13 Glamping Spots in Malaysia for a Stunning Luxury Stay in Nature (from $40 a night)

With tons of chances to get out in nature, glamping is a popular pastime in Malaysia. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway from Kuala Lumpur or Penang, or to find a special place for your honeymoon or family escape, we'll tell you where to book the best glamping holiday in Malaysia.

glamping spots in Malaysia
(image courtesy of Time Capsule Retreat Facebook)

To Malaysians, glamping is some sort of a national obsession: there’s nothing that local urbanites prefer than to strike away in nature for the weekend, enjoying Malaysia’s lush greenery, rivers, and scenery — yet without roughing it out.

The good news is, from jungle-shrouded domes fitted with the plushest beds you’ll ever try to riverside luxe tents and sea-facing pods, Malaysia has them all — and they come at a fraction of the prices that foreign tourists are used to.

Ready to wake up hearing the call of songbirds and maybe a cheeky gibbon while you sip your cuppa in bed surrounded by a wall of green thicket?

Then look no further than these suggestions for the best glamping sites in Malaysia, and book your next short getaway with confidence!

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Best Malaysian Glamping Spots at a Glance

Name Location Best For Price Book
Boulder Valley Penang Luxe seclusion $$$ CLICK HERE
Rustcamps Glamping Resort Genting Highlands Nature immersion $$ CLICK HERE
Glamz Genting Highlands Glammy and cozy retreat $$$ CLICK HERE
Tiarasa Escapes Janda Baik Plush jungle retreat $$$ CLICK HERE
Time Capsule Retreat Sungai Lembing Hip-chic stay in the forest $$ CLICK HERE
Caravan Serai Exclusive Private Villas & Eco Resort Bentong Large group stays $$ CLICK HERE
The Sticks Kuala Kubu Baru High-end luxe digital detox $$$ CLICK HERE
Tadom Hill Resort Banting, Selangor Bamboo-themed heritage stay $$ CLICK HERE
Dusun Bonda Batang Kali Luxe family getaway $$ CLICK HERE
Xscape Tambun Ipoh Tambun Team building and friends getaway $ CLICK HERE
The Raintree Taiping Budget and ATV rides $ CLICK HERE
Sea Horizon Glamping Resort Kota Tinggi Deluxe seaside getaway $$ CLICK HERE
Kanopi Tipi Sungai Rengit Desaru Family stay near the beach $$ CLICK HERE

Best Glamping spots in Penang, Malaysia

We’ll start from our home of Penang, which already has a decent choice of Penang campsites you should check out.

(image courtesy of Boulder Valley)

Distance from George Town: 40 minutes

Situated among lush hills on the northern side of Balik Pulau on the way to Teluk Bahan, Boulder Valley is Penang’s prime glamping spot, where the concept is clear: luxury stays surrounded by nature.

Set among Penang’s quintessential rock boulders and tropical green settings, Boulder Valleys’ glamping tents come with all the bells and whistles of far higher accommodation categories and boast plush beds and ensuite bathroom facilities.

The 25 tents here feel like luxury hotel rooms in the middle of the rainforest, and also include treetop accommodation to enjoy incredible views over the canopy.

Much recommended to families or couples looking for a romantic weekend getaway.

CHECK PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com|Agoda

Best Glamping spots in Pahang, Malaysia

Home to Malaysia’s largest national park, Taman Negara, and some of the country’s oldest forests, Pahang has the cream of the crop and the biggest number of glamping sites in Malaysia.

(image courtesy of Rustcamps’ Facebook page)

Distance from KL: 1 hour

Escape the tourist hordes and experience the least frenetic face of the Genting Highlands by staying at Rustcamps. This delightful series of green-covered A-frame huts set in the midst of tropical greenery and near a small waterfall have four-poster beds, a jacuzzi, and all the bells and whistles to make a stay in the Genting Highlands special.
The good free WiFi will also help make your jungle stay a bit more “connected” to the outside world.

