In these difficult and stressful times, it’s important to practice some self-love, and what better way to do that than escape on a short weekend getaway?
Take a breather from the daily chaotic madness and recharge with your loved ones at the best 5 places around Kuala Lumpur for a relaxing getaway. You’re sure to be rejuvenated both mentally and physically by the start of a new week!
AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort
This seaside villa resort is perfect for people who are looking to be near the beach and be lulled into sleep by crashing waves at night.The overwater villas stretches over one kilometre across the ocean, forming the shape of a palm tree. Here, you can spend your days lazing by the infinity pool or head down to the beach for some fun activities. At night, lay back on the beach chaises and watch fire performances by the indigenous people.
You can also go on the Mangrove River Cruise nearby, as well as visit the famous Sepang F1 Circuit.
Find out more about prices and discounts on their official website.
Address: No 67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang, Kg Bagan Lalang, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor.
Who knew there was a full-fledged gorgeous resort with even gorgeous nature views tucked away in the suburbs of Bangsar? Surrounded by luscious greenery and gardens, Sekeping Tenggiri is a rustic hotel that has an atmospheric countryside calm to it. Revitalise while taking in the beautiful scenery on this weekend getaway with the best company.
There is also a hidden gallery containing a collection of artwork by some of Bangsar’s fine young artists. Plan your staycation now on their website.
Address: No 48, Off Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Tenggiri, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
The Acres Resort
Escape the KL heat and get away to The Acres Resort in Kampung Bukit Tinggi. This contemporary resort is very appealing in its own way, equipped with sleek, minimalistic architecture that’s different from your usual extravagant hotels. It’s only a 40-minute drive from KL, but the weather is definitely cooler.
Address: Lot 28431, Kampung Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong Pahang.
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat
This retreat in Rawang is definitely one for nature lovers. Templer Park Rainforest Retreat is a mere 30-minute drive from KL, located on a hilltop surrounded by the Kanching rainforest reserve. There are two kinds of houses to opt for: the Villa and the Container. It’s a tropical wonderland at this nature retreat, with possible visits from monkeys, squirrels, monitor lizards, birds, and fireflies.
If you’re down for a little adventure, you can go hiking at Templer Park, where there’s a beautiful waterfall.
Address: No 22, Jalan 3/2, Templer Heights, Templer Park, 48000 Rawang, Selangor.
The KL Journal
Now, a getaway in KL catered to those who don’t flourish outside of the city. The KL Journal is a chic boutique hotel situated in the heart of Bukit Bintang. It gives off a retro vibe, with retro rattan chairs and nostalgia-inducing murals depicting the local lifestyles. Perfect for taking pictures for the ‘gram! Lounge by the saltwater infinity pool and watch Netflix—yes, they have Netflix!—in your hotel room.
There are many things to do, of course, like check out the nightlife in Changkat Bukit Bintang, eat yummy food at Jalan Alor, and go shopping at Pavilion and Starhill.
Address: No 30, Jalan Beremi, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Time off from work is vital. Next time when there’s a long weekend coming up, or even if it’s a regular weekend (live in the now!), treat yourself and your loved ones with a quick getaway to these awesome places!
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