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By: Aina Shamshuri
February 7, 2023

With Valentine’s Day coming up very soon, we know some of you lucky ones out there are looking for something special to do to celebrate with your loved one. Why not choose a couples retreat? It’s relaxing, super romantic, and you get to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some quality time with your partner.

So, without any further ado, let’s check out some of the best staycation places for couples in Malaysia.

Top Locations for Romantic Getaways in Malaysia

1) The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Nestled between 400 million year old caves and geothermal hot springs is one of the most romantic and unique locations in Malaysia. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is a haven for couples who want to experience the best of what nature has to offer. Choose from five different villas, each with its own splendour, have a romantic candlelit dinner at Jeff’s Cellar, a fine dining restaurant built right into a cave chamber, and ease your worries away at the resort’s very own spa. Located 25 minutes from the Ipoh train station, this will definitely be a magical place to celebrate your love.

For more information or to book reservation, click here.

Address:1, Persiaran Lagoon, Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh, Perak
Opening hours:Always open
Contact details:+605 210 7777

2. Sarang by the brook

Adventurous couples, here’s the place for you – Sarang by the brook. Located in the jungles of Kuala Kubu Baru, this distinctive casual hotel that creatively repurposed shipping containers is located in the district capital of Hulu Selangor. Surrounded by serene landscapes, this retreat offers exciting activities, such as nighttime jungle trekking, white water rafting, river trekking, and many more. You can also enjoy the serenity of the hot springs, and have a picnic right by the waterfall, at the convenience of the activity operator provided by the retreat, perfect to add that boost of excitement to your relationship.

For more information or to book reservation, click here.

Address:Jalan Seruling 20, Kuala Kubu Bharu 44000, Selangor, Malaysia.
Opening hours:Always open
Contact details: +6019 332 2448

3. The Chow Kit

The trendiest boutique hotel as of late, the Chow Kit by Ormond is the go-to place for a staycation while still being right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. With its modern yet timeless designs encapsulating the hotel, each room is thoughtfully curated for comfort and relaxation in mind. After relaxing in one of their glamorous suites, dine at The Chow Kit Kitchen and Bar, and feast on elevated Malaysian cuisine, wind down with craft cocktails and mocktails, and enjoy a late-night walk around the metropolis. The ultimate city staycation, experience local elegance during one of your stays at this award-winning hotel.

For more information or to book reservation, click here.

Address:1012, Jln Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours:Always open
Contact details: 03 2778 6666

4. Sekeping Serendah

With its minimalist interiors and glass walls, spend a romantic night at Sekeping Serendah to get away from the noise of the city. In fact, there’s hardly any reception here, so you can fully detox from social media, then go back home and brag about this super tranquil retreat. Designed by architect Ng Sek San, this resort was built to bring together man and nature. Wake up to the gentle noises of bubbling creeks, and fall asleep to singing crickets. Take a short drive to cascading waterfalls and dip into nearby plunge pools, and become one with nature as you enjoy a slice of paradise with your partner, right here in Sekeping Serendah.

For more information or to book reservation, click here.

Address:Sekeping Serendah Retreats, Jalan Ipoh, Kampung Orang Asli Serendah, 48200 Serendah, Selangor
Opening hours:8am – 7pm (for call hours)
Contact details: +6012 324 6552

5. Rumah Kebun

Quiet and serene, Rumah Kebun is encapsulated within the lush hills of Hulu Langat, Selangor. Dip a toe in the natural spring water pool, or take a plunge into the invigorating waters of the Semungkis river that runs across the two and a half acre property. Rumah Kebun is ideal for couples looking for a quiet getaway, so spend some time in nature and bask in the rustic ambience of Hulu Langat. You can even book the entire estate for as low as RM2,200 per night for maximum privacy. With 4.77 stars and 180 reviews on Airbnb, this place is definitely loved.

For more information or to book reservation, click here.

Address:Kg Sg Semungkis, Batu 14 1/2 Hulu Langat, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Opening hours:Always open
Contact details: Click here to contact

6. Mabul Water Bungalows

If you’re looking for an escape in the sun, Mabul Water Bungalows is the ultimate romantic destination. With panoramic ocean views, it’s the the place to be for those wanting a romantic getaway to the calming sounds of the sea. The floating resort even boasts a spa and a dive centre. You wouldn’t have to imagine crystal-clear cerulean waters, sounds of waves hitting the shores, the breeze in your hair or the sun on your skin at Mabul Water Bungalows if you need that dose of vitamin sea.

For more information or to book reservation, click here.

Address:Lot A-1-G, Block A, Signature Office, KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88100, Malaysia, 88100, Sabah
Opening hours:Always open
Contact details: +608 486 389

7. The Kuala Lumpur Journal

Set in the vibrant and bustling Bukit Bintang, you and your romantic partner will never be bored at The Kuala Lumpur Journal. With rooms starting at only RM200 a night, you won’t have to spend exorbitant amounts or even leave the city to experience a romantic staycation. This boutique hotel has a quirky and casual vibe to it, perfect for young couples who are on a budget. Take a dip into the super-instagrammable rooftop pool, and explore everything Bukit Bintang has to offer, and come back to the calm and cosiness of The Kuala Lumpur Journal.

For more information or to book reservation, click here.

Address: 30 Jalan Beremi, Off, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours:Always open
Contact details: +603 2110 2211

8. Mangala Resort & Spa

Indulge in a couple’s massage, or simply bask in the luscious ambience at Mangala Resort and Spa, located in Kuantan, Pahang.Each villa was inspired by nature, and prioritises privacy, tranquility, and luxury. Certain villas have their own private pool, and the resort is home to over 100 species of flora and fauna. It took 15 years to transform the resort from a barren land to a paradise, and it has definitely been worth it since the resort has been awarded copious awards, and is even in the top 10% of most highly-reviewed hotels in the world by TripAdvisor. Complete with a Balinese-inspired spa, the Mangala Resort is currently offering a special spa packages in February.

For more information or to book reservation, click here.

Address:Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Kuantan, 26300 Pahang
Opening hours:Always open
Contact details: +609 505 7788

9. Arch Studio Cenang

For couples looking for a budget staycation, look no further than Arch Studio Cenang, located in beautiful Langkawi. At only RM150 a night, enjoy elegance and personalised service at bargain price. Featuring industrial design and loft suites, you and your partner will feel the romance blossoming in the air in this cosy hotel. Couples will have all that they need right in the loft, with an added bonus of the pool being just outside the door. Furthermore, Pantai Penang is only a six minute drive away, so you can spend your days lazing around the warm beach.

For more information or to book reservation, click here.

Address:Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Kedah
Opening hours:Always open
Contact details: +6013 809 1659

10. Time Capsule Retreat

We’ve saved the most unique retreat for last- the Time Capsule Retreat, tucked away in the forests of Sungai Lembing, Pahang. Though you may feel like you’re deep into the hidden jungles of nowhere, you’ll actually be only five minutes away from town, so you can grab a bite to eat without any inconvenience. With prices starting at RM128 per night, you’re in for a romantic experience – without breaking the bank. The retreat also offers karaoke and a BBQ pit, so it’ll definitely be a fun and memorable staycation. Rainbow Waterfall, Bukit Panorama, and hiking trails are also really nearby, so be sure to make space in your itinerary to enjoy all the activities available at Time Capsule Retreat.

For more information or to book reservation, click here.

Address:Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Kedah
Opening hours:Sungai Lembing, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang
Contact details: +6013 963 8888

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