CHECK PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com|Agoda

(image courtesy of Glamz Facebook)

Distance from KL: 1 hour

Glamz is another excellent option to feel like you are actually in the thick of highlands, and not just bopping from slot machine to roulette table in Malaysia’s tropical version of Las Vegas — Genting Highlands are famous for their casinos and mega-hotels.

Set about a half-hour away from the crowds, Glamz has A-frame huts, bell tents, and dome-style tents equipped with a jacuzzi, which are perfect to soak watching up at the night sky sprinkling with stars. The family dome is perfect if you have children in tow and accommodates up to six people, and the barbecue pit in the common area is a nice touch to socialize.

CHECK PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com|Agoda

You may also want to check out this Glamz Staycation package on KLOOK.

(image courtesy of Tiarasa Escapes Facebook)

Distance from KL: 1 hour

Welcome to Tiarasa Escapes, a real jewel in the crown of Malaysian glamping accommodation. Created by Puan Sri Tiara Jaquelina in the foothills of the quaint village of Janda Baik, this is a very special weekend getaway from the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Tiarasa offers 20 tented and 5 treetop villas furnished with all the bells and whistles of hotels of far higher category. At sunset, the bonfires on the common grounds are a romantic touch. Among the many activities on offer, you may choose between ATV rides, nature walks, archery, moonlight cinema, and more.

Forget to just “go glamping”: Tiarasa is really another level of luxury, uniquely crafted to suit the beauty of the surrounding Titiwangsa range’s mountains.

At the moment, you can only book Tiara Escapes on KLOOK. Click here and enjoy a fat discount!

(image courtesy of Time Capsule Retreat Facebook)

Distance from KL: 3/4 hours
Distance from Kuantan: 1 hour

Completely immersed in the jungle of the historical and quaint village of Sungai Lembing near Kuantan, Time Capsule Retreat is one of Pahang’s glamping pioneers.

Instead of tents, you’ll sleep in circular concrete rooms sealed by glass on the outside, and with a queen-size bed and plenty of natural light on the inside — imagine snuggling under a mantle of stars as the crickets and cicadas weave their night serenades, and waking up with the first sun rays, as birds chirp all around you.

Once in Sungai Lembing, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Rainbow Waterfall or hike at sunrise to Bukit Panorama — both perfect sites to seal your glamping deal.

READ MOREUltimate Guide to Sungai Lembing and Rainbow Waterfall


(image from Caravan Serai Facebook)

Distance from KL: 1 hour

Bentong is better known for its spiky, smelly, and delicious durians — but tucked in this lesser-known corner of rural Pahang is also a perfect glamping spot that’s been operating since 2018.

If you want to take a break from it all, pause your device and try a nice digital detox in nature, the tents at Caravan Serai are perfect. Equipped with plush beds but definitely maintaining the feeling of a campsite, they all have en-suite bathrooms and yet are immersed in nature.

A common area hosts a full-fledged restaurant, ping pong table, karaoke lounge, and a few other facilities. The more adventurous can strike off on their nature walk, which also includes a river crossing — rubber boots are provided.


Best Glamping spots in Selangor, Malaysia

Selangor state may wrap around the capital Kuala Lumpur, but offers the opposite of a city experience, and has a few very interesting glamping options, some of the poshest in Malaysia.

(image courtesy of the Sticks Facebook)

Part luxurious retreat and part perfect glamping location, The Sticks is set inside a jungle in Kuala Kubu Baru, in close proximity to Kuala Lumpur. The place offers a new concept — the “tendoks”, which are half tent, and half Malaysian pondoks (traditional wooden gazebos).

Each of the 12 houses at The Sticks is uniquely designed and different and serves to cater to different needs, from romantic to family escape. Some are beautifully furnished in wood, with floor-to-ceiling windows facing directly over the canopy, and verandas that invite you to spend long, lazy afternoons near nature.

If that sounds too boring, guests can enjoy a range of activities ranging from white water rafting to short treks.


