07 April, 2014

Unbelievable Salt Water Hot Springs of Green Island, Taiwan

Living and Traveling as an Expat in Taiwan

While living in Taiwan teaching English in 2013, my Mom came to visit me for two weeks. One of my fondest memories of her visit was when we traveled to Green Island, where we had the opportunity to sit and bathe in the Zhaori Salt Water Hot Springs (one of only three salt water hot springs in the world).

Each day while on Green Island we would hop on our rented scooter and feel the ocean breeze tingling our skin, as we rode around the Island (which only took about 45 minutes), eventually leading us to the Zhaori Salt Water hot springs. Before entering we would purchase a refreshing green tea and then make our way into this unbelievable sanctuary. 

The Experience was like a Dream

It was an experience like no other. Each pool had a different view of the ocean with varying temperatures. Some of them were actually built into the sea rocks. As we went from one pool to the next the salt water tickled our faces. We happened to be there during the full moon.  As it started to rise over the ocean we became mesmerized with the glistening moonlight reflecting on the South China Sea  and then illuminating the salty hot pools where we were immersed. The sound of the waves crashing in the distance was all we could hear.  To this day that experience feels like a dream, a memory far away that I will never forget.

Would you visit Green Island, Taiwan with Spirit Tours?

Do you have a traveling experience that felt like a dream?


Gitana Omi
Loving Taiwan


  1. Replies
    1. Yes, it really is amazing! Leading a tour there is on my Bucket List. :) xo

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    1. I wasn't kidding when I said that "there is really nothing like it" :)

  3. I love hot tubs and would love to sit in one of these natural wonders. WOW! How do I get there and when is the best time of year for it?

  4. You can either fly from Taipei, Taiwan to Green Island which is very inexpensive, or you may take the high speed rail to Taitung and then a boat. The sea can be quite rough between Taitung and Green Island. I recommend flying. My Mom and I were there in June which was a perfect time to go.

  5. Yes, we are in the process of getting a tour going to Green Island and Taipei, Taiwan. :)) I will keep you posted.

  6. I just got back from green island, spent a few days there, love it so much and enjoy the hot spring very much. Wanna go back there again!!


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