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The Ultimate 2D1N Romantic Itinerary In Janda Baik For A Weekend Getaway

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Siti Aishah Ahmad •  Nov 05, 2021

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Janda Baik is a popular nature retreat for Malaysians and there are a few romantic things to do with your partner here. The best way to get to Janda Baik from KL is by car. It’s the quickest and cheapest way, taking less than 40 minutes unless you’re fond of keeping to a speed limit.

Romantic Hotel Options

1. Fifty4Ferns Resort

Credit: @gerlevans on Instagram  Fifty4Ferns Resort is surrounded by lush rainforest at the Titiwangsa foothills and you won't have a boring time here as you'll need a map to explore other parts of the resort such as the petting farm, outdoor jacuzzi, canopy walk, and more. 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). All of the enclaves will ensure that you'll have breathtaking views day or night. AddressLot 12188, Lorong Cheringin, 28750, Kampung Janda Baik, Bentong, Pahang Contact: +6019 388 3454 Facebook | Instagram

2. Embun Luxury Villa

Credit: @_my_getaway on Instagram A home away from home, Embun Luxury Villa holds true to its name as it is a luxurious villa, perfect for couples. It has villas and suites so for a couple, the spacious one-bedroom pool villa is a perfect choice. Equipped with a private pool for a fun splash, king-size bed, a bathtub and kitchenette. There's also a separated living space linked by timber roofing to the expansive bedroom. 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

3. Happi Village

Credit: @elleyashahari on Instagram  Plan a stay at the exclusive Happi Village that brings the best of virgin rainforest, unique architectures and high altitude to elevate your romantic and chilly getaway. It has three room categories and each spacious room comes with various facilities such as a queen-size bed, a day bed, a romantic bathtub and a stunning view of the skies. After a serene bath with a view of the forest, step out and explore their passionfruit and fig farms or plan a jungle trekking adventure here. Address: Lot A848, PT 14333, Kampong, Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang Contact: +6019- 281 1486 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Day 1

1. Have breakfast surrounded by a reserved forest

Credit: @atikuhh.nur on Instagram  There's a beautiful restaurant called Lemuni Cafe that serves the highest quality Malay cuisine, kampung style located at Istana Lemuni. After the hour-drive journey from KL, do check this place out to have your breakfast as it is surrounded by a lush reserved forest and it'll be a great change from your normal city view.  You can find any traditional local dish here like nasi lemak packed with banana leafs, crispy fried chicken and delicious roti canai with a side of flavourful curry, traditional dessert and of course, the most drink of the day, coffee! It is a Malaysian thing to eat your nasi lemak with a cup of sweet teh tarik to complete the meal. They say we eat with our eyes and with the lush view of the reserved forest, the delicious food prepared by the chefs will taste 10 times better ? Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: Lot 9756, Kampung Chemperoh, Janda Baik, Bentong, Pahang Opening hours: 1) Friday (12PM-8PM) 2) Saturday (8AM-8PM) 3) Sunday (8AM-6PM) Website | Instagram | Facebook

2. Go on a hike & enjoy a dip at Lata Tampit Waterfall

Credit: @shamm0ses on Instagram  For avid hikers and those who want to have a complete nature retreat, visit the 7-tier waterfall to have a feel of being in Fiji. It takes about 40 minutes to reach the foot of the level 4 twin falls or level 5 fall where you could enjoy a refreshing splash or dip. If you wish to reach to the level 7 of this fall, then it’ll take another 15 minutes. Make sure you've got the right footwear on with an extra set of clothes to change into!

3. Enjoy traditional lemang among locals

Credit: @cintaayuu on Instagram After an adventurous trip to the waterfall, head over to the local’s favourite, Lemang To’ki! Lemang can be enjoyed at any time of the year and if you cant’t wait for Raya, this is the place you should go. Get your fill of some mouthwatering lemang along with rendang, ayam bakar, patin tempoyak and smoked duck curry. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 8AM-1oPM (closed on Mon) Address: Lemang To'ki, Batu 2 Jalan Tras, Bentong, MalaysiaContact: +6016-953 0544 Facebook | Instagram

Day 2

1. Indulge in locally-grown coffee

Credit: @aryatiariffin on Instagram  Get your fix of delicious coffee to start the day at Pinto Coffee+! Coffee lovers will appreciate this place as they locally grow their own coffee and roast them fresh everyday for customers. The cafe itself is circled by the forest,  giving you a sweeping view of greenery. Here, you can enjoy a taste of the flavourful  Banjaran blend or Indonesian beans. You can also pair up your cups of coffee with the tasty dessert treats that they have to offer. Address: Pinto Coffee+, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang Opening hours: Sun, Weds & Thurs, 10AM-6PM | Fri & Sat, 10AM-8PM | closed on Mon & Tues

2. Take a trip to a fig farm

Credit: @jacquelinekhoo on Instagram  Cameron Highlands is famous for strawberry farms and Janda Baik has its own specialty when it comes to figs! Drive up to Fig Malaysia Farma Janda Baik where you can enjoy the view of greenery and see how figs are locally grown here. There are also loads of different types of figs treats for you to try and buy. Address: Lot 5268, Pulau Santap, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang Opening hours: Daily, 9AM-6PM

3. Enjoy lunch on a hilltop

Credit: @jayatojaya on Instagram  If you’re a guest at the opulent Embun Luxury Resort, you can enjoy a lunch perched of the top of a hill! The Cafe @ Embun serves authentic Malay and Western cuisine in the most beautiful ambiance. While you savour your lunch prepared by professional chefs, the cool and breezy wind from the forest will kiss your cheeks and give you the perfect dining experience among nature. So here you go! This is a guide to go to Janda Baik for you if you’re planning to rekindle romance with the light of your life. There are many fun and relaxing things you could do here and it is the perfect escape to have a stress-free staycation!