Banjar Hot Springs are centuries-old springs have been upgraded with modern facilities over time. They’ve have become a favourite retreat and recreational site among locals and international visitors.

Locally known as Air Panas Banjar, the hot springs are located approximately 5 km southwest from the famous Lovina coast in North Bali. They share the same district as the Brahmavihara Arama Buddhist monastery, which is located only 1.5 km to the east.

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Facilities at the Banjar Hot Springs

At the spring’s site entrance, you'll find a ticket office adjacent to the car park. Cars and coaches stop here, while motorcycles are permitted further access along the row of shops to a smaller parking space next to a roofed stone gate with a signage that reads: "Permandian Air Panas" - ‘hot water bathing place’. The souvenir shops that line the route before the stone gate sell various items, from framed art, handicrafts, souvenirs and Bintang shirts to batiks and dyed cloths.

The short pathway and bridge after the gate are by a small river, leading you to a further flight of steps. From here, the first smaller pools can easily be seen, where spouts gush onto visitors enjoying the soothing splashes. Further up the steps is a shop selling snacks and refreshments. The hot water springs complex comprises 4 main pool sections, with the largest and central bathing pool featuring a restaurant perched high above the northern side. Beside the restaurant are restrooms, lockers and changing rooms, and a spa and massage facility.

The bathing pools are constructed around the hot water spring source and feature a tiered structure. The first level features 8 dragon spouts with a smaller pool also adjoining this section. The large size of the central bathing pools enables families to join in on the soothing dip. Down on the second level is the main central pool.

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Good to know about Banjar Hot Springs

The hot water springs provide a recreational and therapeutic experience due to the water’s sulphur content. This can be seen from the yellowish-red sedimentation at several points of the spouts and pool walls.

The complex is known to have been further developed during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia during World War II. At the time, the waters of the hot springs were known to have cured various skin problems as well as rheumatic ailments.

Banjar Hot Springs continue to provide an enjoyable and health-benefiting retreat up in the hills of the north, for those seeking relaxation, fun, sightseeing, and a totally different experience. Those not willing to go for a swim can easily enjoy the lush tropical gardens, or the view from above at the Komala Tirta Restaurant, or shop for souvenirs at the rows of art shops just outside.

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Banjar Hot Springs in Bali

Location: Jalan Banjar, Banjar, Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia

Phone: +62 (0)362 92901

Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveller