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17 Breathtaking Retreats In Malaysia For Your Next Weekend Getaway (From RM98)


Iyesha  •  Jul 08, 2019


Between lush green rainforests and pristine white beaches, Malaysia is a country with plenty of options for an amazing retreat, and they're all within driving distance too. And with a little research, you may not need to splurge too much for an amazing getaway with friends and family ? Credit: Giphy Solo travellers, couples, group travels, or even a trip with the family  - there is a retreat for each and every one of you! We've compiled 17 awesome retreats around Malaysia that will accommodate all sorts of travellers for you to plan your next weekend getaway without burning holes in your pockets ? Note: Prices are based on the searches for the travelling period of August 2019. Some accommodations are listed with a higher price range since they accommodate more than 2 adults. Price breakdown per person is stated. [Planning to travel soon? Make sure to get your travel insurance beforehand! For Singaporeans,  MSIG offers two plans to cover all your needs. The TravelEasy plan includes comprehensive coverage with over 50 benefits (including medical expenses, personal accidents and travel inconvenience) while the TravelEasy Pre-Ex plan also covers pre-existing medical conditions and has no upper age limit!]
1. Farm Ville Cafe & Home Stay (Sekinchan, Selangor)
Credit:  Farm Ville Cafe & Homestay  on Facebook Take a short break from the busy city with a trip to Sekinchan - a place in Selangor known for its picturesque green paddy fields ? Farm Ville Cafe & Homestay (no, not the mobile game) is located just a 90-minute drive away from Kuala Lumpur and this unique accommodation is right across the bright green fields for a picture-perfect stay! #HHWT tip: The paddy fields are sometimes burned for harvest. If you're there for the paddy fields, it's better to call the accommodation and inquire about the status of the paddy fields beforehand.
Credit: Farm Ville Cafe & Homestay on Facebook Besides taking amazing Instagram-worthy photos by the paddy fields, you can enjoy your day by the pool too to beat the sunny Malaysian weather. Have a go at mini-golf putting or have a blast on the trampolines or rent one of their bicycles and cycle around the scenic area and the paddy fields ? If basking under the sun isn't your thing, don't worry, the room has a huge glass window with a magnificent view of the paddy fields so you can enjoy stunning views from your very own comfortable bed!
Credit:  @hanim.kamis  on Instagram There are also plenty of nearby attractions for you to explore such as the 3D Art Gallery, Pantai Redang, Nan Tian Temple, and the Firefly! So your days will be filled with fun places to visit ? Price per night: starts at RM98 for 2 adults (RM46 per person) Address: 11304, Jalan Tepi Sawah, Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor Contact: 017-206 8666 Website | Facebook [P.S. Sekinchan is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Malaysia. Looking for more? Here are 10 stunning picture-perfect spots in Malaysia for that gorgeous Instagram feed!]
2. Villa Danialla Beach Resort (Kota Bharu, Kelantan)
Credit: @villadanialla on Instagram You don't have to travel all the way to the East Coast Islands for an amazing beach getaway. Instead, just make your way to Villa Danialla Beach Resort and enjoy the pristine sandy white beaches and an amazing view of the South China Sea ?
Credit: @villadanialla on Facebook The rooms are spacious and simple with classic wooden floors for a touch of kampung warmth. Spend your days relaxing by the beach, enjoy a dip in the ocean, or have a swim in their Olympic sized swimming pool. And since the beach isn't a popular tourist area, you can expect plenty of privacy there too. Perfect for a private weekend getaway! 
Credit: @villadanialla on Facebook Early risers will be thrilled to know that you can get an amazing view of the sunrise rising over the ocean horizon from the villa too ? Price per night: starts at RM271 on Agoda for 4 adults (RM67.75 per adult) Address: Lot 385, Kandis, Jalan Tok Bali, 16310 Bachok, Kelantan Contact: 013-961 6000 Website | Facebook | Instagram [P.S. Taking a road trip to Kelantan? Here's a 5D4N road trip itinerary to conquer Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu!]
3. Permai Rainforest Resort (Kuching, Sarawak)
Credit: @permairainforestkuching on Instagram Sleep amongst the trees in Permai Rainforest's wooden treetop villas set on stilts 20 feet above the ground for a unique experience ? The resort is an eco-resort located by the foot of Mount Santubong and is just a 40 minutes drive from Kuching.
Credit: @permairainforestkuching on Instagram With the serene atmosphere of the lush green rainforest and the sound of the sea nearby, you'll sleep like a baby through the night ? And on days you're not lazing around in your stunning treetop villa, you can easily arrange for a tour and explore Bornean rainforest! FYI, there are two nearby beaches for you to enjoy too!   
