Hot Pools in Fiji
Fiji is made up of three main types of islands: coral islands, limestone islands and volcanic islands. Due to the latter, many of Fiji’s islands have hidden hot springs used for bathing and/or cooking food. While most of Fiji’s hot springs can only be visited with a local guide, there are a couple of natural hot springs in Fiji open for visitors! We’ll go through the best hot springs to visit in Fiji, as well as popular resorts and spas to try when looking for a relaxing Fiji hot pool experience.
While you’re here, check out Why Fijian Massages Are the Best Way to Relax in Fiji.
5 Ways to Relax in Fiji
Aside from relaxing in a Fijian hot pool, here are more ways to relax in Fiji.
- Indulge in a retreat and wellness program
- Relax by the beach or pool
- Enjoy a spa day at one of these spas in Fiji
- Go on a yoga retreat
- Make your own Fijian essential oil
Find out where are the best places to relax in Fiji with our 10 Ways to Relax in Fiji.
Sabeto Hot Springs
The most popular hot springs in Fiji, the Sabeto Hot Springs are a fun yet relaxing experience just a short drive away from Nadi.
Also known as the Sabeto Mud Baths or the Tifajek Mud Pools, the Sabeto Hot Springs combine a mud bath and hot pools experience for visitors. Entry is around FJ$30 per adult, where you’re encouraged to lather your body in wet mud, let the mud dry on your skin, then wash the mud off in the four naturally-sourced hot pools.
Hot pools are shaded under trees with views of the Sabeto mountains, making for an attractive setting for your hot springs experience.
Facilities at the Sabeto Hot Springs
- Sheltered communal changing area
- Male and female changing areas
- Souvenir shopping
- Massage parlour
- Food is sometimes available to purchase, usually a Fijian-style dish prepared by one of the villagers.
How to Get to the Sabeto Hot Springs
The Sabeto Hot Springs are located near Nadi on the mainland of Fiji, Viti Levu. They are approximately 9km / 5 miles north of Nadi Airport on Wailoko Road. Either self-drive or take a taxi. Alternatively, guided driving tours including the Sabeto Hot Springs are available here.
Plus, check out more things to do in Nadi here.
Savusavu Hot Springs
Venture to Savusavu on Fiji’s second-largest island, Vanua Levu, and you’ll find the Savusavu Hot Springs.
While there are several hot springs lining the beach of Savusavu, which are only seen steaming at low tide, the most popular hot springs to visit are those in the town.
The hot springs can be experienced by watching the locals use the springs as a natural kitchen. Food is dipped into the springs for boiling and the steam is used for steaming food. It’s also possible to have a hot bath experience where the hot spring water is poured with cold water into a bath for bathers to enjoy.
With the hot spring water being around 100°C / 212°F, needless to say, bathing directly in the hot springs is not advised.
How to Get to the Savusavu Hot Springs
Savusavu is located on Vanua Levu, north of Viti Levu. Access to the island is via domestic flights or with cruises, such as Captain Cook Cruises from Denarau. The pools are located across the road from the Savusavu Hot Springs Hotel.
Check out more things to do in Vanua Levu here.
Fiji Resorts With Hot Pools
When it comes to warm therapeutic water experiences in Fiji, the next best thing is the resorts with hot pools and spa pools. Even with the warm weather of Fiji, you’ll be surprised at just how relaxing a hot pool can be, especially on an evening to take the edge off an ocean breeze.
Here are some Fiji resorts with beautiful hot pools:
- Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji – Enjoy your own private hot tub in one of the Beachfront Spa Villas.
- Warwick Fiji Resort – Feel the water rejuvenate your skin as you move between the hot tub and the cold tub at the Warwick Spa.
- Namale Resort – Relax in the hot tub of the Namale Spa Sanctuary.
See more hot pools and spa experiences in our 10 Best Spas in Fiji.