1. Close to nature
Meeting with friend, cousins, and other relatives are all great but it can also be overwhelming. Escape all the commotion and hop on a plane to Sandakan, Sabah for a retreat at the Sepilok Nature Resort. Surrounded by dense pristine tropical rainforest, this serene eco-resort definitely brings you closer to nature. If you’re an animal lover, take a trip to the world-famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to see the animals up close.
Want somewhere overseas but still close to home? How about taking some quiet time at the Rayavadee Resort in Krabi? The remote property is away from the crowd and the touristy sites as it’s only accessible by boat. It’s surrounded by three beaches and scenic limestone cliffs. For Muslim visitors, Krabi has a lot of option for halal food as it is located in the Muslim-majority southern Thailand province.