Thinking of heading up to Janda Baik for a quick weekend getaway with family or friends? This village located in Bentong is known for being home to many vacation homes and homestays that are perfect for that quick nature retreat. If you're looking for a villa with a private pool or an affordable homestay, why note consider Danau Daun Chalets in Janda Baik?
Danau Daun Chalets is a collection of 6 villas (3 with private pools!) that are hidden within greenery. Currently, since reopening post-MCO, only 3 of the chalets (Teratak Air, Hillside Cottage and Danau Daun Cottage) are open for guests to stay in. This, along with new guidelines in place, are aimed to help safeguard guests and staff ?
The chalets can accommodate between 4 to 8 guests depending on which one you choose, with Teratak Air and Hillside Cottage both equipped with their own private pool. Hillside Cottage, as indicated by its name, is located on a hill, with the pool overlooking some wonderful views of the Janda Baik jungle.
Each chalet comes with facilities like a mini-fridge, kettle and microwave as well as a TV. There's no air-conditioning, but ceiling fans are available, plus in the cooling hills of Janda Baik you probably won't even miss it. There's a cafe at the resort, Kopi N Kraf, though as of July 2020, it's currently closed to guests (check their website for further updates!). Each chalet also has its own barbecue pit outside, which you're free to use to have your own cookout. But do note you'll need to bring your own food, charcoal and cooking utensils like tongs - you can purchase barbecue steel nets and charcoal from Danau Daun (see here for full info).
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For those that stay at Danau Daun Cottage, while you may not get your own pool, you will have the option of adding on the Danau Daun Annexe! This pretty elevated wooden chalet can fit an additional two people. And don't worry, there's a toilet located externally right nearby, so you won't have to trek to the main cottage at night for that toilet break ?
Rate: From RM230 for Danau Daun Cottage, from RM740 for Teratak Air, and from RM980 for Hillside Cottage. You can see the full price listings here. Reservations must be made email - you can find out more here.
Address: Lot 5851, Kg. Sum-Sum Hilir, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Pahang, Malaysia
Contact: +6010 239 7400 or email [email protected]