Eco-retreats in Malaysia

Soon the rainy days will be over, unveiling our dear blue skies once again. Yet, the suffocating living space doesn’t seem to be any less tiresome. To those who are in search of a refreshing getaway, long or short, a step into the evergreen land will do wonders. Here’s a list of the hidden retreats located across Malaysia where the beauty of Mother Nature unfolds. Check it out now!

1. The Shorea

Built by an architect to be his family’s retreat home nestled in the Berembun Forest Reserve in Negeri Sembilan, The Shorea now it has became a forest retreat for all. Villas are built on natural terrains, with pats leading down the jungle stream and a waterfall. All the activities offered here are specially designed to bring to you the most relaxing time with your loved ones, including massage and countryside tour. Located in the furthest part of Southern Penang, Malihom is where one can apprehend the essence of life most truthfully.


Price: From RM636++ (2 adults + 1 child) per night
Location: Village Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, Jalan Jelebu, 71770, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Website: http://www.theshorea.com/

2. The Dusun

Located in the Berumbun Forest Reserve of Negeri Sembilan, The Dusun was developed in 1984 but turned into nature resort until 2009. Sitting 800 feet above sea level, The Dusun is rich in birds and plant life of all kinds. Apart from cozying up to the view of the Malaysia’s rainforest and hills, you can also go jungle-trekking to the waterfall, get a massage, or explore the bird life nearby. Guests can enjoy the cool temperature of the hills, the calming sounds of birds chirping, and the magnificent view of the forest. A perfect getaway with your family or even with friends!


Price: From RM600++ (for 2 adults) per night
Location: Kampung Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, 3437, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Website: http://thedusun.com.my/

3. Sekeping Serendah

Situated in five acres of tropical rainforests, Sekeping Serendah will mesmerize you with its minimalist, modern architecture hidden the lush tropics of Serendah. Also known as “The Glasshouse”, Sekeping Serendah celebrates the beauty of the natural environment. The minimalistic interior and secluded retreat is a favourite hideout spot for urban millennials. Smack within the tropical forest in the town of Serendah, Sekeping Serendah is one of the Sekeping retreats that offers a minimalist, industrial and modern take on the traditional nature getaway.

Price: From RM280++ (2 adults) per night
Location: Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
Website: http://www.sepilokforestedgeresort.com/

4. AwanMulan

AwanMulan is a cozy family run retreat located in Negeri Sembilan. Above the hills, and amidst the clouds, it’s not only a romantic getaway, but a perfect stop for family or friends. Located nearby a durian orchard, this place is definitely home away from home.

Price: From RM650++ (2 adults) per night
Location: Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Website: http://www.awanmulan.com/

5. Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

If you’re over in Borneo and on a tight budget for a retreat, then this little affordable gem is the place for you! Traditionally designed for backpackers, the houses at Sepilok Forest Edge Resort will give you the most genuine Borneo lifestyle feel. You can discover and explore Borneo’s rich rainforest with its packaged activities like Mangrove firefly cruise, Malay village tour, Gomantong Cave and Kinabatangan River cruise as well as the Libaran Turtle island exploration.

Price: From RM40++ for dorm room and RM230++ for standard room per night
Location: Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok, Mile 14, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Website: https://www.sepilokforestedgeresort.com/

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