A Weekend Getaway In KL You Just Can’t Miss!

Getaway for the weekend at these nearby retreats!
By: Cherelle Lim
March 15, 2022

After a stressful week at work, all we really want to do is enjoy a little weekend getaway. Whether that’s having a staycation in the heart of KL, or getting lost in nature. Despite our bustling city, there are quite a few natural getaways you can escape to. Although not directly in KL, most are just a short drive away! So, maybe a short weekend getaway is really all you need to rekindle your love for life. From what we know, the best adventures are always unexpected! So, browse through Beauty Insider’s list of weekend getaways and add it to your favourites. Who knows, you might just need it in the future!

Short Weekend Getaway

1. Bukit Tinggi, Bentong & Raub, Yes! Orchard

It is time for a road trip down to Bukit Tinggi, Bentong & Raub! These three spots are perfect for a planned weekend getaway. Taking pit stops at each location, you can end the night at Yes! Orchard. Visiting this Durian orchard could be your last stop before turning in for the night. If you’re lucky enough to visit during Durian season, you might just get a taste too!

PriceFor more info contact Yes! Orchard 
Contact+6017-685 8948 
WebsiteYes Durian
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2. Janda Baik, Al-Sakinah Resort

Looking to take a break from social media? Al-Sakinah Resort at Janda Baik is the best place to be! String along some of your friends and enjoy a weekend getaway by the riverside. This hidden villa is located in the cooler highlands of Janda Baik, so it’ll definitely be cooling. A home away from home, this retreat is surrounded by shading trees and a river. Pack your own dinner and enjoy a BBQ night!

PriceRM100 per pax
Contact018-2293183 | alsakinahresortjb@gmail.com
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3. Cherating, Matahari Chalets

When in Malaysia, there are just so many activities you can do. Besides hiking, scaling Mount Kinabalu and going to Genting Highland, Malaysia is also best known for its beaches. Although if you live in KL, the beach may be a bit of a distance for you. But nonetheless, check out Cherating, where the waves run high and the view is calming. For a fun little weekend getaway, visit Matahari Chalets where you can even learn to surf!

PriceRM400 per pax
Contact+60 12-9373 858 | mataharitraveltours@gmail.com
WebsiteMatahari Chalets


4. Kuala Lumpur, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

For a quick escape from bustling city life, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, located at 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, offers a perfect retreat. 

This elegant hotel sits in close proximity to some of KL’s historical treasures, including the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Merdeka Square, which are within easy walking distance. 

You can immerse yourself in the rich history of the city. For those seeking cultural experiences, the nearby Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia provide captivating insights. 

To unwind, The Majestic Spa is an oasis of relaxation, and you can also indulge in a quintessential Malaysian experience by savouring traditional afternoon tea amidst the lush greenery of the hotel’s Orchid Conservatory.

Address5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Riverside Retreats

1. Ratu Rening Residency

For a budget weekend getaway, check out The Farm Karak! Only an hour away from KL, this riverside retreat is a beautiful estate featuring two properties – Sekebun Bunga and Dusun Raja. A magical getaway in nature, it is ideal for families and friends. Plan a picnic, go fishing or get ready for a BBQ night! Kids will also love the floating overwater tent that fits up to 4 pax! 

PriceRM143.75 per pax
Contact+60 16 207 7671 / +60 16 380 5999
WebsiteRatu Rening Residency
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2. The Farm Karak

Nature lovers will fall in love with The Farm Karak as it truly is a zen little weekend getaway. The retreat stretches across 100 acres of land and is a great place to revitalise your chakras. This sweet retreat will make you forget about your phones and keep you bonding with your family and friends! Enjoy their outdoor activities of jungle trekking and kayaking. 

PriceRM133 per pax
Contact+6010 831 6178 | thefarmkarak@gmail.com
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3.  The Sticks Guide

The Sticks Guide is also an hour away from KL and hidden within the remote jungles of Fraser Hill. Making this the best place for a secluded weekend getaway from all the hustle and bustle. This glamping oasis also features activities such as river rafting. Furthermore, there is also a suspension bridge you can cross to get across the river. 

PriceRM206.00 per night
WebsiteThe Sticks
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4. Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur

For those seeking a tranquil riverside escape, escape to Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur. This boutique hotel offers a serene setting, with the peaceful Ampang Park Lake just a leisurely stroll away, where you can enjoy a relaxing evening by the water.

