[Updated 14 March 2021]
If you're looking to take a break from the city, there's no better cure than a nature getaway in Janda Baik. Circled by pristine rainforest, spending the night in a hillside homestay in Janda Baik is also a great way to immerse yourself in serenity. Whether you're planning a family getaway or a trip with your girlfriends, stay in one of these gorgeous accommodations in Janda Baik when the situation gets better.
1. DAWN Haven
Credit: DAWN Haven on Facebook
Just a 40-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, your next hillside retreat awaits at DAWN Haven
. A stunning homestay hosted by Abdul Wahab, it has all the space you need to accommodate 16 guests. To be exact, it has 9 bedrooms and 10 baths, so there's plenty of room for everyone to enjoy a comfortable vacation away from the bustling city.
Credit: DAWN Haven on Facebook
Detailed with Indonesian old teak furniture, this maritime-inspired accommodation exudes a cosy ambience that'll make you feel right at home. If you're planning to keep your group entertained, there are a number of activities that can be arranged upon request, ranging from jungle trekking and river rafting to horseback riding and paintball.
: Starts at RM5,000 on Airbnb
: 68, Lorong Padang Ragut, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
: +6011 3262 1111
2. Aman Rimba Private Estate
Situated in Pahang, Aman Rimba Private Estate
sits gracefully in Janda Baik, a small village that's only a 50-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. Perched on a hilly area, you'll be welcomed by the cool temperature that can drop as low as 22 degree Celsius at night, so prepare to embrace the cosiness throughout your stay.
Credit: Aman Rimba Private Estate on Facebook
Step into Aman Rimba and you'll notice how it resembles a traditional Malay village surrounded by lush greenery and palm trees. Perfect for large groups, guests would need to rent the entire property(starting at RM3,850 for 2D1N) that comes with six villas, which can accommodate up to 20 people. You can read more about Aman Rimba Private Estate here
: Starts at RM3,850 for 2D1N (all 6 villas) - View full rates here
: Lot 5487, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Janda Baik, Pahang
: +6010 566 2757
3. Have2 Private Villa
Opened to the public in December 2019, we love how Have2 Private Villascreams
'family time!' or even 'birthday trip with friends!', thanks to their party-ready amenities that include private pool, audio system, outdoor seating, barbeque sets, and even on-site fishing pond!
The villa fits up to 20 pax, and it's a dream to be spending the weekend here. Not only is the villa spacious and airy, but it is also tastefully decorated to give you the homely feels. It has 5-star reviews from visitors to date, so they must be doing something right!
Starts at RM1,800 via their Facebook page
Lot 5358, Jalan Cheringin 2, 28700 Janda Baik, Pahang
+6016 241 0862
4. Happi Village
Bringing the best of virgin rainforest and high altitude to your well-deserved nature retreat, plan a stay at Happi Village
. Less than an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur, it has three room categories and each comes with various facilities such as a queen-size bed, day bed, romantic bathtub and more. If you're planning to step out and explore the surroundings, check out their passionfruit and fig farms or plan a jungle trekking adventure here.
: Starts at RM450 via their website
: Lot A848, PT 14333, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
+6019 281 1486Website
5. Danau Daun Chalets
Situated in Kampung Janda Baik, Danau Daun Chalets
consists of 6 villas (3 with private pools!) that are surrounded by greenery. Since reopening post-MCO, only 3 of the chalets (Teratak Air, Hillside Cottage and Danau Daun Cottage) are open for guests to stay in.
These 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. You can read more about Danau Daun Chalets here
Starts at RM740 per night via their website
Lot 5851, Kg. Sum-Sum Hilir, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Pahang
+6010 239 7400
Circled by lush rainforest around the Titiwangsa foothills, Fifty4Ferns Resort
might be the nature resort you're looking for. This resort consists of three main enclaves: The Ferns Hamlet (located along Sungai Ulu Tampit), The Ferns Orchard (surrounded by durian, mangosteen and other fruit trees), and The Ferns Estate (with hillside view).
After you're all settled in, remember to get a map, so
you can explore other parts of the resort such as the petting farm, outdoor jacuzzi, canopy walk, and more.Rate
: Starts at RM400 per night via their Facebook page
: Lot 12188, Lorong Cheringin, 28750, Kampung Janda Baik, Bentong, Pahang
: +6019 388 3454
7. Rest. Pause Rainforest Retreat
At Rest. Pause Rainforest Retreat, you can while away the hours just soaking in the beautiful nature views and fresh air. This 4-bedroom accommodation is fully self-contained with 2 living areas, 4 bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms and an indoor and outdoor kitchen.
It can accommodate 15 people comfortably, and up to a maximum of 20 people. Breakfast is provided on the verandah daily, and there are facilities like a reading nook, DVDs and a stream that runs near the house.
Starts at RM950 via their website
Lot A293, Jalan Tanarimba Sum Sum, Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
Email: [email protected]
8. Embun Luxury Villa
At Embun Luxury Villa, you can choose your villas based on the view that you wish to wake up to; rainforest or the pool. Either way, when you leave your room, you still get the best of both worlds!
We recommend going
for the all-inclusive villa package, whereby you'll be catered with scrumptious meals from Cafe @ Embun. Take it at the lawn seating, the lounge area, or in the comfort of your villa because each spot is pretty relaxing to enjoy.Rate:
Starts at RM1,978 via their website
Lot 6250 & 6251, Hulu Sum-Sum, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
+609 233 0396 / +609 233 0376 / +609 233 0320
9. Twinkle Villa
Credit: Twinkle Villa on Facebook
Situated in the gated and guarded community of Tanarimba within Janda Baik, Cengal House at Twinkle Villa
is bound to blow you away. Winner of the Malaysian Institute of Architect's Gold Award for Building Of The Year in 2017, it's a beautifully constructed house that'll catch your eye immediately. Cengal House has 4 rooms that can accommodate 12 people in total. If the house looks large, that's because it is! It also houses a gallery, a rooftop garden and a large entryway. Check out our article to read more about Twinkle Villa
From RM1,800 on Airbnb
for Cengal House. For other houses at Twinkle Villa, you can refer to their website
Address: Lot 350, Lorong Sum
Sum Dua, Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, MalaysiaWebsite
10. Anani Villa
For your next staycation, head up into the hills of Pahang for a rejuvenating getaway at Anani Villa
! Perched on the hillside in Janda Baik, get your dose of nature at this private villa surrounded completely by lush greenery. Beautiful, minimal and peaceful, this eco-retreat is definitely where you want to be to wash away your stress and soak into relaxation. Plus, it's located only a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, making it an ideal spot for a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Check out our article to read more about Anani Villa
Starts from RM320 (Junior Suite) on their website
Lot 280, Jalan Tanarimba Sum Sum, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia
+6016-203 6508 / +6013-310 7411 / +6012-288 6662
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