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20 Impressive Nature Retreats In Malaysia For Short Getaways (From RM100) – 2020

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With the current state of the economy today, it is understandable that going on a holiday may mean additional spending that are non-essential and can be very costly. However, we must always remember that we all need a little bit of fun to de-stress and unwind!

We’ve compiled this list of natural retreats in Malaysia that suit all kinds of travellers, be it a guys/girls’ trip, couple’s getaway, or even a family holiday, so read on to find out more. What’s great is that these accommodations are rather affordable too, with nightly costs that start as low as RM100, so you can enjoy the lush green forests and beaches while achieving comfort no matter day or night.

1. Sekeping Serendah, Selangor

Very well-known for their retreat series, Sekeping Serendah is a hotspot for those looking for a modern yet trendy concept in the middle of the forest. The minimalistic and relaxing design only provides you with relaxation and chases your worries away.

Take a dip into their pool to cool off from the humid weather, or even visit the nearby Serendah Waterfall. Overall, a popular place that can accommodate all group sizes, and a great place for a barbecue party!

Price per night: Starts at RM500 for 4 pax (RM125/pax) – rates here
Address: Serendah FS, 43300, 48200, Selangor
Contact: 012-324 6552
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2. Permai Rainforest Resort, Kuching

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Permai Rainforest Resort provides the option for you to stay in your very own treehouse in the jungle! How cool is that? If you’re scared of heights, you can even settle for their cabins. Nearby the resort is a beach that you can visit too, so you technically don’t have to go too far to enjoy the jungle and sea.

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After a long day of activities, chill at The Feeding Tree cafe on site, and watch the sunset and sea view as you enjoy your dinner. You might even spot a few squirrels, whip snakes and birds while doing so!

Price per night: Starts at RM635 for 9 pax (approx. RM71/pax)
Address: Pantai Damai Santubong, Jalan Sultan Tengah, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak
Contact: +608-2846487 / +608-2846490 (before 9:00PM) ; +6014-8898801 (WhatsApp after 9:00PM)
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3. Time Capsule Retreat, Pahang

You’ve heard of capsule hotels… but have you heard of capsule hotels in the jungle? Time Capsule Retreat in Pahang delivers just that! Chill in a capsule of your own that has been built out of a concrete pipe and enjoy the surroundings of nature.

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As mentioned in the name, there isn’t much space here so remember to travel light! Bring your own barbecue food and tools as there are barbecue pits available for you, or head on over to their karaoke and sing your heart out. Make your way to Sungai Lembing town too since it’s nearby from the retreat.

Price per night: Starts from RM149 per capsule (2 pax max.)
Address: Time Capsule Retreat, Sungai Lembing, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang
Contact: +6013-963 8888
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4. Tadom Hill Resorts, Selangor

Tadom Hill Resorts provide their guests with an interesting and fun camping concept; camping has never been this glamourous before! Book one of their bamboo-inspired rooms, and have a fun day out with your friends and family!

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Enjoy the scenic view of the limestone hills, lakes and trees while participating in plenty of activities such as ATV rides, flying fox and bamboo rafting! Swim in the lake, and splash around with your friends if you’d like! Your boredom and worries will surely be relieved here at Tadom Hill Resorts.

Price per night: Starts from RM130 for 2 pax (RM65 per pax)
Address: Bukit Tadom, Kampung Labohan Dagang, 42700 Banting, Selangor
Contact: 012 – 5225728 / 012 – 5225908 / 012 – 5225883
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5. Glamz At Genting, Pahang

Another awesome glamping spot, Glamz At Genting provides domes where you can enjoy the view of the night sky while laying in bed in your very own dome! Opt for a tent if you’d like to stay true to the camping experience, nevertheless, you’ll still be awarded with a spectacular night view.

If you find staying in hotels an overrated experience, you can’t pass Glamz At Genting up. Plus, its strategic location near the cable car station and the Genting Premium Outlets makes it even awesome-r! Events can be held here too, so if you’ve got a big event coming up that needs lots of glam, this is the space for you!

Price per night: Starts from RM200 for 2 pax (RM100/pax)
Address: Lot PT22637, PT22638, PT22639, PT22640, Mukim Bentong, Daerah Bentong, Negeri Pahang.
Contact: 012-664 5269
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6. Danau Daun Chalets, Janda Baik, Pahang

Who said you have to fly to Bali to enjoy the Balinese vibes? You can do it locally, here at Danau Daun Chalets! About a 40-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, stay at one of their relaxing villas and even have your own barbecue event; just remember to bring your own food and tools!

Chill by your own pool at your villa while listening to the chirping sounds of birds and insects. A great place for unwind, have fun and laugh with your loved ones.