Credit: @permairainforestkuching on Instagram Price per night: starts at RM406 on Agoda for 6 adults (RM67.66 per adult) Address: Teluk Penyuk Santubong, Jalan Sultan Tengah, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak Contact: 082-846 490 Website | Facebook | Instagram [P.S. Visiting Sarawak soon? Check out these 8 hidden gems to discover on your trip to Kuching, Sarawak!]
4. Time Capsule Retreat (Sungai Lembing, Pahang)
Credit: @zirazahar on Instagram Spend a night or two in this unique retreat just 3 hours drive away from Kuala Lumpur. A night at the Time Capsule Retreats is surely an experience you will remember since you'll be sleeping in a revamped 7ft x 10ft concrete pipe! Fall asleep to the lullabies of the jungle and wake up feeling as refreshed as ever ? #HHWT tip: If you opt for their capsule rooms, it is best to pack light since there isn't much space for big luggage there. After all, the unique size of the cement pipe is part of its charm.
Credit: @nadiabakly on Instagram You can also bring your own food and arrange for a group BBQ there since they can provide you with all the tools. It's also located nearby Sungai Lembing Town Area which you can take a two minutes drive or a 10-15 minutes walk to reach there. Price per night: starts at RM118 for 2 adults (RM59 per adult) Address: Sungai Lembing, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang Contact: 013-963 8888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
5. The Happy 8 Retreat @ Pasir Puteh (Ipoh, Perak)
Credit: @adventure_diary_joey on Instagram Heading to Ipoh for a road trip? Spend a night or two in Happy 8 Retreats to make it an even better trip! The place is an intricately designed art house in the suburban area of Ipoh. Its stunning design architecture is designed by natural elements such as wood and greens so you'll probably think you're in a rainforest in Borneo during your stay here ?
Credit: @thehappy8 on Instagram Every room has its individualistic design with unique pieces of furniture. And a total bonus would be its luxurious outdoor shower too! Price per night: starts at RM154 on Agoda for 2 adults (RM77 per adult) Address: 8, Jalan Shah Bandar, Taman Happy, 31650 Ipoh, Negeri Perak Contact: 05 243 8388 Website | Facebook | Instagram [P.S. In Ipoh to check out photo-worthy spots and delicious delicacies? Here are  12 Instagrammable spots (near Muslim-friendly eateries) in Ipoh for a photo-worthy getaway ]
6. Borneo Highlands Resort (Kuching, Sarawak)
Credit: @borneohighlandresort on Instagram Spend your days exploring lush green fields areas just two hours away from Kuching (though you might think you're in Switzerland with its landscape!). The Borneo Highland Resort is known to be one of the eco-friendly resorts in Malaysia nestled between 5,000 acres of jungle greens that are located approximately 1,000 metres above sea level.
Credit: @borneohighlandresort on Instagram Expect a cosy atmosphere with a rustic timber style for the ultimate kampung getaway. And on days with good weather, make your way up to the fifth floor and you'll see clouds that seem like they're within touching distance ?
Credit: @borneohighlandresort on Instagram Price per night: starts at RM250 on Agoda for 2 adults (RM125 per adult) Address: Lorong Kota Padawan 10a, 94200 Kuching, Sarawak Contact: 019-828 0790 Website | Facebook | Instagram
7. Plassid Villa (Seremban, Negeri Sembilan)
Credit: @adylnndiyana on Instagram Unplug yourself from the city life with a stay in Plassid Villa in Seremban. Nestled within beautiful greens, this is the perfect getaway for nature lovers who want a nearby nature getaway since its only about an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur! Not to mention that the place is totally Instagrammable too ? 
Credit: @syukrirahmat on Instagram Price per night: starts at RM900 for 8 adults (RM112.50 per adult) Address: Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Contact: 0197205488 Facebook | Instagram
8. Sarang by the Brook (Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor)
Credit: @sarang_by_the_brook on Instagram Make your trip to Pahang a unique one by staying in vibrant blue shipping containers (with a matching blue swimming pool too) at Sarang By The Brook. Each and every container room is surrounded by jungle, perfect for a simple and easy getaway! Fall asleep and wake up to serene sounds of nature and feel as refreshed as possible ?
Credit: @atinharuun on Instagram You can also arrange with the owners/operators for tours such as a jungle walk to a nearby waterfall, hot spring, and white water rafting! Price per night: starts at RM180 for 2 adults (RM90 per adult) Address: Jalan Seruling 20, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor Contact: 019-332 2448 Website | Facebook | Instagram [P.S. Are you a nature lover that loves hiking? Here are 10 hiking trails in KL and Selangor that are near Muslim-friendly eateries!]
