Chengal Hill Retreat – hidden in the depth of Janda Baik green rainforest, nestled a serene and heavenly enclave family owned chalet. This 5 acre orchard resort is waiting for you to discover its magical coolness from the fresh brooks of waterfalls in the foothills.
While the streams are astounding, you will wonder in the richness of flora and fauna of this small valley. Your senses will be heightened in this wonderland, by the sounds of the happy creatures of the woods. You will be amazed by the beauty of the rare sight of the jungle’s heartbeat.
Wild boar and deer still could be found, but the more revealing would be giant millipedes and monkeys as well as the normal beings of any natural environment.
A night at the Timber Chalet
During my stay at Chengal Hill Retreat’s Timber Chalet, I was utterly amazed by the tranquility and serenity of the entire area. The chalet itself is beautifully located right next to a charming small waterfall, creating a soothing atmosphere that immediately put me at ease. After settling in, I couldn’t resist taking a quick dip in the nearby river, and it was such a refreshing experience.
There were plenty of activities to enjoy during the day, from swimming in the shared pool to having a blast at the big lawn where we played frisbee. For the latter, it’s a great idea to bring your own sports equipment to make the most of the outdoor fun. And let’s not forget the exhilarating zip line, which added an extra thrill to our adventure.
As nightfall approached, we decided to have a delightful BBQ experience. Chengal Hill Retreat provided the BBQ pit, making it convenient for us, but we needed to bring our own charcoal, skewers, plates, cups, and, of course, our preferred BBQ food supply. It was a wonderful evening filled with laughter and good food amidst the natural beauty surrounding us.
One notable aspect of the retreat is its back-to-nature feel. There are no modern amenities like TV, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, or water heaters. But this only enhanced the experience, as we were truly immersed in nature’s embrace. The calming sound of the river acted like a gentle lullaby, ensuring we had a peaceful night’s sleep.
There’s no traditional breakfast buffet available here but the Nasi Lemak bungkus provided a delicious and the perfect local way to start the day.
Overall, my experience at Chengal Hill Retreat was truly magical, and I can’t recommend it enough for those seeking a nature-filled getaway. However, it’s essential to note that it’s not a fancy 5-star resort with all the luxurious amenities. Instead, it offers a more basic and back-to-nature experience, where you can truly immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. If you’re looking for a peaceful escape and a chance to connect with nature, this is the perfect place to be.
Located 50 kilometers east of Kuala Lumpur which is only an hour’s drive from the city’s hustle and bustle. Leave your chaos behind and enter the realm of peacefulness. he location of Chengal Hill Retreat can be a bit tricky to find. Initially, we relied on Waze for directions, but it led us to a completely different route. To save you from the same confusion, use the following address to ensure a smooth drive to Chengal Hill Retreat:
Lot 8537 Kuala Lurah, Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia.
This way, you won’t miss out on the wonderful experience that awaits you at this hidden gem in nature. Happy journey!
Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul 900 metres above sea level, breathe the refreshing cool air during the day between 23 to 28 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees and below in the evening and night. Your body will thank you by the end of your stay in this primary forest, located in the state of Pahang.
Meet the neighbors, a native community near the Chemperoh Orang Asli Village, you will learn about their natural lifestyle in harvesting the jungle, as it is one of their economic resources, apart from getting income from rubber tree plantations and nearby farms and factories. The Orang Asli’s knowledge of the jungle is distinctive and they are proud to share it with you.
|1 unit Water Chalet (9pax)||RM1300/night||Room 1 – 1 queen size bed, 3 single bed Attached bathroom + toilet|
Room 2 – 1 queen 2 single bed Attached bathroom + toilet Fan
|1 unit Prime Upper level (8pax)||RM1400/night||Room 1 – 1 queen bed + 1 single bed|
Room 2 – 1 queen bed + 1 double decker
|1 unit Prime Lower level (8pax)||RM1300/night||Room 1 – 1 queen bed + 1 single bed|
2 double decker, 1 sofa bed
|1 unit Dorm Chalet (12pax)||RM1300/night||6 unit Double decker|
|1 unit Timber Chalet (3pax)||RM550/night||1 queen bed|
1 single bed
Attached bathroom + toilet
|1 unit Riverside Upstairs (2pax)||RM380/night||1 queen bed|
Attached bathroom + toilet
|1 unit Riverside Downstairs (2pax)||RM280/night||1 queen bed|
Attached bathroom + toilet
|3 unit Apache (2pax each unit)||RM250/night/unit||Fan|
2 single bed
(toilet is outside / sharing toilet)
|Camping with your own tent||RM200/night||(2 Adult and 1 kid)|
Add-on pax RM50/adult/night
Note: The toilet for Apache is located outside and its sharing toilet among other apache guests and campsite (own tent)
Kids 6 years and above are considered as 1pax.
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