment centre on site and you can rent a locker, use the changing rooms, etc. too.
Where Is It? Jalan Banjar, Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple Springs
The hot spring at this temple complex is walled away from the rest of the site and as you might expect, you are not allowed to take a camera into the bathing section.
Unlike at some of the other natural hot springs, the hot spring here is reserved for locals and Hindu pilgrims, so you won’t be able to bathe in them yourself, just observe the purification rituals carried out here.
However, the temple is very much worth a visit if you’re already in Central Ubud and it’s not very far away.
Where Is It? Sebatu, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali 80511, Indonesia
Tirta Empul Temple Springs
This amazing temple has a hot spring which is among the most famous in Bali. That’s because it was at this place that the evil Mayadenawa poisoned Indra’s troops in the battle for the island.
But the hero Indra was not defeated, he used his staff to purify the ground and water and brought his men back to health.
Thus, pilgrims and Hindus from all over Indonesia come here to purify in the hot spring water which is still said to have healing properties.
As with the other temple on our list, you can only enjoy the water in this natural hot spring in Bali if you are a believer.
Attempting to bathe otherwise is only going to get you into trouble with the temple authorities.
Where Is It? Jalan Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
Banyuwedang Hot Springs
The Banyuwedang hot springs are not far from Singaraja in North Bali and they offer amazing views over West Bali National Park.
There’s a very heavy sulphur content to the water at these springs and you can expect to feel really refreshed after a long soak in the warm waters.
The Mimpi Resort next door also has more private pools available but at a fairly hefty premium if you’re not staying at the resort.
Where Is It? Jalan Raya Singaraja-Gilimanuk, Pejarakan, Gerokgak, Buleleng, Bali 81155, Indonesia
Angseri Hot Spring
There is a main swimming pool at this site which is administered by the local village community and has been wonderfully cared for.
You can also rent, for an additional fee, a private, walled pool for a family of up to 5 people at a time. The rental fees for these pools are paid in half-hour units.
If you get a chance after visiting the Angseri Hot Spring, we’d recommend a visit to the Batukaru Temple which is only a short drive away from here.
Where Is It? Angseri, Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali 82191, Indonesia
Tabanan is a great area to visit in Bali. Check out our full guide to Tabanan for more details.
Belulang Hot Spring
If you’re off to see the Jatiluwih rice terraces then you might want to visit the Belulang hot spring on the way back.
This spring is in the village of Pura Batu Panes and it offers gorgeous views of the local rice fields.
One interesting thing about the water here is that it’s very rich in sulphur content but there is none of the unpleasant smell often associated with sulphur.
Where Is It? Mengesta, Penebel, Tabanan, Bali 82152, Indonesia
Penatahan Hot Springs
This lovely hot springs complex is outside of the city of Tabanan and it offers spectacular views of the local rice terraces.
The spring water draws from the Yeh Ho River which runs nearby and is said to have curative properties for those that bathe in it.
It’s not the easiest place to get to, mind you, but if you’re in the Central Highlands and fancy a hot spring bath, this is a great place to go.
Where Is It? Penatahan, Penebel, Tabanan, Bali 82152, Indonesia
Yeh Sanih Freshwater Spring
This freshwater spring is about 20 kilometres West of Singaraja and it has a very pleasant setting in a tropical garden.
Most visitors are local and it’s a locally run facility. There aren’t many additional facilities other than changing rooms and showers at this site.
Where Is It? Jalan Air Sanih, Bukti, Kubutambahan, Buleleng, Bali 81172, Indonesia
Segara Healing Bali Natural Hot Spring
Segara is over in East Bali and it has a reputation as an excellent wellness resort that provides healing soaks in the hot springs there.
The springs are in the National Reserve and the area is extremely attractive to drive through.
There are onsite changing rooms but we do need to warn you that the toilet facilities are a little basic (squat toilets only).
However, with entry starting at 50,000 IDR for use of the pools and 100,000 IDR including fruit juice, this is a great value introduction to bathing in hot spring pools in Bali.
Where Is It? Br Dalem Ds, Jl. Songan, Songan A, Kec. Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80671, Indonesia
Does Bali Have Hot Springs?
Yes! Bali has many natural hot springs and that’s because of the volcanic activity in the region.
Bali has two major active volcanoes Mt. Agung and Mt. Batur and is part of the “Ring of Fire” (an area of underwater volcanic activity that includes most of Indonesia as well as the Philippines!).
This is great news if you want a relaxing dip in hot springs or want to use the mineral pools as part of an activity on a wellness retreat.
The hot spring water is ideal for soothing your aches and pains after a long day’s hike or the stresses of the modern world.
What Do You Wear To Hot Springs In Bali?
It is important to note that many natural hot springs in Bali are sacred to the local people and several hot springs are in temple grounds and sites.
That means that it’s important to be respectful when taking a dip in hot springs in Bali. You are expected to wear a sarong or a bathrobe around the hot spring itself so that you are modestly covered.
When you get into the hot springs you should be wearing a modest swimming costume (men do not need to wear a t-shirt, trunks will do) or bikini.
As for footwear around a hot spring? You can wear your thongs but be careful, water on the Balinese ground can make things quite slippery.
It’s also quite important to bring your own towel (as many hot springs do not provide one) and it’s a good idea to have some sunscreen and insect repellent (ideally waterproof) on you too.
How Do I Book A Trip To A Hot Spring In Bali?
The best way to book a trip to any part of Bali is to contact the wonderful folks at the Bali Res Centre.
They are a fully local travel service that is always up to date with the latest information about Bali and can thus ensure that the hot springs you visit are free of road works or other building projects.
They also have some of the best prices on the island as they are able to get good deals from other local companies, that means if you want to see the hot springs in Bali, you should always talk to Bali Res Centre to book.
Final Thoughts On Taking A Dip In A Hot Spring In Bali
The most famous hot spring in Bali is the Batur natural hot spring but whichever spring you visit, you can bathe in the spring water and enjoy the water temperature and its healing properties.
We’d advise that if you want to make the most out of a day spent in hot spring pools, you also book the use of a spa and massage facility once you’ve done with the bathing pools and their mineral-rich waters.
Hot springs are a wonderful Balinese experience that everyone should enjoy at least once during their time in Bali.