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12 Accommodations In Malaysia That Are Perfect For Large Family Getaways

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Atiqah Mokhtar  •  Mar 01, 2019

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[Updated 9 Jul 2020] If you have a large extended family, family gatherings are often big, boisterous and packed affairs. Which makes going on holiday together with the whole family a true logistical feat 😂 It's crucial to find accommodation that has ample space for everyone and where you can do fun activities! And luckily in Malaysia, there has been an increasing number of accommodations meant to tailor to large families or groups, and we've rounded up some of the best ones for you!
1. Desa Balqis Beach Resort (Kuala Linggi, Melaka)
Credit: Desa Balqis Beach Resort on FacebookDesa Balqis Beach Resort has become known as THE place for families or groups if you're looking for a kampung-style getaway. The resort sits on a sprawling property, with more than 15 houses all built in the traditional Malay style. The houses themselves are cutely named after familial Malay terms such as Pak Long, Pak Su, Nenek, Pak Anjang and Atok and vary in sizes catering from 2 up to 15 pax. Don't expect luxurious furnishings - the resort's decor is meant to be true to the kampung setting. The large number of units available make it great for extra big groups to gather, plus the resort's facilities includea swimming pool, access to the nearby beach, a restaurant, barbecue pits and more. Desa Balqis reopened to guests in June and are welcoming guests - they're currently revamping their website, so contact them at +60340227728 (call), +6017 - 646 1242 (Whatsapp) or email [email protected] for enquiries and bookings! Capacity: Up to 50 people (depending on the number of units booked) Rate: Starts at RM150 per night. For larger units (8 pax and above), it starts at RM850 per night. Address: KM 50, Kampung Bukit Darat, Kuala Linggi, Kuala Sungai Baru, Masjid Tanah 78200, Melaka Contact: +603 4022 7728 / +6017 - 646 1242 (Whatsapp) Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. Glamgoat Aman Dusun Orchard & Farm Retreat (Hulu Langat, Selangor)
Credit: Glamgoat Aman Dusun Farm Retreat on FacebookAman Dusun is a wonderful farm and orchard located in Hulu Langat. This unique place sits on a property by the river and is surrounded by fruit trees and greenery. The name Glamgoat comes from the fact that it also has a goat farm that produces delicious dairy products include goat's milk, yoghurt and cheese!  he retreat has two houses on the property  - The Blue House (which can accommodate up to 14 guests) and The Riverview House (which can accommodate upto 10 people). Both houses come with fully-equipped kitchens so you can do your own cooking if you prefer, and breakfast is included when you book a stay at either accommodation. The Riverview House comes with an infinity pool as well as a large verandah that's perfect for lazing around. There's plenty to do around the property, including fishing at the river, playing badminton at the open space around the two houses, or swimming in the pool.
Credit: Glamgoat Aman Dusun Farm Retreat on Facebook Capacity: Up to 24 people (if booking both houses) Rate: Starts at RM1,240 (Riverview House) and RM1,600 (Blue House) on Airbnb Address: 1173 Dusun Tua Batu 16, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor Contact: +6012 395 0503 Website | Facebook | Instagram | Airbnb -  Riverview HouseBlue House,
4. Rumah Kebun Residence (Hulu Langat, Selangor)
Credit: RumahKebun on FacebookThis Airbnb-listed accommodation is the second accommodation on our list to be nestled within the lush forests of Hulu Langat. It can fit about 16 people across 4 bedrooms (with 11 beds) and 4 bathrooms. There is a fully-functional kitchen so you can prepare your meals, and the house has a plunge pool that is sure to be a hitwith the family. There is also an alfresco dining area great for outdoor communal meals, hammocks, chickens that roam the area, and a river that runs along the property 😊 Read ourfull write-up on Rumah Kebun for more info on this beautiful property.
Credit: @idoraqatrunnada on Instagram Capacity: Up to 16 people Rate: Starts at RM1,500 per night on Airbnb Address: Kampung Sungai Semungkis, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor Facebook | Instagram
3. Agrofarmstay Resort @Skill-Tech (Machap, Melaka)
Agrofarmstay is a holiday vacation spot for nature lovers that is perfect for big groups and events - be it a family day, a team-building trip or even weddings! This peaceful resort is located amidst rubber and palm plantations and has plenty of greenery, including fruit trees and ponds with water lilies. The resort has three villas that are perfect for large groups - Villa Anggerik (can fit up to 20 people across 9 bedrooms), Villa Sakura (can fit up to 20 people across 6 bedrooms), and Villa Mawar (can fit up to 16 guests across 6 bedrooms). In addition to the villas, there are also other smaller houses and chalets that can accommodate smaller groups of guests. Swim in the resort's pool, go kayaking, have abarbeque, and do many other fun activities at this resort! Capacity: Up to 16 people (for a villa, and also depends on how many accommodations you book) Rate: Starts at R499 per night for the villas (view the full rate list on their website) Address: Lot 453, Batu 13, Jalan Tebang / Machap, 76100, Melaka Contact:  +6012 211 8246 Website | Instagram
4. Rimba Hang Kasturi (Jonker Street, Melaka)
Credit: Rimba Hang Kasturi, Melaka Heritage Residence on FacebookRimba Hang Kasturi is also located in Melaka, right along the famous Jonker Street in Melaka Town! This beautiful accommodation was converted from an old shophouse into a stylish  venue with a courtyard and small pool that will keep the little ones happy! 😍 Rimba Hang Kasturi can fit up to 14 guests across its four bedrooms, and you won't have to worry about fighting for bathrooms, because there are 6 bathrooms in total! The house comes with a kitchen where you can prepare your meals, but with Jonker Street being just a short walk away, you can easily opt to go buy some yummy local treats. One thing to note is that given the villa's prime location, parking is a bit scarce - you'll have the choice toopt for street-side parking, or alternatively park at an open car park that's located nearby.
