Malaysia is a treasure trove of rainforests and the best way to experience this is by camping! For some, the idea of camping might be off-putting - no thanks to mosquito bites and the lack of air-conditioning in the great outdoors. The solution? The more atas version of camping, aka ‘Glamping’! Here are five awesome glamping spots in Malaysia for you to try out:
Perfect for: Families with young kids and teenagers.
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Camp under the stars at Sunway Lost World of Tambun - with over 60 attractions including a petting zoo! Good news is that tents and toilet facilities are available, so you’ll never have to go a day without a shower and a comfy bed to tuck into at night.
The special pass starts at RM237.50 per person and includes access to day and night attractions around the theme park, with meals and toiletries. More info here.
Perfect for: Couples or individuals.
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Itching for a romantic getaway? The Time Capsule retreat in Pahang is an ideal setting for anyone who wants to take off on a quiet weekend away. Every room looks like a little capsule, comfortably nestled among Sungai Lembing’s green forest so you get all the privacy you need. Capsule rooms start at RM149 a night and we recommend booking way in advance because it's a popular choice amongst tourists! More info here.
Perfect for: Large group of friends or extended family.
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About an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur City Centre lies a little wooden kampung house with a cooling stream that flows behind it. With a BBQ pit AND a treehouse for your kids to play in, Saujana Janda Baik is the perfect weekend getaway spot fit for the whole family! The cost per night starts at RM500 per chalet, which is an affordable rate. More info here.
Perfect for: Couples and small families.
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For a similar glamping option, The Sticks Eco Resort offers 12 ‘tendoks’ - a combination of tent and ‘pondok’, an open hut made from bamboo or wood. If you’re glamping as a pair, then go for the Riverside Tendok - a charming ‘tendok’ that has an exclusive stairway to the river! There are also plenty of activities to do around the area: jungle trekking, white water rafting, and paragliding too. Prices per night start at RM206 depending on which tendok you choose. More info here.
Perfect for: Anyone who can afford it.
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Tiarasa Escapes opened in 2018 so it's one of the newer glamping resorts around! This nature-inspired retreat experience is meant for the serious ‘glamper’ - who is willing to pay for what it takes to enjoy the great outdoors, in luxurious conditions. Enjoy spacious rooms with air-conditioning, WiFi and breakfast delivered to you every morning!
Prices per night start at RM990.00 depending on which tent or villa you choose. More info here.
If you want to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort, why not try out glamping for a change? Time to pack your bags and embrace the call of nature!
Need a car to get to your glamping destination? Rent one from us today! Mayflower Car Rental provides rental deals starting from RM35 per day. Check out Mayflower Car Rental’s Facebook page to stay up to date with our promos!