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8 Glamping Spots In Malaysia For A Unique Getaway

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Atiqah Mokhtar  •  Jan 31, 2020

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[Updated 9 July 2021] Planning a nature retreat in Malaysia is always a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. However, not everyone is a fan of roughing it out in a tent or with minimal facilities, so here's where glamping comes in! Surrounded by lush tropical jungles and serene rivers, there are many glamping spots in Malaysia to discover with your loved ones. If you want to get back to nature, we've rounded up some of the best places to go glamping in Malaysia! Before that, here are some things you should know:

Things to know about glamping in Malaysia

  • Glamping is a term derived from the combination of 'glamourous' and 'camping'
  • It allows travellers to experience the outdoors without giving up their creature comforts.
  • In Malaysia, amenities and facilities can differ between glamping accommodations. Some may have Wi-Fi and daily cleaning services, while others may not.
  • While some spots offer full meals and lodging, others may only provide breakfast, with options for arranging for additional meals.
  • Do check carefully with the resort you plan on staying at for their facilities and whether they meet your needs!

1. Dusun Bonda, Selangor

Dusun Bondais located in theforests of Batang Kali. Dusun Bonda, which translates to mother's orchard, is tucked in a fruit orchard along the river. Owner and founder Azura created Dusun Bonda to give wonderful childhood memories for her daughter, and as such, the resort is a kid-friendly glamping spot with manmade pool and waterfall, playground and other family-friendly amenities. Dusun Bonda has a few types of accommodations. For a full glamping experience, opt for the Bell Tents, which is a premium tent with adjacent private bathrooms, but do note that the rest rely on shared bathrooms. In addition, some bell tents rely on fans or portable air-conditioners. If that's not your cup of tea, there's always the Studio Villas that offer all the amenities you're used to. Accommodation type: Bell tents and two studio villas Amenities:
  • Shared bathrooms (except for the Premium Bell Tents which have an adjacent private bathroom and the studio villas)
  • Air conditioning units offered in select tents, as well as the studio villas
  • No Wi-Fi available, no towels and no daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast provided, along with cooking and barbecue facilities
  • Pool, playground and prayer room also available
Rate: Starts at RM350 per night Address: Lot 2121,Jalan Ulu Tamu, Batang Kali44300 Contact: +60 12-663 3667 Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Gopeng Glamping Park, Perak

Gopeng Glamping Park has definitely popped up on many people's radars. This family-friendly glamping spot in Perak promises a rustic but comfortable stay near the quiet village of Kampung Chulek. Home-cooked meals are provided by the family that runs the resort as part of your stay. If you want to bring your own food and opt for the tents only, you can do so too! Aside from the delicious food and beautiful scenery, there will be plenty to keep you occupied during the stay including the playground, hammocks, swings, live entertainment and bicycles, which you can ride around for free! Accommodation type: Tents Amenities:
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi available and no daily housekeeping
  • No air-conditioning available, fans are provided.
  • All meals included in packages (though you have the option for opting just for the tents and bringing your own food).
  • River beach, playground, open field, bicycles and entertainment facilities such as karaoke set available
  • Shared kitchen and barbecue facilities provided, with prayer room also available
Rate: Starts at RM158 per adult and RM118 per child (under 6) Address: Lot 10846, Jalan Besar Kampung Chulek, Gopeng 31600Perak Contact: +6013 240 8857  Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. The Sticks, Selangor

At The Sticks, the aim is put down your burdens (and electronics!) and have a proper commune in nature. This eco-friendly lodge promises a jungle home for your complete rest and relaxation. Their accommodations are charmingly called tendoks, a cross between a tent and a pondok (hut) and aim to provide a back-to-basics retreat. Don't worry, the tendoks still make for a beautifully tranquil place to stay! Dinner and breakfast (half board meals) are included as part of the room rates, and you can add on another RM25 per person to get full board meals inclusive of lunch and tea too, which is probably advisable as no outside food is allowed! So there's no need to worry about food, and you have more time to bask in the scenic surroundings or take a dip in the river! Note: The Sticks provide meals made fully with halal ingredients. Do note that alcoholic beverages are available for sale in the dining area (known as Dewan). We recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Accommodation type: Tendoks (a cross between a tent and a 'pondok', or hut) Amenities:
  • Select tendoks available with ensuite bathrooms, others rely on shared bathrooms.
  • No air-conditioning provided, fans are available.
  • Towels and basic toiletries provided
  • No WiFi available
  • Common area available for lounging, along with river and accompanying facilities like tubes for tubing
  • Dinner and breakfast included
Rate: Starts at RM206 per person per night Address: Lot 213, Jalan KKB - Frasers Hill, Kuala Kubu Bharu, 44000 Selangor Email: [email protected] Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Tanah Aina Fahad, Raub, Pahang

