Six unique bath experiences around the world

Here’s to dipping our toes into the healing waters of the world. From the onsens of Japan to the hippy dippy waters of Utah, there’s a fit for all souls. Here’s six picks from Yelpers around the world to get you started.

Photo of Ayasofya Hürrem Sultan Hamami by Yelper Yalcin K.

1: Experience the Turkish baths of Istanbul, Turkey

“Highly recommend…heck, if you are already in Istanbul and have never had a Turkish bath before, might as well splurge on one of the most memorable cultural, spa experiences at one of the most professional/upscale hamams like this one.”

-Yelper Joop V
Photo by Yelper Renata K, Quapaw Baths & Spa

2: Dip your toes into the natural baths of Hot Springs, Arkansas

“The lovely vintage tiles on the floors, and old-fashioned bathhouse dating back 100 years are also lovely. If you purchase a private bath, there are old fashioned bathing rooms, with each one having a large private bathtub.”

Yelp Elite Shannon H.
Photo by Yelper Laramae E. at Mystic Hot Springs of Monroe

3: Soak in the best hippy hot springs of the West at Mystic Hot Springs of Monroe, Utah

“What a great way to take a breath of fresh, mountain air during a road trip to explore the Mighty Five. Don’t expect the views or environment to be spa-like or what you think of when you think of a spa – they’re far from that. It’s a very “come as your are” atmosphere which was perfect for us as we had been camping the night before.”

Yelp Elite Brady R.
Photo by Yelp Elite Amanda D at West Baden Springs Hotel

4: Get lost in French Lick, Indiana’s historic mineral springs

“A beautiful resort that boasts beautiful gardens, upscale dining, a spa, shops, and French Licks famous Mineral Baths. The spa also has a small shop where you can pick up some of the minerals salts to take home with you to enjoy.”

Yelp Elite Alicia C.
Photo by Yelper Angie A. at サウナの梅湯

5: Experience an onsen (hot spring) in Japan.

“My husband and I stumbled upon this old school, over 100 years old, mostly Japanese customers, public bath house as it was located just a minute walk from our Airbnb apartment.”

Yelp Elite Angie A.
Photo by Yelper Jirka H.

6: Dip in a bath filled with beer in one of Prague’s beer spas.

“The beer spa was great. The room had a great atmosphere and the hot tub was great! My wife and I enjoyed it a lot, especially the unlimited beer. This place is great and if we ever find ourselves in Prague again, we will definitely make a return visit.”

Yelper Thomas B.