9. Enderong Resort (Bentong, Pahang)
Credit: Enderong Resort on Facebook A retreat that is perfect for large groups! Experience a complete change in environment from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, just a 45 minutes drive away. The Enderong Resort is located 2,000 ft above sea level and is aptly named after a nearby river, Sungai Enderong, where you can hear the sound of its water flowing from the resort ? 
Credit: Enderong Resort on Facebook The three-storey timber house is designed to perfection with its high ceilings and large windows to take advantage of the cool mountain air and natural light (which gives you perfect lighting for your photos ?). And the house was constructed using pinewood and rocks from nearby areas!
Credit: Enderong Resort on Facebook Not to forget, they have a beautiful swimming pool for a nice dip during the day too ? Price per night: starts at RM900 for 10 adults (RM90 per adult) Address: Jalan Tanarimba Pine, 28750 Bentong, Pahang Contact: 09-233 0512 Website | Facebook [Buy sure to buy your travel insurance beforehand! For Singaporeans,  MSIG offers two plans to cover all your needs. The TravelEasy plan includes comprehensive coverage with over 50 benefits (including medical expenses, personal accidents and travel inconvenience) while the TravelEasy Pre-Ex plan also covers pre-existing medical conditions and has no upper age limit!] 
10. The Culvert Hotel Resort (Kuching, Sarawak)
Credit: @benedict.clc89 on Instagram With the mystical Mount Santubong at your back, a jaw-dropping view of the South China Sea at your front, and being surrounded by Borneo's tropical rainforest, a retreat here will surely ease away all your stress and troubles ? Similar to the Time Capsule Retreat, you have a choice of staying in their minimalistic cement pipes that have been beautifully converted into chic rooms for a unique experience!
Credit: @reezemetal on Instagram The stunning resort also boasts two swimming pools among lush greens with a great view of the ocean, perfect for a day of lazing around and relaxing ? And for those of you who are itching for an adventure instead, there are plenty of  things to do such as tours around different attractions in Kuching, cooking classes, and hiking! All you have to do is inquire with the front desk.
Credit: @unboxmybox on Instagram Price per night: starts at RM187 on Agoda for 2 adults (RM93.40 per adult) Address: Lot 285, Off Jalan Sultan Tengah, Block 2 Salak Land District, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak Contact: 019-889 9925 Website | Facebook | Instagram
11. Fig Tree Hill Resort (Penang)
 Credit: Fig Tree Hill Resort on Facebook Located 30 minutes away from the bustling Georgetown and situated atop a hill in the middle of Penang's tropical jungle is the tranquil and private Fig Tree Hill Resort ?
Credit: @figtreehillresort on Instagram Bask in Malaysia's beautiful greens from your wooden villa, or enjoy the serene and tranquil beauty of nature from your pool, perfect for a weekend getaway in Penang ?
Credit: @figtreeresort on Instagram Price per night: starts at RM586 on Agoda for 6 adults (RM97.67 per adult) Address: Jl. Kenari, Sungai Ara, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang Contact: 019-362 0270 Website | Facebook | Instagram [P.S. Penang Island is known for its photo-worthy charms and amazing food. Check out these 10 picture-perfect spots (near Muslim-friendly eateries) in Penang that aren't street art]
12. Tadom Hill Resorts (Banting, Selangor)
Credit: @tadomhillresorts on Instagram Just 12 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or a 45 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur is Tadom Hill Resorts, a stunning glamping site nestled amongst 40 acres of limestone hills, lakes, and trees ? Spend your days enjoying their variety of activities such as ATV tours, flying fox, bamboo raft building or challenge yourself and leap from their bamboo platform and into a limestone lake!   
Credit: @tadomhillresorts on Instagram One of the highlights that the resort prides themselves on is its work to empower the Orang Asli community by employing them and teaching them skills that are useful for integration with society ?
Credit: @najwaaaaa__ on Instagram Price per night: starts at RM200 on Agoda for 2 adults (RM100 per adult) Address: No.2, Jalan Bukit Tadom, (Kampung Orang Asli) Kampung Labohan Dagang, 42700 Banting, Selangor Contact: 012-522 5728 Website | Facebook | Instagram
13. Glamz At Genting (Pahang)
Credit: @mj_alwayshungry on Instagram Enjoy a glamping experience in style at Glamz at Genting where you'll be able to enjoy the night sky from your tent that gives you an amazing view ? Choose between chic tents or unique domes furnished with all you need for an enjoyable getaway! No need to stress yourself out setting up your own tents or to sleep in uncomfortable sleeping bags here ?
Credit: @celineyee911 on Instagram The glamping site is also conveniently located just a few minutes drive to the Cable car station so you can easily make your way to Genting Highlands if you don't feel like driving ? And shoppers, the Genting Premium Outlet is pretty nearby too! 
