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7 Best Things To Do In Janda Baik For Your Next Getaway

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Ili •  Jul 28, 2022

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(Updated 28 July 2022) Janda Baik is a favourite holiday destination for many Malaysians. As the perfect place to escape the bustling city, it's one of the many nature getaways in the country where locals can appreciate lush greenery, fresh air and mesmerising views. If you're planning a trip to Janda Baik for your future trip, here are some things you can do while you spend time in this tranquil village.

1. Enjoy a delicious meal of local flavours

Besides being strategically located just below Genting Highlands (20 mins drive!), this uniquely named kampung has a number of delicious eateries waiting for you to come and visit! From local delights to traditional desserts, it's easy to find something here to satisfy your cravings. So if you're a huge foodie like us, there's no need to worry about packing your own food - just check out this list of halal food in Janda Baik we've rounded up.

2. Try locally-grown and roasted coffee

For coffee lovers, hit up Pinto Coffee+ for a taste of locally grown and roasted coffee. The cafe is situated within the forest, giving you a sweeping view of greenery. And since the beans are roasted on site, let the aromatic smell take you away while you appreciate the view. Here, you can enjoy a taste of the Banjaran blend or Indonesian beans.
3. Go on a thrilling hike to Lata Tampit Waterfall
Also known as Ulu Tampit, this 7-tier waterfall is a must-visit especially if you're an avid hiker. You'll need to hike for about 40 minutes before reaching the foot of the level 4 twin falls or level 5 fall where you go swimming in its pool. If you want to make it all the way to the top (level 7), it'll take another 15 minutes of hiking. With a moderately uphill slope, make sure you've got the right footwear on plus an extra set of clothes to change into.

4. Spend the night at a gorgeous nature resort 

Planning a longer trip in Janda Baik? Then why not book yourself a stay where you can enjoy its lush tropical scenery to the fullest. Home to various nature accommodations, we've rounded up some of the best resorts, chalets and homestays in Janda Baik that are perfect for just about anyone. Whether you're visiting with family, your group of girlfriends or colleagues for a work trip, these places will guarantee a memorable stay.

5. Head deeper into nature for a riverside stay

Can't get enough of nature? Then perhaps a stay at one of Janda Baik's many riverside accommodations will give you what you need. As the ideal spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, go all out with by heading deeper into Janda Baik where chalets and homestays are aplenty. Wake up to the relaxing sound of nearby streams, take a cooling splash in the rivers and feel the stress of everyday life melt away.

6. Ride beautiful horses

Credit: Bidaisari Stables Janda Baik on Facebook
If you're not a fan of hiking activities but still want to explore nature, riding a horse is the perfect activity for you! Don't worry if you've never ridden a horse before as there are friendly instructors to show you the ropes. Located in Kampung Cheringing, the Bidaisari Stables offers different packages: short rides, 40-minute riding lessons, or jungle trekking where you can explore the tropical rainforest and river streams on a horseback. Other than horses, this place also has a fig farm that you can tour around!

7. Unwind at A Little From on the Hill

After all those outdoor activities, it’s finally time for some relaxing hours. This 6-acres farm in the forest is a quaint location that offers an array of calming activities, making it perfect for those who wish to unwind. Why not try your hands at gardening class or the cooking class where you'll be preparing delicious dishes using the harvest from the farm. Other than gardening and cooking classes, A Little Farm on the Hill also hosts yoga retreats and other interesting events such as theatrical performances and small concerts. So, check their calendars first to see what’s on!