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10 Beautiful Forest Resorts In Peninsular Malaysia For A Refreshing Getaway

Hello, peeps! Have you ever imagine opening your eyes to a deep green carpet of forest that stretches from one side of the window to another? While it may seem like an out-of-a-world movie scene, Malaysia has some great ones to offer. A serene spot with birds chirping and frogs croaking, are you ready for 10 spectacular forest resorts that are perfect for a quick staycation?

10 Spectacular Forest Resorts In Malaysia

1. Sekeping Serendah Retreat, Selangor

Sekeping Serendah Retreat
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Sekeping Serendah Retreat
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Smacked in the middle of a beautiful rainforest, Sekeping Serendah Retreat is a minimalist home that blends into the surrounding greenery. Tropical trees that bypass through the rooms, it adds a sweet scent of summer vibes that easily brings you to sleep. Offering 4 types of room that each sparks different feels, it’s worth mentioning that many come here to snap a picture with the hand-crafted wire chairs too!

Address: Sekeping Serendah Retreats, 48200 Serendah, Selangor, Malaysia.

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2. Malihom Private Estate, Penang

Malihom Penang
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Malihom Penang
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Tucked at Balik Pulau in Penang, Malihom Private Estate is a hidden resort that’s hugged by towering trees. A private resort house that teleports you to a quiet world of mother nature, there’s nothing that beats clear blue skies and panoramic view of the rainforest. So, if you’re looking for a spot to clear out your mind and enjoy the sunset, here’s a place for you!

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

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3. The Banjaran Hot Spring Retreat, Perak

The Banjaran Hotsprings
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The Banjaran Hot Spring
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The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is a rare gem that combines luxury with mother nature. Lush greenery and a lake of tranquil blue waters, this is a spot of serenity amidst the bustling city. Not to mention, the venue comes with limestone cave, natural sauna cave and waterfall too. Simply bring along a book while you take a sit in a pool of hot spring water to experience ultimate relaxation!

Address: 1, Persiaran Lagoon, Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh, Negeri Perak.

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4. The Shorea, Negeri Sembilan

The Shorea
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The Shorea
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Tucked at Berembun Forest Reserve, The Shorea is a rainforest resort is a place that seems to have the power to slow time. A wide swimming pool that oversees the forest, the venue is decorated with wooden materials that perfectly camouflages itself with the surrounding. So, if you’re seeking a spot to escape the bustling city, here’s a spot for you.

Address: Village Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai,, Jalan Jelebu, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram

5. Japamala Resort, Pahang

Japamala Resort
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Japamala Resort
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Can’t decide whether you like the beach or the forest more? Well, fret not to plan a stay at Japamala Resort. Situated on Tioman island, Japamala Resort offers treetop chalets that open gates to both the rainforest and sea. Featuring windows that open to blue calm waters, the place is built around tropical trees that boast waves of fresh air. Not to mention, this is one of the best places for a romantic getaway!

Address: Kampung Lanting, 86800 Tioman Island, Malaysia.

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram

6. Ratu Rening Residency, Selangor

Ratu Rening Residency
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Ratu Rening Residency
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Different from other places, Ratu Rening Residency is not a resort nor a chalet villa. Located within the perimeters of Banjaran Titiwangsa Range jungle reserve, this is a personal retreat spot at the foothill of Genting Highland. Bypassed by pristine waters of Sungai Hijau, Ratu Rening Residency is the perfect spot for small groups of friends and close family!

Address:  Kampung Hulu Rening, Batang Kali, 44300 Selangor, Malaysia.

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram 

7. The Datai Langkawi, Kedah

The Datai
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The Data
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Designed by the visionary architect Kerry Hill and interior designer Didier Lefort, The Datai Langkawi is the most awarded resort in Southeast Asia. Offering a panoramic view of the Andaman Sea and the white sandy beach of Datai Bay, the place is also surrounded by a 10 million-year-old rainforest! Tucked in this tranquil spot, there’s even a private 10-meter pool too!

Address: Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Pulau Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram 

8. Fig Tree Hill Resort, Penang

Fig Tree Hill Resort
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Fig Tree Hill Resort
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One of Penang’s best-kept secrets, Fig Tree Hill Resort is a hidden resort that’s perfect for a short weekend getaway. Tucked at the top of a hill, immerse yourself in the forest with the tranquility of wildflowers and plants. And if you’re looking for fun things to do, fret not to dive into the pool or start a karaoke session with the people you love.

Address: Jl. Kenari, Sungai Ara, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram

9. Belum Rainforest Resort, Perak

Belum Rainforest Resort
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Belum Rainforest Resort
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Next up on the list is Belum Rainforest Resort. Nestled in a tropical paradise at Pulau Banding, the Belum Rainforest Resort is a place to get up close with mother nature. Surrounded by a green carpet of towering trees, this place even offers a beautiful lake view. Just steps away from the second largest lake in Peninsular Malaysia, fret not to give bamboo rafting a try when you’re here!

Address:  Pulau Banding, 33300 Gerik, Perak, Malaysia.

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram 

10. Rumah Kebun, Selangor

Rumah Kebun
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Rumah Kebun
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Last but not least is Rumah Kebun. Tucked at Hulu Langat, Rumah Kebun is a spot near a waterfall site. Not to mention, this is a quiet oasis that takes only 30 minutes to drive from Kuala Lumpur! The best part is, you can even enjoy a dip at a refreshing pool fed by natural spring water too! And when the sunsets, don’t forget to tilt your head back to catch the dazzling view of the stars.

Address:  Kampung Sungai Semungkis Batu 14 1/2 Hulu LangatLangat, Selangor, Malaysia.

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram 

Time To Plan For Your Next Staycation?

Alright! We’ve come to an end for our list! The current COVID-19 situation is still recovering and it’s still best to stay at home. However, if you’re thinking of traveling somewhere near and without a large crowd, we thought these 10 places are suitable for you! A place to calm the mind and to rejuvenate the feeling of traveling, we hope you’ve enjoyed reading and don’t forget let us know if you’ve got more suggestions!

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