Credit: @cik.pena_ on Instagram With the cool weather up in Genting, combined with the ultra-glamorous camping site, you and your gang are sure to have a blast! Price per night: starts at RM200 for 2 adults Address: 1, Jln Meranti, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang Contact: 012-664 5269 Website | Facebook | Instagram [P.S. Love glamping? Here are 13 unique glamping retreats for your next Indonesian vacay!]
14. Fox Hill Langkawi (Kedah)
Credit: @foxhill_langkawi on Instagram Enjoy your stay in Langkawi with stunning views of paddy fields and sunsets over the glorious Mat Cincang mountain ? The kampung style house is perfect for a peaceful vibe that contrasts that of the modern and busy Cenang beach area.
Credit: Fox Hill Langkawi Kampung & Homestay Resort on Instagram When you're not out exploring Langkawi's amazing attractions, you can relax by the fabulous pool or even enjoy the company or visiting wildlife such as hornbills! Price per night: starts at USD53/RM 219*  per night for 2 adults (RM 109.5 per adult) Address: Lot 91, Kampung Teluk Ulu Melaka, Kedah, 07100 Pulau Langkawi Contact: 012-444 7099 Website | Facebook | Instagram  *Exchange rate USD : MYR as of 5 July 2019  [P.S. Looking for more accommodations in Langkawi? Here are 16 budget-friendly accommodations in Langkawi for an amazing getaway!]
15. Sekeping Serendah (Selangor)
Credit: @unggalsg on Instagram Sekeping's retreat series is quite well known among locals but with its beautiful concept, it is definitely worth the mention! Escape the city and into Sekeping Serendah's beautiful minimalist retreat nestled within nature. Its simple and rustic design gives the place the ultimate chic contemporary vibe, and combined with the surrounding greens and sounds of running water - total relaxation!
Credit: @_________.jmsth on Instagram Take a dip or have a good swim session in their pristine pool with amazing views of the tropical greens, or take a 3-minute drive (or a 20-minute walk) and visit a nearby waterfall, Serendah Waterfall!
Credit: @ahjack98 on Instagram The place has been set up perfectly to accommodate large groups with its spacious room and common areas. They even have a BBQ pit for you to use if you want ? Price per night: starts at RM500 for 4 adults (RM125 per adult) Address: Serendah FS, 43300, 48200, Selangor Contact: 012-324 6552 Website | Facebook [P.S. Looking for more nature retreats? Here are  12 incredible nature retreats in Malaysia for a quick weekend escapade !]
16. Danau Daun Chalets (Janda Baik, Pahang)
Credit: @photokedek on Instagram You don't have to go far to escape the city life, just take a 40-minute drive out of KL and into the calm greens of Danau Daun Chalets ? You'll think you're on a short getaway in Bali with their wooden Balinese-inspired villas!
Credit @edot_yahya on Instagram Each chalet is also equipped with its own BBQ pit so bring all your food and cooking utensils for an awesome group boding session over grilled delights! This hidden gem in Janda Baik will surely amaze you with its rainforest backdrop and super chill vibes ❤️ Price per night: starts at RM260 for 2 adults (RM130 per adult) Address: Lot 5347, Kg. Sum-Sum Hilir, Malaysia, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750, Pahang Contact: 010-239 7400 Website
17. Selepas Hujan (Seremban, Negeri Sembilan)
Credit: Selepas Hujan on Facebook Another stunning retreat located in Negeri Sembilan's rainforest that will please every visitor. Selepas Hujan, which translates to 'after the rain' has an atmosphere described perfectly by its name - calm and tranquil, which is common in Malaysia after a good pouring ?
Credit: @gaythri on Instagram You won't be spoilt with modern luxuries here. Instead, find yourself immersing yourself into the kampung life with its unique array of traditional furniture and architecture. Not to mention that the colourful kampung looks make the perfect backdrop for an #OOTD shot ?
Credit: @kelleeinshanghai on Instagram And if you're looking more activities, there is plenty that can be arranged such as jungle trekking, picnics, birdwatching or visit the local Temuan Orang Asli village! Price per night: starts at RM1400 for 10 adults (RM140 per adult) Address: Lot 3154 Pantai Hill Orchard Resort, Jalan Kampung Pantai, Pantai, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Contact: 017-257 2018 Website | Facebook And there you have it, 17 totally awesome retreats in Malaysia for an awesome getaway! Whether it's your partner, friends, family, small groups, big groups, or just a group of two, there are plenty in Malaysia to accommodate you, and without breaking the bank too ? [Get your travel insurance before you travel! For Singaporeans,  MSIG offers two plans to cover all your needs. The TravelEasy plan includes comprehensive coverage with over 50 benefits (including medical expenses, personal accidents and travel inconvenience) while the TravelEasy Pre-Ex plan also covers pre-existing medical conditions and has no upper age limit!]