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12 Affordable Hot Spring Resorts <4H Flight From Singapore That Feel Almost Like Japan

Hot spring resorts near Singapore


Hot weather and hot springs don’t seem like a pairing that would go well together. But there are benefits when you combine the 2: soothing muscle aches and enriching the skin with antioxidants are just some of them.

Now, you don’t have to travel all the way to Japan just to soak in an onsen. Not when there are ones easily accessible from Singapore. Here are hot spring resorts that you can visit within a 4-hour flight.

Table of Contents

Hot spring resorts near Singapore– Indonesia –1. The Onsen Hot Spring Resort Songgoriti – Japan-themed onsen2. Toya Devasya – Overlooking a volcanic crater3. Kampung Sumber Alam Garut – Private hot spring tubs– Vietnam –4. Mikazuki Resorts & Spa – Vietnam’s biggest waterpark 5. Serena Resort Kim Boi – Serene landscapes & mud baths 6. Minera Hot Spring Resort – Aesthetic country-themed spas – Thailand –7. Ma-Du-Le Zen Resort – Bamboo & sakura decor in Pattaya 8. The Hotspring Beach Resort & Spa –  Hot springs by the sea9. Wareerak Hot Spring & Wellness – Surrounded by nature– Malaysia –10. Lost World of Tambun – Comes alive after sunset11. Sutera Sanctuary Lodges – In a UNESCO World Heritage Site12. Sementra Hot Spring Nature Resort – Serene village near IpohSoak away in hot springs near Singapore


– Indonesia –


1. The Onsen Hot Spring Resort Songgoriti – Japan-themed onsen


hot spring resorts - Onsen Songgoriti torii gateImage credit: @theonsenresortbatu via Instagram

There’s no doubt that visiting a Japanese onsen town is a must-do when travelling to Tokyo, Osaka, or Fukuoka. But, you can still get quite an authentic experience just a 2.5-hour flight from Singapore. The Onsen Hot Springs Resort Songgoriti in Batu, Indonesia looks like an onsen village you might find in Hakone, complete with Torii gates and Japanese bridges that look just like the real thing.

hot spring resorts - the onsen SonggoritiImage credit: The Onsen Hot Spring Resort Songgoriti via Facebook

The Japan feels are further heightened by the inclusion of yukata robes you can wear around the resort. For the night, you can even choose to stay in a wooden ryokan that has tatami flooring. Each one also has its own private onsen bath, should you not wish to share the gender-split public ones.

hot spring resorts - The Onsen SonggoritiImage credit: The Onsen Hot Spring Resort Songgoriti

If you’re here for the weekend, the mountainous area of Batu is worth exploring. You can hike up the twin-peaked Mount Arjuno-Welirang or even go apple picking in the nearby Sidomulyo Village.

Getting there: The nearest airport is Surabaya, which is a 2.5-hour flight from Singapore. It’s then 3 hours by car to reach the resort.

The Onsen Hot Spring Resort SonggoritiADDRESSJl. Arumdalu No.98, Songgokerto, Kec. Batu, Kota Batu, Jawa Timur 65312, Indonesia Opening Hours:Tuesday 00:00-00:00 Show Time Hide

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2. Toya Devasya – Overlooking a volcanic crater


hot spring resorts - Toya Devasya baturImage credit: @alexj_young via Instagram

Danau Batur in Ubud, Bali is a crescent-shaped volcanic crater lake, on which Toya Devasya perches on its edge. It’s just as Instagrammable as it sounds – you get to soak away in a hot spring infinity pool with Mount Batur in perfect view ahead of you. Tip: come in the evening for a glimpse of the sun dipping past the horizon.

hot spring resorts - Toya Devasya glampingImage credit: Toya Devasya

There’s a 5-star villa you can stay in after spending the day at the hot springs. But you can also choose to have a more rustic stay at The Hikers Camp, where you can sleep under the stars on single- or queen-sized beds in a tent.

Beyond relaxation, adventurous souls can conquer the summit of Mount Batur on jeeps to catch awe-inspiring sunrise vistas from the active volcano.

Book a jeep ride up Mount Batur.

Getting there: The resort is an hour’s drive from Bali’s international airport in Denpasar.

