15 Hot Springs in Malaysia To Melt Your Worries Away!

We all need a break from our 9-5, which is why we've compiled a list of 15 hot spring in Malaysia to visit when you need a getaway amongst nature!6 min

15 Hot Springs in Malaysia

Everyone needs some time off once in a while to #relax, but this precious time off can be just that much more meaningful when shared with friends and family! We always have trouble thinking of what to do with our loved ones or where to bring family when the long weekend rolls around, most activities that are easily accessible tend to be within the city in shopping malls and what not.ย ๐Ÿ˜

This is where hot springs come in! Known for detoxifying the body, reducing stress and improving blood circulation, we’re lucky to have an abundance of hot springs in Malaysia. We’ve compiled a list of 15 hot spring spots in Malaysia, so the next time you’re looking for a relaxing weekend activity, just refer to our list for whichever is nearest to you!ย ๐Ÿ‘


1. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat (Ipoh, Perak)

Best Hot Springs in Malaysia: Banjaran Hot Spring Photo Credit: Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat Facebook
Banjaran Hot SpringPhoto Credit: Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat Facebook

No stranger to most Malaysians, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is one of the most luxurious retreats around. It encompasses not just vast geothermal hot springs but all-rounded wellness services as well!ย ๐Ÿ‘

Located in Ipoh, they also offer detox and longevity consultations (among many others) and are famed for their array of massage treatments such as Chinese pressure point foot therapy, ayurvedic massages, acupuncture and their infamous Banjaran signature massage. Once you’ve had your fill of spa treatments, you can even head on over to their fish spa or meditation classes! Talk about a rejuvenating experience!ย ๐Ÿ˜


๐Ÿ“ Address: No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan

โฐ Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours, but do book beforehand

2. Felda Residence Hot Springs (Sungkai, Perak)

Felda Residence Hot SpringPhoto Credit: Booking.com
Felda Residence Hot SpringPhoto Credit: Booking.com

This hot spring in Sungkai, Perak is located deep within a palm oil plantation area. The hot springs at Felda is slightly different in that it’s a large communal pool. They even have specific areas where you can boil eggs! Very suitable for an honest family-style getaway, we suggest going for the 3-room villa as it comes with your own personal mini hot spring pool surrounded by stones!ย ๐Ÿ˜

Known for their spacious rooms and children-friendly environment, this is the perfect place to bring your family over the weekend! Perhaps even the whole extended family?ย ๐Ÿ˜„


๐Ÿ“ Address: 35600, Sungai Klah Sungkai Perak, 35600 Sungkai, Perak.

โฐ Opening Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm

3. Suria Hot Spring (Bentong, Pahang)

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Suria Hot SpringPhoto Credit: Suria Hot Spring Facebook

Ah Bentong, known for their pungent ginger and hot springs… Along the highway to Bentong, you’ll see many signs stating “Kolam Air Panas” which the state is abundant with. While there are hot springs open to the public here, there are also private establishments such as Suria Hot Springs! Also known as eRYIA by SURIA, the resort is situated in the midst of the rainforest and even comes with a private jacuzzi in each villa! For other activities, try out their river tubing and horse riding, just remember to book a day in advance!ย ๐Ÿ˜


๐Ÿ“ Address: Lot 2527, Jalan Kuala Lumpur Lama Mukim Bentong 26700 Bentong, Pahang

โฐ Opening Hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm

4. Gadek Hot Spring (Alor Gajah, Melaka)

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For Malaccans looking for kolam air panas nearby, try out Gadek Hot Springs. Only 5km or so from Alor Gajah town, this hot spring is open 24 hours! Best thing is, it’s only RM5.00 per entry for adults and FREE for children 5 years old and below! Consisting of several large pools as well as smaller, above-the-ground pools, this place is perfect for late-night dips with friends. Especially for individuals who can’t stand the heat of hot springs during the daytime, nighttime soaking can be more bearable. Ahh…stress-free soaking in warm waters during the cooling nighttime sounds simply irresistible!ย ๐Ÿ˜


๐Ÿ“ Address:ย  Jalan Gadek / Ganun, Kampung Ganun, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka

