10 Malaysian Forest Retreats You Need to Go To For a Getaway

Wind down with some green!

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Photo: Sekeping Serendah

Malaysia boasts being a truly Asian country with our familiar Tourism Malaysia refrain: Malaysia, Truly Asia. And what’s more Asian and tropical than our luscious green rainforests? Besides, research suggests that being surrounded by nature brings about a wealth of health benefits.

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. We’ve listed down these beautiful jungle retreats that our country has to offer!

The Shorea

Photo: The Shorea

Photo: The Shorea

Built by an architect to be his family’s retreat home nestled in the Berembun Forest Reserve in Negeri Sembilan, The Shorea 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.

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Photo: The Shorea

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.

The Dusun

Photo: The Dusun

Photo: The Dusun

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

Photo: Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

Photo: 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 for you! Traditionally designed for backpackers, the houses at Sepilok Forest Edge Resort 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 the Libaran Turtle island exploration.

Photo: Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

Photo: Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

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

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Photo: Belum Eco Resort

Located on 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 guests, including exploring the nearby 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.


AwanMulan

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You should make Negeri Sembilan a spot for your next secluded forest retreat. AwanMulan 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.

Photo: AwanMulan

Photo: AwanMulan

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

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Photo: Mutiara Resort Taman Negara

This 4-star rainforest getaway retreat is an eco-tourism retreat with 108 rooms offering different types of accommodation for every tourist. Options range 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.

Photo: Mutiara Resort Taman Negara

Photo: Mutiara Resort Taman Negara

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.


Malihom

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Photo: Malihom

If you’re going to spend your holiday in Penang and would like to get away from the touristy spots, then the Malihom is a paradise you should splurge on. Enjoy the food that Penang has got to offer and luxuriate in the nature that Malihom has lined up for their guests. Can you imagine waking up to a sight of nature this beautiful?

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.Photo: Malihom

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

Photo: Terra's Tree House

Photo: Terra’s Tree House

Wanna live like the true people of the forest?  These 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 leaves, offering a gorgeous 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

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Photo: Templar Park Rainforest

Planning a last minute getaway and want somewhere near? 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 at only a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, 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!

Photo: Templar Park Rainforest

Photo: Templar Park Rainforest

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.

Sekeping Serendah

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Photo: Sekeping Serendah

Ah, the famous Sekeping Serendah. The minimalistic interior and secluded 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 a minimalist, industrial and modern take on the traditional nature getaway.

Photo: Sekeping Serendah

Photo: Sekeping Serendah

Location: N3.368050 E101.631150, Malaysia on Google Maps.
Price: Starting from RM320 per night for 2 pax. You can check out more rates and information on their official website.

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