Bali Natural Springs
The Best Natural Springs in Bali
Bali natural springs are spread out throughout the island’s inner regions. Some of these springs are sources of holy water to important Balinese Hindu temples that were built around them, and there are also several hot springs that serve as wellness retreats with therapeutic mineral-rich waters. Among the most popular are the cool spring-fed pools of Tirta Empul Temple in central Bali and the hot springs of Toyabungkah overlooking the caldera lake of Mount Batur.
Each in this collection of natural springs in Bali treats you to rewarding sights and sounds, great for a day out exploring ‘real Bali’ or as brief stopovers on your tour itineraries of Bali’s secluded areas. Some of Bali’s holy springs also welcome visitors to experience a solemn dip in chilly and crystal clear waters. Others are geothermal hot springs with sulfuric content and therapeutic properties, allowing you to relieve your muscles before resuming your adventures.
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All Natural Springs in Bali
Angseri Hot Springs
These hot springs, locally referred to as Air Panas Angseri, are located in the central highland Baturiti district of Tabanan, an approximate 5km northeast of Batukaru Temple. The site is locally run by the Angseri village administration, and was developed into one of the region’s top attractions in 2007, now with proper purpose built pools, a canteen, changing rooms, entrance and parking spaces. Entry fees are IDR 10,000 that entitles you to the main hot water swimming pool. Private, walled pools accommodating families of up to five members are IDR 35,000 per plot, per half hour.
- Location: Angseri, Baturiti, Tabanan
Banjar Hot Springs, locally referred to as ‘Air Panas Banjar’, are located approximately 5km southwest from the famous Lovina coast in North Bali.
The hot water springs share the same district as the Brahmavihara Arama Buddhist monastery which is located only 1.5km to the east.
The centuries-old hot springs have been upgraded with modern facilities over time, and have become a favourite retreat and recreational site among locals and international visitors. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Banjar, Banjar district, Buleleng, North Bali
Banyuwedang Hot Springs
This can be a great midway stopover along your trip to Singaraja via the western route past Gilimanuk in Bali’s northwest. The hot springs of Banyuwedang welcome you to hot water pools with views over the bay of West Bali National Park. It is only a short hop away from the Mimpi Resort Menjangan. The waters can reach up to 40 degrees centigrade and is known for its therapeutic properties with its high sulfuric content. Its pools overlook the bay – think of it as a natural infinity pool, surrounded by the dense mangrove forest of the national park. Entry fees are only USD 2 (IDR 25.000) per person, per hour. Mimpi Resort also has their own hot springs at a higher price for non-staying guests.
- Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Singaraja-Gilimanuk, Pejarakan, Gerokgak, Buleleng
Batur Natural Hot Springs (Toya Bungkah)
Right on the lakeside of Bali’s largest lake, namely the Mount Batur caldera, this site forms part of the collection of hot springs around this famous volcano. Getting there is a bumpy ride down to the crater, but at the bottom you are welcomed to these soothing springs with pools. The Batur Natural Hot Springs is run by the local community, and has mountain treks and adventure tours on offer. There are mineral pools with temperatures of up to 40 degrees centigrade, and a lakeside pier where you can take in the majestic beauty of the lake with the peaks of Batur and Abang as backdrop. There’s also Resto Desa Sari Ulam onsite, serving local cuisine and freshwater fish grills. Entry fees are USD 10 (IDR 150,000) which includes drinks, lockers, showers, towel and unlimited use of the pools.
- Opening Hours: 07:00-19:00
- Location: Toya Bungkah, Kintamani, Bangli
- Tel: +62 (0)813 3863 3519
Belulang Hot Springs
Tucked well away from the crowds amongst the expanse of rice fields in the village of Mengesta in Tabanan’s Penebl district (some 10km from the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces), the hot springs of Belulang adjoins a small village temple by the name Pura Batu Panes from where the water source is located. The waters are uniquely high in sulfuric content, but without the whiffs that you would usually encounter at sulfuric hot springs. The springs are locally run by the villager administration, attracts mostly locals, and entry fees are less than a dollar (IDR 10,000).
