15 Amazing Nature Retreats In Malaysia For Your 2021 Getaway


Ili •  Feb 17, 2021

There's nothing better than going on a nature retreat, especially when you need a break from the bustling city life. Thankfully, Malaysia is filled with plenty of accommodations tucked within tropical rainforests and lush hills that offer sweeping views of greenery. Although we aren't able to cross borders within the country just yet, it's never too early to dream and plan your next getaway! Here's a list of awesome nature retreats in Malaysia that are perfect for escaping the crowds and soaking up some serious serenity ?

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1. Rumah Kebun

Just a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, time to plan your stay at Rumah Kebun, an ideal nature getaway situated in Hulu Langat, Selangor. This private homestay has been making rounds on social media, thanks to this Instagram-worthy shot of its beautiful blue pool that's fed by natural spring water!

Away from the city's hustle and bustle, this hidden homestay in Selangor can accommodate up to 16 people, which is great if you're planning a big family trip or weekend gathering with your friends. It also won't hurt your wallet if you split the cost on your group trip. You can read more about Rumah Kebun here!

Rate: Starts at RM1,500 per night on Airbnb (up to 16 people)

Address: Kampung Sungai Semungkis, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor

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2. Tanah Larwina 

Situated in Hulu Langat, make your way to Tanah Larwina, a scenic nature and farm retreat that's just a short drive from Kuala Lumpur. Spanning 3 acres, this self-catering lodge sits beautifully on the bank of Sungai Larwin that lends a relaxing ambience in this little home away from home.

Perfect for family trips and girls getaways, you can spend your weekend at Rumah Tebing that can accommodate up to 8 guests. It comes with various facilities including an outdoor barbecue and cooking area, a well-equipped kitchen, and a campfire to roast some marshmallows. You can read more about Tanah Larwina here!

Rate: Starts at RM1,680 per night (minimum of 8 people)

Address: Batu 23, Jalan Sungai Lui, Kampung Paya Lebar, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor

Contact: +6018-203 3006 (WhatsApp only)

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3. Daun Retreats

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 morecosy Kasturi Cabin container (fits up to 6) and the grand Norehan's Place that's perfect for larger family gatherings.

Rate: Starts at RM600 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

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4. Sekeping Serendah

Say hello to Sekeping Serendah! Minimalist, with no form of modern technology available, just you, your company, and the beautiful surroundings of flora and fauna. Absolute bliss. While you're here, make sure to take lots of pictures in the very picturesque industrial themed accommodation you’ll be living in! Choose from a selection of rooms, from those catering to 2 to larger self-contained units catering up to 10 that come equipped with a kitchen and barbecue facilities.

Rates: Starts from RM300 on their website

Address: SERENDAH FS, 43300, 48200, Selangor

Contact: +6012-324 6552

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5. Tiara Escapes

With safari-style tents and Janda Baik rainforest all around, you'll create unforgettable memories at Tiarasa Escapes. Known as a luxury glamping resort, maximise your time here by going on nature walks and birdwatching, planning a riverside picnic, watching an old classic at the Moonlight Cinema and more. Out of all the tents, choose the Dragonfly Tented Villa that comes with a king-size bed, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and more.

Rate: Starts at RM990 per night on their website

Address: Jalan Enderong, Sum Sum Ulu, Kampung Janda Baik, Pahang

Contact: +6012 887 7777

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6. Time Capsule Retreat

If you like unique accommodations, this one is for you! The Time Capsule Retreat provides guests with the opportunity to stay right smack in the middle of gorgeous green forests. Spend the night in a unique capsule-like accommodation that will your cosy space within nature. If the tubular capsules aren’t your thing, they also provide cottage and glass window rooms- so you’re able to choose exactly the kind of stay you’d like to have!

Rate: Starts at RM118 on their website

Address: Sungai Lembing, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang

Contact: +6013-963 8888

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7. Embun Luxury Villas

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. Don't forget to take advantage of the various nature-based activities offered - from visits to fig farms to jungle trekking, rafting and more!

Rate: From RM989 on their website

Address: Embun Luxury Villas, Lot 6250 & 6251, Hulu Sum-Sum, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang.

Contact: +609-233 0396/ +609 -233 0376 / +609-233 0320 or email [email protected]

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8. Al-Sakinah Resort

There are many ways to enjoy a serene nature retreat in Janda Baik, and one of it includes a stay at Al-Sakinah Resort. Founded by Dato' Rusma Ibrahim and her husband, Encik Arifin Mohamad, this resort in Janda Baik will give you a refreshing change of scenery that's far from the city's hustle and bustle.

Depending on your group size, there are many room categories available ranging from Garden Villa to Sakinah Studio. Each room is equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, comfortable beds and ensuite bathroom. To maximise your time amid nature, enjoy a refreshing dip in the nearby river or grill some chicken wings on the barbecue pit.

