12 Best Hot Springs In Malaysia To Soak Away Your Stress – 2020

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What comes up to your mind first when we talk about a place to enjoy the ‘Hot Spring’? Well, you might think of Japan or Korea. But what I want to tell you is, there are actually quite a few hot springs in Malaysia with therapeutic effect, small and large. Why travel abroad for hot springs when you can enjoy it in Malaysia?

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More than just relaxing, soaking in a hot spring can have great benefits for your health too. If you are looking for a preferred hot spring for the amazing retreats, we have narrowed down to the Best 12 Hot Springs in Malaysia for you to choose from! Check it out!

1. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat


This is not the budget one but please believe me, you will definitely love this place! This sanctuary is located in a 22.7-acre valley and supported by 260 million-year-old towering Paleozoic limestone hills, verdant rain forest, rejuvenating geothermal hot springs, natural caves and cascading waterfalls. Many tourists, foreign and local alike, come here to experience the geothermal hot springs and luxurious accommodations.

Kindly take note: only adults and kids above 12 years old are allowed access to the geothermal pools. You can meditate by the pool, take a dip in the hot spring, or dine in one of the restaurants with a panoramic cave view.

Location: No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan
Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours, but do book beforehand
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2. Suria Hot Spring Bentong


There’s also a hot spring in Bentong and you can enjoy it by checking in to the Suria Hot Springs resort. Suria Hot Spring Bentong is an amazing hot spring retreat for all age groups, which is not just a tourist attraction but also a popular retreat among the locals.
Not only enjoying the amazing natural hot spring pool, but you can also enjoy the stunning view of the Bentong rainforest while you are there.

The therapeutic element of the hot sulphuric water is believed to significantly improve health quality. Visitors and children can also opt for the cool-water spring, while those who seek a more quiet and relaxing time, a private jacuzzi is also provided in every villa.

Location: 2527, Jalan Kuala Lumpur Lama, 28700 Bentong, Pahang
Opening Hours: 8AM – 10PM
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3. Felda Residence Hot Springs


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Located in the midst of peaceful and abundant forest patches, FELDA Residence Hot Springs is a beautiful resort surrounded by lush greenery and clear streams. This location was uniquely designed that free-flowing hot springs swimming pool and therapeutic park area at the foothill of the Titiwangsa Range 200 feet above sea level.

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If you don’t want to stay, just want to take a hot spring, you will only need to do pay for the entrance fees.
Entrance fee: RM 15 (Adult), RM 12 (Child), RM 8 (Senior Citizen), RM 5 (Handicapped)

Location: Felda Residence Hot Springs, 35600 Sungkai, Perak
Opening Hours: 9AM – 6PM
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4. Lost World Hot Springs & Spa


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Lost World of Tambun is known for its theme park but let’s not forget that they have amazing hot springs and spas as well. By night, it moonlights as a hot spring and spa resort, bringing a hot soak to a new level. Just immerse yourself in the 100% natural mineral hot springs. Besides, the concentrated minerals accompanied by a traditional massage at the Crystal Spa that will refresh you after a long day of exhausting fun!

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If you wish to visit during the day, the hot spring section will also be open to all.

Location: No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Perak, Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Opening Hours: 6PM – 11PM
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5. Hulu Tamu Hot Springs


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Hulu Tamu Hot Spring is a natural hot spring about seven kilometers from Batang Kali town in the Hulu Selangor district of Selangor State. One of the nearest hot springs to Kuala Lumpur, most locals that frequent the area are elderly people who come here for the health benefits such as relief in joint pain.

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The facilities here have been upgraded recently by the district council with the addition of concrete shelters and gazebos and by encasing the spring pool with concrete walls. There are 2 pools; hot spring & shallow pool for children. Within the hot spring, there is a pond with hotter water.
Entrance fees for adult are only RM3.

