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5 Relaxing Weekend Getaways Outside Kuala Lumpur

After a good 2 years of lockdowns, restrictions, enclosed space and city air, everyone is ready for a quick getaway out of the city every other weekend. Now that Malaysia’s international border is open, for those travelling, check out these amazing treehouse retreats and beautiful getaways within 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur.

1.Tiarasa Escapes, Janda Baik

Tiarasa Escapes is the epitome of camping in luxury. Often referred to as glamping, it is the perfect getaway located in Janda Baik, Pahang. Getting away from the urban city, immersing yourself amongst the greens and getting in touch with nature just 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur. Safari style tents replace the usual enclosed villas.

Activities in nature are available to add experience to the unforgettable memories in this haven, such as Nature Walks & Birdwatching, Riverside Picnics, Moonlight Cinema, Lighting of a Bonfire and planting a plant to give back to nature.

For those who want to stay longer, there is the ‘Escape to Nature’ itinerary for 3 days and 2 nights or if you prefer a different itinerary, Tiarasa may accommodate your request.

2.Sekeping Serendah Retreat, Selangor

Sekeping Serendah Retreat is a unique getaway that is an architectural beauty consisting of transparent open sheds designed to fully appreciate the surrounding nature and in full respect of the environment. There are 7 secluded private sheds within the retreat and is only 1 hour away from the city. The accommodations available caters to different categories of travellers.

Besides just relaxing and absorbing the good energy of nature, there are a few activities you can enjoy such as jungle trekking with local guides, fishing at nearby lakes, walking to the waterfall, swimming in the plunge pool of cascading water, visiting the orang asli villages or the International Orchid Farm.

3.The Shorea Retreats, Seremban

Nestled in the Berembun Forest Reserve, this cosy rustic yet luxurious estate is a serene secluded getaway. The design and aesthetics of the resort is inspired by the location and with respect for nature. As an eco-resort, The Shorea uses locally sourced natural materials which adds to the locality of the resort within the tropical rainforest.

There are 8 villas with 15 rooms that accommodate up to 40 adults. It is separated into 2 wings, The Shorea Estate which houses the air conditioned villa with individual pools and The Shorea Resort houses the rustic naturally vented wooden villas.

4.Avani Sepang Gold Coast, Sepang

Enjoy a luxurious water villa getaway at this 5-star resort with 315 Polynesia-inspired overwater villas just 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city. There are 4 ways to get there from the city, by train, taxi, bus or car, making it the most convenient getaway despite being slightly further than the others above.

The resort offers a variety of activities for all ages from a cycling mangrove tour to the luxurious pampering SPA.

5.The Sticks, Kuala Kubu Bharu

The Sticks is an off-the-grid-eco-friendly getaway located within the lush tropical rainforest of Kuala Kubu Bharu, just 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur. The Sticks consists of 12 unique houses for different categories of guests ensuring comfort.

For activities, guests can embark on short treks, laze on the hammock, go white water rafting down the river or just chill on a tube in the river. Get lost in nature, rest, pause, ponder and get back to the basics to appreciate life. There is nothing like laying on a hammock and staring at the stars.

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