Toya Devasya ADDRESSCentral Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia Opening Hours:Tuesday 08:00-18:00 Show Time Hide

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3. Kampung Sumber Alam Garut – Private hot spring tubs


hot spring resorts - Kampung Sumber Alam ResortImage credit: @ri___a6 via Instagram

Pulling its source of water directly from the hot springs at Mount Guntur in West Java, Kampung Sumber Alam Resort offers private baths in every room of its resort. This means private soaks for couples and even families with children.

hot spring resorts - Kampung Sumber Alam Resort pondImage credit: @kampungsumberalam via Instagram

While the private hot spring baths are the main attraction, the resort also offers outdoor activities like jungle trekking and white-water rafting. Trust us, it’ll be more rewarding to soak in the hot spring after working out your muscles in these activities. 

Getting there: Bandung is less than a 2-hour direct flight from Singapore. After which, you’ll need to drive 2 hours to reach Garut.

Kampung Sumber Alam Garut ADDRESSJalan Raya Cipanas 122 Pananjung Tarogong Kaler, Pananjung, Cipanas, Kabupaten Garut, Jawa Barat 44151, Indonesia Opening Hours:Tuesday 00:00-00:00 Show Time Hide

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– Vietnam –


4. Mikazuki Resorts & Spa – Vietnam’s biggest waterpark 


Located in the coastal city of Nha Trang is Mikazuki Resorts and Spa, a Japanese-style resort with its own waterpark and even a mini Mount Fuji.

hot spring resorts - Mikazuki Resorts & Spa onsenImage credit: Mikazuki Resorts & Spa

The onsen here isn’t natural, but it is heated and uses minerals imported from Japan, so you’ll still reap the same benefits of a hot spring like increased blood circulation.

hot spring resorts - Mikazuki Resorts and Spa roomImage credit: Mikazuki Resorts and Spa

There’s a public bathing area for men and women, where you’ll need to wear bathing suits. If you do want to go full nude like the Japanese do, there are also gender-separate areas with smaller pools and tubs to soak in.

hot spring resorts - Mikazuki Resorts and Spa water parkImage adapted from: @danang.mikazuki via Instagram

The onsen is just a small part of this mega resort. Those travelling with kids will want to also check out the indoor waterpark here, which has the longest water slide in Vietnam at 140m in length. If you’re here just to chill, there’s also a wave pool and dragon river. Floaties are provided so just lean back and let the water float you around.

Getting there: Fly from Singapore to Da Nang, about 3 hours away. The resort is a quick 20-minute drive away.

MIKAZUKI WATER PARK 365ADDRESSNguyễn Tất Thành, Hoà Hiệp Nam, Liên Chiểu, Đà Nẵng 55000, Vietnam Opening Hours:Tuesday 09:00-19:00 Show Time Hide

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5. Serena Resort Kim Boi – Serene landscapes & mud baths 


hot spring resorts - Serena Resort Kim BoiImage credit: @serenaresortkimboihoabinh via Instagram

Tucked away in the mountainous landscapes of Kim Boi, Serena Resort Kim Boi is a hidden resort with a hot spring. These are naturally-heated pools that contain water rich in minerals from Kim Boi itself.

hot spring resorts - Serena Resort Kim Bôi hot springImage adapted from: Serena Resort Kim Bôi via Facebook

Guests can choose to soak in the open-air public hot springs, but there are also onsen villas with their own heated pools that overlook the whole resort and nearby river. If you’re still on the fence about visiting a hot spring in summer, then visit this place during the winter months of December-February when temperatures can dip as low as 12˚C.

Getting there: Fly directly from Singapore to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, about 3.5 hours from Singapore. The resort is a 2-hour drive away.

Serena Resort Kim BôiADDRESSThôn, Khai Đồi, Kim Bôi, Hòa Bình 355100, Vietnam Opening Hours:Tuesday 00:00-00:00 Show Time Hide

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6. Minera Hot Spring Resort – Aesthetic country-themed spas 


hot spring resorts - Minera Hot Spring ResortAesthetic country-themed spas that guests can enjoy at Minera Binh Chau Hot Spring Resort.Image adapted from: @minerabinhchau via Instagram

You don’t need to travel far to experience European countries like Greece, Turkey, and France. It’ll feel like you’re in those countries when you visit the Minera Hot Spring Resort in Quang Ninh. The spas are heavily inspired baths you can find in these countries.

hot spring resorts - Minera Hot Spring Resort greek spaInside the Greek Spa.Image credit: @roonguyen via Instagram

Step into the Greek Spa that is modelled after Santorini and offers aromatic steams. Otherwise, take a dip into a red wine bath at the French Spa. There’s even a Turkish Spa with hot spring pools that have been designed to look like the rolling terraces of Pamukkale.

hot spring resorts - Minera Hot Spring Resort roomImage adapted from: Minera Hot Springs Binh Chau via Facebook

Besides the country-themed spas, there are other unusual ones such as a mud bath that’s said to help exfoliate the skin, and a scalding 82˚C hot spring. It’s not meant for humans to jump in, but you can boil eggs in here for a healthy snack.

