Time To Escape The Hustle And Bustle Of The City
At times, when you feel stuck, frustrated, and dissatisfied especially when it comes to your job, a quick break might be the answer you’re looking for. Allowing stress to build-up can be toxic not only in your career but also in your interpersonal relationships.
Having a short getaway helps to rejuvenate as well as recharge the mind, body, and soul. Thankfully, you don’t have to travel far just to escape the concrete jungle. Many of the staycation spots in this list can be reached within 2 hours from KL!
Nature Getaways Within 2 Hours From KL
1. Tiarasa Escapes, Janda Baik
Distance from KL: 45-minute drive
If camping isn't your thing, it's time to try glamping! Spend a night in safari-style tents or treetop villas at Tiarasa Escapes, a luxury glamping spot nestled in the heart of the Janda Baik Rainforest. This is a perfect nature escape great for families, couples, friends, or even corporate retreats! Tiarasa Escapes is just a short 40-minute drive from KL and comes with fresh air, safari-style tents, rooftop villas, a moonlight cinema, and a beautiful outdoor pool.
2. Gopeng Glamping Park
Distance from KL: 2-hour drive
Located an easy drive from KL, Gopeng Glamping Park is bordered by the beautiful and tranquil village of Kampung Chulek, offering a rustic local experience in the heart of nature. There's so much to explore in its surroundings including cultural heritage sites, beautiful caves, and a forest with paths for trekking. Sleep in a tent beneath a starry sky and cycle out to explore the glamping site's beautiful surroundings the next morning!
3. The Haven Resort, Ipoh
Distance from KL: 2-hour drive
The Haven Resort is a beautiful resort hotel in Ipoh naturally framed with the beauty of limestone, forests, and lakes! This one-of-a-kind resort allows guests to live by a forest and in the city at the same time, offering a charming experience that's hard to find elsewhere. Facilities here include a signature-designed infinity pool, a fully-equipped gym, spa, steam room, poolside bar, and all sorts of sports facilities!
4. Glamz At Genting
Distance from KL: 45 minutes drive
Wake up to cool mist at Glamz, a glamping-style lodge located 28 minutes from Genting Highlands. Book a stay in a bell tent or a pretty dome that comes with a private jacuzzi! The space dotted with fairy lights and white tents make a perfect backdrop for photos. Book your stay on Klook at rates from RM200 per night - choose from our options of a Bell Tent, Dome Room, Family Dome, or a VIP Dome!
5. The Rubber Escape, Melaka
Distance from KL: 2 hours
Nestled in a sprawling rubber estate, The Rubber Escape is a hidden gem located just a 30-minute drive away from the Melaka city centre. This peaceful, secluded nature retreat promises peace, relaxation, and a tinge of romance. Due to the small number of units at Rubber Escape, guests get to enjoy privacy and lots of space to yourself - the rooms come with private patios overlooking the rubber trees, and the lovely infinity pool is flanked by lush greens!
6. The Sticks, Kuala Kubu Bharu
Distance from KL: 1 hour & 20 minutes
Tucked away in the rainforests of Kuala Kubu Bharu, The Sticks is an off-the-grid eco-friendly jungle resort. Even getting to the resort is an adventure - you'll have to hike through a 10-minute jungle trail and cross a bridge that hangs over a shallow stream! Sleep in rustic, comfortable tendoks (a cross between a tent and a pondok), dig into freshly-prepared home-cooked dishes, and fill your itinerary with activities like jungle trekking, white water rafting, paragliding, or swimming.
7. Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat, Janda Baik
Distance from KL: 40 minutes
Nestled in the heart of West Malaysia's oldest rainforest, the Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat is a calming sanctuary for nature lovers. The tranquil retreat is located at an elevation of one thousand feet above sea level and surrounded by lush greens, thus being blessed with fresh cool air, the sounds of nature, and enchanting views of the verdant forest. With its peaceful surroundings and spacious rooms, the retreat is popular for family outings, staycations with friends, or even team-building trips!
Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat: This Spacious Villa In Janda Baik Is Perfect For Group Getaways
Host your next family getaway, team building trip, or holiday with friends in this perfect nature retreat located in Janda Baik, Pahang. This spacious villa fits up to 10 people comfortably!
