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5 Stunning Private Retreats Near Klang Valley For A Socially Distanced Year-End Getaway

5 Stunning Private Retreats Near Klang Valley For A Socially Distanced Year-End Getaway

These lovely holiday spots are just an hour drive from Klang Valley!

Kirat Kaur

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With interstate travel now allowed, there’s just enough time to plan a much-needed year-end getaway.

While the domestic tourism industry definitely needs our help, we still need to play our part in following the SOPs and keep practicing physical distancing. So, why not splurge on yourself with a secluded, private retreat?

We’ve got just the list of lovely spots all within an hour from Klang Valley for you to escape from the nightmare of 2020!

Embun Luxury Villas

Credit: @embunvillas/Facebook

Though only a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’ve stumbled into a luxurious Bali villa complete with immaculate green lawns, crystalline private pools, fish ponds, fountains and -most importantly- a stunning view of the jungles.

You’ll melt right into mother nature at Embun Luxury Villas perched atop the quiet hilly area of Hulu Sum Sum in Janda Baik as the owners took great care to preserve the site’s natural elements.

For instance, fruit trees like durian and ‘pulasan’ flourish in the resort’s surroundings, beckoning local birdlife to come perch and sing.

It’s also super private as Embun Luxury Villas only has seven pool villas – ranging from one-bedroom to three-bedroom villas – and one rainforest-view suite. Each Balinese-style villa is designed to give its occupants a space of complete tranquility as they fall into the soothing arms of nature.

For reservations, click HERE.

Gerimis Senja Villa, Hulu Langat

This secluded spot nestled deep within the hills of Hulu Langat is perfect for a weekend getaway with family as you wrap up the year.

Though it’s a luxurious private getaway, Gerimis Senja is actually located on an orchard and surrounded by trees bearing tropical fruits.

Credit: @gerimissenjavilla/Facebook

The spacious, open-concept double-storey house can welcome up to 15 people with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, an outdoor bathtub and a private infinity pool. Extra mattresses, pillows and blankets can be provided.

It’s also fully equipped with everything you could want for a group getaway. There’s a kitchen, barbeque facilities (utensils & charcoal provided), table tennis, karaoke set, poker set, and board games for a fun-filled getaway.

But if you want to float away, the super-Instagrammable private infinity pool is all you need!

Credit: @gerimissenjavilla/Facebook

For reservations, click HERE.

Puncak Rimba, Janda Baik

Aerial view of VIlla Puncak Barat & Timur, Puncak Rimba.
(Credit: Puncak Rimba/AirB&B)

There’s a stunning 12-acre estate in Janda Baik, Pahang that’s studded with unique villas, orchards and a gurgling river nearby!

Yep, Puncak Rimba is essentially an extended, luxurious picnic experience atop the cool hills of Pahang with several Nusantara-style villas and a sprawling orchard brimming with 300 durian trees, 200 mangosteen trees and a host of local fruit trees including rambutan, langsat, cempedak and more.

Villa Bukit Lata, Puncak Rimbun
(Credit: Puncak Rimba/AirB&B)

A nearby river offers several serene spots for a swim or if you’d rather some privacy, Villa Puncak Barat & Timur come with an infinity pool facing the lush tropical forests, while there’s jacuzzi tubs in two bathrooms.

If it’s too late to book a villa, fret not as day trips and (physically-distanced) picnics at Puncak Rimba estate are also possible.

For reservations, click HERE.

Bird of Paradise Villa, Genting Sempah

The morning mist over the villa. (Credit: Bird of Paradise Villa)

Just under an hour away from Kuala Lumpur, lies the Bird of Paradise Villa at the Rainforest Sanctuary in Genting Sempah, Pahang.

The spacious five bedroom, 8 bathroom boutique bungalow is designed for private functions so it’s packed to the brim with everything you need for a pick-me-up year end getaway, such as an infinity pool, outdoor jacuzzi, pool table, karaoke system and a barbeque pit.

Credit: Bird of Paradise Villa

Of course, the views are also absolutely stunning as this four-storey boutique bungalow is perched on the foothills of Genting Highlands.

Credit: Bird of Paradise Villa
Credit: Bird of Paradise Villa

So if you’re looking for a space for a nice family-fun weekend, or even a workation, this place definitely has the vibes for a chill getaway.

For reservations, click HERE.

Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort, Selangor

Credit: Avani Hotels & Resorts Limited

While we can’t fly off to Maldives any time soon, the Polynesian-styled overwater villas at Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort is a close contender.

Perched off the waters of Pantai Bagan Lalang in Selangor, these tranquil villas are spread across the sea in the shape of a palm tree with huge glass windows that let you soak in the salty sea air.

Credit: Avani Hotels & Resorts Limited
Credit: Avani Hotels & Resorts Limited

The resort also has its own private beachfront where you can perch for some Vitamin D under the sun or simply take in the breathtaking sunset views.

Depending on your holiday mood, guests can choose between a private two-bedroom villa, family villa or a superior room with a private balcony or terrace.

For reservations, click HERE.

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