6 Riverside Accommodations In Janda Baik For A Nature Getaway


Cheng Sim •  Sep 10, 2020

[Updated 21 December 2020]

Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city is easy thanks to the abundance of nature retreats in Pahang, Malaysia. Known for its cool weather and relaxing vibes, we recommend heading deeper into Janda Baik where chalets and homestays are aplenty. If you're planning a nature getaway with your family, book a stay at one of these amazing homestays in Janda Baik for your next trip.

1. Charis Janda Baik Villa

Credit: Charis Janda Baik on Facebook

Located in cooler surroundings of Janda Baik, Charis Janda Baik not only provides guests with access to the refreshing Chemperoh River but also beautiful villas that'll make for an excellent getaway home. 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.

Credit: Charis Janda Baik on Facebook

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. 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.

Capacity: 7 - 8 people (depending on the villa you choose)

Rate: Starts at RM467 for Villa 3, and RM883 per night for Villa 1 and Villa 2

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

Contact: +6017-626 5145

Website | Facebook | Airbnb - Villa 1Villa 2Villa 3

2. Saujana Janda Baik

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 Baik offers two chalets - Chemperoh Villa that can accommodate up to 20 people and Meranti Villa that can accommodate up to 10.

Credit: Saujana Janda Baik on Facebook

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.

Capacity: Up to 10 pax for Meranti Villa, Up to 20 pax for Chemperoh Villa

Rate: Starts at RM500 for Meranti Villa and RM880 for Chemperoh Villa, via their website

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

Contact: +6011-1221 4123

Website | Facebook

3. Aman Rimba Private Estate

Credit: Aman Rimba Private Estate on Facebook

Step into Aman Rimba Private Estate and you'll notice how it resembles a traditional Malay village surrounded by leafy greenery and palm trees. Perfect for large groups, guests would need to rent the entire property (starting at RM3,850 for 2D1N) that comes with six villas, which can accommodate up to 20 people. Since Aman Rimba does not rent out individual villas, rest assured that your group will have the ultimate privacy!

Credit: Aman Rimba Private Estate on Facebook

While it's tempting to rest in your villa all day, there are many things to do at Aman Rimba! Besides enjoying a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, gather your loved ones to participate in outdoor activities such as river dipping in Sungai Benus, playing badminton or volleyball, cycling, fishing, bird feeding, bird-watching and tree spotting!

#HHWTTip: You can read more about Aman Rimba Private Estate here!

Capacity: Up to 20 people (6 villas)

Rate: Starts at RM3,850 for 2D1N (all 6 villas) - View full rates here

Address: Lot 5487, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Janda Baik, Pahang

Contact: +6010-566 2757

Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Sailor's Rest

Credit: Sailor's Rest

Away from the bustling city, find your home away from home at Sailor's Rest. Founded by Hashim, a former Navy who used to command ships and travel around the world, Sailor's Rest is inspired by his passion in bringing the experience of a serene kampung life to the city crowd.

This accommodation in Janda Baik has various rooms catering to different travel groups. Nature lovers can spend the night glamping with their group of friends, and families can stay in a modern chalet. If you're opting for a unique stay, you're going to love spending the weekend in the boathouse at Sailor's Rest!

Besides listening to the sound of the flowing river, there are a couple of things to do at Sailor's Rest. You can try fishing in a pond (the resort practices a catch and release policy), go waterfall trekking, and enjoy a refreshing dip in the nearby river. Sailor's Rest also has a public outdoor surau, so you can perform prayers while being surrounded by greenery.

#HHWTTip: You can read more about the boathouse at Sailor's Rest here!

Rate: Starts at RM450 on Agoda (boathouse)

Address: Lot 8592, Lorong Dato Panglima, Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

Contact: +6012-360 9227

Website | Instagram

5. Al-Sakinah Resort

Credit: Al-Sakinah Resort, Janda Baik on Facebook

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.

#HHWTTip: From now until 30 September 2020, Al-Sakinah Resort is offering 30% off all accommodation units. For further enquiries, do contact them in the details below.

Rate: Starts at RM910 (Garden Villa)

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

Contact: +6019-782 7547

Facebook | Instagram

6. Riverside Janda Baik

Credit: Riverside Janda Baik on Facebook

True to its name, you can listen to the sound of flowing river when you book a chalet at Riverside Janda Baik. Situated beside Pulau Santap, this family-owned resort provides a serene escape from your busy weekdays. Affordably priced, there are many types of accommodations available, ranging from chalets (perfect for two) to homestay (fit up to 10 people).

Credit: Riverside Janda Baik on Facebook

Besides enjoying a refreshing afternoon in the nearby river, there are some things to do at Riverside Janda Baik including barbecuing, rubber tube rafting and camping. Since this resort offers limited accommodations during the Recovery Movement Control Order in Malaysia, be sure to contact them in advance to book your stay.

Rate: Starts at RM130 on their website (chalet)

Address: Lot 5506, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang

Contact: +6019-948 3100

Website | Facebook

...And there you have it! These are some of the best chalets and homestays in Janda Baik you can stay in. For more options, scroll through our list of riverside accommodations in Malaysia!