These days, instead of going to a café to eat, drink and chat with friends, you can also go to a quiet and refreshing place during your weekend. After a week of waking up early in the morning, facing a lot of tasks and beating the deadlines, you truly deserve a relaxing vacation. And yeah! We are so lucky that we are never lack of long weekends in Malaysia!

So, let’s go! We round up 8 best places to get out of the city and hope you can have fun time with family and friends!


1. The Shorea

The Shorea is a Boutique Eco-Resort set in the Berembun Forest Reserve with two wings: The Shorea ESTATE and the Shorea RESORT. The Shorea Estate features duplex air-conditioned villas with individual pools while The Shorea Resort has naturally ventilated wooden villas with open view towards the forest. There are eight villas with 15 rooms that can accommodate up to 40 people.

Grab some yoga mats and some chicken wings and enjoy a retreat with your loved ones here!

Address: Kampung Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, 3437, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia


2. Time Capsule Retreat

Do you feel tired of the busy and noisy city? If yes, here’s a great place to get away from it – Welcome to Time Capsule Retreat!

This unique concept hotel features eight standard sewer pipes with an inner diameter of 190cm and a length of 3000cm. It offers a funky social scene and a diversity of entertainment. You can enjoy ATV, Jungle Trekking, mining museum, mining tunnels, hanging bridge and the crystal clear river.

All tubes are complete with a comfortable queen-sized bed, light plug sockets, air-condition, plus a stunning view!

Address: Sungai Lembing, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia


3. Farm Ville Café & Homestay

This container homestay at Site B, Sekinchan is designed for you to unwind at their expansive golf course and the café overlooking the paddy fields. A majority of the rooms (most with en-suite bathrooms) have a sun-soaked patio upstairs, affording you a quiet respite from the city mayhem.

If you want to savour all the great seafood and explore the less touristy corners of Sekinchan, a one day trip is never enough for you; so enjoy your time with your family and friends at this homestay and continue your journey the next day!

Address: 11304, Jalan Tepi Sawah, Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia


4. Fig Tree Hill Resort, Penang

Enhance your experience of Penang Island with your stay at Fig Tree Hill Resort for an invigorating stay amongst its natural, lush greenery. Away from the bustle of their tourist-packed beaches.

Fig Tree Hill also offers a stay in one of their many traditional houses complete with relaxing spas and a large pool – a little paradise of its own.

Address: Jalan Kenari, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia


5. Sekeping Serendah Retreat

Wake up to the natural sounds of chirping birds and dreamy daylight in Sekeping Serendah – your best choice if you want an express weekend getaway from Kuala Lumpur. It is just about an hour’s drive from the city so you don’t need to worry about travelling far.

Be captivated with the view and the serenity of the place and have a total relaxation in a glass house! There’s no WI-FI, which is a good thing cause we are all looking for a wonderful place which is away from the modern life in the city and can have a good communication with our family and friends, right?

Address: Chalet, Jalan Ipoh, Kg Orang Asli, Serendah, Malaysia


6. The Dusun, Seremban

The Dusun is a small Eco-resort on a durian orchard managed by a small team. It features five fully equipped bungalows where you can enjoy privacy. And I’m sure you would love to wake up in the morning with the calm songs of birds, the lovely views of the distant Mantin hills and Berembun Forest Reserve.

It also offers guest houses on the top of a little hill that have fully equipped kitchens and outdoor barbecues. Let’s not miss this paradise, go with your family and friends to build great memorable moments here!

Address: Kampung Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, 3437, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia


7. Philea Resort & Spa, Malacca

Enjoy your long weekend in this piece of heaven! Philea Resort & Spa offers a rustic architecture with secluded bays curled around refreshing greenery and a deep sense of serenity.

It is a five-star award winning resort that was build utilizing natural Malaysian made resources, including 8000 pieces of disused railway sleepers for fencing and staircases and more than 6000 tons of marble from Perak as block fencing. This is definitely one of the best destinations when you are fed up of the bustling city!

Address: 75450 Malacca, Malaysia


8. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh

Banjaran Hot Springs is a luxurious wellness retreat tucked between the limestone mountains of Ipoh. It offers private villas nestled on a 17 acre valley within a cluster of majestic limestone hills and you can get amazing spa treatments, massages, hot spring dips and a wonderful view here! It is such a relaxing place that you can come and enjoy your long weekends!

Address: 1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh, PK, Malaysia

Sometimes, you can take a break from your busy schedule without having to leave Malaysia! Plan a short gateway to these amazing places for a mind, body and soul rejuvenation! Don’t wait for it, let’s do it!