Can’t get away from school, work, or home for an extended period of time but desperately need to catch a break? Want to get away from it all but want to do more than just going to the nearest cinema to catch the latest flick or hang out at a cafe? Fret not. There are some pretty quiet retreats for you to make a quick dash to if you want a peace of mind – all located within the Klang Valley area! And the best part is that most of these getaways are surrounded by lush nature or built with nature in mind.
We’ve found 5 pretty awesome retreats that you can totally hide out at over a weekend. Heck, you can even do it for 5 weekends (since there are 5 to choose from and all) if you’d like.
We won’t judge 😉
1. Taman Sari, Hulu Langat
Venture 45 minutes’ drive away from Kuala Lumpur and you’ll find yourself an oasis of calm at Taman Sari in Hulu Langat, with fresh air and greenery to recharge you, mind, body and soul. At Taman Sari, they offer a unique retreat experience with bed and breakfast for those who love open air, gardens, and a natural environment with a breathtaking view. The retreat is located close to a village where time has almost stood still, where you can sample local cuisine in the village or go exploring the rivers and waterfalls that are famous with city folk during the weekend.
Taman Sari is located at: Pekan Batu 18, 43100, Malaysia
For more information, visit their website.
2. Templer Park Rainforest Retreat
This pristine rainforest retreat is easily accessible, since it’s located only about 30 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Surrounded by an ideal natural environment, the Templer Park Rainforest Retreat sits on a 3-acre elevated land overlooking Bukit Tanun and lakes, allows guests to chill, relax, de-stress, and recharge. There’s even a fishing pond, a viewing deck, and also BBQ sets for your cooking needs.
The Templer Park Rainforest Retreat is located at: No 23, Jalan 3/2, Templer Heights, Templer Park, Rawang
For more information, visit their Facebook page.
3. Bamboo Village, Hulu Langat
The Bamboo Village in Hulu Langat embodies resort-style made of bamboo somewhere in the jungle near the KL city centre. Whether you’re a traveler or on a business trip, or just on a little weekend getaway, the accommodation offers comfort and convenience in the arms of nature minus the long hours of travel. The Bamboo Village has a selection of bungalow, cottage, dorms, and event tents complete with standard hotel amenities and facilities such as Wi-Fi (in public areas), refrigerator, shower, complimentary bottled water, and more. It’s the perfect quiet retreat to “disengage” from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Bamboo Village is located at: Lorong Serai 4/3, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
4. Aman Dusun Orchard & Farm Retreat, Hulu Langat
The Aman Dusun Orchard & Farm Retreat sits on a sprawling and undulating 4-acre property (part of a bigger and separate 12-acre farm) and a a unique retreat conceptualised by 2 very passionate people who are deep into environmental issues and conservation. Choose from the very much loved Riverview Bungalow with an infinity pool facing the pristine Hulu Langat river bank or the Blue House, an additional guest house which can accommodate up to maximum 11 guests. Aman Dusun also has abundant of seasonal fruit trees; these include the durian, mangosteen, pulasan, rambutan, cempedak, dukung and petai. A stay in the orchard gives an inside view, experience and an opportunity to impart good values, care and devotion to the environment.
Aman Dusun Orchard & Farm Retreat is located at: Lot 1173, Batu 16 Dusun Tua, 43100, Hulu Langat Selangor
For more information, visit their website.
5. Sekeping Tenggiri, Bangsar
From the people who brought you the Sekeping Serendah Retreat, Sekeping Tenggiri is probably closer to home. It’s an intimate and relaxing getaway guesthouse accommodation in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Sure, it looks like an unfinished house at the final stage of its construction complete with unpainted walls, but perhaps it’s its rawness that truly exudes charm. By utilising a lot of glass and windows, the space inside Sekeping Tenggiri is perpetually flooded with natural light during the day. You might find it refreshing to bask in for a weekend, just to get your mind off mundane work stress.
Sekeping Tenggiri is located at: 48 Jalan Tenggiri, Taman Weng Lock, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur 59100
Be right back, packing our bags to go away for the weekend 😉
Feature image from Templer Park Rainforest Retreat.