MalaysiaLangkawi $$$$$ All Year Mostly Outdoor
Hot Spring

Ayer Hangat Village

These natural saltwater hot springs were formed by unique layering of sedimentary rocks deep within the island heated by geothermal forces. The water and algae in the springs at Ayer Hangat Village contain unique minerals and nutrients known to heal skin conditions like eczema and relieve joint pain. According to local sources, only 3 other saltwater hot springs like this exist in the world.

Visitors can dip their feet in one 3 communal springs, ranging in temperature from cool to 42oC, or hire a private jacuzzi to rejuvenate their whole body. Ayer Hangat Village is the only place in Langkawi to experience Malay massage, where expert therapists skillfully kneed at pressure points to energize and relax both muscles and skin.

The springs are centered around a traditional-style village house, where cultural performances like wedding ceremonies, dances, and music can be watched and traditional food like sweet cakes called "kueh" are offered.

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Price

Entry: Adults: RM15 (USD$3.60), children: free, Private jacuzzi (1 hour): two guests: RM199 ($47.70), three guests: RM285 ($68.32), four guests: RM359 ($86.06), five guests: RM399 ($95.65)

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Time Spent

30-120minutes

Fitness level: Easy

Hours

10am-10pm7 days

Look Around

Front entranceFront entrance
Pathways around complexPathways around complex
Algae pondAlgae pond
Healing algaeHealing algae
Water flowing over algae covered rockWater flowing over algae covered rock
Path to Ultimate WellPath to Ultimate Well
Signage for native plantsSignage for native plants
Around the complex
Private jacuzzi sectionPrivate jacuzzi section
Entrance to jacuzzi Entrance to jacuzzi
complimentary towelscomplimentary towels
Private Jacuzzi room
The main event... the private Jacuzzi
Neck & shoulder massageNeck & shoulder massage
Staff give health tips based on muscle observationsStaff give health tips based on muscle observations
Malay massage at Ultimate well
DrumsDrums
Wooden xylophoneWooden xylophone
Malay music

Who Will Like Ayer Hangat Village

Relaxation Guru

Book a private jacuzzi room to unwind while the mineral-rich waters soothe and heal your body.

Wellness Pursuer

Spend a restorative day at the springs and spa. Feel your stress slip away after a traditional Malay massage from one of the expertly trained therapists.

Culture Buff

Experience traditional Malay dance, music, wedding customs, and food at the village house.

Insider Tips For Ayer Hangat Village

  • Private jacuzzi rooms include complimentary towel hire, a shower, and a private toilet/change room.
  • The jacuzzi temperature is very hot. Don't stay in for more than 10 minutes at a time.
  • Private jacuzzies and spa appointments should be booked in advance by phone.
  • The algae in the springs is not a sign of uncleanliness or stagnancy. This special type of algae is highly sort after for its minerals and nutrients, which are good for skin conditions like eczema.
  • The algae is used as a moisturizer to relieve dry skin and is utilized in the onsite spa.
  • The Ultimate Well is the central point for all of the hot springs, dotted with 2 gazebos.
  • A 15-minute neck and shoulder or foot massage cost RM20 (USD$4.79) at the Ultimate Well.
Informative signage near front entrance

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Where Is It

16, Jalan Padang Matsirat, Ayer Hangat, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

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How To Get There

Car

Free • Large parking lot available at main entrance.

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Motorbike

Free parking for scooters and motorbikes at main entrance.

Rideshare

Drivers pick up and drop off at main entrance.

What To Bring

Do:
  • Swimwear and towel.
  • Dry clothes to change into after the jacuzzi.
Don't:
  • Containers for water or algae. It cannot be taken home.

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: None

Photography

Photography allowed: Yesflash is ok

Tripod allowed: Yes

Selfie sticks allowed: Yes

Best time to shoot: Late Afternoon

Tips: Be mindful of other guests in swimwear when taking photos. A tripod and remote shutter release are essential for the perfect jacuzzi selfie.

Drones

Drones allowed: Yes (subject to national/regional rules)

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Secured bag lockers available: No

Food & Drink

Local snacks like pandan leaf-based cakes, called kueh cara, are available to purchase.

Several food stands and restaurants are located on the main entrance road, Jalan Ayer Hangat.

Backstory

Ayer Hangat Village was Langkawi's main tourist attraction during the 1990s, at the beginning of the island's tourism boom and before the construction of Langkawi SkyCab.

The aging complex has been in need of a refresh for a number of years, as visitor numbers have declined. Renovations commenced in 2020 aim to bring upgraded spa facilities for Malay massage, and introduce agritourism through the addition of community-run oyster mushroom farms.

The hot springs are naturally created by the presence of geothermal rocks; however, a local legend tells a different story - the hot water was created by 2 feuding families who threw pots, pans, and pitchers of boiling water over each other during a quarrel at a wedding ceremony.

Etiquette

Do:
  • Make room for other visitors to use public springs.
  • Only dip your feet in the public springs.
Don't:
  • Collect water or algae to take home.
  • Sit in the hot water too long. Cool down between dips.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Private semi-outdoor jacuzzi rooms.
  • Natural healing properties of water and algae.
  • Option to try Malay massage. No other Malay massage offerings in Langkawi.
  • Cultural displays like traditional dance, music and snacks.
Could Be Better:
  • Large areas of concrete with very limited shade around public springs.
  • Lack of signage explaining health benefits. Algae may seem unclean to those who don't know about its healing properties.
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