Onsen De Luxe
There’s a string of hot spring hotels in Jiaoxi, and the new is one of the best. Mere minutes from the station, a sense of peace will wash over you as soon as you step into the lobby, where you’ll be offered a cup of warm jujube tea amongst handmade clay orchids hanging on the earth-toned walls.
Check into the Family Twin room if you’re traveling in a group of four, a spacious Washitsu-inspired room fitted with hardwood plank flooring and a semi-open hot spring tub on its balcony. Grab a can of ice cold beer from the fridge, immerse yourself into the steaming bath and gaze out through the bamboo hedge which delivers privacy as well as natural sunlight.
If the cozy private onsen experience makes you not even want to leave the hotel, on the top floor offers a delightful dinner option.
Slip into a yukata before you get your dose of the restaurant’s famous shabu-shabu. If your body still screams for more of Jiaoxi’s hot springs, you might want to take a dip in the hot spring swimming pool on the rooftop, where you can enjoy a movie on the enormous outdoor projection screen under a canopy of twinkling stars.
$1,813 for Family Twin room (accommodates four). 67 Wenquan Rd., Jiaoxi Township, Yilan, (+886) 3-910-0000, wellspringsilks.com
Wellsprings by Silks Mihan Jiaoxi