10 Unique glamping spots in Malaysia for your next getaway
Putting the glam in glamping
By now, you would have heard of glamping—a portmanteau of “glamourous” and “camping”—a unique travel experience that allows us to unwind and take a break close to nature without compromising comfort. While sites in Kuala Lumpur may still be few and far between, Malaysians are fortunate to have many glamping options throughout the country, from Pahang to Sabah to Johor.
If you’re looking to spend some time surrounded by flora and fauna, these are some of the best glamping locations to check out in the country.
1. Castra by Colony, Kuala Lumpur
Castra by Colony is KL’s first-ever urban glamping space, located on the rooftop of popular co-working space Colony Star Boulevard KLCC. It features a campsite with its own 4,000-square feet private garden lounge and barbeque deck as well as tents equipped with amenities, such as premium beds and linens, en-suite bathrooms, and outdoor patio seating. The design of Castra by Colony is inspired by Mediterranean aesthetics. Other things to note include Bose outdoor speakers, a fully stocked minibar, and en-suite power sockets with unlimited Wi-fi. If you’re staying there, the space will provide amenities for up to 10 guests. It’s also suitable for events, with a rooftop space that can accommodate 100 people.
Address: Level R, Star Boulevard KLCC, 1, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 018 213 8086
2. Tadom Hill, Selangor
Located near KLIA, Tadom Hill Resorts is only a 45-minute drive from the city centre. Be amazed by the charming bamboo huts and tropical beauty of southern Klang Valley—this glamping spot takes major pride in being environmentally friendly and sustainable. Activities you can try at the site include diving off a five-metre bamboo platform, abseiling, archery, bamboo rafting, and the flying fox zipline.
Address: Bukit Tadom, Kampung Labohan Dagang, Banting, Selangor
Contact: 012 5225 728
3. Tiarasa Escapes, Pahang
This glamping spot—spanning seven acres—is designed by award-winning landscape architect, WHZ Environmental Design. It is also rather accessible from KL, being less than an hour’s drive away from the city centre. Here, you will find majestic trees and fruit-laden orchards. As for the tents, you will notice Bornean elements, while the treetop accommodations are decorated with whimsical tribal furnishings, mandalas, dreamcatchers, as well as a private teepee and hammock. Whether you’re alone or with loved ones, Tiarasa Escapes is the place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle.
Address: Jalan Enderong, Sum Sum Ulu, Kampung Janda Baik, Pahang
Contact: 012 887 7777
4. Glamz at Genting, Pahang
In addition to being an event space, Glamz has also established itself as a go-to location for glamping. After all, the word ‘glam’ is literally in its name. Your time here allows you to be one with nature, with a choice of accommodation including the likes of the Dome Room, Family Dome, and VIP Dome with a private jacuzzi.
Address: 1, Jln Meranti, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
Contact: 012 664 5269
5. Glamping @ Wetland Putrajaya (AKA Glow), Putrajaya
For those looking for a glamping location closer to KL, Glow marks the spot less than an hour away in Putrajaya. With fully stocked amenities and a beautiful lake view, you’ll have the peace and quiet you need to catch your breath. That’s not all, though—an archery range, a bouncy trampoline, badminton courts, and a whole slew of board games will keep you and your companions entertained and happy.
Address: XM9R+VW, Presint 13, 62300 Putrajaya
Contact: 013 347 8857
6. Sea Horizon Resort. Johor
Built on the precipice of a seaside cliff, Sea Horizon Resort is tucked away within the Sedili Besar fishing village—and pays homage to local culture in its aesthetic. The resort’s tranquillity and unique ambience is perfect for either an intimate honeymoon or a quick family getaway. There’s nothing more peaceful than waking up to a view of the ocean and smelling the salty breeze, within a luxurious—but homey—setting.
Address: Lot 901, Kuala Sedili Besar, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor
Contact: 016 720 0399
7. Gopeng Glamping Park, Perak
Gopeng Glamping Park has room for both adrenaline junkies and homebodies. Cocooned within nature, this unique spot boasts opportunities to explore the hills, caves, rivers, and forests of Kampung Chulek. Whether you prefer to spend your holiday learning about the village’s culture or watch live fire-eating performances, Gopeng Glamping Park has just the thing. Moreover, they pride themselves on their hospitality and hearty food, so you know you’ll be treated well.
Address: Lot 10846, Jalan Besar Kampung Chulek, 31600 Perak Gopeng, Perak
Contact: 013 240 8857
8. Dusun Bonda, Pahang
Dusun Bonda literally means ‘Mother’s Orchard’ in Malay and befitting its name, this privately-owned retreat is designed for family retreats. Located in a humble fruit orchard, Dusun Bonda offers a variety of activities for children and adults alike. From DIY swing sets and a kids’ playground to man-made waterfalls and rivers, you’ll be able to take a break from your screen to enjoy what nature has to offer.
Address: Lot 2121 (2996) Jalan Ulu Tamu, Kampung Orang Asli Gurney, Ulu Tamu, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor
Contact: 012 663 3667
9. Umea Glam Kundasang, Sabah
Umea Glam Kundasang (UGK) in Sabahwas built for guests to be one with nature. Dream-like golden flowers drape across the pathways, and the above-ground domes offer a stunning view of the landscape and sunrise. If you’re looking for somewhere more secluded, UGK would be perfect as they currently only have four domed tents, each beautifully furnished and decorated, offering more intimacy and quiet than some of the other glamping options on this list.
Address: Jalan Golf Course Mesilou, 89308 Kundasang, Sabah
Contact: 088 886 005
10. Stellar Golden Hill, Cameron Highlands
Set in the hilly landscapes of Cameron Highlands, Stellar Golden Hill offers a tranquil glamping experience amidst fresh, cool air. Calling itself “Malaysia’s first caravan glamping company”, this nature escape has a variety of glamping options including caravan, luxury tents, and bell tents for different preferences. Aside from optional barbecue and picnic packages, guests can also book additional activities such as jungle trekking or painting (at additional cost), or enjoy complimentary board games, darts, an outdoor cinema, and more.
Address: Lot 13, Jalan Golden Hills 9, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
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