6 LUXURIOUS SITES TO GLAMP IN STYLE IN MALAYSIA
By James Lee – 3rd Apr 2021
Sunny days are at the onset! And after a year of under movement control order (MCO), undoubtedly, you are ecstatic to get out and about this summer. And one practical option that you should consider is GLAMPING – where the restful and refreshing calmness of nature meets modern luxury. You’ll get to enjoy the untamed and reserved parts of the region without sacrificing creature comforts. The term originated from the two words – glamorous and camping, which fundamentally means camping with amenities.
Nowadays, glamping has become popular and an in-demand outdoor activity, especially during these challenging times. With its location being nature-based, it has wide and open spaces. Thus, the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission is low compared to traditional indoor accommodation, which is suitable for hotel-wary travelers wanting to enjoy similar comforts of home.
Escape from the congested sedentary life of the city and beat the tropical heat! Experience for yourself these luxurious suites in Malaysia, whether in royalty-like domes or air-conditioned treetop cabins and tents, glamp your way in style.
1. Amoss Farmstay, Cameron Highland, Pahang.
Located at Cameron Highland, a geographical location known for having low temperatures all year. Amoss Farmstay provides comfortable accommodation in a mild climate with daytime temperatures averaging 25°C and 18°C at night. Its domes, overlooking the idyllic view of the farmland, are perfect for romantic dates. Let time pass by and marvel at the lovely sunrise and sunset. Or enjoy a hot drink under a beautiful starry sky, illuminated by fairy lights and beautiful lit-swing, creating a perfect ambiance in your own cozy space. Nevertheless, the place is also great for a family trip to experience farm life or easy trekking for beginners who want to breathe fresh air.
2. Glamz, Genting Highlands, Pahang
Nestled beneath glistening stars in the cool foothills of Genting Highlands, Glamz, with minimalist furnishings and tendrils of fairy lights, almost every corner is an Instagram-able sight. Glamorous and spacious yet nature-inspired amidst lush greenery. The site offers dome-style rooms or bell tents where you can experience camping in comfortable beds. It features a luxurious Jacuzzi whose water is nature-sourced from the jungle and mountain area. Only breakfast is provided, but fret not as lunch and dinner are easily accessible – 22 mins and 12 mins drive away from Genting Highlands and Genting Premium Outlets. Alternatively, designated café and BBQ facilities are available where you can enjoy dinner at night in the chilly breeze. Ample activities are also available such as jungle hiking, steam room, inflatable playground, and recreational areas having a unique, laid-back glamping experience away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
3. Umea Glam Kundasang, Sabah
Situated beside Mesilau Golf Course, which is approximately 6km and 15min drive from Kundasang town, Umea Glam is a dreamy glamping spot.
It has sweeping views of valleys, lush trees, and the enchanting mountains of Sabah. Named after a city in Eastern Sweden makes the place distinct from nearby establishments in the locality. And so is its four different themed domes, from famous cities and transit stations of the said country. The four domes each come with a different interior design, private kitchen, and bathroom. Internet connection is easily accessible for your convenience – allowing you to upload photos on social media instantly. During the day, the weather is warm. However, the temperature could significantly drop to below 16°C at night. It is best then to freshen up before sundown since there is no water heater on-site.
4. Tiarasa Escapes, Janda Baik, Pahang
Tiarasa Escapes rests in the cool foothills of Janda Baik, just 30 minutes outside Kuala Lumpur. Spread across 7 acres of land are 20 safari-styled tents and five treehouses surrounded by green and dense forest. Take pride and joy in nature as if you are the king of the jungle with its comfy and fully air-conditioned rooms, complimentary WIFI, and even coffee-making facilities. Nature walks, birdwatching, riverside picnics, farming, and YES! moonlight cinema are just a few of the recreations available.
5. Gopeng Glamping Park, Gopeng, Perak
Flanked by hills, rivers, caves, and forest, Gopeng Glamping is a place that presents a warm and homey vibe. Aside from the stunning views of nature, it is also rich in cultural heritage, a unique experience perfect for family bonding and friendly gathering. They have 15 tents in total; each can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons (with or without meal packages – buffet style). The site offers a range of activities, from a serene and relaxing retreat to a leisure walk through culture, heritage, and historical activities, as well as the most extreme & adventure ones for adrenaline buffs. At night, gather around the fire pit with your friends and family for a sing-along over the campfire.
6. Sea Horizon Resort, Johor
Anchored at the fishing village of Sedili Besar, traveling to Sea Horizon Resort takes around 1.5 hours from Johor Senai Airport. It is built tall and above an exhilarating cliffside overlooking the South China Sea. Deeply inspired by the local culture, its design and architecture embody the spirit of old seafarers. There is no TV and wifi in rooms, leaving guests to stay fully connected to nature and encourage them to spend quality time with loved ones. Plenty of outdoor activities are also available, ideal for bonding moments – from biking, kayaking, rope course on the water to traditional lekor snack workshop. And with the absence of artificial light pollution in these natural locations, stargazing through the overhead vistas is a profoundly moving experience.