If you’re in the mood for urban exploration, the iconic Petronas Twin Towers are just a short drive away. Additionally, the nearby Jalan P. Ramlee Street is famous for its vibrant nightlife, boasting a variety of bars and clubs for those looking to unwind after a day of relaxation. 

Villa Samadhi provides the perfect blend of tranquillity and accessibility for a riverside retreat in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Address8, Jalan Madge, Taman U Thant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Hidden Forests Getaway

1. Tiarasa Escapes Glamping Resort

Why go camping when you can go glamping instead? Visit Tiarasa Escapes Glamping Resort for a luxury taste of glamping. The whole area is packed with air-conditioned tents and gorgeous treehouses. This tropical paradise is truly Insta-worthy and aesthetically pleasing. Plan a small picnic and bask under the sun. 

PriceRM990.00 a night
Contact+60 12-887 7777 | tiarasa@enfiniti.com.my
WebsiteTiarasa Escape
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2. Dusun Bonda

Another magical glamping spot is Dusun Bonda. Hang out with friends and family as you enjoy the rush of waters from Ulu Tamu River. You can even enjoy a little photoshoot at the wooden swings built atop the river. With magnificent views, Dusun Bonda is the weekend getaway we all need. 

PriceRM350 a night
Contact+60 12-6633 667 | dusunbonda.reservation@gmail.com
WebsiteDusun Bonda 


3. The Acres Resort

The next time you’re thinking of heading up to Genting for a weekend getaway, head on to The Acres Resort instead! It is hidden away from all the bustle of city lights and tourists. Perfect for families, this resort offers a ton of amenities for kids to enjoy. Including a petting zoo! 

PriceRM480 a night
Contact+60 12-223 5866 | theacresresort@gmail.com
WebsiteThe Acres Resort
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For an enchanting escape into a hidden forest, The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort is a delightful retreat nestled approximately 1.5 hours from Kuala Lumpur. 

This resort offers a truly immersive experience in the lush rainforests surrounding it. Guests can explore scenic hiking trails, allowing them to reconnect with nature and unwind amidst pristine landscapes.

Adding to the charm, the Japanese Village and Colmar Tropicale, both inspired by European architecture, are located nearby, offering cultural and architectural exploration. 

At The Chateau, you can rejuvenate with spa treatments that draw from organic wellness principles and indulge in organic dining experiences. 

This hidden gem in the forested hills provides a perfect blend of nature, culture, and wellness for a memorable getaway.

AddressKM 48, Persimpangan Bertingkat Lebuhraya Karak, 28750 Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, Malaysia 
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Nature Retreats

1. Sekeping Serendah Retreat 

Just a short 45-minute drive from KL, Sekeping Serendah Retreat offers the peacefulness of the wilderness. This retreat can cater up to 10 pax but if you’re looking for a couples retreat, opt for the Glass Box and Mud Box. Designed with an exposed brick wall and furnished with minimalist furniture, you’ll learn to enjoy the serendipity of quietness. 

PriceRM320.00 a night
Contact+6012 324 6552
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2. Mandara Tree Villas

Mandara Tree Villas is also located in Janda Baik and is decked out with traditional wooden villas. Choose to stay in a one-bedroom villa, or a two-bedroom villa. Each villa comes with a private terrace, dining area, comfortable bed and more. 

PriceRM301.00 per night
Contact019-388 5590 | mandaratreevillas@gmail.com
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3. The Shorea

For a romantic weekend getaway, The Shorea is your top pick. Located in Seremban, The Shorea offers numerous villas and duplexes. All with a scenic view from the hilltop. Although the rates may be on the slightly pricier side, it is totally worth the relaxation. This is because you’ll get access to an infinity pool, personal verandah and plunge pool. Perfect for an anniversary weekend away without the kids!

PriceRM600.00 a night
Contact+6017 338 5698
WebsiteThe Shorea
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4. The Banjaran Hotsprings

For a nature-focused retreat that’s approximately 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat awaits at 1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh. 

This idyllic haven immerses you in the natural world with its awe-inspiring limestone caves, therapeutic hot springs, and lush surroundings. At the retreat, you can explore ancient caves and soak in rejuvenating hot springs that offer a tranquil escape from city life.

A visit to the nearby Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple, nestled within a breathtaking cave formation, is a must for cultural and spiritual exploration. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, the lush surroundings provide ample opportunities for jungle trekking and bird-watching. 

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat offers an ideal setting for nature enthusiasts to unwind and reconnect with the natural world, making it a remarkable destination for a nature retreat.

AddressPersiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia (Approximately 2 hours from KL)
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