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4 Amazing Unique Stays In Malaysia You Now Know!

Do you know that Malaysia has several unique stays in Malaysia?

In this post, we explore 4 amazing unique stays in Malaysia, from accommodations in the rainforest to a Mongolian yurt, let’s dive in! We will explore various accommodations all over Malaysia.

What are the unique stays in Malaysia?

Templer Park Rainforest Retreat

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There are two types of accommodation within this retreat. Guests can either choose from Villas or Container type stays. This retreat is unique in that it is surrounded by the Kanching Forest Reserve. This retreat is within a residential gated and guarded community, where security is emphasized at all times.

Facilities & Activities

The shared facilities at this resort include a 1.2-meter deep swimming pool, a 600-meter deep wading pool, a jacuzzi, an outdoor sauna, and a trampoline. The facilities for the Villa and Container vary slightly. Other nearby activities include hiking & jungle trekking at Kanching Waterfalls, relax at the Selayang Hot Springs or visiting Batu Caves Temple.


There are differing rates for both Villa and Container during weekdays and weekends. The rates for the Villa on a weekday starting at RM1000 ($250) per night for the first 6 persons with additional persons paying RM120 ($30). The weekend rates for the Villa start at RM1500 ($372) per night for the first 6 persons with additional persons paying RM120 ($30) per night.

The resort nearby worth staying is the Brickhouse @ Serendah River Retreat. This retreat is near a fruit plantation within the rainforest. The unique feature of this resort is that it has a river running through it.

Templers Park has been featured in Klook as one of 15 Laid-Back Nature Getaways Within 2 Hours from Kuala Lumpur.

Amanjena Resort

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The next on our list is Amanjena Resort. The uniqueness of this resort is its Greek-inspired theme. The whitewashed walls and turquoise-colored furnishings give an aura of luxury as one steps into this resort. This resort is in Pengkalan Balak which is 75 miles from Kuala Lumpur. Driving here would take about 1.5 hours.

Facilities & Activities

This resort is next to the Pengkalan Balak beach. Thus, children can enjoy Banana Boat activities while parents can opt for the sunset cruise trip. The common facilities at this resort are its swimming pool, poolside picnic area, and beachside activities.


The basic room is the Double Deluxe which starts at RM350 ($90). Their Pool View Junior Suite and Pool View Family Room start at RM 650 ($160).

For other hotels in Melaka, check out these hotels.

Bon Ton

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This resort is one of the few premier resorts in Langkawi having been featured in NZ Herald, CNN Travel, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal. The resort consists of 8 individually styled Malay houses. Each of the villas is about 100 years old. Imagine staying in a piece of history, fun isn’t it?

The villas are Blue Ginger, Yellow Orchid, Black Coral, White Frangipani, Laguna, Palm, Silk, and Cahaya. This resort is one of the few pet-friendly hotels in Malaysia. If you are looking for nightlife, look no further! Head to Sunset Deck for stunning sunsets and cocktails.

Facilities & Activities

Their website gives an excellent guide on what you can do within the resort and Langkawi as a whole.


The basic rates start at RM355 ($88) for the Blue Ginger and Yellow Orchid Villas. The rate increases to RM430 ($110) for Black Coral and White Frangipani Villas. The Palm and Laguna Villas are RM490 ($120). The largest villa, Chahaya is RM630 ($ 155).

Wind Paradise Mongolian Yurt

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This resort is one of Malaysia’s 11 Unique Outdoor Retreats in Sabah. Wind Paradise sits at the edges of Mount Kinabalu Park and has panoramic views of Kundasang’s farmland. This resort has its own Star Observation Deck where you can observe the Milky Way all night. There are two types of accommodation available which are Mongolian Yurts and Wooden Lodges.

Facilities & Activities

The facilities in this resort include an internet connection, a relaxation area, and an observation deck. The in-room facilities include private washroom facilities, water heater, and free usage of BBQ pits and steamboat facilities. The in-room facilities apply to both the Mongolian Yurts and the Wooden Lodges. This resort is also kid-friendly and pet-friendly.


A two-person Yurt starts at RM220 ($55) while a five-person Yurt is priced at RM360 ($90). A Wooden Lodge for 2 persons is priced at RM170 ($42). A four-person Wooden Lodge is priced at RM330 ($82).

Nearby Attractions Worth Visiting

Some of the nearby attractions are:-

  1. Desa Dairy Farm. This farm is located at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu. People usually visit this place for two reasons, the amazing view of Mount Kinabalu and fresh milk. The Friesian cows from this farm produce 900,000 liters of milk every year. This area is Sabah’s “Little New Zealand”.
  2. Sabah Tea. This tea plantation located at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu produces quality black tea. The teas here are free from pesticides and gives a bountiful harvest all year round.
  3. Poring Hot Springs. These hot springs are a must-visit for their refreshing and healing properties of the hot springs. Adventure seekers can trek through lush forests, mountain streams and if lucky, spot the Rafflesia. The hot springs have been featured in 7 Nature Itineraries To Experience In Sabah.

For other hotels in Sabah, check them out here. You can also check out the Top 10 Tours and Activities in Sabah.

Is Langkawi Worth Visiting?

Yes! Tripzilla lists 7 Reasons To Visit Langkawi, Malaysia’s Coastal Gem. Langkawi is famous for its beaches which are all over the island. If you are looking for a vibrant beach, head to Pantai Cenang if you crave seclusion and privacy, head over to Tanjung Rhu beach.

Langkawi is also the base if you are planning to visit Koh Lipe, Krabi, Phuket, and Koh Phi Phi. If beach hopping isn’t your thing, head over to Langkawi Skybridge or Telaga Tujuh Waterfall.

For other hotels in Langkawi, check out these hotels.


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