Work hard, play hard. Plus, it is equally important to recharge yourself too. Going on a holiday would be a great idea but what if you do not want to take a long leave and go someplace far? If you are from Kuala Lumpur, you can consider driving to Janda Baik in Bentong District, Pahang. The good news is, it only takes around a 40-45-minute drive. Janda Baik has several resorts and villas where you can enjoy a staycation too. And speaking of that, here are the 8 best staycation spots in Janda Baik for a quick getaway in alphabetical order.
The word “aman” means “peaceful” in Malay and that’s exactly what you get at AmanRimba Private Estate. It has six private villas reminiscent of the traditional kampung design, all surrounded by lush greenery. And to ensure total comfort, every villa comes equipped with air-conditioning units. The AmanRimba Private Estate also has several facilities here, covering an outdoor swimming pool, a hardcourt for playing the likes of badminton and basketball, and even a BBQ pit. You can look forward to enjoying other activities too such as cycling, feeding fish and taking a dip in Sungai Benus.
Address: Lot 5487, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Janda Baik, Pahang.
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life at Embun Luxury Villas. Located on a hill overlooking the nature scenery of a forest, the villas have different rooms available. From the One-Bedroom Rainforest View Suite to the deluxe Three-Bedroom Pool Villa, all rooms are well-equipped with essential facilities to ensure your utmost comfort during your stay. Need a massage? Embun Luxury Villas offers an in-house spa treatment, where you will be tended by highly-experienced masseurs. You can count on their friendly team to arrange some activities like visiting one of the farms in Janda Baik or enjoying the family-friendly fun of horse riding and archery.
Address: Lot 6250 & 6251, Hulu Sum-Sum, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang.
Picturesque tropical rainforest, lush greenery, the sound of birds chirping — all these and more one can look forward to upon staying at Fifty4Ferns Resort. The place has 24 chalets and cabins that give you a nice, homey feel, making it ideal for a weekend getaway. You can expect amenities like an outdoor pool, a complimentary Wi-Fi service and a spa treatment to knead your stress away. Then, there’s the cool and breezy weather since Fifty4Ferns Resort is situated at the foothills of Janda Baik.
Address: Lot 12188, Lorong Cheringin, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang.
Have2 Private Villa can accommodate up to 20 guests with its spacious 6-bedroom villa. The interiors are all elegantly furnished to make you feel welcome like home sweet home. You don’t have to worry about amenities since they got you all covered with the likes of a fully equipped kitchen and a washing machine. Planning to take a dip in the water? There’s a private pool available or if you are thinking to organise a barbeque session, the villa has a designated BBQ area with all the necessities provided.
Address: Lot 5358, Jalan Cheringin 2, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang.
If you love privacy, Mandara Tree Villas is worth checking out since the place is located in a serene location of Kampung Sum Sum. The villas are surrounded by greenery and beautiful mountain views. Each room is well-equipped with the likes of an air-conditioning unit, a kitchen, a fridge and a private bathroom. For family or group activities, you can go cycling or set up a BBQ since Mandara Tree Villas offers a barbecue pit.
Address: Lot 28602, Lorong Cheringin Tengah, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang.
Here’s a villa that lives up to its name, where you can rest and relax in the calming ambience of the lush rainforest and its nature surroundings. Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat has 4 bedrooms in total with two living rooms as well as an indoor & outdoor kitchen. The villa can fit up to 20 guests, making it perfect for those who are coming in a large group. There’s a spacious wooden verandah on the ground floor too — a good place for family or friends gathering and so on. Come morning time, enjoy your breakfast in the comfort of a verandah or an open-air viewing deck overlooking the rainforest view.
Address: Lot A293, Sum Sum, Jalan Tanarimba Pine, Tanarimba, 27540 Kampung Janda Baik, Pahang.
Sailor’s Rest offers guests different choices of either staying at a kampung-style or contemporary chalet or a bungalow. But that’s not all since the place also allows their guests to pick a boathouse, which can accommodate up to 2 pax. Alternatively, get closer to nature by opting for a glamping experience while staying in a tent. Not to worry, though since each tent is equipped with comfortable mattresses, comforters and stand fans. When comes to outdoor activities, you can take a stroll in the garden or go fishing or jungle trekking.
Address: Lot 8592, Lorong Dato Panglima, Kg. Sg. Lurau, Janda Baik,
28750 Bentong, Pahang.
Prefer a glamping staycation mode? At Tiarasa Escapes, the place has 20 tented villas, complete with bespoke themes including Dragonfly and Hornbill. Each tented villa comes equipped with comfortable king-sized beds, air-conditioning units and free Wi-Fi services. Or live like a king at the luxurious White Rajah Presidential Suite that has a sliding door connecting to a private patio overlooking the wonderful sight of the nature greenery. They also offer tiffin-carrier lunches that you can enjoy eating in the villa or in a picnic style. Come teatime, savour a cup of freshly-brewed tea or coffee at The Rasa Tea Salon.
Address: Persiaran Enderong, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang.