3. Ming Resort & Spa
This resort is the first and only five-star hot spring resort in Zhejiang province. Located in the mountain areas, it has over 40 pools surrounded by trees and hills, offering a nice view of nature. It also boasts 260 guestrooms, each having over 50 kilometers of room space and a balcony. Some of the guestrooms are equipped with a 24h private pool. Local cuisines and seafood from Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, are served there. Conference and entertainment facilities are also available. In addition, it offers diverse activities such as the fruit picking at the nearby Sun farm affiliated to the resort, and has family-child activities in the mountain area behind the resort.
Tickets: $30 for adults, children between 1.2m and 1.4m enjoy discounts, and children under 1.2m enjoy free access.
Opening hours: 09:00-23:00
Address: No 8 Wenquan Road, Lubu town, Yuyao city, Ningbo
How to get there: Take the bus to Lubu town at the Yuyao South Bus Terminal, get off at Shiwuao Stop and walk along the Wenquan Road for 800 meters; or take a taxi from Ningbo Railway Station to the resort.
4. Ninghai Forest Hot Spring Hotel
Located in the Tianming Mountain, the hotel houses one of the top three hot springs in China, with water taken directly from the mountain areas, which is fresh, clean and full of minerals. The pools are surrounded by bridges, pavilions, wetlands, waterfalls and other scenic spots, where you can have fun while enjoying the hot spring. The hotel boasts 17 forest villas and 192 guestrooms, as well as comprehensive conference and entertainment facilities.
Tickets: $33 for adults, $17 for children between 1.2m and 1.4m, and children under 1.2m enjoy free access.
Opening hours: 10:00-00:30 Monday to Friday; 9:00-00:30 Saturday and Sunday, and holidays.
Address: Nanxi village, Shenzhen town, Ninghai county , Ningbo
How to get there: Take the bus to Ninghai county at the Ningbo South Bus Terminal, get off at Meilin Stop; or drive along the Yongtaiwen Expressway.
5. Dapengshan Hot Spring
Located in the Dapengshan Tourist Resort, this hot spring is close to the Huanhu Paradise Park and the beautiful Hetou Ancient Village. It is built in a classical-garden style and places its 22 various outdoor pools among trees and flowers, offering a charming view of nature. In addition, it also provides a 250-square-meter comprehensive entertainment zone that offers food, spa and video services.
Tickets: $33 for adults, $15.5 for children between 1.2m and 1.4m, and children under 1.2m enjoy free access.
Opening hours: 15:00-22:00 Sunday to Thursday; 15:00 to 23:30 Friday and Saturday; 10:30-23:30 holidays.
Address: Dapengshan Tourist Resort, Longshan town, Cixi city, Ningbo
How to get there: Take the bus to Dapengshan Mountain at Ningbo North Bus Terminal; or drive along the Huancheng North Road.
Tips for enjoying the hot springs:
1. Take a bath before entering the pool so as to keep the pool clean, adapt your body to the water temperature and make it easier for your skin to absorb the minerals in the water.
2. Wear bathing suits and slippers in the outdoor hot spring zones and take care not to fall down.