10 Secluded Nature Retreats In Pahang To Escape The Crowd


Cheng Sim •  Jul 22, 2020

[Updated 17 March 2021]

The best part about living in Malaysia is the abundance of nature retreats that are only an hour-long drive from the city. We may be pausing our travel plans for awhile, but it shouldn't stop you from dreaming about your future nature getaways. If you're craving for some zen on your next retreat, scroll down for some of the best nature retreats in Pahang to escape the crowd!

1. 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.

Each chalet comes with facilities like a mini-fridge, kettle and microwave as well as a TV. There's no air-conditioning, but ceiling fans are available, plus in the cooling hills of Janda Baik, you probably won't even miss it. 

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Rate: Starts at RM210 per night (Danau Daun Cottage)

Address: Lot 5851, Kg. Sum-Sum Hilir, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Pahang

Contact: +6010 239 7400

Email: [email protected]


2. Tanah Aina Farrah Soraya

Situated in Pahang, experience the beauty of Malaysia's rainforest at Tanah Aina Farrah Soraya. Founded by Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil who owns several other Tanah Aina resorts in the country, this is one of her first nature retreats in Pahang.

Credit: Tanah Aina on Facebook

Sprawled with 13 types of chalets and dormitory, this eco-resort has the perfect accommodation for any travellers, ranging from Honeymoon Chalet that's perfect for couples to Rumah Mahagony that can fit a family of eight. 

Credit: Tanah Aina on Facebook

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Rate: Starts at RM290 per night on their website

Address: 8 Jalan Tras, 27600 Raub, Pahang

Contact: +6016 609 0493


3. Happi Village

Credit: Happi Village on Facebook

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.

Rate: Starts at RM350 per night on Agoda

Address: Lot A848, PT 14333, Kampong, Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang

Contact: +6019- 281 1486


4. Mandara Tree Villas

Credit: Mandara Tree Villas on Facebook

You can find a few nature resorts in Janda Baik and Mandara Tree Villas is one of them. Sprawled with traditional wooden villas, you can choose the one-bedroom villa for a romantic trip and maybe a two-bedroom villa if you're returning to Mandara Tree for a family holiday. Each villa comes with a comfortable bed, dining area, private terrace and more.

Rate: Starts at RM301 per night on Agoda

Address: Lot 28602, Lorong Cheringin Tengah, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Janda Baik, Pahang

Contact: +6019 388 5590


5. Fifty4Ferns Resort

Credit: Fifty4Ferns on Facebook

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).

Credit: Fifty4Ferns on Facebook

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 on their Facebook page

Address: Lot 12188, Lorong Cheringin, 28750, Kampung Janda Baik, Bentong, Pahang

Contact: +6019 388 3454

Email: [email protected]


6. Charis Janda Baik Villa

Credit: Charis Janda Baik on Facebook

If you enjoy the serene vibes of Janda Baik, you'll definitely love your stay at Charis Janda Baik. Situated close to the refreshing Chemperoh River, there are three spacious villas that are perfect for your next staycation, 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 from the other villas.

Rate: Starts at RM457 for Villa 3 or RM914 per night for Villa 1 and Villa 2

Address: Lot 8535 Kuala Lurah, Chemperoh, Janda Baik (195.36 mi), Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Pahang

Contact: +6017 626 5145


7. Dua Pintu

Credit: Saujana Janda Baik on Facebook

Situated along Chemperoh river, you can seek out some peace and quiet at Saujana Janda Baik. With two traditional wooden chalets available for guests, big groups can choose the Chemperoh Villa that can accommodate up to 20 people whereas the Meranti Villa can fit a group of ten people.

Credit: Saujana Janda Baik on Facebook

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. 

Rate: Starts at RM500 per night for Meranti Villa and RM880 per night for Chemperoh Villa

Address: Lot 8535 Kuala Lurah, Chemperoh, Janda Baik (195.36 mi), Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Pahang

Contact: +6011 1221 4123


8. Tiarasa 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


9. Rest. Pause Rainforest Retreat

Take a step back from your busy workweek and relax at Rest. Pause Rainforest Retreat. 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 from RM950 on their Agoda

Address: Lot A293, Jalan Tanarimba Sum Sum, Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang

Email: [email protected]


10. Embun Luxury Villas

Credit: Embun Luxury Villa on Facebook

Whether you prefer a rainforest or poolside view, Embun Luxury Villa caters to both preferences. Situated in Bentong, there are four villas and one suite to choose from. If you're planning a romantic retreat, you and your spouse will love the one-bedroom rainforest view suite that comes complete with king-size bed, ensuite bathroom with rain shower, a separate living area and a fully-equipped kitchenette.

Credit: Embun Luxury Villa on Facebook

If you're travelling with your family or a group of friends, stay at the one, two or three-bedroom private pool villa that has its set of amenities including comfortable king-size beds, ensuite bathrooms, separate living area, fully equipped kitchenette and patio area. 

Rate: Starts at RM989 per night on their website

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

Contact: +609 233 0396/ +609 233 0376 / +609 233 0320

Email: [email protected]


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