A few years back, holiday destinations in Malaysia were limited to beach resorts, city hotels and hilltop mansions. There’s so much more to discover now within Malaysia, unlike in the previous years, as the hotelier industry is shifting towards experiential motivated instead. The boom of unique staycation in Malaysia proved that we do have locations which are considered as a gem, we just need to know how to cultivate and maintain it.
I, for one, haven’t really been exploring Malaysia myself. It’s quite a shame, really, to have been to more countries abroad instead of within and feeling proud as a Malaysian of what we have. Therefore I’ve been doing some research of places I’d like to visit in Malaysia someday.
The first spot I’ve chosen for my Travel Wishlist would be The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. Definitely a luxurious pick, The Banjaran is a retreat and wellness resort located in the heart of Perak, surrounded by lush rainforest and towering limestone hills of 280 million years. Situated in Tambun, 15-minutes away from the city of Ipoh, The Banjaran is a sanctuary within a sanctuary – a haven for complete time-out, relaxations and rejuvenation away from the bustle.
The resort is not only beautiful, it was built to enhance the natural formation of the area. The resort’s Spa and Wellness Centre offers more than 40 types of holistic Asian treatments – Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Malay treatments. As it is Malaysia’s first eco-luxury wellness retreat, The Banjaran’s in-house wellness team includes an ayurvedic practitioner, a naturopathic doctor, nutritionist, yoga instructor and personal trainer. Holistic exercise disciplines such as Yoga, Xi Gong and Tai Chi are also integrated in the wellness programs. Guests also has daily access to the natural geothermal hot springs, thermal steam cave, crystal cave, meditation cave and outdoor rainforest showers.
There are 25 exclusive garden and water villas for you to rest in, a restaurant to dine in that emphasizes on organic yet flavorful, healthy dishes, and a cellar that is set in a 280 million year old natural cave for a truly unique experience.
If this isn’t one to put in your wishlist, then I don’t know what would be.
Should you require more information, do visit The Banjaran’s website for more info.