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10 Tree Houses In Malaysia To Live Out Your Tarzan & Jane Fantasies

Turn off the Wi-Fi and just be with nature.

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1. Plateau Farm Sustainable Treehouse Camp @ Pahang

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Nestled among the trees in Janda Baik, about 500m above sea level, is this cosy tree house that has been built out of recycled materials. It's quite off-the-grid — perfect for those who desperately need to switch off – and they practise a bring your own (BYO) concept like pillows, insect repellent, food, and anything else to make your stay comfy.

If you want a peaceful getaway with a loved one or a solo relaxing trip with nature, check out this place. There are three dogs in the area who make good companions too!

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2. Green Acres @ Penang

This 16-acre orchard in Balik Pulau, Penang is home to over 500 durian trees of 35 different varieties, as well as other fruit trees. 

There are two types of lodgings for guests on the orchard: a double-storey tree house fitted around an 80-year-old durian tree and an ecolodge farm stay retreat with a pool.

Address:
Batu Itam, Balik Pulau Penang, Malaysia

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3. Terra Tree House @ Pahang

Terra Tree House is giving us true Tarzan vibes. Tucked away in Cameron Highlands, this retreat offers two different types of tree houses with seven units. There's a traditional bamboo tree house with a bathroom just outside and a newly constructed wooden house with an attached bathroom and bathtub.  

There's also a main activity hall where meals are provided or you can cook if you prefer. If you're up for a bit of an adventure, head to the 30-minute hiking trail nearby which leads to a waterfall or visit the lodging's own farm where all of the ingredients for meals are sourced.

Address:
25, Jalan Air Terjun, Kg Sri Gunung Pulai,
81000 Kulai, Johor

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4. Sekeping Serendah @ Selangor

Sekeping Serendah's retreats need no introduction to Malaysians, with transparent and open shed options for a cosy escape into nature. There are glass sheds, timber sheds, and glass boxes all hidden away in a forest just an hour away from KL city. Different lodgings can accommodate either couples or small groups.

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5. Rainforest Tree House @ Johor

Take a break and head to this secluded tree house stay made out of bamboo just an hour's drive from Johor Bahru. It's an experience like no other, with a wood-fire stove where your dinner will be prepared, a nearby waterfall you can dip in, and even an open-air cafe where you can sit on wooden floors or relax on a spider net hammock.

Address:
25, Jalan Air Terjun, Kampung Sri Gunung Pulai

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6. Happi Village @ Pahang

If roughing it out isn't for you, check out this Janda Baik resort with luxury rooms surrounded with nature. There's also a waterfall nearby, passionfruit and fig farms, and jungle trekking activities available. You'll get to enjoy nature and still relax with a slightly more atas vibe.

Address:

Lot A848, PT 14333 Kampong,
Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang

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7. Permai Rainforest Resort @ Sarawak

East Malaysia has so much to offer when it comes to nature resorts. One of which is this rainforest stay located about a 30-minute drive from Kuching.

Within the resort and surrounding area are a host of activities, including high rope courses, kayaking, mangrove cruises, and dolphin watching!

The stay itself matches the ambience where you will be surrounded with bountiful greenery and a beach view. They offer tree houses for couples as well as small groups. 

Address:

Teluk Penyuk, Jalan Sultan Tengah,
Santubong, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak

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8. Tabin Wildlife Resort @ Sabah

Tabin Wildlife Resort is located on what's said to be Malaysia's largest wildlife reserve with a total land area of 300,000 acres. It provides 20 charming hill lodges and river lodges for guests to stay in and plenty of nature activities to do.

Some of them include going on a night safari, jungle-trekking to a waterfall, and relaxing with a herbal foot soak, among other things.

Address:

KM 49, Jalan Tungku, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia

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9. Fig Tree Hill Resort @ Penang

Fig Tree Hill Resort is giving us all 'em Bali feels yet it's right here in Malaysia! Penang, to be exact. This serene retreat has a variety of traditional villas for those who desperately need an escape from city life and immerse themselves in nature.

Some of the villas feature an outdoor rain shower, jacuzzi, a private dining area, and beautiful panoramic views. 

Address:

Jalan Kenari, Sungai Ara,
11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

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10. Malihom @ Penang

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Malihom is a peaceful hillside resort hugged by towering trees and offers an escape from city noise. It's the perfect spot for a reboot, some fresh air, and beautiful scenery. There's a co-living space, a hilltop villa for two, and a package for solo travellers too. 

Address:

Kiri NT 168, Jalan Bukit Penara,
Mukim 6, 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang

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