Getting there: Fly 2 hours to Ho Chi Minh City from Singapore, then drive 2 hours to Quang Ninh where the resort is.

Minera Hot Springs Binh Chau ADDRESSQL55, Bình Châu, Xuyên Mộc, Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu 78510, Vietnam Opening Hours:Tuesday 00:00-00:00 Show Time Hide

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– Thailand –


7. Ma-Du-Le Zen Resort – Bamboo & sakura decor in Pattaya 


hot spring resorts - Ma-Du-Le Zen ResortImage credit: Ma-Du-El Zen Resort via Facebook

Pattaya may be better known for its beach clubs and raves, but just an hour’s ferry away is Ma-Du-Le Zen Resort, located on Ko Lan island.

This resort is a slice of Japan in spring with its blooming cherry blossom trees and bamboo groves, as well as onsen pools set to an optimal temperature of 40˚C.

hot spring resorts - Ma-Du-Le Zen Resort roomImage credit: ไปทุกที่ : Paii Took Tee

You can stay the night at their ryokan-style rooms where bedding is placed on an elevated wooden floor. Guests are also provided with yukata and Japanese slippers to wear throughout their stay to mimic what you might find in a real onsen village.

While Thailand doesn’t experience 4 seasons, the coolest time to visit would be between November and February, if you want to enjoy the outdoor onsens.

Getting there: There are connecting flights you can take from Singapore to Bangkok and then to Pattaya. From here, you’ll need to make your way to the Pattaya Pier and take the Roongkietware Ferry. It costs ฿30/pax (~S$1.13) per trip to Ko Lan island. The resort provides free transfers from the pier thereafter.

MA-DU-LE ZEN RESORT KOH LARNADDRESSถนนโกกมะขาม 97, เกาะล้าน, 11, เมืองพัทยา อำเภอบางละมุง ชลบุรี 20150, Thailand Opening Hours:Tuesday 00:00-00:00 Show Time Hide

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8. The Hotspring Beach Resort & Spa –  Hot springs by the sea


hot spring resorts - The Hotspring Beach Resort & SpaImage credit: The Hot Spring Beach Resort & Spa

Most of us would associate hot springs with mountainous regions. After all, thermal springs are often the result of volcanic activity. This is why The Hot Spring Beach Resort & Spa in Phang-nga is a rare treat. It’s a natural onsen that’s located by the beach.

The water is directly channelled to the resort and contains minerals like calcium, iron, and manganese, which are beneficial in smoothing skin. The stable 45˚C temperature is also good for stretching out tightened muscles.

hot spring resorts - The Hot Spring Beach Resort & SpaImage credit: @solene_yogaphuket via Instagram

You don’t have to book a night here just to use the hot springs. The resort offers wellness programmes from ฿1,450 (~S$54.78) that includes soaks in both hot and cold pools, followed by a 60-minute massage. It even comes with dessert and tea to round off the session.

Getting there: The nearest airport is Phuket International Airport, which is about a 2.5-hour flight from Singapore. You’ll need to take a taxi or book a Grab from there to reach the resort, which is just a 25-minute ride away.

The Hotspring Beach Resort and SpaADDRESS79 หมู่ 8 Tambon Na Toei, Amphoe Thai Mueang, Chang Wat Phang-nga 82120, Thailand Opening Hours:Tuesday 00:00-00:00 Show Time Hide

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9. Wareerak Hot Spring & Wellness – Surrounded by nature


hot spring resorts - Wareerak Hot Spring & Wellness krabiImage credit: Wareerak Hot Spring & Wellness

Another beach town you wouldn’t expect to find a hot spring is Krabi. But Wareerak Hot Spring & Wellness is a natural thermal pool located deep in the forest of Klong Tom. There are 5 water sources here, ranging in temperatures from 42˚C-54˚C. The naturally-filtered water contains a blend of carbonate, calcium, and manganese minerals that you can soak in and even drink.

hot spring resorts - Wareerak Hot Spring & WellnessImage credit: Wareerak Hot Spring & Wellness

The springs are split into 2 – the Anodad Onsen is the larger of the 2 and is open to the public. Then there’s Kinnaree Hot Spring, which is exclusively for resort guests. Apart from soaking in the pool, you’ll also get a spa treatment and meal here.

