The Shorea Retreats
An eco-retreat just 1.5 hours away from Kuala Lumpur, The Shorea is located in the Berembun Forest Reserve in the state of Negeri Sembilan. Originally designed as an architect’s family getaway, the resort is divided into two areas – the Estate and the Resort – and comprises villas and duplex pool suites. The spacious villas can accommodate up to seven people and are all thoughtfully designed with the surrounds in mind using locally sourced timber and stones. There are two saltwater pools, two restaurants and the option to have in-villa dining. This is the kind of place where all you’ll need is a good book, but there are also easy nature trails, jungle trekking led by an Orang Asli (indigenous people), and the Jeram Toi waterfalls to explore. Kampung Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, Jalan Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan (+6017 300 5600/theshorea.com). From RM530 per night.