One of the biggest thing that we as Malaysians often complain about is the lack of time or work is killing us. If you beed a hideaway from people and the hustle bustle of the city, you are definitely here at the right place, because we have handpicked 8 hidden retreats in Malaysia just for you! These places will definitely feed your mind with some positive energy while keeping you secluded from people.
1.Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur
Villa Samadhi is literally a gem hidden in Kuala Lumpur. This dreamy and peaceful oasis is somehow strategically hidden from the crowded street although it is less than 10 minutes away from the city centre.
Equipped with a high plush bed, huge bathroom with over-sized plunge tub, private balcony…perfect for couples who wants to take a break from the hustle bustle yet don’t wanna get out of the city.
Spot on: Great location
2. The Dusun
Ever wonder what it is like to stay near an orchard (And no, a hotel in Orchard Road, Singapore doesn’t count)? Now you don’t have to wonder anymore.
Located on the edge of a tropical forest, The Dusun is an orchard resort that honours sustainable development in farming and building. The business only hires from nearby kampungs, small entrepreneurs and responsible businesses. It’s only an hour away from KL but it sure feels worlds apart.
Spot on: The refreshing greenery
3. The Shorea Retreats
When you need day offs from the concrete jungle, just head down to The Shorea at Negeri Sembilan for a forest getaway. Built mostly from recycled Shorea timber (that’s how they got the name), the villas are set on natural terrains with path leading to a jungle stream and a waterfall within the Berembun Forest Reserve. While you’re at in, you might want to catch the sunrise and sunset there too.
Spot on: Magnificent view
The Shorea Retreats
Address: Village Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai,, Jalan Jelebu, 71770 Seremban
Contact number: +60 17-300 5600
Email: [email protected] or [email protected] *
Website: The Shorea Retreats
Facebook: The Shorea
*it is best to reach them via email for enquiries and requests.
4. 45 Lekiu, Melacca
Located within a UNESCO World Heritage site, 45 Lekiu Guesthouse puts a modern spin to the concept of guesthouses by offering a luxurious accommodation at this 1941 pre-war building. The house accommodates up to 4 person (2 bedrooms), and has a 20 footer lap pool that lined with bougainvillea that will make you feel like you’re in a secret garden.
Spot on: Relaxing ambience
5. Calanthe Artisan Loft
Going on a road trip to Malacca with your artsy-fartsy friends? No place spells more hipster than Calanthe Artisan Loft. Located right in the heart of the state, Calanthe is within walking distance to UNESCO Historical sites, Chinatown and Jonker Walk. Their rooms comfortably fits 4 persons and a maximum for 7 persons.
Spot on: Fun vibes
6. Sekeping Kong Heng
Dubbed as the new place in old Ipoh, Sekeping Kong Heng is a 3-storey neo-classical building furnished to modern comfort (read air conditioning, television, wireless internet access). Aside from housing 10 rooms with beds made out of wire fencing, this landmark also houses a coffee shop of the same name that serves great coffee and the best local dishes in town.
Spot on: Chillax environment
7. Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
Need a rejuvenating retreat? Banjaran Hot Springs it is! Surrounded by 280 million-year old towering Paleozoic limestone hills, waterfalls, caves and of course hot springs, this place will bring zen to your heart, mind and soul. On top of that, Banjaran is also equipped with a Thermal Steam Cave, Ice Bath, geothermal heated swimming pool and luxury spa services.
Spot on: Refreshing & relaxing
8. Tiger Rock
Can’t decide between the jungle or island? Tiger Rock at Pulau Pangkor is the best of both worlds. Featured on New York Times’ list of “1000 Places To See Before You Die”, this private retreat is on an island, and surrounded by irresistible lush greenery. They offer a few types of accommodations – studio rooms to private rental, and a wide range of fun activities such as island hopping, visiting temple ceremonies and wildlife watching. For those who just wants to relax, they too offer traditional massages and henna tattoos.
Spot on: Island + Jungle under one roof
With 8 hideaway retreats to choose from, where would you pick for a short weekend getaway? Drop a comment and let us know!