Rate: Starts at RM910 (Garden Villa)

Address: Lorong Lampin 1 Kg, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang

Contact: +6019-782 7547

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9. The Haven All Suite Resort

Naturally framed by beautiful limestones, lush forests and twinkling lake, planning a weekend getaway to The Haven All Suite Resort, Ipoh is a must. A gorgeous five-star luxury resort that sits on a 280-million-year-old virgin rainforest, prepare to indulge in an all-inclusive luxurious family getaway unlike any other.

Inspired by the surrounding nature, it's no surprise that all of the rooms are brimming with neutral and earthy tones. As the name suggests, this luxury resort is an all-suite accommodation with various rooms catering to different types of travellers. You can read more about The Haven All Suite Resort here!

Rate: Starts at RM579 on their website

Address: Jalan Haven, 31150 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +605-540 0000

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10. Sementra Nature Resort

Situated in the rainforest of Gopeng in Perak, you'll find tranquillity at Sementra Nature Resort. Home to the Rajah Brooke butterflies (named after James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak), this nature resort in Perak has many chalets for couples and families to spend the night in nature.

When you book a stay, you can choose one of the three chalet types: Larva, Puupa, and Mekar. Couples can stay in the Larva chalet (with a lake view) while small families can stay in the Puupa chalet (with three beds). You can read more about Sementra Nature Resort here!

Rate: Starts at RM588 on Agoda

Address: Lot 15918, Kampung Ulu Geroh, 31600, Gopeng, Perak

Contact: +605-352 0363

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11. Lost World of Tambun

There's more to Lost World of Tambun than just a destination that has a theme park, hotel and hot springs. As a matter of fact, this family-friendly attraction also offers a cool glamping experience. You can choose to stay in a well-equipped glamping tent or the all-new Malayana Floating Villa.

The nightly rates may be expensive but the package includes access to Lost World of Tambun and Lost World Hot Springs Night Park as well as discounts on Crystal Spa treatment.

#HHWT Tip: Our contributor Miera shared her experience staying in the Malayana Floating Villa at Lost World of Tambun. You can read her review here!

Rate: Starts at RM1,078 via their website (2 guests)

Address: No.1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +605-540 8888

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12. Belum Rainforest Resort

Located on an island in Tasik Belum, Perak, Belum Rainforest Resort is a sanctuary for those who want a completely serene escape free from any form of air pollution and noise pollution with a stunning view to boot! Be sure to take the many excursions they have to offer, from nature walks to night trekking, hornbill viewing and even tracking the infamous rafflesia.

If trekking isn’t your cup of tea, a day of canoeing and kayaking awaits! Or you can try your hand at fishing or just laze around in the pool to simply unwind. Either way, you’re bound to have an amazing time there during your stay ?

Rates: Starts from RM350 on their website 

Address: Pulau Banding, 33300 Gerik, Perak

Contact: +605-791 6800

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13. Malihom Private Estate

Skip the touristy places in Penang and get a load of this gem instead! Malihom Private Estates is a true stunner, offering 8 different 'barns'. Each barn was once a traditional Thai rice barn converted with modern comforts while still holding on to its traditional charm. Made of recycled wood and building material, not only are they eco-friendly but you’ll also be surrounded by nature during your entire stay there!

If you’re up for it, the estate also provides trekking trails and hiking packages - not forgetting massages for you to unwind after a long day.

Rates: Starts from RM540 on Agoda

Address: Kiri NT 168, Jalan Bukit Penara, Mukim 6, 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang

Contact: +604 2610 190

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14. Bungaraya Island Resort

Experience a slice of paradise at the Bungaraya Island Resort & Spa - a true favourite among locals and foreigners alike.With 48 timber villas overlooking a beautiful, white-sand beach, choose the Plunge Pool Villa for the perfect hideout with your loved one - this 87 sqm villa faces the sea and has a private balcony along with the plunge pool.

Designed with its very own sun deck, chill on the edge of the pool or laze under the Sun while listening to the soothing sounds of nature. Beyond unwinding at this secluded island hideaway, you can also embark on a jungle adventure by going on a trek or ziplining through the forest.

Rate: Starts at RM1,189 on their website

Address: Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Contact: +608-838 0390

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15. Permai Rainforest Resort

Ever wanted to live in a treehouse amongst the wilderness? Well, welcome to Permai Rainforest Resort, located at the foot of Mount Santubong in the beautiful Borneo Rainforest! The resort has been carefully designed to minimise the impact on the natural environment while being strictly committed to conserving nature.

The resort has a variety of accommodations to choose from - besides the treehouse (made for 2), they have cabins and villas that can accommodate groups too. Experience the wonders of nature in this untouched rainforest, and have fun with the many activities provided like animal-watching, nature walks and stand-up paddling!

Rates: Starts from RM365 on their website

Address: Teluk Penyuk Santubong, Jalan Sultan Tengah, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak

Contact: +6082-846 490

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