Malaysia is blessed in many ways and one of them is by having hot springs. And we have a lot of them! Natural hot springs are a common occurrence here – as the water gets heated by magma, the pressure causes the water to rise again as a heated pool or hot spring.
Anyone who has ever sunk their body into the steaming water of a hot spring knows how soothing and relaxing the heat is. The stress and pain in your body just melts away. 😮💨 Btw, take note that the recommended amount of time to spend in the water is 10-20 minutes followed by a short break before entering the hot spring again. People with high blood pressure, heart problems and those who are pregnant are not encouraged to go into a hot spring.
Without further ado, soak your stress away by heading to any of these 9 hot springs in Malaysia:
1. Sg Lalang Hotspring, Semenyih, Selangor
If you are in Selangor, you don’t have to go far for a dip in a hot spring. Head over to Sg Lalang Hotspring to enjoy your soak in a big pool of relaxing hot spring water under blue skies. It may have used to be an illegal dumping site but it has since been turned into a beautiful place that you can bring your family or friends to.
Address: Jalan Sungai Lalang, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
2. Lubuk Timah Hot Spring, Ipoh, Perak
The Lubuk Timah Hot Spring is one of the many attractions you can find at the Lubuk Timah Recreation Center. Located just 15km away from Ipoh city, the Lubuk Timah Hot Springs is a hidden gem where its water was once used for tin mining. This hot spring is known for having both hot water and cold water for patrons to enjoy. The cold water comes from as waterfall. As for the hot spring, there are three pools with varying temperatures for you to take your pick.
Address: Pusat Rekreasi Lubuk Timah, Lubuk Timah Fall Hot Spring, 31300 Ipoh, Perak
3. eRYAbySURIA Hot Spring, Bentong, Pahang
Within an hour’s drive from KL is the idyllic ēRYAbySURIA Hot Spring that is surrounded by rainforest. The resort comes with a hot spring pool that is warmed to the perfect temperature for guests to relax in. There is also a cool water pool for children and visitors who prefer it. Additionally, every villa comes equipped with a private jacuzzi if you are looking for a quiet and private time. Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend with your partner, family or friends!
4. Gadek Hot Spring, Alor Gajah, Malacca
Gadek Hot Spring is one of three hot springs spots in Malacca, and it is located only 5km from Alor Gajah town. It is also near the A’Famosa resort, so you can definitely make a full day trip out of this. It seems that Gadek Hot Spring was a well-kept secret during the British’s rule in Malaysia. It was only after they left that the villagers found out about the hot spring. The Gadek Hot Spring contains 2 large pools and a few smaller pools that you can soak your legs in.
Address: Jalan Gadek / Ganun, Kampung Ganun, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka
5. KSL Hot Spring Resort, Johor Bahru, Johor
Johor’s first ecological resort, KSL Hot Spring Resort is perfect for a relaxing and rejuvenating stay. There are 3 different temperatures of pools separated by gender for guests to choose from. And the hot spring water is actually transported from Jasin Hot Spring that is located in Malacca! There is also a sauna room in each hot spring spa for guests to truly melt their stress away. If you are looking for a family-friendly resort with a hot spring included, this is the right place to head to.
Address: 31, Jalan Kangkar Tebrau, Taman Daya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
6. La Hot Spring, Jerteh, Terengganu
For those heading east, La Hot Spring is located in Hulu Terengganu, in a remote area about 28 km from Jerteh town. Its natural hot spring has a temperature range of 50 to 75 degrees Celsius. You will find locals who have been coming here on the weekends and on vacations to take in the beauty of the outdoors. For the convenience of guests, man-made hot water pools were constructed for children and the elderly, along with restrooms, chalets, food and souvenir kiosks, camp sites, and parking facilities.
Address: Sungai Peng, 22010 Jerteh, Terengganu
7. Air Hangat Village, Langkawi
A must visit when you are in Langkawi, Ayer Hangat Village is one out of four saltwater hot strings in the world! Literally translated to “Hot Water Village,” this place has been popular since the late 18th century for its clear, pure water and optimum temperature, which ranges between 38 and 40°C. The hot spring is fed by seawater and subterranean water that has been heated by the volcanic lava of Gunung Raya. With 3 open-air pools and a spa pool, soaking in this hot spring is the epitome of rejuvenating.
8. Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve, Sabah
The ideal blend of hot and cold may be found in Ranau, a region renowned for its cool climate and near proximity to Kinabalu National Park. The name Poring, which is derived from a Kadazandusun term for a local bamboo, the Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve can be found within a two-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu city. While a lot of the Mount Kinabalu climbers favour the baths to soothe their muscles, don’t worry, you don’t have to climb the mountain to enjoy the hot spring. 😅
Address: Poring Hot Spring, 89300 Ranau, Sabah
9. Merarap Hot Spring, Lawas, Sarawak
Longing for a place to relax and recharge after a whole day of adventure in Sarawak? You don’t want to miss out on visiting the Merarap Hot Spring Retreat which is about 70km from Lawas town (or 3 hours from the Penawan Waterfalls Eco-Park). The hot spring water is piped from a nearby mountain source, and there are four separate dip pools with varying water temperatures to offer a full spa experience while easing guests into ever hotter temperatures. There are also private baths available. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
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