Kick-back and be one with nature with these choice Malaysian nature retreats.
Here's a list of four eco resorts in Malaysia that are surrounded by nature. List them as your next vacation destination if you are looking to re-align your overall well-being.
Location: Pulau Tengah, Johor
Getting There: The island is accessible by a 20-minute boat ride with Batu Batu’s private speedboat from the coastal town of Mersing, Johor.
Pulau Tengah was a UNHRC Refugee Camp in the mid-70s and early 80s but today it’s a private island paradise that boasts a top notch eco-resort and retreat. Operated by husband and wife team, Cher and Lauren Lassalvy, Batu Batu is a boutique resort that blends the natural beauty of the island, offering guests a welcome reprieve from city life. With white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and abundant marine life, Batu Batu is not only a haven for nature lovers but also a proverbial paradise for guests looking for the ultimate getaway.
Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
Location: Ipoh, Perak
Getting There: Two hours by car from Kuala Lumpur.
Nestled in a 16.59-acre valley, the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is a hidden gem in Ipoh and is one of the few resorts that still prides itself on exclusivity. The luxury resort is cradled by Paleozoic limestone hills and surrounded by lush rainforests and rejuvenating geothermal hot springs as well as natural caves. In addition to offering guests a true holistic and relaxing retreat, this hideaway also doubles up with indulgent treats in the form of 25 tasteful Garden and Water Villas, and on site restaurants as well as a pampering Spa and Wellness Centre.
Location: Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Getting There: Located some 9km from Seremban town, The Shorea is accessible via a 1.5 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.
This boutique resort located next to the Berembun Forest Reserve offers secluded villas with pathways that lead to a jungle stream, waterfalls as well as jungle trails. In addition to offering a perfect getaway for nature lovers, The Shorea also provides guests with a number of accommodation options including a number of choice villas as well as facilities like an infinity pool, plunge pool as well as a sun deck. Visitors here can not only treat themselves to a peaceful rejuvenation getaway but also the opportunity to be one with Mother Nature in a vibrant and rich rainforest reserve.
Location: Rawang, Selangor
Getting There: Located just 10km from Rawang town, Sekeping Serendah is accessible by the North-South Highway from Kuala Lumpur. A journey by car should take approximately an hour. Sekeping Serendah has been the go-to escape for KL-ites now for a few years. Easily accessible by car, the nature retreat offers intimately designed accommodation options with two pools on site. Offering 10 sheds spread across five acres of tropical rainforest, Sekeping Serendah is ideal for visitors who want a quick no-frills retreat with no distraction from the outside world, except for the sounds of the surrounding jungle right outside.