Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur

Sitting high above the jungle, these fully-staffed bungalows offer a back-to-nature tropical getaway in the thick of some of incredible full or half-day guided jungle treks.
Privacy and seclusion in the midst of lush green nature 12-acre fruit orchard setting Only one hour from Kuala Lumpur airport Berembun Forest Reserve Breakfast included daily Private local guide available for nearby jungle treks
Price
MYR 400ToMYR 1100 per accommodation per night
Location
near Kuala Lumpur
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Each bungalow is unique and can accommodate different sized groups, from 2 adults up to 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.
Prices are lower during the week.
The month of December is peak season and weekend rates apply.
We close Dec 24-26

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12 Reviews of Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur

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Reviewed on 27 Aug 2017 by

Highlights were listening to the sounds of the jungle at dawn and dusk and certainly the guided jungle trek. Superb, if you are reading this then you have found the jungle retreat that you are looking for. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2017 by

A truly unique location, and the ability to take the kids for a guided trek through a rainforest to a waterfall was a one of a kind adventure. It was a hugely successful and fulfilling stay. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jan 2017 by

Great pool and surroundings. Very environmentally friendly and conservation supported. Relaxing. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Dec 2016 by

Best bit: Sitting in a rocking chair in our bungalow overlooking the forest canopy watching the most beautiful thunderstorm. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2015 by

Perfect! We stayed for a full week and felt very relaxed and revived - what a treat! We would definitely come again!!! Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2014 by

My best vacation ever....The whole place was wonderful. I loved the open air nature of the hut. It felt like being outdoors yet protected at the same time. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2014 by

Very good...the best parts were Swimming in the pool during light rain and watching the clouds over the jungle. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2014 by

Beautiful location, living in the open all day and night without the hassle of camping, the Malaysian food, the balance between privacy and company, the access to the virgin forest, the pools. What's not to like! Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2013 by

This was an excellent short stay. I wish we could have had at least one extra night - but they were full !. We will go back. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jul 2013 by

Everything was memorable from the the open Malaysian Hut we stayed in, the tropical rain, Fireflies, the swimming pool overlooking the rainforest and friendly staff through to the delicious food the chef prepared and we barbecued over the open fire. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Apr 2013 by

A hike in the jungle with a local guide from the aboriginal people was the most memorable part of the vacation Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2013 by

All of it was excellent...the arrival into what was the most stunning location and accommodation ,the delicious food, the staff, the hosts who were so lovely and accommodating, the whole ambiance and so much more. Read full review

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Planet

The Forest: We are next door to the Berembun Forest Reserve, a 4,000 acre virgin rainforest (with some encroachment on its margins), which is rich in plant species, birds and other wildlife. We encourage guests to hike into this Reserve and to learn about it from resident Temuan guides. A neighbouring expert on Malaysian birds, who chairs the Malaysian Nature Society Bird Conservation Council, is working with us to give workshops to guests and to produce a pamphlet on local birds.

Buildings: Our chalets are built following traditional Malay methods to control glare and heat from the tropical sun and maximize the flow of air. Living rooms (and also most of the bathrooms) are open to the South, with shaded verandahs. The roof pitch is steep with open carving in the walls which pull air through the house. This means the houses are cooled by wind and we do not need air conditioning. In the development of our property we have avoided cutting slopes with bulldozers. Instead we use walking paths for access to each house. Three of the four chalets have timber frames and beams of recycled timber taken from demolished houses and all the roof tiles date back to the colonial period.

Waste: No waste is allowed to pollute our 12 acres or the nearby river. Each bathroom has its own septic tank. We ask guests to separate their organic and dry waste. We recycle or sell bottles, cans and metal and compost the organic waste for the vegetable garden. Any other waste which cannot be composted or reused we send 3 km to a public waste bin in Pantai village, because there is no rubbish collection in our area.

Water: Our water is provided by the state water supply. We use reverse osmosis system for drinking water. Our swimming pool is kept clean with salt, not chlorine.

Energy: We are still dependent on the national grid, but we are moving towards solar energy for heating water and solar lights in public areas. We do not have air conditioning.

People

We only hire from the local community, we pay competitive wages and are careful about their hours. They receive bonuses for each occupancy and they all have opened savings accounts. Our nearest community is a Temuan (orang asli or original people) tribal group. Two of our 3 housekeeping staff are Temuan; one is Malay from Pantai village. We engage Temuan to guide guests into the jungle – and guests pay them directly.

We encourage guests to eat at the stalls in Pantai and we serve special Minangkabau meals with many ingredients sourced at a farmers’ market in Pantai. This is a delicious local cuisine, little known outside of Negeri Sembilan, and has become very popular with our guests.

We have a list of local taxi drivers who regularly enjoy business from our guests. Apart from the usual airport and taxi transfers, they take guests to the Seri Menanti Museum, which showcases Negeri Sembilan history in a former royal palace, and the Adat Museum in Jelebu, which highlights Malaysia’s multiethnic cultures.

We use what influence we have with local officials to preserve the environment and protect the land rights of the orang asli. With a group of neighbours, we recently succeeded in stopping the building of a swift house in the area. This is a 30 foot cement block which uses loudspeakers to attract birds to nest and then sells their nests to China for birdsnest soup.