Upon hearing air-conditioned rooms, comfy beds, and WiFi access while camping got you felt a bit cynical. But it quickly passed as soon as you realize that it was actually glamping. You’ve heard it but never experienced it. In that case, get clued up by taking a look at our top 10 cool glamping spots across Malaysia and be prepared to jaw-drop.
GLAMZ at Genting Glamping, Pahang
Designed not to be mistaken as an igloo, GLAMZ at Genting showcased their array of iconic white-tiled domes, each categorized by their design and exclusivity. We’re pretty sure your eyes will lock immediately on the massive Glamz Dome the moment you set foot on that hillside area. But your mind is telling you to shift your gaze to the scenery as well.
The public jacuzzi, saunas, BBQ tent, and Glamz Cafe are some of the facilities allocated to ensure your day is worth-spent. If you are planning on having a big ceremonial dinner, Green House is an ideal setting for that ceremony to take place. And your nighttime here will never be somber with the beaming lights shining all over the area as the moonlight glimmered while you stargaze in the Star Tent.
Address: GLAMZ at Genting, No 1, Jalan Meranti, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang.
Operating Hours: 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM daily
Contact Number: +60 12-664 5269
After the stay, you could spend the rest of your day at Genting Highlands with some exciting activities merely to perfect your weekend getaway, leaving no minutes behind.
Dusun Bonda at Batang Kali, Selangor
Poolside, riverside, and hillside bell tent are some of the options you can choose when glamping in Dusun Bonda. Provided with a portable air-conditioner, mosquito repellent, and silent forest – your sleep will only get interrupted the moment brilliant sunshine illuminates the tent. That’s just nature’s way of urging you to appreciate the sunrise.
Bring along your trekking gear because you get to trek in the jungle to reach the nearby waterfall. Or you can go to the natural hot spring which is just 10 to 15 minutes walking distance. Glamping in Dusun Bonda is all about savoring nature to get your mind off of the hectic city life. So just bask in the calming greenery and trickling sounds of the river while the staff roasts some meat.
Address: Lot 2121 (2996) Jalan Ulu Tamu, Kampung Orang Asli Gurney, Ulu Tamu, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor.
Contact Number: +60 12-663 3667
Castra by Colony at Kuala Lumpur
Skyscrapers within your sight and faint sounds of honking vehicles, there you are standing on the rooftop terrace of Golden Triangle in Kuala Lumpur. Yep, Castra by Colony provides you a luxury encampment for those who don’t feel like camping in the forest and prefer a spot surrounded by tall buildings.
Right after work, you can simply tell your friends to meet at the Star Boulevard to begin your glorious weekend. Complete with picnic areas, bohemian-style tent, and comfy hammock – those are where your friends get to put their feet up and exchange laughs. Feast the BBQ buffet while staring at the blazing light of KLCC and enjoy the music blared from the bose outdoor speaker.
Come again if you‘re considering a celebratory dinner to take place here since it accommodates up to 100 people.
Address: Level R, Star Boulevard KLCC, 1, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM, Monday to Friday
Contact Number: +60 18-213 8086
Dome Glamping at Sea Horizon Resort, Bukit Tinggi, Johor
Erected by the cliffside, Sea Horizon Resort in Johor provides twin dome glamping where you get to wake up in the morning overlooking the sea. Your stay here includes breakfast by the pool which you can mingle around and get acquainted with other visitors. Equipped with hot showers, an air-conditioned room, a mini-fridge and a well-polished wooden deck, a smile of pleasure will never leave your face.
Come shady afternoon is when your kids get to fly some kites or build some sandcastle. As for you, take a stroll by the seashore to get your feet washed by the waves. And wear something warm when you’re looking at the night sky because the chilly ocean breeze will brush your skin. Undoubtedly, glamping here gives the serenity you’re yearning for.
