1. The Dusun, Seremban
The Dusun is a private orchard retreat up in the hills. It promotes sustainable farming and jungle conservation. Here, you will find five houses – Berembun, Emas, Sora, Perling and Tembusu, all uniquely built with combined elements of Malay and Orang Asli style.
Pricing:From RM200 per person, with some houses able to accommodate up to six people
2. Rumah Rehat Adeline, Gopeng Perak.
Away from the busyness of Ipoh City yet not far off lie Adeline’s Villa in Gopeng. Personally attended to by owner Adeline Kuo, who believes in serving great food to affable company, this nature’s hideaway has all the charms and facilities city-dwellers seek, be it for a holiday or a respite.
The chalets sit amidst cool rainforest greens and aboriginal charms, and are equipped with amenities for comfort. Ranging in sizes suitable for honeymooners’ privacy to families’ coziness, Adeline’s Villa also offers thrilling nature-based activities that include white-water rafting, caving, paintball, and other team sports.
Pricing: From RM103.90 per person for 2 days 1 night
3. Tanah Aina Eco Tourism (Altogether Tanah Aina organization comprises 4 locations in Bentong and Raub, Pahang and 1 in Desaru, Johore; each Tanah Aina Resort is unique and serves its own purpose in preserving nature, making your holiday retreat memorable.)
Tanah Aina Resort offers an unforgettable authentic eco-tourism experience set in the deep rainforest jungle of Malaysia without guests having to entirely give up on modern comforts.
Pricing: RM250 per person a night
4. Sekeping Serendah
Sekeping Serendah is a private retreat attempting to tread lightly on the land. The very transparent and open sheds celebrate the beauty of the natural environment surrounding them.
Pricing: RM280 per night
5. Titi Eco Farm
Visitors to this retreat will be taught about green living and will learn more about the environment and organic farming. Those who wish to visit can choose from a day trip or a 2D1N stay in the accommodation of their choice – the long house, semi-detached chalet and energy garden.
Pricing: Overnight stays are priced at RM145 to RM230. Overnight stays include three organic meals, a 90-minute guided walk tour and the sharing of organic lifestyle and healthy living tips.
6. Green Acres Orchard and Ecolodge, Balik Pulau, Penang
This retreat is a sustainable fruit orchard which comprises three accommodation units, all built by hand. They are the eco-lodge, a two-storey lodge which can accommodate eight people, the treehouse which is perfect for couples, and Uncle Joe’s hut, which was just completed.
Pricing: RM250 per person
7. Sekeping Kong Heng, Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng, in the charming old town of Ipoh, is the latest addition to the Sekeping family of retreats. It is located in a 3 storey neo-classical building which also houses a famous coffee shop of the same name on the ground floor that serves great coffee and the best local dishes in town.
Pricing: From RM220 (Standard Room with 1 Double Bed)
8. Tiger Rock
“Tiger Rock is about low impact, sustainable tourism which includes participation of the local Pangkor Island community, preserving the natural environment and cultural way of life as well as ensuring mutual respect and benefits to all parties involved. This commitment is reflected in every aspect of Tiger Rock, from the way it is designed and built, to how it is managed by local islanders.” Rebecca Duckett- Wilkinson. If price is not your restriction, you should consider this place.
Pricing: Starting from RM630.00 net: (Adult) per person per night inclusive full board.