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5 Reasons Why The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is that Vacation You Need from that other Holiday

You know how we sometimes say ,"I need another vacation after this holiday!"? after getting back from an exhausting getaway?

Well, we've got that ideal post-vacation retreat for you and it's just a two hours drive from Kuala Lumpur in Ipoh. Look no further than Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. Nestled amongst rich rainforest, 260-million-year-old Palaeozoic limestone hills, natural caves and natural hotsprings, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat can be your escape from the outside world quite literally as there is never a need for you to set foot outside. Showcasing its organic surroundings, visitors can embark on a journey of culinary discovery that molds its dining experience around Mother Nature.

Shall we list down why this place is the ultimate getaway heaven for post-holiday recoveries?

Let's go!

1. Wine and dine in a massive cave at the award-winning Jeff’s Cellar

Photo source: The Peak Malaysia

Enclosed in the cave’s illuminated chamber lies Jeff’s Cellar, a remarkable restaurant and wine bar. Within this otherworldly atmosphere, guests can sip the world’s finest wines and savour exquisite local and international cuisine at a private table, next to natural water features and with stalactites hanging from the ceiling. Under the resort’s signature “Dine and Dream” concept, couples can enjoy an unforgettable epicurean adventure as they share a stunning seven-course meal. It is little wonder that this was named as one of the five “Most Magnificent Bars in the World” by CNN, and one of Tatler’s “Top 20 Restaurants in Malaysia 2020”.

2. Or dine under the stars, overlooking the misty hot springs

Alternatively, guests can dine on the Star Deck which overlooks the amazing hot springs lake, under a galaxy of twinkling stars that can be viewed through a telescope. Feeling fully restored and reinvigorated, couples can conclude their evening in style at the resort’s Sky Bar, which promises breath-taking views over the hot springs from its upper deck – the perfect end to the perfect day while sipping a drink.

3. Feel one with Mother Nature and her natural wonders.

The secluded caves at The Banjaran also provide an opportunity for guests to enhance their spiritual and physical wellbeing. Harnessing the Earth’s geological power, the Crystal Cave is an ethereal arena for energy healing treatments such as Reiki, while the Meditation Cave allows travellers to focus their mind and achieve a deep sense of inner peace.

Alternatively, visitors can choose from an extensive selection of body treatments at the Spa & Wellness Centre, soothe their senses in the Geothermal Hot Spring Dipping Pools, warm up in the Thermal Steam Cave, cool off in the Ice Bath and even cleanse their feet in the Garra Rufa Doctor Fish Pool. There is also a Jungle Walk that puts travellers in touch with the environment and a well-equipped fitness centre for energising workouts.

4. Complete Seclusion with Your own private Pool/Hot Tub

The spacious Garden Villas allow guests to stay and unwind in complete privacy

All 45 villas at The Banjaran are self-enclosed and surrounded by nature. The 81-square metre Lake Villas feature plunge pools and hot tubs, while the 155-square metre Water Villas are set on the banks of a canal and offer outdoor rain showers and hot tubs with geothermal spring waters. Guests seeking additional space can opt for the 260-square metre Garden Villas, which promise private outdoor rain showers and hot spring Jacuzzis.

5. Top notch health and safety SOPs in place

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To ensure the highest standards of health and hygiene, Sunway Hotels & Resorts has implemented the “Sunway Safe Stay” programme which incorporates five core pillars comprising almost 30 protocols of enhanced cleaning and wellbeing standards. This initiative, which adheres to the standard operating procedures outlined by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, has been in place since early January 2020 and is continuously practised throughout all Sunway properties, allowing guests to relax and enjoy safe, stress-free stays.

Getting there

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is easily accessible, with direct flights to Ipoh’s Sultan Azlan Shah Airport from Johor Bahru or Singapore, and rail services from Kuala Lumpur. For the ultimate personalised escape, chartered helicopter services can be arranged.

Nestled in a 22.7-acre valley blessed with lush tropical rainforest, geothermal hot springs, cascading waterfalls and limestone caves, this award-winning sanctuary is the perfect place for an enchanting and eco-sensitive escape away from the realities of life.

Book your escape today for you and a loved one when you book this 3D2N stay with Sedunia Travel. The package includes: two nights stay, daily breakfast, complimentary wine and canepes in the villa, candlelight dinners at Pomelo and Jeff's Cellar, 60 minutes aromatherapy for two, complimentary daily minibar and access to Lost World of Tambun.

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