(image courtesy of Tadom Hill Resort Facebook)

Distance from KL: 45 minutes

Set in the southern part of the Klang Valley, Tadom Hill Resort switches luxury tents for suave, cooling bamboo chalets. An inspiring perk here is that the bamboo theme is inspired by the origins of the staff, who are mostly all Temuan people, one of the original aboriginal Orang Asli groups of Malaysia.

This blends the surrounding nature with a unique cultural perspective which makes a stay at Tadom Hill Resort stand out from the rest of other Malaysian glamping spots. If you consider that it’s also very close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, make it your super cozy arrival or departure treat.

CHECK PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com|Agoda

9Dusun Bonda, Batang Kali

(image courtesy of Dusun Bonda’s website)

Hidden in the greenery of Batang Kali, Dusun Bonda (”Mom’s garden”) was born out of a mother’s love for her daughter, with the aim to give her beautiful childhood memories of growing up in nature. You can certainly partake in paradise.

Nestled on a 2.1 acre of local fruit trees land and with a beautiful landscape, Dusun Bonda pairs swanky river view villas with proper glamping tents set by a natural pool. Every tent is sheltered by pitched roofs to protect from sun and rains and comes with all the bells and whistles of high-end hotel categories. Check out their official site.

Best Glamping spots in Perak, Malaysia

Long and green Perak already has beautiful and quaint villages such as Kuala Sepetang, Kuala Kurau, and Kuala Gula, home to one of Malaysia’s most famous bird sanctuaries. But there are also some fine glamping options to help enjoy Perak’s untamed nature even more.

(image courtesy of Xscape Tambun Facebook)

Distance from Kuala Lumpur: 2 hours

Not a proper “tented camp” per see, but a fantastic natural stay near the karst limestone formation of Tambun, near the vibrant city of Ipoh and its incredible limestone cave temples.

The rooms have warm wood-paneled floors and large windows that peek right into the bases of the jungle-clad rock cliffs. But the perk of coming here is to engage in adventure activities that range from limestone cave exploration, climbing, and a ride on the flying fox that soars above the resort.


(image courtesy of The Raintree)

We already waxed lyrical about Taiping food, described what to do at Taiping Lake Gardens, and told you what are the best hotels in Taiping. Now if you want to have a more natural experience staying near the iconic Maxwell Hill, try Payong Hujan.

This campsite has simpler, less expensive tented accommodation and also what may be Malaysia’s first bus hotel — an unused school bus transformed into a bedroom.

During the day, don’t miss the opportunity to book an ATV ride on the flanks of Maxwell Hill.


Best Glamping spots in Johor, Malaysia

Even if you find yourself in the southern state of Johor, you’ll find some worthwhile Malaysian glamping accommodation where to rest your head. This area is especially indicated for Singaporeans who want to try glamping close to home and at a fraction of the prices.

(image courtesy of Sea Horizon Glamping Resort Facebook)

Distance from Johor Bharu: 1.5 hr
Distance from Singapore: 1 hr

Self-defining as Malaysia’s first cliffside glamping resort, Sea Horizon is tucked in the fishing village of Sedili Besar and built above a cliff facing the wide-open South China Sea. The glamping domes are set right in front of it, and use beautiful wooden verandas to help you disconnect from Wi-Fi (which is not available here anyway) and find a deeper connection — maybe a soulful morning yoga and meditation session?

The domes have 5-star hotel fittings and large windows from where you may stargaze and marvel at the milky way sparkling above the sea. A breathtaking location for the ultimate Johor glamping experience. And it’s in very close proximity to Singapore, too.


(image courtesy of Kanopi Tipi Facebook)

Distance from Johor Bharu: 1.5 hr
Distance from Singapore: 1.5 hr

Tucked into Malaysia’s southeasternmost corner near the scenic resort coast of Desaru lies this clever communion of a hotel, glamping site, and suspended canopy theme park.

Enjoy camping in luxury in a place equipped with a swimming pool, and fitness center and within walking distance of a tranquil beach.

CHECK PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com|Agoda

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