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We all say we want to be in touch with nature and the outdoors, but how many of us wish they can bring modern amenities with them on a camping trip?
If you can’t leave your air-conditioning and a functioning toilet behind, try Glamping, also known as “Glamorous Camping”.
There’s no need to scour department stores and spend tons of money on camping equipment, or spend hours searching for the best campsites. Glamping has it done for you from the get-go.
The best part is: there’s electricity and wifi, so you know you can instastory the whole trip while you’re living at one with nature.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are 10 glamping sites that we have compiled for you to have the ultimate glamping experience in Malaysia.
Sailor’s Rest Resort, Pahang
Sailor Rest offers a wide range of accommodation. The two most unique options are “Boathouse” and “Glamping”.
The boathouse, actually a room on the actual boat, has its own queens-sized bed, attached bathroom as well as a private lounge.
If you’re looking at being as close to nature as possible, the “Glamping” option will let you enjoy Janda Baik’s lush greenery with family or a group of friends without compromising on comfort. Tents are equipped with hotel-grade bedding sheets and quality mattresses.
While you’re at Sailor Rest, you’ll also be able to enjoy waterfall trekking and a hike to see the breathtaking Titiwangsa Range and the native Orang Asli village.
- Location: Lorong Dato’ Panglima, Kuala Lurah, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750, Malaysia
- Price: From RM95 (Adult) Per Night
- Website: Sailor’s Rest Resort, Pahang
Tanah Aina Fahad, Pahang
Just 2.5 hours away from Kuala Lumpur, Tanah Aina Fahad is a complete change of environment as compared to the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Tanah Aina Fahad is an eight-acre resort in the rainforest. Expect to be greeted and calmed by the sounds of the river upon your arrival.
All rooms are equipped with lights, fans, electrical outlets together with beds and linens making it family-friendly.
While you’re at Tanah Aina Fahad, be sure to cross the bridge to enjoy the view of the river valley as well as to enjoy the plants and wildflowers with exotic scents.
- Location: Lot 1053, Mukim Ulu Dong, Raub, Pahang
- Price: From RM 450/Room
- Website: Tanah Aina Fahad,Pahang
Tiarasa Escapes, Pahang
Tiarasa Escapes is a year-old glamping resort only 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur
With 20 safari-style tents and 5 treehouses, Tiarasa Escapes truly allows one to “live like a king” while enjoying nature, making your glamping trip there an experience not to be missed.
Enjoy staying surrounded by forest with air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and even coffee-making facilities, all from the comfort of your room. You can expect complimentary breakfast which will be served in your room as well.
Some other amenities include communal BBQ and packed food baskets for Lunch.
- Location: Persiaran Enderong, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia
- Price: RM1800/Room
- Website: Tiarasa Escapes, Pahang
Time Capsule Retreat, Pahang
Facing a lush forest reserve, the Time Capsule Retreat is located in the middle of Sungai Lembing Town in Kuantan, Pahang.
What distinguishes the Time Capsule Retreat from the rest of the sites are their “capsule rooms”. They may look simple on the outside — what can you fit into a circular room, after all — but you’ll have the comfort of a queen sized bed and warm lighting to keep you cozied up at night.
It’s a perfect getaway for couples who are nature buffs: right outside your own capsule is the vast view of the jungle.
While you’re at the Time Capsule Retreat, choose from an array of 8 activities to add on some spice to your trip. Explore the Sungai Lembing Museum or enjoy the absolutely stunning view of the Rainbow Waterfall.
- Location: Sungai Lembing, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia
- Price: RM149/Room
- Website: Time Capsule Retreat, Pahang
Caravan Serai Exclusive Private Villas & Eco Resort
The Caravan Serai Exclusive Private Villas & Eco Resort provides the closest experience to what it’s like to actually be camping, except your tent comes with air conditioning.
The Caravan Serai Resort is the first resort to introduce the “Safari Tent” concept.
This relaxed ecolodge is 14km away from the city centre, leaving you far enough from the noise and your worries.
The Caravan Serai Resort is also perfect for big families and teams due to its facilities for team sports, games and campfires together with their event space, making it perfect for bonding.
- Location: Lot 3159 & Lot 3160, 12 3/4 Mile Jalan Tras, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia
- Price: From RM219/Room
- Website: Caravan Serai, Pahang
Tadom Hill Resorts, Selangor
Located just 15 minutes from the airport. this gives the perfect reason to put Tadom Hill Resorts on your itinerary.
With 6 types of accommodation to choose from, the Garden and Lakeside Bamboo Tent truly enables you and your loved ones to have an intimate time enjoying nature under the stars.
The Tadom Hill Resorts by far offers the largst variety of activities ranging from leisure land to water activities such as the tarzan swing and archery.
- Location: No.2, Jalan Bukit Tadom, (Kampung Orang Asli) Kampung Labohan Dagang, 42700 Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
- Price: From RM130/Room
- Website: Tadom Hill Resorts, Selangor
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat, Selangor
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat allows you to be surrounded 360° with the view of Kanching Rainforest Reserve even though its just a stone’s throwaway from Kuala Lumpur (30min drive).
Being in close proximity with nature, means possible interaction with monkeys, squirrels and fowls.
Ironically, you will still be in touch with civilisation as Tesco is only 8 minutes, making sure you got everything you need.
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat also boasts a golf course, and infinity pool, jet spa and also an outdoor sauna.
- Location: 22 Jalan 3/2 | Templer Heights, Templer Park, Rawang 48000, Malaysia
- Price: From RM1000/ Night (6 Guests)
- Website: Templer Park Rainforest Retreat, Selangor
The Sticks, Selangor
The Sticks, located in the jungles of Kuala Kubu Baru is truly the place to be if you want a fuss-free glamping experience. Just pick your room, pack and you’re off to go.
Full fledged breakfast and dinner will be included with your accommodation with a choice of BBQ or Steamboat with Western for breakfast.
Some activities you can fill your day with include paragliding, water rafting and jungle trekking. While you’re relaxing and enjoying the views, don’t forget to take a dip at the waterfall nearby.
- Location: Lot 213 Jalan KKB – Fraser’s Hill, 44000 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor, Malaysia
- Price: From RM130
- Website: The Sticks, Selangor
The combination of glamping, “street-style” and minimalism: Tubotel.
Colourful abstract pods on Langkawi Island facing the Andaman Sea gives you the perfect view while you watch the sunset.
With a king sized bed, ample storage space, plug sockets and air conditioning, you do not have to worry about your own comfort and to just channel all that energy into spending time with your loved ones and enjoying the view.
Cruises and jungle trekking can be arranged to keep your day occupied.
- Location: Kuala Cenang, 07000 Pantai Cenang, Malaysia
- Price: From RM75/ Room
- Website: Tubotel, Langkawi
Given the choice of the dome room or the bell tent, Glamz definitely caters to groups who either want the “tent” experience or those who like to gaze under the stars.
Unlike most glamping sites, each room comes with a personal toilet. With the VIP option, you will even get your own personal jacuzzi in your very own backyard.
What differentiates Glamz from the rest is the host’s ability to customise each and everyone’s stay. The Glamz Dome has the ability to host 350 people.
If the need of hosting such a huge group arises, Glamz will certainly provide the glamping experience for all.
- Location: 1, Jalan Meranti, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
- Price: From RM350/Room
- Website: Glamz, Pahang
Glamping is definitely the activity for you if you have had it with being in the city and be swarmed with an overwhelming amount of workload.
Just pack your bags and get ready to immerse yourself in nature whether alone or with your loved ones.
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