Credit: Rimba Hang Kasturi, Melaka Heritage Residence on Facebook Capacity: Up to 14 people Rate: Starts at RM1,118 per night Contact: +6016 335 0371 Address: 70, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200 Melaka Facebook | Instagram | Airbnb
5. Tanah Larwina Retreat (Hulu Langat, Selangor)
Credit: Tanah Larwina on Airbnb Located in Hulu Langat, Tanah Larwina offers a retreat within a tranquil setting that's as beautiful as it is conveniently accessible from the city. This lodge sits on a 3-acre piece of land, complete with a running stream nearby, an orchard and even a collection of farm animals! Tanah Larwina can accommodate groups of 8 (at the main lodge) all the way up to 16 (with additional pods and rooms that can cater to more guests). The main lodge (Rumah Tebing) is located on the banks of Sungai Larwin, which guests can take a dip in. Tanah Larwina comes equipped with a kitchen, barbecue facilities, outdoor picnic and dining areas, and even a campfire spot to complete the experience. Capacity: Up to 16 people Rate: Starts from RM1,680 per night on Airbnb(for 8 people. Do note that additional charges apply for more guests).Address: Kg Paya Lebar, Batu 23, Jalan Sg Lui, Hulu Langat, Selangor Website | Facebook | Instagram | Airbnb
6. Saujana Janda Baik (Janda Baik, Pahang)
Credit: Saujana Janda Baik on Facebook Enjoy serene vibes when you stay at Saujana Janda Baik. Nestled along the Chemperoh river amidst trees and cosy landscaping, it'll be the escape from city life that you need. Saujana Janda Baij offers two chalets - Chemperoh Villa that can accommodate up to 20 people and Meranti Villa that can accommodate up to 10. Don't expect super luxurious furnishing but instead, bask in a real kampung-style stay in these traditional-style wooden houses (it also makes it much more affordable too!). For Muslim visitors, it's also good to note non-halal items such as alcohol and pork are not allowed to be brought in by guests. Do note that proper cooking (i.e. with direct fire) is not allowed in the house for safety reasons, but there are barbecue facilities in a covered hut outdoors that guests can use.
Credit: Saujana Janda Baik on Facebook #HHWT Tip: Saujana Janda Baik are currently offering 30% off rates for weekday stays! Capacity: Up to 10 pax for Meranti Villa, Up to 20 pax for Chemperoh Villa Rate:  FromRM500 for Meranti Villa, from RM880 for Chemperoh Villa, via theirwebsite Address: Lot 8535 Kuala Lurah, Chemperoh, Janda Baik (195.36 mi), Kampung Janda Baik, Pahang, Malaysia 28750 Contact: +60 11-1221 4123 Website | Facebook
7. Templer Park Rainforest Retreat (Rawang, Selangor)
Located only about an hour's drive away from KL, the Temple Park Rainforest Retreat is located among the lush greenery of the Kanching Forest Reserve in Rawang. Sprawling across 3 acres of the land, the retreat lies within view of some beautiful limestone formations and promises a serene getaway for your entire family. There are two houses available at the retreat. The first is the Villa, a two-storey building which houses between 6 - 16 people across 4 bedrooms (all with attached bathrooms). The second accommodation, the Container, has five bedrooms and can fit between 10 - 30 people. The Container also has a multipurpose room that can be used for group activities. Kitchen facilities are available for cooking, (or you can arrange external caterers to provide food), and breakfast supplies (such as bread, butter, jam and eggs) are provided for you to prepare a nice simple meal in the mornings.
