Oct 7, 2016

Get close to nature at Belum Rainforest Resort

Every now and then we need a change of environment, if you live in the beach area or a rural housing area, you will want to visit the city; and if you live in the concrete jungle like I do, you will definitely yearn for sea sides or lush greenery...

And for lush greenery, there is nowhere more perfect than the Belum Rainforest Resort, up in Northern Perak, which borders Southern Thailand and Kelantan. It is a 4 Star Deluxe Rainforest Resort from Emkay Group and is one of Malaysia’s premier ecotourism holiday destinations.

Located in Pulau Banding, the Belum Rainforest Resort is everything those seeking the ultimate getaway in in a lush green paradise will enjoy!!! It is only here that you will find serenity, stunning views, lush green surroundings, adventure, and the rare opportunity to get close to nature…

I for one had the the rare opportunity to experience the mysterious and lush beauty of a 130 million year old rainforest, which has remained untouched for centuries and yet be pampered in the comfort of a beautiful 4-5 star resort...

Did you know  that our Malaysian rainforest is the oldest in the world… much older then even the Amazon and the Congo Basin…and this should really make it our nation's pride and be protected and taken care of by our government instead of allowing tree poachers and loggers to destroy our lovely rainforests, which is such a crying shame...

It is a rare sublime experience getting the rare chance to observe nature at its best, the beauty of plants and heavenly scenery that cannot be easily found elsewhere.

Choose to indulge in luxury in this paradise with your choice of accommodations (rooms and villas)..

It can be a little of a challenge getting there though as the nearest public transportation would be the Gerik Bus Terminal, approximately 42 km away, so it would be better to take a slow drive here as it would only take about plus/minus 5 hours from Kuala Lumpur, 3 hours from Butterworth, Penang and about 2 hours from Kota Bharu….

There is sufficient accommodation for all as there are 103 rooms, 2 Luxury Villas & 1 Houseboat at the Belum Rainforest Resort.

Azlanii – a Superior room that comes with 1 King bed / 2 Single beds (29 sq.m) I got to stay here… and my room was comfortable with firm mattresses and two pillows for each bed. I love the huge rainforest shower head that was fixed on the ceiling of the bathroom and you can have the choice of using the normal shower head as well. The Azlanii room is the most basic of the rooms as there is no TV there. But since we were kept busy with excursions, trekkings and tours, we did not need any TV as once we got back to the room, we were just all knackered and ready to recharge and recover our energy and what better way then to sleep.

Chengal – an Executive Deluxe room with 1 King bed / 2 Single beds (51 sq.m)

Tualang – a 1 Bedroom Traditional Chalet with 1 King bed (59 sq.m)

Villa Tanjung Wan – a 7 Bedroom Luxury Rainforest Villa with its own private pool and personalized butler service. This villa comes with 4 King beds and 10 single beds and can accommodates 18 – 20 people in a huge 603 sq.m area!!!

Villa Santubong – a 3 Bedroom Luxury Rainforest Villa with its own private pool and personalized butler service. This villa is furnished with 3 King beds and easily accommodate 6 people with a space of 318 sq.m

The houseboat is slightly cramped and more basic if you are comparing it to the other rooms in the Belum Rainforest Resort, but you can explore the lush, green and natural ambience of Belum Temengor Lake and forest at its very best while spending time bonding with colleagues, good friends or family members...Yes, it can accommodate 16 people here with 4 cabins; 2 queen beds, 7 single beds and an open roof deck on the Houseboat.

 It actually is the perfect setting for those who desire adventure and just wants to appreciate nature at its pristine condition. 

Be sure to indulge in the BBQ dinner as you gently float along the Temengor lake as well…

 Do not miss out the opportunity to chillax and dip your feet or your body into the infinity pool which is just about 4 feet deep..

There is no gym around the area, so head to one of the many jungle treks there are…. they can make your muscles scream in protest, like they did mine, they are really good workouts and you get to see the beauty of nature as well… LOL…

And once you are too exhausted from all those treks, get those muscles kneaded and some pampering done at the Puteri Dewi Spa…

 For meetings, small conventions, dinners and so on, be sure to check out the Belum Rainforest Pavilion…

And as for food, there are a few cafes/restaurants there to indulge in and the food is good....

For more information: www.belumrainforestresort.com
Address:Belum Rainforest Resort, Pulau Banding, 33200 Gerik, Perak


  1. beautiful day there.
    shall go someday, hopefully in this year.

  2. Been there before and didn't want to go home. Your post has reminded me that I should make another holiday there soon!

  3. Wow, it's like super traditional + modern feel...loving the pool...and loving all the close up pictures kak!

  4. The sights there are really stunning Miera - you must have had such a lovely time. Absolutely love the pictures :)

  5. the place looks so nice. good to getaway from the busy city with family and friends.

  6. I love the beautiful nature at Belum Rainforest. Should bring my children there to explore.

  7. oooo, couldnt make it for this. .twice! ><".. glad to read all about the adventure you had at belum here! :D

  8. i like the boat house style. should go there to experience

  9. What a gorgeous place! It is definitely a place you would want to go to if you need a change of pace and scenery. It also looks like the perfect place to be one with nature. How do you get there from KL?


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