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8 Gorgeous Resorts In Janda Baik For Your Next Chilly Getaway

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Yaya Norazman  •  Sep 04, 2020

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[Updated 17 June 2021] As a Malaysian, I can be extra proud of where I come from sometimes, thanks to everything that my country has to offer. 'Everything' means that, I could find myself in a nature resort near Kuala Lumpur. And of those places is in Janda Baik, Pahang! Home to many vacation homes, it's the perfect destination for your next nature getaway. We've rounded up some of the best resorts, chalets and homestays in Janda Baik calling your name!

1. Mandara Tree Villas

Of all the things we love about Mandara, the #1 would probably be the exterior design of the house itself. The sliding glass doors and big windows let you soak in as much natural light as possible while giving you 10/10 view of the hillside and the evergreen beauty of Janda Baik. The entire villa sleeps 7 and will be a perfect hideaway for you and your group. Plus point is it's near to a number of local eateries! Even though it's pretty new, Mandara has gotten the seal of approval from a lot of their guests, so we, too, won't hesitate on this one 😍 Rate: Starts at RM762 on Agoda Address:  Lot 28602, Lorong Cheringin Tengah, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Janda Baik, Pahang   Contact: +6019 388 5590 Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Charis Janda Baik Villas

Credit: Charis Janda Baik on Facebook
Three spacious villas are available, two of which come with their own private pool! Villa 1 has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, while Villa 2 has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Besides the sizeable pool, guests will no doubt admire the minimal but tasteful furnishings, and it'll be a great place to enjoy your getaway within this private setting.
Credit: Charis Janda Baik on Facebook To note, their third villa (Villa 3) accommodates 4 people and while it doesn't have a private pool, guests would have access to a man-made pool and river which is also accessible by to the other villas. Rate: Starts at RM400 for Villa 3 and RM883 per night for Villa 1 and Villa 2 on Agoda Address: Lot 8535 Kuala Lurah, Chemperoh, Janda Baik, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Pahang Contact: +6017 626 5145 Website | Facebook

3. Have2 Private Villa

Credit: Have2 Janda Baik on Facebook Newly opened to the public in December 2019, we love how this villa screams 'family time!' or even 'birthday trip with friends!', thanks to their party-ready amenities; 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! Rate: Starts at RM,1818 on Agoda (entire home) Address: Lot 5358, Jalan Cheringin 2, 28700 Janda Baik, Pahang Contact: +6016 241 0862 Facebook | Instagram

4. Embun Luxury Villas

Credit: Embun Luxury Villa on Facebook 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!
Credit: Embun Luxury Villa on Facebook 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--it doesn't matter 🥗🦪🥘 Rate: Starts at RM989 on  Agoda  Address: Lot 6250 & 6251, Hulu Sum-Sum, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang Contact: +609 233 0396 / +609 233 0376 / +609 233 0320 Website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Intan Payung

Intan Payung is the hideaway in nature you're looking for. Comprising of two cottages sitting on a private estate surrounded by lush greenery, a river stream and a private pool, it's the perfect location for your next family or friends getaway, able to accommodate up to 15 people! There's also a pool, nearby river, barbecue facilities and a spacious patio where you can enjoy your meals while basking in the beautiful surroundings. Rate: Starts at RM1,496 (entire home) Contact: +6019 217 4774 Instagram

6. Rest. Pause Rainforest Retreat

Continuing our list of nature resorts in Janda Baik is Rest. Pause Rainforest Retreat. In this relaxing 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 20 people max. Breakfast is provided on the verandah daily, and there are facilities like a reading nook, DVDs and a stream that runs near the house. Rate: Starts at RM950 on Agoda Address: Lot A293, Jalan Tanarimba Sum Sum, Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang Email: [email protected] Website | Facebook | Instagram

7. Tiarasa Escapes

Glamping is a portmanteau of 'glamorous' and 'camping', and Tiarasa Escapes know what they are doing when they first built this campers' haven. You can choose between the tents or the treehouse. Each unit is spacious in its way, and best of all, you get to immerse in the natural elements throughout the landscape of Tiarasa Escapes. Activities are aplenty here at any time of the day, fit for the whole family. From bird-watching to watching movies under the stars. At night, it's nice to just sit back after a private BBQ (offered in-house but priced separately from the villa) and listen to the chorus of insects right outside the tents. Bonfire roast is held nightly, so whether it's marshmallows, chicken wings or sausages that you prefer, it's easy to bask in nature at the comfort of high-end accommodation whenever you're here 🍖🍢🍡 Rate: Starts at RM1,089 on their website Address:  Persiaran Enderong, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang Contact: +6012 887 7777 Website | Facebook | Instagram

8. Twinkle Villa

Credit: Twinkle Villa on Facebook Twinkle Villa is actually a compound made up of 4 houses - Cengal House, Gaharu House, Resak House and Meranti House. All the houses provide a wonderful stay within Janda Baik's beautiful nature, but the standout gem has to be Cengal House.
Credit: Twinkle Villa on Facebook 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. You can read more about Twinkle Villa here! Rate: Starts at RM1,800 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, Malaysia Website | Facebook And that's all we've got! Stunning resorts and chalets in Janda Baik, at every price range, for you to explore with your loved ones. Let us know which one you've been to, or planning to visit-- and share your experience with us! Till next time 🤗