Want to run away and hide for a couple of days over the weekend or on a short holiday but you don’t want to leave the country? Well, we have just the places for you to have a short break away from the congested bustling city. A lot of us think that the scenic views of mountain sides and green valleys or rivers are only found overseas but in Malaysia, we have gathered some astonishing jungle retreats to rejuvenate your soul.
You deserve a trip out of the city with your family or friends in these tranquil hideouts in style. Sekeping Serendah
A private retreat endeavouring to be a safe haven for individuals who appreciate the beauty of the natural environment of the jungle. The accommodation sheds are intentionally kept simple, basic and free from lavishness. Some see it as glorified tents to provide just the fundamental basic shelter for visitors as they enjoy the boutique eco-themed resort. There are seven sheds of various designs after mud, timber, glass and even steel. Designed with a breezy concept that incorporates the rainforest, it is also located nearby the Serendah Waterfall which can be reached via foot.
Address : N3.368050 E101.631150, Malaysia (those are coordinates because there isn’t any real address)
Website: www.sekeping.com/serendah Kuang Kampung Retreat
Enjoy the cool wind and calming views of the surrounding greenery at this retreat in Sungai Buloh. The property is only a 40-min drive from the Kuala Lumpur city centre and an hour’s drive from KLIA. The three-bedroom house offers everything from living and dining room areas, a kitchen (fully equipped), swimming pool and barbecue facilities. There are trees, botanical and flower plants, animals and livestock on the homestead. It’s a fun stay if you appreciate heritage, outdoor elements and architectural perspectives. The house is furnished with antique furniture and traditional art decorations, and the entire home is fresh and breezy with the cooling country air.
Address: Lorong Orkid, Kuang, 47000 Sungai Buloh, KL, Malaysia
Website: www.avillionprivatecollection.com Banjaran Hotsprings
The great escape begins here, idyllically sitting amidst a tropical paradise. Banjaran Hotsprings is a sanctuary that offers longevity, wellness, and rejuvenation as well as detox treatments. You can visit the panoramic cliffs surrounding the property, stunning waterfalls and take a dip in the private Balinese pool or walk around the gorgeous premise. With 25 spacious and luxurious villas secluded in gardens or on the water – all have balconies that overlook the water canal – the resort is a real haven. While you are there, enjoy their geothermal hot springs dipping pools and thermal steam cave. It’s comforting, colourful and relaxing.
Address: 1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh, PK, Malaysia
Website: www.thebanjaran.com The Dusun
Dusun translates to plantation in Malay, and appropriately situated within a durian and other tropical fruits plantation is this hideaway has five distinctive houses that fits about 2-5 adults each. This is a tropical rainforest resort in Negeri Sembilan with a lot of charm – complete with swimming pool and delicious Minangkabau food. The Sora House, is a modern villa which looks like it’s about to lift off into the jungle as it sits on the edge of the forest. Enjoy the open air bathroom, appreciating nature while taking a shower. Breakfast is included with fresh fruit, coffee, toast and eggs right on the balcony. Other activities at the resort include jungle trekking, bird watching, massages and even a fishing excursion.
Address: 3437, Kampung Kolam Air Mukim, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Website: www.thedusun.com.my Bamboo-Village
A resort tucked away in the rainforest of Hulu Langat was built by a retiree and it offers a peaceful and laid back experience unlike most resorts in the Klang Valley. They offer different types of chalets that have striking exteriors and architecture made of bamboo. The bamboo used to build the complex is imported all the way from Indonesia and helps create an exquisite ambiance to make your stay unforgettable. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including car park, family rooms and shuttle services.
Address: Jalan Serai 4, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
Website: www.bamboo-village.blogspot.my by: Adeline Tan