โฐ Opening Hours: 24 Hours

5. Merarap Hot Spring (Lawas, Sarawak)

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More than just mineral-rich hot waters, this hot spring lodge in Lawas, Sarawak is also located right next to the rapid currents of Trusan River. (just be careful when bringing younger children here) Hidden deep within the Lawas district, the lodge is only accessible by 4WD as it requires driving through old logging roads and rugged terrain, but that’s part of the fun as well! Once you arrive, it’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Every visitor that leaves here raves about the humble owner’s hospitality and passion. The hot spring waters here are pumped from a nearby source and there are pools of varying levels of heat so no need to fret that the waters might be too cold or hot!ย ๐Ÿ˜


๐Ÿ“ Address: KM66, Merarap Hotspring, Lawas, Sarawak.

โฐ Opening Hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm

6. Air Hangat Village (Langkawi, Kedah)

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Also spelled as Ayer Hangat Village, this hot spring isn’t just any other Kolam Air Panas in Malaysia, it’s a natural saltwater hot spring and is one of the rare few in the world! While freshwater springs can easily be found in any country, saltwater ones are harder to seek out. Come to this Langkawi hot spring to dip in the famous three-tier fountain and marvel at the huge river stone mural depicting the legend behind how the hot spring came to be. It’s said that a ferocious quarrel between two giants named Mat Cincang and Mat Raya resulted in them throwing pots and pans at each other. The place where the pot of hot water fell is now Air Hangat Village!ย ๐Ÿ‘


๐Ÿ“ Address: Jalan Air Hangat, Mukim Air Hangat, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah

โฐ Opening Hours: 9:00am – 7:00pm

7. Lost World of Tambun Hot Spring (Ipoh, Perak)

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Lost World of TambunPhoto Credit: Lost World of Tambun

One of the more well-known hot springs in Malaysia, Lost World is actually better known as a theme park. If you’re looking for more thrilling fun and entertainment but still want an opportunity to relax in the rejuvenating waters of a hot spring, this park is just the right place for that. On top of a night petting zoo, tarantula alley (yikes!), and roller coasters galore, Lost World of Tambun uses its natural hot springs water to create many forms of entertainment including a steam cave and an infinity pool! Don’t forget to make time to see the Geyser of Tambun which erupts thermal waters 40 ft into the air every hour!ย โค


๐Ÿ“ Address:ย No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Perak, Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak.

โฐ Opening Hours: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

8. Poring Hot Spring (Ranau, Sabah)

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This Hot Spring and Nature Reserve Park is very popular among locals and tourists alike. The shaded outdoor tubs have 2 taps, hot spring water and cool water so the temperature can be adjusted to your liking. But if crowds aren’t your thing, (Hello, fellow introverts!) they also provide indoor private tubs for rent. Or maybe you’re sick of all that hot sulphuric water! In which case, their cooling rock pools with natural stream water will come in handy. Other attractions here are the canopy walk, butterfly farm and Rafflesia flower site.ย ๐Ÿ˜


๐Ÿ“ Address: 89300 Ranau, Sabah

โฐ Opening Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm

9. Mount Tapis Nature Park (Kuantan, Pahang)

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Mount Tapis Nature Park 1Photo Credit: Smarti

Sungai Lembing in Pahang is no stranger to nature enthusiasts, but did you know there are hot springs nearby? But hold on, if you’re looking for a luxurious hot spring resort, this might not be the place for you. While the hot springs are a lovely way to end the long treacherous hike of Gunung Tapis, the park is geared more toward adventurists. With ample camping sites, terrain perfect for off-road activities and great fishing opportunities, come here for an all-out adventure away from the hustle and bustle of the city and its skylines!ย ๐Ÿ‘


๐Ÿ“ Address: Gunung Tapis, Pahang

โฐ Opening Hours: 24 Hours

10. Wet World Air Panas Pedas Resort (Pedas, Negeri Sembilan)

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More simply known as Pedas Hot Springs, this hot spring water park in Negeri Sembilan is the perfect option if you’re looking for a family vacay in the area. Think of it as a kid-friendly Sunway Lagoon but with mineral-rich waters instead of blue chlorinated water! On top of hot spring pools, there are slides galore, a stone reflexology walk and fun rides for the kiddos! Entry tickets are also very affordable at RM14 for MyKad holders (Adults) and RM11 for children MyKad holders.ย ๐Ÿ˜


