The Minera Hot Springs Binh Chau is a high-class resort that should be first on the top of your when it comes to soaking and relaxing while in Vietnam. Located in the province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau and only a few miles from Saigon, Binh Chau is the largest hot spring in all of Vietnam.
The Minera Hot Springs Binh Chau is an enormous complex with a variety of amenities including mud baths, spa treatments, massages, and a variety of swimming pools. While the daytime brings larger groups of tourists from all around, visitors who arrive in the early morning and late evening will find a quieter atmosphere.
The resort is nestled on a vast amount of land which includes tropical forests and natural hot springs. While most of the resort is very commercialized, there are paved paths that cut through its forest.
Hot Springs Resort
The Minera Hot Springs is comprised of a collection of 70 gushing spouts ranging from 40° – 82° C. Collectively, the gushers create a larger pool of water as well as mud for visitors to use for medicinal purposes. The spring’s therapeutic minerals are sulfur, sodium, silica, and chlorine, which all work to improve circulation and rheumatism.
These springs were also named as 1 of 65 sustainable developments for ecotourism in the world by the World Travel Organization in 2003. Surrounded by pathways through the forest and a beautiful canopy of leaves, the fresh air is moist with steam from the springs, proving visitors with an earthy fragrance.
Interestingly enough, there is a local myth about how this hot spring was formed. According to legend, the Vietnamese “Goddess of Boiling Water” became furious that her husband was away hunting for too long. In her anger, she threw away a pot of boiling water which landed where the hot springs are still flowing today.
Each spring bath has its own charm and personality. For instance, Springs Casa has intersecting circuits of water exploding from the ground inspired by geysers while the Onsen House was constructed for the traditional Japanese hot springs soaking method.
If you visit the Around the World Spa, you will find different pools and soaking areas inspired by seven different cultures: Turkish, French, Finnish, German, Greek, Vietnamese, and Oriental. Each bath was designed to transport visitors to the country it represents.
An outdoor onsen. Photo: minera.vn
For VIP visitors, you can visit the Springs Retreat where you can soak in a traditional Japanese onsen, a pool of brewed wine, or a bath mixed with floral aromas.
There are plenties of activities to partake in while visiting the hot spring including spending time at the pool, taking a soak in a mud bath, or grabbing a meal on-site. Zest Dining Restaurant boasts a unique melody of Asian cuisines while 82 Degrees Food Corner is great for a lunch break.
Furthermore, if you don’t want to get out of the pool, float over the swimming pool bar. It’s also highly recommended that you try boiling eggs in the 80°C hot spring water, a popular snack at Minera.
If you want to explore more of the property, there are multiple zones with other activities, such as:
- The Earth Zone: Petting zoo & horse ride sightseeing
- The Sky Zone: Hangout in a treehouse
- The Wood Zone: Walking through the Blossoms Zone (garden)
- The Water Zone: Feeding crocodiles & fishing in the river
Minera Binh Chau is also planning on expanding its site to include a plethora of new activities. For children, a mini-water park called Aqua Kid, which includes a splash pad, and a Wet ‘n’ Wild area are both in the works.
They are also preparing to open Tropic Land where you can visit hot mineral streams within the forests while the Springs Land will be an excellent family area, as it will have an outdoor maze, sports, and cooling spots for you to enjoy.
Where to Stay
For those hoping to spend the night, Minera Hot Springs Binh Chau has eight different lodging accommodations at its resort. Ranging from a standard garden suite to a presidential house, there are plenty of options depending on who you are traveling with and what luxuries you prefer.
Moreover, there is a spa, gym, and more dining options for guests. It’s also a great place to host different meetings and events being that there are multiple conference rooms as well as the Osaka Great Hall.
The Minera Hot Springs Binh Chau is located off Highway QL55. While there is no direct way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to the springs, you can take the bus to Vung Tau and then a taxi to Binh Chau. You can also take the train to Suoi Keit and catch a taxi to the hot springs. Make sure to check with your accommodations to see if they provide a shuttle.
A luxurious site boasting a plethora of activities for the entire family, Minera Hot Spring Binh Chau will help you feel refreshed and relaxed on your Vietnamese vacation. Located near the beach, if you are a hot spring lover, this seaside paradise should be on your bucket list.
Address: QL55, Bình Châu, Xuyên Mộc, Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu 78510, Vietnam
Phone: +84 28 3838 5522
Season: Year-round | 7 AM – 10 PM