8. Sekeping Serendah
Distance from KL: 50-minute drive
Sekeping Serendah is probably not an unfamiliar name to most Malaysians. Located a mere hour's drive from KL, this private retreat space is located near the sleepy one street town of Serendah. This spot is perfect whether for couples, family, or friends - reconnect with nature and each other, have a BBQ party, and simply spend time lazing by the pool.
9. The Dusun, Negeri Sembilan
Distance from KL: 1 hour & 15 minutes drive
This nature haven is located smack in the middle of a forest reserve, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse of the Mantin hills at a distance. Spend some quality time with your loved ones while being surrounded by calm and lovely sceneries - it's perfect for those looking to recharge and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a short while.
10. Sekeping Tenggiri, Bangsar
Sekeping Tenggiri was once an art warehouse but has been transformed into a charming little getaway space located in the suburbs of Bangsar. With rustic concrete and brick walls, large glass windows that bring in ample natural sunlight, and a pool surrounded by leafy greens, this spot is perfect if you're looking for a laid-back staycation without having to leave the city.
11. Villa Samadhi, KL
You wouldn't think a peaceful green oasis like this would exist in the heart of KL. Villa Samadhi is a 4-star hotel inspired by traditional Malay architecture, located just minutes away from KLCC. The 21 distinctive villas here are designed with a raw, rustic, yet sophisticated charm. Our favourite part of this place is definitely the outdoor lagoon pool that weaves through the entire resort - you can hop straight into the pool or simply sunbathe on your balcony.
12. Dusuntara Jungle Retreat
Source: Dusuntara Jungle Retreat
Distance from KL: 1-hour drive
Lovingly built by husband and wife, Kamal and Hawa, the Dusuntara Jungle Retreat is situated at the foothills of Genting Highlands which is just an hour from KL by train or car. Upon arrival, visitors get to enjoy a scenic ride on a 4×4 before reaching the magnificent lodge.
The jungle retreat is encompassed by lush greenery which urbanites don’t often get to see. There are orchards, tropical rainforest, and river streams nearby. If you’re looking for an adventure, you can choose from various activities such as jungle trekking and fishing. If you prefer to chill and recharge, you can soak in the saltwater pool or make full use of the karaoke machine available at the lodge.
Address: 48200 Batang Kali, Selangor
13. Templer Park Rainforest Retreat
Source: Templer Park Rainforest Retreat
Distance from KL: 30-minute drive
Just 30 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of what Templer Park Rainforest has to offer. Spanning over a 3-acre land, the owner has built 2 chalets, one old and new, from Merbau and Teakwood. Visitors are able to fully utilise the amenities such as the jet spa, outdoor kitchen as well as the infinity pool which is overlooking the majestic Bukit Takun.
Despite its remoteness, you can still scroll through your Instagram or Facebook as the retreat provides free Maxis WiFi. You’ll never run out of things to do as the area is home to various famous natural landmarks in the vicinity such as Kanching Falls, Batu Caves, Selayang Hot Springs and many more that are worth the visit.
Address: 22, Jalan 3/2, Templer Height, Templer Park, 48000 Rawang, Selangor
14. Kuang Kampung Retreat
Distance from KL: 40-minute drive
Experience the lush kampung life with the three-storey bungalow resort at Kuang Kampung Retreat in Sungai Buloh which is just a stone’s throw away from the city centre. Surrounded by trees and herbs, visitors get to enjoy the beauty of nature inside as well as outside of the bungalow. Fully recharge your batteries before heading to the hectic work life with the lazy lounging set up of the place.
Address: Lorong Orkid, Kuang, 47100 Sungai Buloh, Selangor
15. Sekeping Jugra, Old Klang Road
Located in a quiet neighbourhood along Old Klang Road, Sekeping Jugra is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. This single-storey house was built in the 1950s and is split into a few living and working spaces interconnected via narrow alleyways, courtyards, and gardens. The rustic space is simple yet serene, our favourite part is the rooftop garden where you can harvest your own food!
Address: 3, Jalan Jugra, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Bonus: Belum Rainforest Resort
Distance from KL: 4-hour drive
The Belum Rainforest Resort is your gateway to nature set in the midst of a tropical paradise. Expect complete relaxation and serenity here while being surrounded by stunning views of the vast rainforest. Depending on your preference, you can book a comfortable stay at the resort or even a camping experience (comes inclusive of camping equipment, a guide, a BBQ dinner, a full-day excursion of the Royal Belum State Park, and more!).