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  • Writer's pictureTania Wee

5 Romantic Glamping Experiences in Malaysia

Updated: Feb 6, 2020

Nipping close at the heels of Chinese New Year are two version of Valentine’s Day: Chap Goh Mei and the V-Day itself. Instead of the typical standard dinner at super expensive fine dining restaurant or a staycation at a five-star hotel, why not escape the city and every romantic couple there by heading out to nature for a memorable glamping experience with that special someone.

Here are a few places you can go in Malaysia for that perfect glamping date.

1. Canopy Villa, Genting Highlands

Without having to traveling too far from the city center, Canopy Villa is your home away from home for this Valentine’s Day with your significant other. Situated in tranquil foothills of Genting Highlands, this glamping getaway is spread over eight acres of land where a unique circus-like or air tents await you in Janda Baik. Don’t worry about food and drinks as the accommodation has it covered with their eight-course barbecue buffet and English breakfast.

Address: Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang Room rates start from: RM185 Website: Canopy Villa

2. A’moss Farmstay, Cameron Highlands

Located in a secluded hidden part of Cameron Highlands is A’moss Farmstay which offers nature-loving couples a unique romantic escape from the usual hotel stays in the highlands. You will feel as though you’re on an entirely different country as you gazed out the windows of your geodesic dome tent - come sunset, night and sunrise. The domes also overlook the famous Boh Plantation but its location is ideal for a hidden getaway.

Address: Amoss Road, Kampung Gerak Sepadu, 39000, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Room rate starts from RM200 – RM220

Website: Airbnb

3. Sekeping Serendah, Selangor

Going back to nature doesn’t necessarily mean roughing it out or having to travel far out from the city. A staycation at Sekeping Serendah makes the perfect weekend date amidst Mother Nature. The rooms are aesthetically pleasing while allowing natural sunlight and fresh air to flood the cosy space.

GPS Coordinates: N3.368050, E101.631150

Room rates start from RM300

4. JapaMala Resort, Pulau Tioman

Sun, sand, sea – the best way to knock your back-to-nature date out of the park. If you’re planning to get away for a whole weekend, then why not consider an island retreat for just the two of you. Enjoy the sea breeze as you stroll hand in hand along the sandy beaches of Pulau Tioman or embark on a jungle-trekking adventure together.

Address: Kampung Lanting, 26800, Pahang

Room rates start from RM600

5. Sailor’s Rest, Janda Baik

Fancy living on a yacht or a boat? Wake up to the gentle lulls of your boathouse at Sailor’s Rest. Less than an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur, this glamping site is nestled among the Titiwangsa mountains in Janda Baik. The cool, crisp air is perfect for those wanting a quick getaway that doesn't require long travel time. If motion sickness is an issue for you or your significant other then consider one of their spacious tent set up by the stream.

Address: Lot 8592, Lorong Dato Panglima, Kg. Sg. Lurau, Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang. Room rates start from: RM95 per person. Website: Sailor's Rest Resort

Now, here’s a few tips to make the most of your glamping getaway. We recommend booking directly on the website of the resort as this will get you better perks for the special occasion. Secondly, trying booking through a travel agent first for special rates or Valentine’s Day packages. Finally book on a weekday. Yes, Valentine’s Day is on a weekend but it would make the experience so much more intimate, secluded and romantic when the entire site is a void of people save for the two of you.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning!

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