- Location: Mengesta village, Penebel, Tabanan
Several minutes’ drive north from the Ubud central, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, which is locally referred to as Pura Tirta Dawa Gunung Kawi Sebatu, offers a beautiful and tranquil water temple scene. Verdant gardens around ponds are filled with carp and blooming lotuses, and ancient shrines surrounded by crystal clear pools are fed by natural springs. The cool freshwater springs also feeds into a bathing area with constantly pouring spouts that are available for the public. Entry fees are only a dollar (IDR 15,000) for adults and half for children. Read More...
- Location: Sebatu Village, Tegallalang, Gianyar
Penatahan Hot Springs
Known by locals as Yeh Panes or Air Panas Penatahan, this is one in the collection of hot springs around the village of Penebel, an approximate 13km from the main town of Tabanan, with wonderful terraced rice field panoramas that are famous in the area. The springs are adjacent the Yeh Ho river, and with waters high in minerals and sulfuric content, hence its curative properties hailed by local villagers. The hot springs are a great stopover along your tours to these central highlands, particularly to Batukaru Temple. Entrance fees are less than a dollar (IDR 10,000) and half the price for kids.
- Location: Penatahan village, Penebel, Tabanan
As one of the great water temples of central Bali, Tirta Empul is a must-visit during a visit to Ubud. The temple’s main attraction that is accessible to public visitors (who must obey certain temple rules, such as proper attire) is a holy freshwater spring. The temple complex was built circa 960 AD, and is adjacent to the more modern presidential palace, Istana Tampaksiring, which was built in 1957 during the Seokarno years. Through the main gates, a vast walled courtyard welcomes you to the bathing pools with an array of 13 spouts. Entry for non-pilgrims is a dollar (IDR 15,000). Read More...
- Location: Manukaya village, Tampaksiring, Gianyar
The Tirta Gangga royal water gardens was built in 1946 during the reign of the late raja of Karangasem, and features lavish water gardens with pools, ponds, statues and fountains over a green expanse of 1.2ha. The gardens are located at the foothills in the village of Ababi, an approximate 75km east of Denpasar. The springs are located at a higher ground to the right of the entrance of the site, under a large banyan tree, with waters considered holy by the locals and is used during religious ceremonies. At the lower level of the water source are two clear pools; one of them serves as a public wading pool Read More...
- Location: Jalan Abang, Karangasem
Toya Devasya Hot Springs
Toya Devasya is a fully-fledged resort that makes good use of a hot spring on its own grounds. It neighbours right next to the Batur Natural Hot Springs, with the sweeping lakeside backdrop of the Mount Batur caldera. The camping resort’s hot water infinity pools let you soak and wade with services and facilities at hand, such as a lakeside restaurant and bar serving refreshments and local and western cuisine… and a spa, of course. The added amenities mean that Toya Devasya Spa is a bit pricey compared to other hot springs around – entry fee for non-staying guests are USD 10 (IDR 150,000).
- Location: Jalan Puri Bening, Toya Bungkah, Central Batur, Kintamani, Bangli
- Tel: +62 (0)813 3832 5552
Yeh Sanih (Air Sanih) Freshwater Springs
Also known as Air Sanih by the locals, Yeh Sanih is a freshwater spring located about 17km west from North Bali’s main town of Singaraja. This locally run facility near the village of Bondalem channels cool freshwater from springs into clean pools amid a charming garden setting, attracting mainly local weekenders. Weekday mornings are the best for a cool dip, as only a few visitors are around. There is a pool for children and another for adults, as well as changing rooms and showers. Entry is only a dollar (IDR 15,000) per person.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 18:00
- Location: About 17 kilometres from Singaraja, north of Bali