This past year of travel has taught me the importance of taking time for relaxation and pampering. It could be something simple like doing a chill out day. Or it could be something like what we did last month: spending an afternoon at some Bali hot springs.
Our time in Bali recently was pretty packed! Whether it was snorkeling in Amed or doing a Bali eco stay in Padang Bai, we tried to enjoy as much as we could about this Indonesian island.
When we partnered with Bali Adventours last month to visit a Bali night market, we also had a chance to spend an afternoon at Toya Devasya hot springs near Mount Batur. Spending a few hours at Toya Devasya was the perfect way to unwind after a busy few weeks of activities.
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Visiting Bali hot springs
Most visitors to Bali come for the beaches and the temples. But did you know there are some great Bali hot springs to visit too?
Bali’s many volcanoes are surrounded by hot springs that are perfect for families to enjoy. In the past, they were mainly public spots that only locals frequented. But over the years, hot springs resorts have popped up, allowing travelers an opportunity to enjoy the health benefits of the Bali hot springs while also taking advantage of amenities like restaurants and villas.
During our time with Bali Adventours, we visited Toya Devasya, a Bali hot springs resort located right on Lake Batur. The lake is at the base of one of Bali’s volcanoes, Mount Batur in the northeastern part of the island. The water that flows through the Toya Devasya hot springs comes from this volcano.
How to get to Toya Devasya hot springs
Toya Devasya is open all year round. Entrance for the day is Rp. 300,000 (roughly $21 USD) for adults and Rp. 200,000 (roughly $14 USD) for kids. This gives you access to all the pools at the resort. If you want a buffet lunch or dinner included in your visit, it’s an additional Rp. 100,000 (roughly $7). There are also restaurants and snack bars at the resort, so you have several different options for food at the resort.
The best way to get to these Bali hot springs is to rent a car. You can either rent a driver to visit Toya Devasya, or you can try your luck at driving along Bali’s notoriously narrow roads on your own. From Ubud, the drive will take about an hour. To rent a driver for the day, you can expect to pay between Rp. 500,000-600,000 (roughly $35-42 USD). The Bali, Lombok, and Nusa Tenggara guide book from Lonely Planet has more information on getting around Bali.
What families will love about Toya Devasya
We’ve visited hot springs before during our travels, like the Kalambu Hot Springs in Costa Rica, and what we enjoy the most out of those experiences is the chance to relax and unwind as a family. Toya Devasya hot springs was no different.
We’re pretty sure other families will enjoy Toya Devasya too. From the gorgeous location to the luxurious pools, there are just so many reasons why these Bali hot springs make the perfect day trip for families. Here are our top three reasons why we think families will love Toya Devasya.
An idyllic setting
As soon as we walked into the Bali hot springs resort, we were blown away by the setting. Toya Devasya has three infinity pools that overlook Lake Batur, with Mount Batur in the background. Having the view of the lake and volcano while swimming in warm hot springs feels like being in paradise. And with the grounds well-kept and well-maintained, we really felt like we were being pampered!
More than just Bali hot springs
Toya Devasya offers more than just a Bali hot springs experience. There are water activities that families can do on the lake for an additional cost, such as kayaking and riding a banana boat. Families can also indulge in a spa experience. And for those wanting to extend their day trip, families can book upscale villas or go basic with glamping tents.
Worth the splurge
In my opinion, spending the day at the Toya Devasya hot springs is worth the splurge. The water in the pools are warm enough to feel soothing, but not too hot. For an afternoon, we felt pampered and content. We splashed and played in the hot springs, we ate delicious food at the restaurant, and we had a chance to connect with each other in a relaxing environment. We couldn’t have asked for a better family outing!
Enjoying our day at the Bali hot springs
If you’re planning a trip to Bali, Indonesia in the near future, consider adding a day at Toya Devasya hot springs into your itinerary. While there are plenty of Bali hot springs to choose from throughout the island, we particularly enjoyed Toya Devasya for its view, its amenities, and its overall atmosphere. It truly is a family friendly place!
Have you had a chance to visit any Bali hot springs during your trips to Indonesia? Share how your experience was in the comments!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. We received a discount on our admission to Toya Devasya by partnering with Bali Adventours. However, the thoughts and opinions expressed in this blog post are completely my own.
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