Best Treehouse retreats in Malaysia

Take a break from the fast-paced city life and unwind among nature at these eco-friendly retreats.

By Celestine Foo |
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Terra’s Tree House

Located deep within the peaceful forests of Cameron Highlands, Terra’s Tree House offers plenty of tranquility for those seeking some quiet. The view of the Malaysian jungle coupled with the scent of fresh air is totally worth the bumpy off-road drive journey and a 400-meter uphill hike. Constructed with almost all-natural materials, the interiors of the treehouses are equipped with high quality organic beds and modern facilities to provide comfort. Guests can request for organic vegetables, grains and noodles if they wish to cook.

Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp
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Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp

The Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp (TREC) located on the edge of the beautiful Tungog Lake houses ten live-in platforms for visitors to observe nature in its natural habitat. The camp can only hold 20 visitors at a time due to the limited accommodation on site. Facilities here are basic and eco-friendly to ensure sustainability, zero waste, and water conservation. There is an array of rainforest birds to gawk at, along with wild fruit trees that attract orangutans and macaques. Guests can also hire a guide to explore the forests.

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Green Acres Penang

This 16-acre orchard in Penang has been chemical-free for 60 years and has its own source of natural spring water that enhances the overall experience. Guests can opt between the treehouse and ecolodges for their stay. The double-storey treehouse which is built from recycled wood and bamboo, is fitted around an old durian tree. There are no walls but there are blinds in the house which allows guests to be one with nature. The house which fits three people has an en suite bathroom and shower, an upper deck, and other facilities. Guests can also enjoy watching birds and wildlife around the area from the upper viewing deck.

Rainforest Treehouse

Aimed at educating the public about sustainable living towards a healthier world, this eco-friendly stay in Kulai consists of 5 small tree houses that can hold 6 people and 2 big ones that can accommodate 12 people. Facilities here are basic but comfortable. Necessities like power plugs, blankets, bedding, as well as bathrooms are provided. Visitors can participate in a guided hike through the forests and to Gunung Pulai waterfall, which will make for a memorable stay.

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Permai Rainforest Resort

First incepted as a teambuilding camp back in 1990, Permai Rainforest Resort is now an eco-resort that caters to nature lovers from around the world. Set at the foot of a mountain and designed to reduce impact on the environment, this resort offers visitors an immersive rainforest experience. Activities available here include dolphin watching, guided kayaking tour, and nature walks that truly showcase the beauty of the Borneo rainforests.

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