Price per night: Starts from RM1000 for 5 pax (RM200/pax)
Address: Lot 5347, Kg. Sum-Sum Hilir, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Pahang
Contact: +6010 239 7400 (Mr. Zaini), +6016 329 0124 (Mr. Nik Zaid)
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7. Fig Tree Hill Resort, Penang

Stay in one of the villas here in Fig Tree Hill Resort and enjoy the sunshine with your loved ones while mesmerizing the serenity that nature provides.

Embracing the importance of keeping it eco-friendly, most of the villas are actually constructed by recycled material! If you’d look closely enough, their staircases are actually made out of old train tracks! Cool, eh? This resort in the middle of the forest is so beautiful, it’ll definitely be a memorable place for your loved ones and picture spot for your Instagram feed.

Price per night: Starts from RM758 for 6 pax (RM127/pax)
Address: Off Jalan Kenari, Taman Desaria, Sungai Ara, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Contact: +6019-362 0270
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8. The Culvert Hotel Resort, Kuching

Similar to the Time Capsule Retreat in Pahang, you can even enjoy the capsule hotel experience here in Kuching. Nearby Mount Santubong and the forests surrounding it alongside the sea breeze from the South China Sea, your troubles will wither away with the cozy atmosphere.

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Lounge by two of their luxurious pools and enjoy a scrumptious meal while looking out to the ocean and trees. And if you’re too lazy to laze around, you can even approach the front desk; there are lots of tours, cooking and hiking tours that you can sign up for!

Price per night: Starts from RM230 for 2 pax (RM115/pax)
Address: Lot 285, Off Jalan Sultan Tengah, Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia.
Contact: +6019-889 9925
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9. Tanjung Inn, Cherating

Operating for over 30 years now, Tanjung Inn has tents, rooms and chalets for you to choose from to cater to your needs. You’ll be surrounded by lush greenery and the beach, so rest assured you’ll be able to get your much-needed rest here. Stargaze when night comes and look up to the beautiful starry sky!

Price per night: Starts from RM200 for 2 pax (RM100/pax)
Address: Jalan Cherating Lama, Kampung Cherating Lama, 26080 Cherating, Pahang
Contact: +609 581 9081 / +6011 3989 9402
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10. Adeline Villa & Rest House, Gopeng, Perak

If you want to enjoy nature in luxury, book your retreat at Adeline Villa & Resthouse in Gopeng. With every building inspired by aboriginal elements, it is clear that mother nature and local Malaysian culture is fully embraced here.

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At Adeline Villa & Resthouse, you can also enjoy a large variety of outdoor activities such as paintball, jungle trekking and white water rafting. This is definitely a great place to enjoy the outdoors, no matter young or old!

Price per night: RM84/night (Child); RM168/night (Adult)
Address: Lot 13302, Mukim Teja, Kampung Geruntum, Sungai Itik, 31600 Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia.
Contact: +605-359 2833, +6019-556 1113, +6010-366 7113 (9:00AM – 5:00PM)
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11. Selepas Hujan, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Who would’ve known that a stunning retreat like Selepas Hujan would be hidden in Negeri Sembilan? Meaning “after the rain” in Malay, this retreat delivers exactly that vibe that you get after a good pour of rain – calmness and peace.

Immerse yourself in the kampung life here in Selepas Hujan; even the beds and sofas are made out of rattan! Do take note that it is supposed to be a nature retreat – no wifi and air conditioning is provided here! Nevertheless, rest assured that you can get 4G signals should you need to use mobile data. And if you’re looking for activities to do, just get in touch with the owner so that things can be arranged, such as a visit to the local Temuan Orang Asli village or even birdwatching.

Price per night: Starts at approx. RM1400 for 10 adults (RM140 per adult)
Address: 43A (Lot 3154) Pantai Hill Orchard Resort, Jalan Kampung Pantai, 71770 Pantai Negeri Sembilan.
Contact: 012-931 5147
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12. Fox Hill Langkawi, Kedah

Another homestay that is inspired by kampung life, look over the paddy fields and Mat Cincang mountain here at Fox Hill Langkawi!

Find your inner peace as you sit and surround yourself with the lush green plants surrounding you. Catch the amazing sunset view while relaxing by the pool. And if you want to do more things in Langkawi, why not visit the local wildlife here in Langkawi while you’re at it?

Price per night: Starts from RM200* for 2 pax (RM100/pax)
Address: Lot 91, Kampung Teluk Ulu Melaka, Kedah, 07100 Pulau Langkawi
Contact: Office +604-9523390 / +60124447099 / +60176124572
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*Price is based on Agoda.

13. Enderong Resort, Bentong, Pahang

The perfect place for large group getaways, Enderong Resort is located nearby Sungai Enderong; as soon as you wake up, you’ll definitely hear the calming sounds of water flowing in the river. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and cool breeze with lots of natural light coming from windows all over the house.

Dip into their humongous swimming pool with your loved ones and have a blast rejuvenating your bodies and souls! Enderong Resort is also an ideal venue when considering to hold large events and parties like weddings because of their beautiful event hall, which gives off rustic vibes with the wooden architecture.

