6 glamping sites in Malaysia so posh, even your atas friends will like

6 glamping sites in Malaysia so posh, even your atas friends will like
PHOTO: Walai Penyu Libaran Resort

For easy-going folks who are game to go anywhere in the world and couldn't care less about relieving yourselves in a run-down loo, making travel plans with fussy travellers can be quite a pain (to set the record straight, I'm a fussy traveller).

An enthusiastic invite to go on a camping trip in the great outdoors will always be met with squeamish looks and a barrage of questions.

If you're anticipating travelling with a fussy friend, why not try glamping? With glamping, you get the best of both worlds - the mystery and magnificence of nature, and the comfort and facilities of a proper accommodation.

There are plenty of glamping spots just across the border in Malaysia. Drag that fussy friend of yours on a glamping trip and they won't see the great outdoors the same way ever again!

Walai Penyu Libaran Resort

Located along the beaches of Pulau Liburan, Walai Penyu Libaran Resort's tents are clean and well-organised, just like a real hotel!

Wake up to the harmonious ebbing of waves, explore the mangroves, and watch turtles swim in and out of the shallow waters.

If you're lucky, you might even witness a mother turtle laying her eggs ashore!

Photo: Walai Penyu Libaran Resort

Area: Pulau Libaran, Sabah

Activities: Turtle conservation education, turtle release, mangrove tour, village tour

Facilities: Complimentary water bottles, hot-water showers, shared bathrooms, restaurant

Price: From S$246 (includes return boat transfer, all 3 meals and turtle-conservation programs) on Booking.com

Kampung Bongsu Farm Stay

Photo: Kampung Bongsu Farm Stay

Surrounded by lakes and home to farm animals, Kampung Bongsu Farm is the perfect place to unwind.

Milk the cows, and then hike up Bukit Rengit and take in the majesty of the waterfalls. Return to your lovely air-conditioned villa, enjoy a BBQ and bond over board games until it's time to retreat into your homey bedroom.

This is the true definition of "the best of both worlds"!

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Area: Lanchang, Pahang

Activities: Animal-feeding, hiking, fishing, Krau Wildlife Reserve, Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Deerland Park Bukit Rengit

Facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, TV, hot-water showers, toiletries, fully-equipped kitchen, BBQ pit, free parking

Price: From S$175 on Booking.com

Canopy Tribes

Photo: Canopy Tribes

Surrounded by lush greenery, Canopy Tribes is a magical camping site reminiscent of a fairy land. Its large, spacious bell tents are extremely comfortable and are perfect for resting after a busy day out.

Hike up Kota Tinggi Waterfalls, which is located just 5 minutes away from the camp site, and cool off with a relaxing swim.

Photo: Canopy Tribes

Area: Kota Tinggi, Johor

Activities: Hiking, trekking, swimming, kayaking, cycling, ATV, sky lantern release, farm tours, firefly cruise

Facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, BBQ pit, campfire, hot-water showers, shared bathrooms

Price: From S$130 (includes breakfast) on HomeAway

Dream Garden Resort

Photo: Dream Garden Resort

Awaken to the sounds of chirping rainforest birds at Dream Garden Resort.

Comfortably tucked between rainforests and hills, its awesome location gives you access to the waterfalls, mangroves and rice paddy fields.

Wind down with a BBQ right by your patio, and enjoy freshly-grilled seafood whilst gazing at the vast sky of stars.

Photo: Dream Garden Resort

Area: Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi

Activities: Tanjung Rhu Beach, water sports, rice paddy fields, hiking, rainforest trekking, mangrove eagle watching, Durian Perangin Waterfall

Facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, TV, hot-water showers, toiletries, BBQ pits

Price: From S$42 on HomeAway


Photo: Tubotel

Treat yourself to a magnificent view of the sparkly seas and azure waters from Tubotel, where the sea-facing tube-shaped rooms make for excellent private viewing balconies.

You can take leisurely strolls along Cenang Beach, get comfortable in the Lepak Lounge, and hang out by the hammocks.

Be sure to catch the beautiful Langkawi sunset while you're there!

Photo: Tubotel

Area: Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

Activities: Parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boating, kayaking, speed boat, scuba-diving, go-karting, jungle trekking

Facilities: Wi-Fi in public areas, air-conditioning, shared bathroom, hot-water showers, toiletries, hairdryer, iron, restaurant, free parking

Price: From S$41 (includes breakfast) on Booking.com

Lato Lato Resort

Photo: Lato Lato Resort

Surrounded by gorgeous corals and fascinating sea creatures, Lato Lato Resort is the prime glamping destination.

Try snorkeling and scuba-diving and get up close and personal with wild marine life. Just jump right off the deck and straight into the ocean!

Watch the sun rise and fall in the most picturesque manner, and appreciate the calm and peace.

Photo: Lato Lato Resort

Area: Semporna, Sabah

Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, scuba-diving, star-gazing, BBQ, hiking in Pulau Bohey Dulang

Facilities: Fan, complimentary use of snorkeling gear, power supply

Price: From S$58 (includes 3 meals) on HomeAway

Found a glamping destination you want to head to? Show the options to your fussy traveller friend and start discussing your travel dates today!

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