Do you find yourself needing a little getaway at the end of the week but don't know where to or go? We've got just the solution right here: We've curated seven weekend-getaways that are not only awesome staycations but lesser-known hidden gems that aren't teeming with heavy commercial tourist crowds. Perfect for a short city escape!
EMBUN RESORT LAKE SAHOM (IPOH, PERAK)
Embun Resort Lake Sahom
Embun Resort Lake Sahom is the perfect place for the nature lover in all of us. Situated in the middle of a rainforest, not only can you enjoy the tranquillity of nature, but there are also plenty of outdoor activities around the area to be done. From water rafting to caving, there are plenty of options for both solo and group travellers, and even for team-building activities.
THE DUSUN (SEREMBAN, NEGERI SEMBILAN)
Here you will find 7 uniquely themed houses: From the Berembun House (a Malay-style house on stilts) to the Sora House (a modern villa). You'll also find an infinity pool with a view overlooking the beautiful lush jungle. Enjoy the weekend with a barbecue party, or you could go jungle trekking. There are also photography workshops and bird discovery walks you can take part in. If you're looking to venture out, day trips to an ostrich farm, Sri Menanti Museum, as well as a local wet market are available.
EIGHT ACRES (RAUB, PAHANG)
This resort offers 5 types of housings, designed to accommodate different volumes of guests, ranging from groups of 5 to 28 people. Here, you can participate in high-intensity activities, such as ATV riding! If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can even take a four-wheel drive to Lata Berembun Waterfall - one of the most famous tourist spots located in Pahang.
TADOM HILL RESORTS (BANTING, SELANGOR)
Tadom Hill Resorts
Only less than an hour's drive away from KL's stifling heat lies the cool promise of quaint bamboo hut living amid 40 acres of limestone hills, lakes, and trees. Unwind in a hammock, swim, and bamboo raft in an enchanting spring water emerald lake, among a host of other water, land, and nature activities. If you're looking for a cooling, nature-inspired staycation, the accommodation here features finely crafted, rustic bamboo furnishings, and roofs thatched with nipah palm leaves, providing you exactly what you need.
SEKEPING SERENDAH (RAWANG, SELANGOR)
In the sleepy one-street town of Serendah is this surprisingly beautiful natural private retreat that's clearly built to complement the land and not the other way around. Transparent, open sheds, and shower rooms celebrate the. beauty of communing with the natural tropical rainforest environment surrounding you. Choose from 10 sheds set within 5 acres of tropical rainforest for anything from group retreats to a small family or couple getaways.
ROCKBUND FISHING VILLAGE (TELUK MEROH, PERAK)
Nobody can resist when the sea calls out! This remarkably secluded hidden gem of Marina Islands is a must visit. Rockbund consists of 21 cute, colourful, insta-worthy cabins fronting a mesmerising coastal sea view that colour shifts with every breathtakingly beautiful new sunrise and sunset. Visitors can enjoy island hopping, snorkelling, cruising, BBQ, seafood dining, and other seaside activities along the beautiful laidback coast of Teluk Merok, Perak.
FARM VILLE CAFE HOMESTAY (SEKINCHAN, SELANGOR)
Farm Ville Cafe & Homestay
When someone mentions Sekinchan, all you can imagine is the wide open seas of golden paddy fields. Sekinchan boasts a peculiar bright red attraction that sticks out like an industrial anomaly amid the vast greenery of paddy trees. Popularly known as the Sekinchan Container Hotel and for good reason, Farm Ville Cafe Homestay is made entirely out of converted metal boxes that were once used to transport goods. During your visit, there are many local attractions nearby including cycling and buggy travelling.
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