Credit: Temple Park Rainforest Retreat on Facebook Capacity: 6 - 16 pax(for the villa)Rate: Starts at RM1,000 per night - reservations can be made via call/Whatsapp to Hans at +6 016 203 8562 (you can refer to the full price list here) Address: 22, Jalan 3/2, Templer Heights, Templer Park, 48000 Rawang, Selangor Contact: +6016 203 8562 Website | Facebook | Instagram
8. Ratu Rening (Batang Kali, Selangor)
Stay in a beautifully designed home of your choice, either by a pond or along the riverfront amidst the lush greeneries of Batang Kali! Ratu Rening is a private estate comprising two accommodations available for guests - the impressive Dusun Raja that can fit up to 20 and is built around a spring water reservoir or the smaller but no less lovely Sekebun Bunga that can fit up to 12 and sits right by Sungai Hijau. Besides being beautifully built and equipped with all the modern comforts you'll need (like air-conditioning!), you're bound to be swept away by the surroundings and won't want to leave! Capacity: Up to 12 pax for Sekebun Bunga and up to 20 pax for Dusun Raja Rate: From RM1,667 for Sekebun Bunga, from RM2,683 for Dusun Raja Address: Kampong Hulu Rening, 44400 Batang Kali Contact: +60 16-2077671Website | Facebook| Airbnb - Sekebun BungaDusun Raja
9. BeeZek Residence (Langkawi, Kedah)
Credit: BeeZek Residence on Facebook Sometimes the smaller private pools just won't cut it, and you really want to go all out with a large one. Well, BeeZek Residence has you covered! Rent this entire villa for a private and comfortable stay, with full access to their huge pool all to yourselves!
Credit: BeeZek Residence on Facebook This villa has four rooms on the ground floor and two rooms on the first floor, and each is interestingly named after the islands in Langkawi such as Langgun, Dangli, Gubang, Tepor, Bumbon and Kedera. If you're inviting more relatives to the gathering, you can request up to six mattresses at extra charge. Each bedroom is air-conditioned and comes complete with its own bathroom. For privacy, be sure to book the entire villa (and not just the rooms on the ground floor), Capacity: Up to 23 people (for the entire villa) Rate: From RM1,790 on Airbnb (for the entire villa) Free cancellation: Free cancellation for 48 hours after booking. After that, cancel up to 7 days before check-in and get a 50% refund, minus the service fee. Address:No.8, Kampung Kuala Cenang (414.47 mi) Langkawi 07000 langkawi, Kedah, MalaysiaContact: +60 19-409 1833 Facebook | Airbnb
10. Sesantai Homestay (Nusajaya, Johor Bahru)
Credit: Sesantai Homestay on Facebook Sesantai Homestay is located in Nusajaya and is a spacious home that can accommodate up to 12 people. Besides that, it's also a short drive from LEGOLAND Malaysia, and you can easily hit the road and visit these attractions for some fun and excitement!
Credit: Sesantai Homestay on Facebook This three-storey accommodation stands tall with five bedrooms and four bathrooms to provide comfort that your family needs. Additionally, it has two living rooms as well as an entertainment room and kitchen. It's situated within a guarded and gated community, so your family remains safe at all times. Capacity: Up to 15 people Rate: Starts at RM786 per night on AirBnb Free cancellation: Free cancellation for 48 hours after booking. After that, cancel up to 7 days before check-in and get a 50% refund, minus the service fee. Address: Taman Nusa Sentral, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor Facebook | Airbnb
11. My Mom Houz (Jasin, Melaka)
My Mom Houz offers a fascinating proposition: a beautiful stay in an American colonial-style house in the middle of a serene area of Jasin, Melaka. Andif you're not already attracted by the idea of staying at an eye-catching spacious bungalow with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms that can accommodate up to 20 people and comes with a pool - wait until you see the interior design! Everything from the cosy furnishings to the brick walls and the kitchen with an island in the middle will be sure to charm. Capacity: 20 people (4 bedrooms) Rate: Starts from RM1,000 - Whatsapp to book Free cancellation: Not available Address: Bt. 21, Kesang Luar (122.76 mi), Jasin 77000 Contact: +60 12-202 1851 Facebook | Instagram
12. Daun Retreats (Hulu Langat, Selangor)
Credit: Gerimis Senja Villa on Facebook When it comes to a luxurious nature retreat, Daun Retreats takes the cake. Nestled within the hills of Ulu Langat, this charming place is made to be the perfect weekend getaway from the city. There are three accommodations on offer here, the spacious Gerimis Senja Villa (fits up to 15 pax), the more cosy Kasturi Cabin container (fits up to 6) and the grand Norehan's Place (up to 20) that's perfect for larger family gatherings. The accommodations are surrounded by an assortment of trees rich with seasonal tropical fruits. There is easy accessto food and toiletries as there are plenty of restaurants and convenience stores nearby. You can also opt to have a cook-out session where a caretaker will help set up a bbq pit along with charcoal and necessary utensils. You can BBQ and dine by the pool surrounded by stunning green landscapes and tropical trees. They’ve also got a fruit orchard and a fish pond where you can find ducks swimming gleefully.Capacity: from 6 up to 20, depending on accommodation chosen Rates: From 600 for Kasturi Cabin; from RM1,100 for Gerimis Senja Villa and from RM1,000 for Norehan's place Address: Batu 17 3/4, Kampung Dusun Tua, 43100, Selangor Contact: +6012-252 2235 Website | Facebook | Instagram And that wraps up our list! With an increasing number of accommodations that are catered for large groups become available, there's no excuse to not go on a getaway with your family, no matter how big 🤗 Go forth and start planning your next family day!