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Malaysia is a popular tourist destination mainly because of its multi-cultural background and traditions. Besides that, it is known for its lush vegetation and rainforests which are all around the country. From Lake Gardens to Taman Negara and other national parks, there are a lot of options if you like to go on a holiday in a forest and be up, close and personal with nature.
Jungle parks are specifically designed to offer you a unique and unforgettable vacation which is entirely different from going to resorts and hotels. At Jungle Resorts, you get to enjoy the trip which in most cases have modern facilities while being close to the rich flora and fauna of the country. This makes your trip all the more affordable and more value for money. Here are some of the top jungle resorts around Malaysia.
The Dusuntara Jungle Retreat is very accessible which is located not far from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. Within the beautiful surroundings of Batang Kali, this is one of the most popular options among the city dwellers. Known as the Jungle Retreat away from KL, you get to go jungle trekking and fishing. Groups will enjoy the self-cooking facilities here or enjoy team building activities.
Dusuntara Jungle Retreat
Address: No1, Dusun Drive, Batang Kali Estate, Kg. Sungei Kamin, Batang Kali 48300, Malaysia
Contact: Kamal +6019-318-4189 or Hawa +6012-211-4189.
Nestled in the rich rainforests around Raub, Eight Acres have been one of the major preferences among urbanites in recent years. Used by corporate companies for team building and holiday camps, Eight Acres is ideal for anyone who like a unique experience. Among the activities that you can expect here include:
Contact: T: +603 7877 5048
The Dusun is located at the Berumbun Forest Reserve in the state of Negeri Sembilan along the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It was developed in 1984 but only converted into a resort in 2009. What makes The Dusun so unique and attractive is that it is located about 800 feet above sea level which means the weather can be cooling at times. At the resort, you get to go jungle trekking, observe birds or even enjoy a massage.
Address: 3437, Kampung Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, 71770 Negeri Sembilan
Contact: +60 126162585
In this retreat, you get to stay in some of the most unique homes which were specifically designed and built for comfort. You can choose between rooms like Teratak Bonda, Kesidang, Sunrise, Sasterawan and Evensong, among others. The awanmulan resort is a great place to unwind and get out of the busy lifestyle of city life where you get to enjoy the cool surroundings and lush vegetation. You are encouraged to cook your own food here or enjoy the 2 salted pools here (ie: Jungle Pool and Sky Pool).
Contact: (+60) 13 367 0767
The Sepilok Jungle Resort is located in Sandakan, Sabah. This is one of the very exciting places to go if you are looking for adventure. Started out in 1991, the resort began as Wildlife Lodge with only 5 rooms before it expanded to become one of the most prominent jungle resorts in the region. There are now 60 rooms available where you get to enjoy facilities like the swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna room.
Sepilok Jungle Resort
Address: Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok Mile 14, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Contact: +60-89-533031 / 041 / 051
Located in Tasik Belum in the state of Perak, the Belum Eco Resort is hosed within the Royal Belum National Park, one of the most popular forest areas in the world. You get to stay in affordable accommodation options here while enjoying the facilities that are provided. This includes:
Address: 25, Hala Rasi Jaya 7, Taman Rasi Jaya, 31450 Menglembu, Perak, Malaysia.
Contact: 6012 524 9184
If you are up for a truly nature’s getaway which is further from the cities and towns, then the Han Rainforest Resort Taman Negara would be your ideal choice. Unlike zoos and animal parks, you get to see them in the wild. In fact, it is so perfect that you will not be able to get back to the city without spending hours on the road. This is where you get to get close to the tropical paradise that Malaysia is so known for. At The Han Rainforest Resort Taman Negara, you can enjoy the adventure tours or the excursions or you can take the canopy walk here. Otherwise, spend some time in the forest and try to spot some unique species of flora and fauna.
Han Rainforest Resort
Address: Kuala Tahan, Jerantut, Pahang, 27020
The Shorea Retreats is located in Berembun where you will enjoy some of the best of nature not far from the Klang Valley. You will like the accommodation here where you will be staying amidst some very natural surroundings while taking walks down the jungle stream and enjoying the serene ponds of the waterfall.
The Shorea Retreats
Address: Kampung Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, Jalan Jelebu, 71770 Negeri Sembilan
Sekping Serendah is perhaps one of the most unique retreats around in terms of design and luxury. You get to enjoy the best of nature within the rainforest while indulging in modern facilities amidst its minimalist architecture. A popular destination for corporate companies to hold team building activities and retreats, Sekeping Serendah known as ‘The Glasshouse’ is a perfect getaway not far from the city centre but nestled within some very beautiful nature surroundings. You will enjoy the in-house facilities during your stay here. Otherwise, you can head out nearby to the rainforest and indulge in activities like:
Contact: 012-324 6552
The Tiger Rock retreat is a great place to go if you like to enjoy a bit of everything. It is a private and lush option if you are in Pangkor Island along the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Tiger Rock is an extremely popular place to go if you like to enjoy the best of nature amidst the cooling sea breeze while being isolated enough to have your own private time.