Malaysia is blessed with many public holidays and when the days align just right with the weekends, we get ourselves a long weekend! We get to save on our annual leave since we don’t have take that many days off. The next long weekend that is coming up is the Raya celebrations which fall on the day after Labour Day – in total, we have a total of 5 days off including the weekend!
And not just two weeks later, we have another long weekend awaiting us when Wesak Day falls on a Sunday, hence a replacement holiday on Monday. Wow, May is proving to be an amazing month to take some time off to spend with your loved ones. Of course, there are still more long weekends in the following months, so be sure to bookmark this article for future reference!
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city living and breathe in some fresh air at La Hilir Luxe Camp with your loved ones! It all started when Allan and Irena decided to move their family from the busy Petaling Jaya to tranquil Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan. The move was fuelled by the couple’s desire to live a simpler yet meaningful life. Eventually, they took a leap of faith and built a tiny but gorgeous house surrounded by nature in Kuala Pilah. Not only that, but they also built a glamping site on their private compound where visitors can go to camp in comfort and luxury.
Their single tent sleeps up to 4 individuals or a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) and comes with basic amenities including mattresses, cushions, and a toilet. Sounds like the perfect place for a relaxing retreat with your family, doesn’t it?
Ideal for romantic getaways or a (long) weekend holiday with family and friends, Gopeng Glamping Park provides a wonderful and unique experience surrounded by hills, river, caves, and the forest. It is a family-run outdoor camping experience located strategically next to Kampung Chulek in Gopeng, Perak.
A wonderful place for some relaxing and rejuvenating, they also provide exciting activities for those who are looking for a little bit of adventure and adrenaline. Patrons can enjoy activities such as ATV rides, white water rafting, and even sunset hiking!
Looking for a fun and friendly glamping spot to spend quality time with your loved ones? Look no further than Buana Kita located at Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. Soak up some kampung vibes and chill with your family or friends in spacious and comfortable tents – you will also be surrounded by shady trees and beautiful greenery.
If you don’t want to wait till Raya to enjoy this place, you might want to consider breaking your fast in their air-conditioned tent and stay to enjoy their beautiful night scenery. The Ramadan Group Iftar caters to a minimum of 12 pax with the most delicious selection of Negeri Sembilan dishes!
As a Perak local, I am upset that I only found out about this place recently. How did I never know this lovely place existed? Well, I’m glad I know now and so do you! Rockbund Fishing Chalet is located on the coast of Teluk Muroh in Lumut, Perak.
If you would like to vacation by the sea or love fishing, this is the ideal place for a getaway. It also looks like a lot of people also hold their weddings and celebrations here. Not surprising with the mesmerising sea view as the background! The chalet consists of 21 two-bedroom cabins that are just a few steps away from the sea. And yes, there are fishing decks above the sea for all the fishing enthusiasts.
Tucked into the lush hills of Cameron Highlands is a wonderful retreat filled with cosy and welcoming repurposed container-rooms – imagine waking up to fresh air, misty skies, and beautiful greeneries right outside your windows. That sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? Not only that, each room and space is uniquely designed making it a great experience even if you’re just staying in to relax.
You might want to consider staying in the Rooftree rooms that are inspired by tree houses where everyone sleeps under the same roof. Unfortunately, they’re fully booked till 5th May. So, make sure you make your reservations early if you want to head over on the next long weekend!
If you are considering a trip to Langkawi, check out this modern tropical A-frame guesthouse located at Mahsuri Ring, Langkawi. Complete with a rustic design concept, this guesthouse provides a unique and tranquil stay for a group of 2 to 3 pax.
Only a 20-minute car ride to Cenang Beach, it is just the right distance away from the busy tourist attractions if you are looking for a relaxing trip. The house is fully equipped with a kitchen, Wi-Fi, HDTV with Netflix, aircons and a pretty yard to sit in while enjoying the sunset.
Anani Villa is a private eco-retreat nestled in the beautiful rainforest of Janda Baik in Pahang’s Bentong district. The villa’s minimalist aesthetic encourages visitors to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. An ideal site to experience the beauty and tranquillity that mother nature has to offer, it makes for a beautiful and relaxing stay with family and friends. And if you are looking to use up some energy, you can try out fun activities such as waterfall abseiling, jungle trekking and ATV.
If you are looking for a private and intimate place to bring your loved ones, you don’t have go very far. Just an hour drive away from KL, Sarang by the Brook is a cluster of private residences nestled in the tropical jungle on the outskirts of Kuala Kubu Bharu, a historical colonial-era little town located north of Kuala Lumpur.
Styling shipping containers into ‘rooms’, you will also get to enjoy a saltwater swimming pool – the ideal playground on a hot day. Or enjoy adventurous jungle activities such as the night jungle experience that are provided by Primal Wilderness Experience, a top ranked outdoor activity provider and tour operator.
Featuring 20 exclusive restored villas within, Terrapuri (The Land of Palaces) is a conservation and restoration project of Terengganu Malay Classic house. Terrapuri is located on land that is bordered on one side by the South China Sea and on the other by a mangrove river (Setiu Wetland). Sounds like a unique and wonderful place to bring your loved ones to! In addition to taking in the beauty and calm of Terrapuri Heritage Village, don’t miss out on activities and day trips, such as the Fireflies Sanctuary, Kuala Terengganu City Tour, kayaking, and others.
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