Lovina, northern Bali, is a fabulous place to relax and chill out. What better place to do this than at Air Panas Bajar Hot Springs?
Air Panas Bajar is just 10km from the center of Lovina so all you need is a map and a scooter. Luckily, we arrived early and beat all the crowds that started to pile in at around midday.
There were 3 pools set in beautiful gardens with bright flowers and shady palm trees. Two of the pools were linked and there was a smaller, hotter pool at the top which was way too hot to stay in for long. There were ornate, stone dragony/snake heads sat in a straight line along the egde of the pool which spurted hot, fresh water and also worked as a lovely, hot massage. This then flowed down into the bigger, slightly cooler pool below which was lovely to relax in. I was a little bit worried about the sulphuric water but it was so lovely and warm that we didn’t want to get out.
We’d also gone to some waterfalls called Air Terjun Singsing that weren’t far from the hot springs. Obviously, any waterfall anywhere is beautiful and this was cool but it wasn’t spectacular. Plus there was a gang of really intimidating Balinese guys who hung around the track that led to the waterfall and we had to give them money to ‘guard our bike’. They then followed us to the waterfall, walking really close but didn’t say anything and then wanted some money.