Getting all stressed up due to your heavy workload or simply looking for a weekend getaway? Well, you might want to try glamping for a change. For the uninitiated, “glamping” basically refers to the type of camping that combines both accommodation and facilities in one. Or call it luxurious camping, if you will. So, get in touch with nature and enjoy the outdoors by checking out these 7 Glamping Getaways To Chill Out in Malaysia, all listed in alphabetical order.
1) Caravan Serai Exclusive Private Villas & Eco Resort @ Bentong, Pahang
Looking for a quick weekend getaway? Here’s one for you: the Caravan Serai Exclusive Private Villas & Eco Resort. Located in Bentong, it’s only less than 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. You can choose to sleep in one of their safari tents or opt for a suite. Chill out with your friends and family in the middle of the surrounding green forest or visit the nearby fruit orchards. Alternatively, you can explore the forest by going for a hike or engage in a thrilling paintball game.
2) Japamala Resort @ Tioman Island, Pahang
If budget’s not an issue, go for the luxurious glamping experience at the Japamala Resort. Choose to stay at one of the chalets, hillside rooms or beachside villas — all of which provide spectacular views of the turquoise sea, sandy beaches and lush forests. Besides, what’s not to like when you get to chill out in the midst of the famous Tioman Island? Don’t worry about getting bored since there are plenty of activities to look forward to. This includes the likes of scuba diving, boat excursions and jungle trekking.
3) Sekeping Serendah Retreat @ Serendah FS, Selangor
Here’s a retreat that brings you closer to nature, complete with transparent sheds situated within the lush tropical forest. The sheds even come equipped with enough glass windows so you can enjoy the majestic sights of its natural surroundings regardless of day or night. Everything else is as simple and minimal as they get — queen-sized beds with ceiling fans & mosquito nets and outdoor showers. You can also take a swim at two of their pools or enjoy a BBQ session at the comfort of your own shed.
4) Templer Park Rainforest Retreat @ Rawang, Selangor
Just a 30-minute drive from the metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur. That’s all it takes to get you to the fuss-free retreat at Templer Park. Here, you can enjoy the amazing views of the rainforest and nearby hills while chilling at one of their cosy sites. Choose to stay in a villa or a container and enjoy some of their facilities like an outdoor sauna or infinity pool. Don’t forget to make full use of your time by exploring the area such as the Kanching waterfalls or soak your tired body at the Selayang hot springs.
5) The Sticks @ Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor
The Sticks isn’t kidding about their “Get Lost, Naturally” tagline. Stay and chill out at one of their minimalist tendoks (basically a combination of a tent and a pondok (hut). You can also stretch your legs by taking a stroll at The Sticks Botanical Walk or simply have a good old-fashioned board game challenge with your friends and family. For a total outdoor experience, why not go for exciting activities like jungle trekking, paragliding or white water rafting?
6) Time Capsule Retreat @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang
True to its name, Time Capsule Retreat literally offers a cosy sanctuary in the form of… capsule-shaped rooms facing the vast forest reserve. And since this guests-only retreat happens to be a privately-owned property, that means you can expect more privacy while chilling out in your capsule. In case you get bored, there are plenty of outdoor activities to spice up your glamping trip. You can either go for a hike at Panorama Hill, visit the Sungai Lembing Museum or take a tour to Rainbow Waterfall.
7) Walai Penyu Resort @ Libaran Island, Sandakan
Love turtle watching? Then, you might want to fly over to Sandakan and stay in one of their family-friendly tents at Walai Penyu Resort. Expect cosy beds with the likes of a desk and a shared bathroom. Other than chilling out and turtle watching, you can go for snorkelling or simply take a stroll along the beach on Libaran Island.