Now that Malaysia has relaxed travel restrictions locally, it looks like staycations are back in full swing as families scramble to make holiday plans post-lockdown after the many months of being asked to stay at home. For a short getaway with the whole family, you won’t have to go far as the state of Selangor has many undiscovered resorts, chalets, and villas where you can spend some time relaxing and indulging in the beauty of nature. Little Steps have rounded up the best staycations places to go to in Selangor, so let’s start packing!
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A nature resort an hour's drive from KL City, Huda's Haven provides an excellent environment for relaxation and tranquility surrounded by lush forests and a cooling river. The resort consists of 11 villas, 10 standard rooms, and 2 family rooms, and lots of fun activities such as boating, cycling, fishing (bring your own rod), table tennis, badminton, swimming pool, and karaoke. For larger groups, activities like jungle trekking, ATV, paintball, and archery can be arranged at a fee. No cooking is allowed apart from the barbecue dinner, so you will have to cater your meals from their kitchen.
Huda's Haven Resort, Lot 1857, Kampung Ulu Rening, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor, Malaysia, +6012 800 5608, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hudas-haven.com
Round up your family members and friends, and get a taste of kampung-style living at Carpe Diem Orchard Home in Serendah. Experience living in a rustic Malay traditional house surrounded by local fruit trees, and enjoy the fresh air and natural surroundings spread across 18 acres. Located about 45 minutes away from KL city, this place is ideal for large groups who want to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Guests can relax in the swimming pool, fire up the BBQ pit, cycle, fish at the fish ponds, pet the rabbits, feed the hens and ducks, play ping pong, jump on the trampoline, pluck fruits or just wander around and explore, or try their hand in traditional Malaysian games like congkak, capteh, and petanque.
Carpe Diem Orchard Home Serendah, 803, Jalan Besar Serendah, Serendah, 48000 Selangor, Malaysia, +6013 228 8223, www.carpediem.my
Part of the MaGIC Village Community, Dash Box Hotel oozes industrial chic with its repurposed shipping containers transformed into cool rooms with pops of colors. The rooms are on the smaller side but still cozy and comfortable. Keep an eye out for the hotel mascot, the Green Dash Bunny plush toy which makes an appearance in every room, while kiddos will have a blast on the two water slides, and appreciate the proximity to DPULZE Shopping Center.
Dash Box Hotel Cyberjaya, MaGIC Village, Persiaran APEC, CYBER 8, Cyberjaya, Malaysia, +603 8322 7171, www.dash-hotels.com/cyberjaya-malaysia
The thought of waking up to the sight of rice paddy fields is a novelty for most city folks. So here's your chance to experience something different at the Farm Ville Cafe & Homestay located in Sekinchan, a town known as the 'rice bowl of Selangor'. Stay in their container rooms, snap Insta-worthy shots with the lush paddy fields as a background (from March to May and September to November) and explore the attractions of this seaside town including their seafood, the Sekinchan fishing village, and not forgetting a visit to the Pantai Redang Sekinchan to catch a glimpse of its famous Wishing Tree.
Farm Ville Cafe & Homestay, Lot 11304, Kampung Site B Tambahan, Jalan Tepi Sawah, Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia, +6017 206 8666, www.farmvillehomestay.com.my/home
Golfers looking for some R&R, this is the place to be. Located about 30 minutes from the city center, The Saujana offers a pleasant escape with a lakeside view on nearly 400 acres of a lush tropical garden. Right next to the hotel lies two 18-hole golf courses of Saujana Golf & Country Club. There's a number of excellent on-site restaurants including Senja and Kogetsu, or take a drive to Citta Mall or Oasis Village nearby for more dining options.
The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Saujana Resort, Jalan Lapangan Terbang SAAS, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7843 1234, www.farmvillehomestay.com.my/home
Award-winning landscaped gardens including palm trees, tropical gardens, and charming chalets welcome guests at Cyberview Resort & Spa in Cyberjaya. This resort, tucked away in Cyberjaya takes about 30 minutes by road from KL City Center. The calming, peaceful vibe here lets you get away from the rest of the world and you can expect lots of privacy and quiet time. The resort has three on-site restaurants and a lounge, a swimming pool, a fitness center spa, and more so you won't even have to leave the resort during your whole stay here.