Getting there: Krabi is just a 1.5-hour flight from Singapore. You’ll be able to reach the resort within a 40-minute drive from the airport.

Wareerak Hot Spring & Wellness ADDRESS18, ตำบล คลองท่อมเหนือ อำเภอคลองท่อม กระบี่ 81120, Thailand Opening Hours:Tuesday 00:00-00:00 Show Time Hide

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– Malaysia –


10. Lost World of Tambun – Comes alive after sunset


hot spring resorts - Lost World of TambunThe Infinity Pool (left) can accommodate up to 300 people at once while the Crystal Pool is specially designed with crystal tiles that glimmer when sunlight hits it.Image adapted from: Sunway Lost World Of Tambun 

If you’ve already visited Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat in Ipoh, you’d probably want to check out the Lost World of Tambun which is a mere 3-minute drive away. The family resort is better known for its attractions that include a petting zoo and water theme park. But nightfall is when the resort’s hot springs are open to guests staying overnight.

hot spring resorts - Lost World of Tambun Saphira’s LairImage credit: Lost World of Tambun

There are a total of 12 pools here that are naturally heated. While most hot springs are catered towards couples, those with children can visit Saphira’s Lair within the resort, which has shallower water. The area has also been colourfully illuminated with lights so the whole place looks like something out of a fairy tale.

Getting there: Fly direct from Singapore to Ipoh in 1.5 hours. The resort is a 16-minute drive away.

Lost World of Tambun Theme ParkADDRESS1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Opening Hours:Tuesday 11:00-23:00 Show Time Hide

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11. Sutera Sanctuary Lodges – In a UNESCO World Heritage Site


hot spring resorts - Sutera Sanctuary LodgesImage credit: @suterasanctuary via Instagram

If you’ve already conquered the beaches and forests of Sabah, then give the mountains and hot springs a go at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park.

Yes, this resort is located within Kinabalu National Park, where Mount Kinabalu is located. That’s how the natural hot springs are heated here by the way – from the thermal activity of the mountain. It’s also a popular spot for hikers on their return from climbing the highest peak in Malaysia.

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The hot spring pools are directly accessible from the lodges but public bathers can also enter for RM15/pax (~S$4.33). For a private bath, there’s an additional charge of RM15-RM20/hour (~S$4.33-S$5.80).

Getting there: You’ll have to fly 2.5 hours to Kota Kinabalu International Airport from Singapore first. Thankfully, there’s no need to hike up the mountain to reach the resort; it’s just an hour’s drive away.

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park ADDRESSKinabalu National Park Kundasang, Kinabalu Park, 89300 Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia Opening Hours:Tuesday 00:00-00:00 Show Time Hide

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12. Sementra Hot Spring Nature Resort – Serene village near Ipoh


hot spring resorts - Sementra Hot Spring Nature ResortCottages you can stay in.Image credit: Booking.com

On the outskirts of Ipoh is Sementra Nature Resort, which is located deep within the Gopeng Rainforest. There’s an outdoor hot spring here where guests can soak in warm pools surrounded by the lush greenery of Gopeng.

hot spring resorts - Sementra Nature Resort onsen poolImage credit: @nickytcs via Instagram

Apart from the hot springs, most travellers to Sementra Nature Resort come here for the plethora of nature-related activities you can do here. The adventurous can try water abseiling down a waterfall or even go white-water rafting. They also hold regular nature walks to see butterflies, go cave spelunking, and spot birds.

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To sweeten the deal, the resort offers complimentary breakfast and dinner for each guest, ensuring you’re well-fed and ready for your outdoor escapades.

Getting there: From Ipoh’s international airport, drive 50 minutes to the resort.

Sementra Nature ResortADDRESSLot 15918, Kampung Ulu Geroh, 31600, Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia Opening Hours:Tuesday 00:00-00:00 Show Time Hide

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Soak away in hot springs near Singapore


You don’t have to travel all the way to Japan just to soak in a hot spring. Instead, consider these resorts that are near Singapore and offer you similar benefits – warm water to soothe aching muscles, and minerals to rejuvenate the skin. Plus, with each one just being a short flight from Singapore, you’re pretty much ready to go the next time a long weekend rolls around.

For more things to do in Southeast Asia:

Theme parks in MalaysiaLess-touristy places in ThailandWhere to go glamping in ThailandThings to do in Da Nang, Vietnam


Cover image adapted from: @theonsenresortbatu, @roonguyen via Instagram, Ma-Du-El Zen Resort via Facebook

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