Location: Hulu Tamu, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor
Opening Hours: All-day

6. Selayang Hot Spring


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Photo via Selayang Hot Spring

Selayang Hot Spring is one of the closest hot springs to KL and is popular among locals. According to the locals, this place has been in existence for the past four decades and is a popular spot among the locals. They believed that this spring water is able to cure them of skin diseases and other ailments. Hence it is not surprising that you see many elderly and young people coming here to take a bath, especially during the weekends.

Similar to most other hot springs, there are 3 different wells here ranging from comfortable warm waters to temperatures near intolerable. 

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Location: Jalan Ipoh, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 7AM – 12AM

7. Mount Tapis Hot Spring


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One of the most hidden treasures in Pahang, there is not one but a few hot springs situated around Mount Tapis Park. Here is a place that is ideal for jungle trekking, discovering nature and camping a night under the shiny stars.

You could hire a tour guide who will bring you for a tour of all the hot springs in the park. It is advisable to bring a change of clothes if you plan to get into any one of the hot springs in Mount Tapis Nature Park. Do remember to put safety first as some of the springs here are very hot and quite deep. 

Location: Sungai Lembing, Pahang
Opening Hours: All-day

8. Jasin Hot Spring


Jasin Hot Spring is well-known among locals in Malacca as this is the perfect place for a family vacation. Besides children-friendly hot spring, there are slides, stone reflexology and rides for you and the kids. What’s even better is the water is mineral-rich water instead of chlorinated.

Location: Kampung Air Panas mukim, 77200 Bemban, Melaka
Opening Hours: (Monday) 3:00pm – 12:00am, (Tues-Thurs & Sun) 9:00am – 12:00am, (Fri & Sat) 9:00am – 2:00am

9. La Hot Spring


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La Hot Spring or Kolam Air Panas La is situated in the interior village of Kampung La. This hot spring spot manages to balance the fine line between preserving its natural surroundings without being altered too much that it loses that “escape in nature” feel.

Visitors to this place enjoy watching the hot water shooting out from a hill slope before flowing directly into a pool. The hot water is said to contain sulfur with the heat of 49 degrees celsius. This is said to be good for curing skin diseases. There are also man-made hot springs, spa-like pools and more for the public to enjoy.

Location: Sungai Peng, 22010 Jerteh, Terengganu.
Opening Hours: All-day

10. Poring Hot Springs


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Poring Hot Springs is located amongst the foothills of Mount Kinabalu and within driving distance northeast of the infamous Kinabalu Park. This little Nature Reserve is the perfect place for a more relaxed jungle experience with its canopy walkways and warm therapeutic sulfur hot springs.

According to the locals, the Poring Hot Springs has healing properties that can help to relieve muscle sores and aches, thanks to the optimum level of sulfuric minerals in them.

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Entrance fees for Adult are RM3 and only RM1 for age below 18.

Location: Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve, 89300 Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 7AM – 6PM

11. Air Hangat Village


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Langkawi’s Ayer Hangat Village is home to therapeutic hot springs lying just north of Kuah on Jalan Ayer Hangat. Air Hangat hot spring is known as one of the only four saline hot springs in the world. Its most popular attraction is a massive 18 meters hand-carved river stone mural depicting the legend of Air Hangat.

Freshwater hot springs are common and can be seen in several places, but not the salt water hot springs.

Location: 16, Jalan Air Hangat, Mukim Ayer Hangat, 7000 Langkawi.
Opening Hours: 9AM – 6PM

12. Merarap Hot Spring


One of the hidden paradises in the northern region of Sarawak, this place is located 70 kilometers in the Lawas district and is only accessible by a 4WD. This hidden paradise should be discovered by those who long for a place to relax, a peaceful environment and also to recharge after a long day of adventure!

The hot spring water is piped from a nearby mountain source and four different dip pools with a natural blue hue and different water temperatures which ensures a complete spa experience, easing visitors into higher and higher temperatures. Private baths are also available.

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Location: KM66, Merarap Hotspring, Lawas, Sarawak.
Opening Hours: 8AM – 10PM

NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know by email and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!

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