Cyberview Resort & Spa, The Lodge, Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 7, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 8312 7000, www.cyberviewresort.com
Conveniently linked to 1 Utama Shopping Center and Bandar Utama MRT station, One World Hotel is a great base if you want to explore the suburbs of Petaling Jaya. From premium accommodations to excellent in-house dining, you're assured of a comfortable stay here. If you prefer other dining options, the mall has plenty of excellent dining choices to satiate your appetite, not to mention coffee and desserts and of course, shopping too.
One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Center, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, www.oneworldhotel.com.my
Luxurious and refined, this hotel in PJ is easy to access with it being steps away from the Putra LRT Station. Relax here with the pleasing interior, comfy accommodations, signature amenities, and delectable local and international fare at Feast, Japanese cuisine at Miyabi or Yue Chinese restaurant. There's a rooftop infinity pool, and you can enjoy drinks at the stylish Chime Lounge.
Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Jalan Utara C, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603-7622 8888, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/szbsi-sheraton-petaling-jaya-hotel
For those looking to escape to the hills and breathe in the fresh air with a large group in tow, check out this lovely AirBnB property located a few kilometers from Hulu Langat town center. A gorgeous villa on a hillside, it comes with 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms with unique glass walls that allow guests to feel closer to nature. The property can accommodate up to 20 persons and is equipped with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, WiFi, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a barbecue pit.
Nouri Glass Villa, www.facebook.com/nouriglassvilla
Located about 40 minutes away from KLIA, Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort boasts gorgeous Polynesian-inspired water villas. The picturesque resort offers a delightful escape with the sun, sea, and wind facing the Straits of Melaka, you're bound to feel like you're on an exotic island somewhere. Stay here for some me-time and get pampered at the spa, go on a river cruise, indulge in some water sports, and enjoy excellent dining as you get entertained by a fire show.
Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort, 67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang 43950 Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia,+603 3182 3600, www.avanihotels.com/en/sepang
The newly refurbished 5-star Sunway Resort Hotel is set to reopen at the end of 2021 and has gone through a makeover with lots of new touches to look forward to. From the brand new Wonderland Kids Club, a collaboration with the Jeffrey Sachs Center On Sustainable Development. to the Aquaventure, a children’s outdoor play zone, as well as the first-ever Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, and the all-new Yeast Boulangerie-Bistro, there's plenty of firsts to look forward to here. All the rooms have been given an update with state-of-the-art technology, and families will be thrilled with the Family Fun Suite equipped with karaoke and a gaming console on a big screen.
Sunway Resort, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7492 8000, www.sunwayhotels.com/sunway-resort
Amverton Golf & Island Resort in Carey Island is a family-friendly golf resort located about 45 minutes away from KLIA. The resort offers a calm, tranquil surrounding with lush green scenery and a whole host of activities for adventurous guests. Situated north of Banting town and close to the Mah Meri Cultural Village, it has plenty to offer on-site including ATV, flying fox, rock climbing, abseiling, paddle boat, paintball, archery, and even a small animal island accessible by a short boat ride.
Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort, PT673, Jalan Pulau Carey, Mukim Jugra, 42960 Pulau Carey, Selangor, Malaysia,+603 3123 3888 / +603 3123 3800, www.waterside.amvertoncove.com
If hotel rooms no longer excite you, perhaps The Kabin can offer something unique with its container-type lodgings. Located next to Remis Beach in the coastal town of Kuala Selangor, the back-to-nature surroundings will be a great hit with kids. There are lots to keep you busy here. Take a dip in the pool, sing your heart out at the karaoke, go for an ATV ride, and paddle the kayak, while the little ones can have a blast at the playground.
The Kabin, Jalan Haji Zainal, Jeram, 45800 Jeram, Selangor017 924 7800, www.thekabin.com.my
The idea of glamping in a fruit orchard sounds pretty cool, and you can do just that at Dusun Bonda, a small privately-owned villas and bell tent glamping. The facilities are child-friendly, and there's a river and man-made waterfall and pool for a splashing good time. For meals, you can self-cook or organize a barbecue, or alternatively, head to the nearest town about 20 minutes away by car.
Dusun Bonda, Lot 2121 (2996) Jalan Ulu Tamu, Kampung Orang Asli, Gurney, Ulu Tamu, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor, Malaysia, www.dusunbonda.com
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