Kuala Lumpur is well-known as the business hub of Malaysia. Although staying at Malaysia’s capital city is productive and convenient, sometimes we need a little break. As work piles up and stress are creeping in, we should take some time off to relax and unwind from the busyness of everyday life. What better way to do that than to take the weekend off for a short getaway? Don’t worry; you don’t have to burn your wallets to do so too.
Here are five places that you can visit this weekend for a short getaway, without travelling too far from home!
1. Tadom Hill Resorts @ Banting, Selangor
If you’re a nature-loving person who is up for a getaway in a tropical setting, the Tadom Hill Resorts would be a great option for you. This resort is located amidst 45 acres of tropical beauty in the southern part of Klang Valley. This all-inclusive, bamboo-inspired resort will be sure to give you a calm and serene experience.
If you’re planning to have your getaway here, you’ll be able to witness beautiful bamboo-inspired architecture and warm hospitality by the staff there; where most of them are the locals of the Temuan origin. Not only that, but there are also many different types of accommodations to choose from here. For example, visitors can choose to stay at their chalets, tent houses, the hammock sphere and bamboo hut.
Let’s not forget some of the exciting activities you can have here as you relax and unwind from the stress of the city. At Tadom Hill Resorts, you can opt for activities such as the Tarzan Swing, Bamboo Rafting, experience the 5m Bamboo Diving Platform, Table Tennis, Badminton, Flying Fox, Archery, Sumpit and many more!
Another great tip about this place is that you can choose to stay here with your friends for RM100 or less per pax. So what are you waiting for? Find out more about Tadom Hill Resorts for a great getaway.
Address : Bukit Tadom, Kampung Labohan Dagang, 42700 Banting, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
2. Farm Ville Cafe and Homestay @ Sekinchan, Selangor
Sekinchan is also a great place to be if you’re looking for a short getaway from the busy city. Sekinchan is a small town on the west coast of Malaysia and home to the Paddy Processing Factory; and a museum about the local rice industry. Visitors who travel here not only get to witness the beautiful scenery of the paddy field, but they can also have a short stay at the Farm Ville Cafe and Homestay.
This homestay, also known as ‘Sekinchan Container Hotel’, has an interesting concept where it is constructed using metal containers of various sizes laid out in a distinctive style. From there, visitors who choose to stay here can have a panoramic view of the paddy fields as well. Some facilities that can be found at this homestay are the trampoline, mini-golf putting, kids pool, and a garden.
Besides that, visitors can also travel to other attractions since it is only within 5 minutes driving distance. If you’re wondering what else there is to do here, fret not because there are tons! For example, visitors can check out their paddy factory, 3D Art Gallery, rent a bicycle and go around the paddy field, visit the La Familia Orchard, Firefly Park and more.
If you’re interested and would like to make a booking, click here for their official website. Oh, and did we mention that you can also book a night here for RM100 and below for a person?
Address : 11304, Jalan Tepi Sawah, Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor
3. The Sticks @ Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor
A getaway at The Sticks means you’ll get to enjoy a unique experience in a natural setting. Just an hour away from Kuala Lumpur, The Sticks is also an ideal place to escape to for a weekend of relaxation. Here, visitors can enjoy their retreat with very comfortable accommodation provided. This resort has ‘tendoks’, a unique cross and a pondok for a rustic living experience amidst nature.
Not only that, but some activities you can do here to unwind are also jungle trekking, white water rafting, paragliding, botanical walk and board games provided! There is also a Day Trip Package at RM82 per person where visitors have access to the grounds from 9 am to 6 pm with meals provided.
For those looking for tranquillity surrounded by nature, The Sticks is an excellent place for you. Although the price to stay here may be higher (starts from RM200 per person), this price is inclusive of home-cooked meals; which means you won’t have to plan and spend more money on food. Sounds like a good deal?
Address : Lot 213 Jalan KKB – Fraser’s Hill, 44000 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor
4. Sarang by the Brook @ Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor
Sarang by the Brook is also a great place to be for a private retreat amidst the lush tropical jungle. This retreat comprises a collection of private homes set in the middle of a jungle right at the edge of a small town called Kuala Kubu Baru. Only an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, Sarang by the Brook is also ideal for anyone who loves a serene, natural atmosphere and a variety of outdoor activities.
This hotel is styled using shipping containers, and it only has 11 rooms with a tropical garden encircling the swimming pool. With that said, visitors can enjoy a more private stay here.
The facilities here consist of a BBQ pit and a function area if you would like to have a party with your friends. Besides that, visitors can also enjoy a wide variety of activities here. For example, the activities include The Night Jungle Experience, The Magical River Trek, White Water Rafting Experience, river picnics, hot springs, watch the sunrise and sunset at Millenium Park; and plenty more.
The room rates are pretty affordable too. For example, if you’re sharing a small room with a friend, it will only cost RM100 and below per pax; depending on which day you would like to stay there. For more information on their activities and room rates, check out Sarang by the Brook official website here.
Address : Jalan Seruling 20, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor
5. Sekeping Serendah Retreat @ Selangor
Another well-known private retreat located near Kuala Lumpur is the Sekeping Serendah Retreat, also about an hour drive north of Kuala Lumpur. Something interesting about this retreat is their ‘glorified tents’, which are very simple sheds that are intentionally kept basic. Sekeping Serendah consists of ten sheds within five acres of tropical rainforest.
Over at Sekeping Serendah, visitors can enjoy a multitude of activities such as swimming, jungle trekking, take a look at the waterfalls, visit the Orang Asli villages, fishing and more. Depending on which sheds/rooms you choose and how many people you will be staying with; you can get a rate as low as RM100 per person where you can also have access to the kitchen and BBQ area. From there, you can also save a little by preparing your own food with your friends.
If you’d like to see more pictures on how Sekeping Serendah Retreat is like, or make a reservation for your getaway there, click here!
Address : SERENDAH FS, 43300, 48200, Selangor
Well, that is all for today’s list! We know there may be more awesome getaway spots near KL, but we hope this shortlist of budget-friendly places will give you a nice and affordable escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. For other ideas on where to have your getaway in KL, check out our blog here!