Wind down with some green!
Malaysia boasts for being a truly Asian country with our Tourism Malaysia tagline. And what’s more Asian and tropical than our luscious green rainforests? Besides, it says that women who lives surrounded by nature have lower risk of death.
Don’t believe it? According to a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, women who live in places surrounded by a lot of vegetation, trees and greenery basically have lower chances of dying than women who don’t. So even though we live in the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle, there’s no harm to take a pause on the city life and give ourselves the nature retreat we truly deserve. Forget about beaches for a bit and spread some love on our forest retreats as we’ve listed down these beautiful jungle retreats that our country has to offer!
It was once built by an architect to be his family’s retreat home nestled in the reserved forest of Berembun Forest Reserve in Negeri Sembilan, but now it has became a forest retreat for all. Villas are built on natural terrains, with pats leading down the jungle stream and a waterfall.
Location: Village Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, Jalan Jelebu, 71770, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Price: From RM636++ (2 adults + 1 child) per night. You can check out more rates and information on their official website.
Another secluded forest retreat located in the same Berembun Forest Reserve in Negeri Sembilan, The Dusun is a private eco-resort with five fully furnished bungalows. Guests can enjoy the cool temperature of the hills, the calming sounds of birds chirping, and the magnificent view of the forest. A perfect getaway with your family or even with friends!
Location: Kampung Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, 3437, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Price: From RM600++ (for 2 adults) per night. You can check out more rates and information on their official website.
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort
If you’re over in Borneo and on a tight budget for a retreat, then this little affordable gem is the place you should put your coins in! Traditionally designed for backpackers, Sepilok Forest Edge Resort is designed for houses that will give you the most genuine Borneo lifestyle feel. You can discover and explore Borneo’s rich rainforest with its packaged activities like Mangrove firefly cruise, Malay village tour, Gomantong Cave and Kinabatangan River cruise as well as Libaran Turtle island exploration.
Location: Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok, Mile 14, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Price: From RM40++ for dorm room and RM230++ for standard room per night. You can check out more rates and information on their official website.
Belum Eco Resort
Located at one of the many islands in Tasik Belum at Perak, the eco-friendly resort is a nature haven where there’s zero air and noise pollution. Located near the world famous Royal Belum National Park, the resort also offers fun activities for the guests including exploring Banding Island, Pulau Talikal, Temenggor and many more.
Location: 25, Hala Rasi Jaya 7, Taman Rasi Jaya, 31450 Menglembu, Perak, Malaysia.
Price: The resort offers 3D2N packages starting from RM590 to RM890 per person. You can check out more rates and information on their official website.
Oh dang, Negeri Sembilan is definitely a spot for secluded forest retreats because another one on the is a cozy family haven above the hills of Kampung Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan. Located nearby a durian orchard, this place is definitely home away from home.
Location: Mukim Pantai, Jalan Jelebu, Jelebu, Kampung Jelebu, Malaysia
Price: From RM650++ (2 adults) per night. You can check out more rates and information on their official website.
Mutiara Resort Taman Negara
This 4-star rainforest getaway retreat is an eco-tourism with 108 rooms offering different types of accomodation ranging from typical Malay timber chalets, dormitories, hostels, camping grounds, bungalows to guest houses. Overlooking the Tembeling and Tahan rivers, the Mutiara Resort in Taman Negara is definitely heaven on earth surrounded by flora and fauna.
Location: Kuala Tahan Jerantut, 27000 Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia
Price: From RM470+ per night. You can check out more rates and information on their official website.
If you’re going to spend your holiday in Penang and would like to get away from the touristy spots, then Malihom is a paradise you should splurge on. Enjoy the food that Penang got to offer and the nature that Malihom has lined up for their guests. Imagine waking up to a sight of nature this beautiful?
Location: Jalan Balik Pulau, Air Itam, Penang, 11500, Malaysia
Price: From RM850++ (for 2 people) per night. You can check out more rates and information on their official website.
Terra’s Tree House
Wanna live like the true people of the forest, then tree houses are an ideal accommodation for you to enjoy nature like no other. Located deep into the mountain region of Cameron Highland, Terra’s Tree House features 6 authentic houses built with bamboo and Nipah palm’s leaf, offering overlooking view of the jungle.
Location: Jalan Sungai Mansion, Brinchang, Pahang, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Price: You can check out more rates and information on their Facebook page.
Templer Park Rainforest Resort
Last minute getaway and want somewhere near? Templer If you would like to have a short escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Templer Park Rainforest Retreat is the place to go. Easily accessible being only about 30 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur and this getaway is definitely a place for you to wind down over the weekend or maybe hold a new place for a party or gatherings with your mates!
Location: No 23, Jalan 3/2, Templer Heights, Templer Park, Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
Price: Starting RM700 per night for the first 4 guests. You can check out more rates and information on their official website.
Ah, the famous Sekeping Serendah. The minimalistic interiors and designed retreat is a favourite hideout spot for urban millennials. Smack within the tropical forest in the town of Serendah, Sekeping Serendah is one of the Sekeping retreats that offers minimalist, industrial and a modern take of what modern architecture meets nature.