Belum Rainforest Resort
Pulau Banding, Gerik (05 791 6800/www. belumresort.com). This much-respected ecotourism destination sits on the unspoiled land of Pulau Banding at the edge of the Belum-Temengor rainforest. Accommodation comes in the form of attractive suites, traditional chalets and even a houseboat. Simply relax to the sounds of the forest and lake or sign up for one of the raft of adventure packages and search for the elusive rafflesia, visit a traditional Orang Asli village or try to catch sight of the area’s wildlife. This is one for families with older children who can get involved in the nature activities on offer but easier walks are available if you have especially eager young kids. There is also a relaxing boat ride that the whole family can enjoy together. Indoors, there’s not much to entertain the kids but there is a play room with some traditional games like congkak and ting ting. Let the resort know if you want to stay at their campsite, around 20 minutes’ walk from the lobby.