Nothing makes a better getaway than a warm spring bath during this frosty season.
Here we list several renowned hot spring resorts near Shanghai, in case you are looking for winter destinations that can cheer up the wintry grey days.
1. Kayumanis Nanjing Private Villas & Spa
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Kayumanis Nanjing Private Villas & Spa is a private villa retreat located in Tangshan, which is recognized by the Chinese government as one of the best hot springs destinations in China.
Set amidst a picturesque lake and the relaxing views of traditional rural farms, Kayumanis Nanjing Private Villa is an ideal retreat for those seeking escape from the rigors of living in today’s fast-paced world.
An exclusive and intimate location, offering singular mountain views and forested landscape beyond.
Impeccable accommodations, ensured privacy, refreshing natural hot spring, and the most attentive and friendly service make Kayumanis Nanjing Private Villas & Spa your perfect portal to discover the heart and soul of China.
The hot springs at Kayumanis originate from the Tangshan Mountains, which have been revitalizing bodies and inspiring souls for more than 1500 years. These hot springs were once reserved exclusively for Chinese royalty are now available to every Kayumanis guests.
Each Kayumanis villa has been designed to provide uncompromising comfort. To accomplish this, Kayumanis Nanjing Private Villas & Spa private villas are luxuriously appointed in impeccable interiors and finishes that harmoniously blend a more contemporary lifestyle with traditional Chinese accents providing every guest the perfect setting for an intimate getaway and/or holiday experience in the “Middle Kingdom.”
Each villa is sinfully spacious and features its own swimming pool, an open air natural hot spring, and every conceivable mortal needs that even members of the ancient imperial court would not find wanting.
2. Shanhu Hot Spring Hotel
Suzhou, Jiangsu Province
Just half hour away by bullet train from Shanghai City, this hot springs of Suzhou make for one of the best weekend getaways from Shanghai or Hangzhou, if relax is what you’re seeking.
It is very conveniently located on the outskirts of Suzhou City, just a couple kilometers from its center and literally adjacent to the Taihu Lake Scenic Area.
The hotel put all food and beverage, hot springs and recreation as one, in order to promote the culture of Chinese and Taoist health as the theme of the spa hotel.
It use the design of Chinese classical architecture integration of ecological garden art style as the main body, covers an area of nearly 60,000 square meters.
The hot spring area comprises of about 10 pools, with different temperatures and water quality, some are open-air, while some are sheltered by pavilions. With so many pools it’s possible to find your tranquility.
3. Dino Valley Hot Springs
Changzhou, Jiangsu Province
Dino Valley Hot Springs is located in Changzhou, Jiangsu, only an hour’s ride by train from Shanghai.
It’s part of the Global Dinosaur Town, consisting of the hot springs, a dinosaur-themed amusement park, and a hotel, among others.
There are a variety of pools available, amongst which one ‘Fish Kisses’ pool has been particularly popular – it’s a deep pool filled with little fish that peck away at your dead skin, certainly a more interesting alternative to body scrubs and exfoliating.
It’d be good to make an overnight trip for this one, the theme park will be especially popular with families towing along little ones.
4. Xin’an River Jade Hot Spring
Jiande, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province
Jade Hot Spring is the first high-quality natural sulfur hot spring in Zhejiang.
The spring stems from 1406 meter below the earth and contains various kinds of microelements good to the human body.
Jade Hot Spring has over 70 indoor and outdoor characteristic hot spring pools with over 40 outdoor pools and over 20 VIP private rooms.
The hot spring center has hot spring pools such as ice and fire pool, coffee pool, three flowers to beautify pool, traditional Chinese medicine pools, buoyant force massage pool, fish spa pool, and a fragrant pool.
After its expansion, the Xin’an River Jade Hot Spring has developed into a No. 1 one-stop destination infusing such functions as a reception, conference, travel, leisure, sports and holiday in Yangzte River Delta.
It has facilities like hot springs, Southern Song Imperial Street, Western Characteristic Town, Forest Hot Spring Holiday Hotel, Sauna, Spa, and tennis courts
5. Tuankou Hot Spring
Lin'an, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province
Lin’an Tuankou Hot Spring is also a high-end hot spring resort which opened in October 2013.
The hot springs are situated among forests and mountains and boast a great natural environment, fresh air, verdant mountains, limpid waters and white clouds lingering over high peaks.
The hot spring is an underground natural hot spring with a history of over 1300 years and maintains a stable temperature from 29 to 33 degrees Celsius.
The resort features a Balinese style architecture and is equipped with a massage area, movie hall, badminton court, chess, cards and mahjong area, children’s play area, and buffet.
6. Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort
Liyang, Jiangsu Province
Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort is located in Liyang City, which is the junction of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces.
The resort hides itself in the city’s most beautiful mountain-the national 5A-class tourism scenic resort Longtan Forest which is lying between the Tianmu Lake and Nanshan Bamboo, covering an area of over 2000 mu.
Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort integrates the four ecological elements as forest, tree house, hot spring and mountain.
In the Meijie mountains hide pools of hot spring, streaming along with hillsides and lying on the meadow, with sky and mountains reflecting in it.
Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort invested thousands of funds to distribute over 400 tons of the best natural spring water in the Tianmu Lake introduced from 1788-meter underground to the pools in the peak and within the tree houses every day.
The spring water is clear and mild, with a temperature up to 48 degrees Celsius, rich in silicon, potassium, calcium, sodium, fluorine, chlorine, bromine and other 20 kinds of minerals and diversified trace elements that are beneficial to health.