Price per night: Starts at RM1000 for 10 pax (RM100/pax)
Address: Lot C21, Persiaran Enderong, Jalan Tanarimba Pine, Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang.
Contact: +609 2330533 / +609 2330512
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14. Sarang by the Brook, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor

These cool turquoise shipping containers… who would’ve thought that they’d be serving as such cool-looking accommodation too? Just about an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur, your weekend getaway at Sarang By The Brook is going to be a unique one!

Choose from three independently designed rooms and lounge around the pool with some cute floaties! By being surrounded by trees in the middle of the jungle, you’ll definitely be feeling refreshed at the end of your retreat.

Price per night: Starts from RM180 for 2 pax (RM90/pax)
Address: Jalan Seruling 20, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor
Contact: +6019-332 2448
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15. Plassid Villa, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Another ideal tropical getaway destination, Plassid Villa in Seremban provides you the space and vibes to unwind yourself within nature’s surroundings. Every part of this villa is beautiful, technically every corner is a potential Instagram spot too! With the pop of green in the trees as your background, your simple getaway will be at the envy of many.

Price per night: Starts from RM980 for 8 guests (RM122.50/pax)
Address: Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Contact: 019-720 5488
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16. The Happy 8 Retreat, Pasir Puteh, Ipoh

If you’re dropping by at Ipoh for a short weekend getaway, spend a night at The Happy 8 Retreat in Ipoh. Using natural elements such as wood and leafy wallpaper, you’ll definitely feel like you’re living in a tropical Borneon jungle. They even have an outdoor shower too, adding more to the natural vibe you get at nature retreats!

Don’t pass up on their cafe too – serving healthy yet delicious bites, The Happy 8 Retreat has some great desserts and coffee that taste as amazing as they look.

Price per night: Starts from RM190 for 2 pax (RM95/pax)
Address: No 8, Jalan Shah Bandar, Taman Happy, 31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Contact: 05 243 8388 / 05 232 8188
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17. Borneo Highlands Resort, Kuching

Located about two hours away from Kuching, Borneo Highlands Resort is surrounded by tall green trees with a magnificent view on top of a hill. It’s cooling weather and misty fog makes you feel like you’re in Switzerland!

The rooms are designed in a timber, wooden style – suitable for a simple getaway with maximum comfort. Not only do you have a close encounter with nature here, but you can also even take some really cool Instagram pictures, which can’t be missed!

Price per night: Starts from RM297* for 2 pax (RM148.50/pax)
Address: Borneo Highlands Hornbill Golf & Jungle Club Bhd
Jalan Borneo Heights, 94200, Padawan, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
P.O.Box 2344, 93746, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Contact:  +6016-8860790 / +6019-8290790
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*Price is based on Agoda.

18. Bamboo Village, Hulu Langat, Selangor

Bamboo Village in Hulu Langat, Selangor is the only village in Selangor that is entirely made out of bamboo. No worries about the heat too – the bamboo absorbs heat, so you don’t need any air-conditioning to stay cool.

Staying at this bamboo village is not only cheap; if you’d like to join their volunteer programme and work for a few hours for a week, your stay would technically be free! There are lots of activities to do here as well, guaranteed that this getaway of yours at Bamboo Village will be a fun one indeed!

Price per night: Starts from approx. RM48 (dorm room per pax); RM120 (cottages for 5 pax); RM390 (bungalow for 12 pax)
Address: Off Jalan Pelangi 5, Taman Desa Pelangi, Batu11, Jalan Hulu Langat, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor.
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19. Basaga Holiday Residences, Kuching, Sarawak

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Surrounded by saga trees, Basaga Holiday Residences was revamped to become a unique home-stay residence, comprising of different rooms, suites and even a villa. This place really encompasses luxury that is rarely found in nature retreats.

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Their open-air cocktail bar and restaurant serve both Asian and Western cuisine, suited for both local and international tourists. It is also recommended for guests to chill by the poolside after a long travelling trip.

Price per night: Starts from RM216*for 2 pax (RM108/pax)
Address: 70, Jalan Tabuan, Off Chong Lin Park, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Contact: +6082-416069/ +6082-417069
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20. Beach Hut @ The Resthouse, Pulau Perhentian Besar

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A small beach hut only fit for two people, you will be greeted with the sea on one end, and trees on the other. Another fun fact: the beach hut is constructed from salvaged wood and the property it resides on runs only on solar power.

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Another cool thing is that all proceeds from renting the space will be contributed to the owners’ conservation project – Lang Tengah Turtle Watch – on a neighbouring island. Not only do you get to gain an interesting home-stay experience; you get to do something good too that’ll help in supporting marine environment protection projects! Definitely a win-win opportunity here.

Price per night: Starts from RM180 for 2 pax (RM90/pax)
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I can’t believe all these places are really that affordable! So, are you ready for your next cuti-cuti Malaysia?

NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know by email and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!

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