5 Best Local Getaways You Need to Stay At

It’s the last month of the year so that means school’s out and the holidays are in. After working hard for the past 11 months to save up for that getaway, it’s time for some fun in the sun and quality relaxation. Although, let’s be real. No matter how much you want to go for that vacation, you still wanna spend within your means that does not break your budget.
Hence, go local.
I know seeing your friends on social media overseas may bum you out, but don’t give in to peer pressure! Think on the bright side. You’re still going on vacation! And it’s your home country Malaysia. So here are Edition KLFW, we have selected 5 best local getaways everyone needs to at least stay at once.

Nouri Villa, Hulu Langat

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Fun fact: This villa has great check-in experience on Airbnb where 90% of it’s recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating. What’s not to love about good reviews. The villa is a private glass villa situated in a picturesque hillside setting amidst the woods, a few kilometers from Hulu Langat town centre. A striking feature of the property is the enveloping glass walls, which may be fully opened out to encompass the feeling of being with nature with the view of the garden, fish pond, river and tropical plants beautifully integrated into the facade. This villa can fit up to more than 16 people in one house as it is fully equipped with 7 bedrooms and 5 baths. And to top it all off, this villa is also rated to be sparkling clean and spacious! Not something you see on Airbnb often. Bring your entire family, group of friends. It’s time for a relaxing vacation with nature.

Villa Samadhi

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Imagine going to a beach-like villa that’s smacked right in the heart of your home city. Yeap, you read that right. This Balinese inspired Villa Samadhi is located on Jalan Madge where KLCC is literally 15 mins away by car. But fret not, this villa is superbly private and is far away from all the noise of sirens and humans. You will instantly feel like you’re stepping into a secluded tropical paradise without even leaving the country.

St.Regis Langkawi

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Craving for a real beach experience? You’ll never forget that soothing feeling of soaking your feet in the sands and the cool breezy wind against your face. Situated on the southern tip of the Langkawi island, The St. Regis Langkawi is nestled between centuries-old rainforest and glimmering beach views of the Andaman Sea. Immerse yourself in 5-star luxury resort living in their oasis-like pool and luxury private beachfront access. The highlight of this place? You will get to experience their exquisite signature Butler Service. Talk about high class. The resort is so exclusive and private, you would not need to worry about strangers from another hotel coming over to the beach. So sit back, relax and vacay away.

Mabul Water Bungalow

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Thinking of heading a little bit further? Fly over to Peninsular Malaysia where the beautiful island of Mabul is located. Sabah is no stranger to have few of the most gorgeous islands in the world hence, a getaway there will be one of your best yet. Mabul Water Bungalow is a 4-star floating dive-resort wholly owned by Sipadan-Mabul Resort Sdn Bhd. These wooden-type bungalows has 16 units entirely built over water with stilts offer sheer comfort. Family and friends activities offered are scuba diving, snorkelling, island hopping and many more. Immerse yourself in the world of clear blue sea surrounded by exotic fishes and if you’re lucky, you can get even get to see turtles!

The Banjaran Hotspring Ipoh

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Just 15 minutes away from the lovely town of Ipoh, The Banjaran Hotspring is for those who’s into a more forest-nature vibe as this resort is surrounded by massive natural caves and ancient limestone hills. Dip yourself in the geothermal hot springs or simply choose to relax with the choices of a villa overlooking the lake, water canal or the courtyard garden. Take a stroll in the resort or in the small town of Ipoh where heritage museums, buildings and activities await. Oh and don’t forget the food. Ipoh is well known for its delicious chicken rice and chicken rice balls so we suggest you to stop by after a day at the spa.

Credit: Zee Zaki

Credit: Zee Zaki