๐Ÿ“ Address: Lot 603, Jalan Tampin, Mukim Pedas, 71400, Pedas, Negeri Sembilan, Kampung Sungai Batu, 71400 Pedas, Negeri Sembilan

โฐOpening Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm

11. Grisek Hot Spring (Parit Jawa, Johor)

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Grisek Hot Spring 1Photo Credit: Trip Advisor

This hot spring in Johor has 3 different ring pools of varying temperatures between 50 to 70 degrees celsius. If you’re in the area and need some good old R&R to rest your weary feet (after a Muar food trip, perhaps?) then Grisek Hot Springs is just what you need! Free entry for all, it’s not really suitable for full-on bathing but definitely more for dipping your feet in as most locals do. For Johorians looking for hot springs nearby, do check out Grisek! ๐Ÿ˜„


๐Ÿ“ Address: J142, Kampung Sungai Gersik Muar, 84150 Parit Jawa, Johor

โฐ Opening Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm

12. Jasin Hot Spring (Bemban, Melaka)

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Air Panas Jasin is well-known among locals in Malacca and for good reason. Affordable admission, late opening hours and…inflatables!? That’s right, the bouncy slides, banana boats and colorful little water playgrounds make Jasin a little kid’s dream. Popular as a family destination, they also pride themselves on opening till the wee hours of the morning. Where else can you find a water park that opens till 2:00am? A hot spring park nonetheless!ย ๐Ÿ˜


๐Ÿ“ Address: 77200 Bemban, Melaka.

โฐ Opening Hours: (Monday) 3:00pm – 12:00am, (Tues-Thurs & Sun) 9:00am – 12:00am, (Fri & Sat) 9:00am – 2:00am

13. Selayang Hot Spring (Selayang, Selangor)

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Selayang Hot Spring in Selangor is one of the more easily accessible ones on this list for KL-ites. Similar to most other hot springs, there are 3 different wells here ranging from comfortable warm waters to temperatures near intolerable. Here, many people bring their own large buckets or tubs to soak in. After all, it’s much more hygienic that way! Other than a small parking charge of RM2.00, the usage of the hot springs here are FOC for anyone who wants to test out the miraculous effects hot spring waters are claimed to have!๐Ÿ˜„


๐Ÿ“ Address: 68100 Selayang, Selangor

โฐ Opening Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

14. Hulu Tamu Hot Springs (Batang Kali, Selangor)

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This no-frills hot spring spot is as simple as it gets. Toilets? Check. Parking Spaces? Check. Admission Fee? RM3.00 for adults, so, check! 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. If you’re based in KL, this is the perfect place to bring your elderly parents or grandparents for a wholesome half-day retreat.ย ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


๐Ÿ“ Address: Hulu Tamu, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor

โฐ Opening Hours: N/A

15. LA Hot Springs (Jerteh, Terengganu)

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This Terrenganu 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. If you’re looking for something more than a day trip, you can opt to stay in the nearby chalet as well provided you book beforehand. With a tiled man-made hot spring pool as well as a flowing stream right next to it, visitors can always cool off once they’ve had their fill of the hot waters. Just be careful not to jump right in and let your body adjust slowly to the temperature!ย ๐Ÿ˜


๐Ÿ“ Address: Sungai Peng, 22010 Jerteh, Terengganu.

โฐ Opening Hours: 24 Hours


Tempted to go soak up all the benefits of hot spring water now? Been to any of these spots before?

Let us know how your experience went! We could really use some R&R right now too…ย ๐Ÿ˜„

  1. Which hot spring in Malaysia would you recommend?

    1. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
    2. Felda Residence Hot Springs
    3. Suria Hot Spring
    4. Gadek Hot Spring
    5. Merarap Hot Spring
    6. Air Hangat Village
    7. Lost World of Tambun Hot Spring
    8. Poring Hot Spring
    9. Mount Tapis Nature Park
    10. Wet World Air Panas Pedas Resort
    11. Grisek Hot Spring
    12. Jasin Hot Spring
    13. Selayang Hot Spring
    14. Hulu Tamu Hot Springs
    15. LA Hot Springs
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