Tanah Aina Fahad is a glamping destination geared for those who love nature trails and jungle trekking. Located in the dense jungles of Raub in Pahang, it's the perfect excuse to put away your phone and breathe in the fresh air. Part of the Tanah Aina group of eco-resorts, there are a variety of glamping lodgings, from humble single tents all the way to the luxurious King Tent. The whole area is filled with lush scenery that will want to make you go out and explore! Each accommodation comes with complimentary guided trekking, so you'll be able to relish in the outdoors with an expert to show you the way. Accommodation type: Tents and chalets Amenities:
  • Ensuite bathroom available for select accommodations,shared bathroom for others
  • Meals all provided as part of room rates
  • No WiFi is available
  • Complimentary guided jungle trekking included
Rate: Starts at RM270 per night (per person) Address: Lot 1053, Mukim Ulu Dong, 27600 Raub, Pahang Contact: +6014 643 6712 WebsiteInstagram

5. Tiarasa Escapes, Pahang

Tiarasa Escapes is an upscale glamping resort founded by Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina. Located in the foothills of Janda Baik, prepare to be transported to the ultimate glamping setting for a memorable and luxurious stay. Comprising 20 tented villas and 5 treetop villas, each accommodation is furnished with all the creature comforts of a hotel. With breakfast baskets provided for free, you can have it delivered to your villa or any picnic spot of your choosing in the resort grounds! There's a communal bonfire lit every sunset at the amphitheatre lawn, plus a myriad of other activities to partake in, from nature walks and ATV rides to archery and a moonlight cinema. Accommodation type: Tented villas and treetop villas Amenities:
  • Full amenities including ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, free WiFi, beverage-making facilities, towels and toiletries
  • Breakfast included in the room rate
Rate: Starts at RM990 per night Address: Jalan Enderong, Sum Sum Ulu,Kampung Janda Baik, Pahang Contact: +6012 887 7777 Website | Facebook | Instagram

6. Tadom Hill Resort, Selangor

It's not often to find a bamboo-inspired resort like Tadom Hill Resorts. Just a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, you and your loved ones can book a stay at the Bamboo Tent that has two mattresses complete with pillows and duvets, mini ceiling fan, and shared bathroom. If you're coming in a group of seven people, you can spend the night at the traditional Bamboo Hut that has up to seven mattresses complete with canopy mosquito net. Accommodation type: Bamboo chalets and huts Amenities:
  • Beds and ensuite private bathrooms
  • Pillows, duvets, linens and towels provided
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fan available
  • Canopy mosquito net available at select accommodations
Rate: Starts at RM120 per night on their website Address: Bukit Tadom, Kampung Labohan Dagang, 42700 Banting, Selangor Contact: +6012 522 5728 / +6012 522 5908 / +6012 522 5883 Website | Facebook | Instagram

7. Glamz at Genting, Pahang

If you're searching for a glamping adventure away from the bustling Genting Highlands, a stay at Glamz at Genting might be the one you're looking for. Surrounded bycool weather and serene nature, you can occupy the Family Dome if you're arriving in a group of six people. There's also a common area and a barbecue pit where you can spend some leisure time outdoors.Accommodation type: Dome rooms Amenities:
  • Private bathroom with shower adjacent to the dome room
  • Breakfast and drinking water included
  • Towels and ceiling fan available
Rate: Starts at RM200 per night Free cancellation: Not available Address: 1, Jln Meranti, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang Contact: +6012 664 5269 Website | Facebook | Instagram

8. Chengal Resort, Pahang

Credit: Chengal resort on Facebook Chengal Resort offers a glamping experience unlike any other. Situated in Janda Baik, waking up to refreshing cool air and laid-back vibes are the kind of mornings you and your loved ones won't get in the city. While it's nice to relax in a uniquely-designed chalet amid the tall shady trees, don't forget to squeeze in an hour or two for zip lining, barbecuing and hanging out by the stream. Accommodation type: Wooden chalet Amenities:
  • Queen-size beds or air mattresses for select accommodations
  • Shared bathrooms available
  • Meals are not included in the room rates
  • Barbecuepits and charcoal are provided
  • Activities include archery, ATV, 4x4 ride, bicycle and jungle trekking
Rate: Starts at RM250 per night Address: Lot 8537 Kuala Lurah, Kampung Janda Baik, Pahang Tua, 28750 Pahang Contact: +6017 201 5118 Facebook And there you have it! These amazing glamping spots in Malaysia will provide a unique retreat unlike any other! Malaysia is blessed to have lush tropical jungles and areas that are close to nature. So take advantage of them and plan your next nature retreat. For more nature getaways, check out our recommended reads below!