Address: Lot 901, Kuala Sedili Besar, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor
Operating Hours: 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM daily
Contact Number: +60 16-720 0399
Gopeng Glamping Park at Gopeng, Perak
Just within your budget, Gopeng Glamping Park in Perak proffered all the glamping experiences you need. Close to nature, BBQ pits, and a bunch of cozy bell tents surrounding a fireplace. A perfect setting for some guitar session under the shimmering stars. There’s also a special fire show every Saturday night for you to oohs and ahhs.
You also get to do some outdoor activities like hiking and water rafting. Just seek assistance from the staff and they’ll happily supply you with the information.
Address: Lot 10846, Jalan Besar, Kampung Chulek, 31600 Gopeng, Perak
Operating Hours: 24/7
Contact Number: +6013 240 8857
Tiarasa Escapes at Bentong, Pahang
We’re telling you, family day at Tiarasa Escape will never be forgotten. Because their safari-style tented villas are arranged randomly on the well-groomed landscape surrounded by numberless trees is just mesmerizing. Get comfortable with the beanbags scattered all over the lawn or take a dip in the lake-like swimming pool after scouring every inch of the area.
Your itinerary here should be packed. A picnic by the river, bonfire lighting, moonlight cinema, birdwatching, and several others that you can never say no to. Hence, unforgettable.
Address: Persiaran Enderong, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
Operating Hours: 24/7
Contact Number: +60 12-887 7777
Umea Glam Kundasang, Sabah
“We may not be a five-star hotel, but surely we can let you sleep and relax under the million stars,” a quote from the founders of Umea Glam Kundasang. Four glamping domes here are named after places in Sweden. They were assembled by the hills offering a magnificent panorama of jagged mountains as you comfortably sit on the deck.
You know what to expect when vacationing in Sabah – morning mist. The cold and balmy weather will surely let you exhale foggy breath. So better sip that coffee and just enjoy the crisp morning air.
Address: Jalan Golf Course, Mesilau, Kundasang, Sabah
Contact Number: 088-886 005
Canopy Villa Glamping Park, Pahang
Welcome back to your natural habitat at this perfectly placed glamping site – Canopy Villa Glamping Park in Janda Baik. It is very peaceful and secluded in a wildly beautiful forested landscape. The only noise you will hear is your families cracking up, enjoying each other’s company. Bike ride, archery, and swimming in the river are some of the activities you can do during the day. During the night, sit encircling the fire pit while your dad grills some chicken satay.
Address: Sg. Lampin, Janda Baik, Bentong, Malaysia, 28750
Contact Number: +60 13-333 8122
Tadom Hill Resort at Banting, Selangor
Whether you’re here for weddings, a company retreat, or a bachelor party, Tadom Hill offers various leisure recreations to exhaust you. Activities like flying fox, ATV ride, and abseiling are for those who love outdoor adventures. But if you’re looking for more relaxed ones, opt for table tennis, congkak, and giant Jenga. Feel refreshed by diving into the cool lake while swinging from the tree top, splashing your friends on their bamboo raft.
After having all these fun-filled activities, get recharged with a good night’s sleep in the Hammock Sphere. Don’t worry, no bugs will bother as every accommodation here provides mosquito nets.
Address: Bukit Tadom, Kampung Labohan Dagang, 42700 Banting, Selangor
Operating Hours: 9.00 AM to 6.45 PM daily
Contact Number: +60 12 – 5225728
Tubotel at Langkawi, Kedah
Don’t give it a second thought right after you see a row of brightly-painted tubes arranged overlooking the Strait of Malacca, located in Langkawi. What makes it unique is you will sleep in a concrete tube and inside of it are just a bed, plug points, and air-conditioning – that’s it. It’s like your own hiding hole.
This stay should be in your consideration if you’re on a budget. Why? Because you still get to witness the sun sets across the ocean at the canopy bed on the deck. You will also enjoy feasting their all-American breakfast at their cozy outdoor lounge.
Address: Tapaz, Tubotel, Sungai Cenang, Pantai Cenang Langkawi, 07000 Pulau Langkawi
Operating Hours: 7.00 AM to 10.00 PM daily
Contact Number: +60 12-476 2486