After a long week of dreadful responsibilities, sometimes all we need is a little peace, quiet and tranquillity. Although living in the city can be exceptionally exciting, it can also be very calming and refreshing when we take a break away from this fast-paced life. Since most of us are working five days a week, that only leaves us with the weekend to unwind and let loose. So, if you haven’t been able to do so for a while and you know that you deserve a much-needed pampering, here are 10 weekend getaway retreats that would be perfect for you to recharge and soothe your mind, body and soul.


Malihom Private Estate


This hidden gem is located in Balik Pulau, Penang and offers one of the best views and picturesque setting of greenery and nature. The villas, called “barns” are all carefully built with recycled wood and building material, making the entire place look and feel traditional.

Le’ Manah Retreat


Situated in Janda Baik, Pahang, Le’Manah is a resort catered for families or group togetherness. With a Tudor-styled bungalow and top notch facilities, you can host reunion parties, family gatherings and even a carnival while enjoying quality time and excellent service by its owners.

Sekeping Serendah


Sekeping Serendah has been established for quite a while and is located nearby the town of Rawang. Whether you’re with a group of friends or with your partner alone, this retreat will ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy the company of your loved ones because there will be no Internet connection, or phone network for that matter.


45 lekiu

If you’ve decided to head to Malacca for the weekend, make sure to head to 45Lekiu, which is a stylish and extremely charming resort right in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage site.  Each of its guesthouses is generous in size as well as offers an inspired fusion of beauty, luxury and comfort, besides its breathtaking surroundings.



This Balinese-themed boutique resort just oozes luxury and peaceful harmony. Located in Raub, Pahang, this place is ideal for all couples who wish to enjoy each other’s company accompanied by the lush surroundings of nature.

The Dusun

the dusun

Just a stone’s throw away from the city, The Dusun is a nature resort which is build lovingly by a family as their home. It is designed for guests to enjoy fresh air, lush greenery and the occasional orchestra of nature’s living creatures. With houses designed for you to enjoy the calm and serene ambiance, you will also appreciate the infinity pool overlooking the Berembun forest.



Awanmulan is a cosy retreat hidden within the lush greenery of Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan. Expect to wake up to an amazing view of the forest reserve, while enjoying the calm and serene ambiance. With various well-designed villas, you would not regret visiting this small family-owned retreat.

The Chateau


A Seven Star Global Luxury Award winner, expect world-class service in your journey to wellness. The Chateau is the world’s first organic wellness and spa resort, situated within the heart of KL. With various spa packages and services for your well being, it is indeed a gem for those seeking  relaxation and rejuvenation.



Tucked away in the outskirts of Santubong, Sarawak, this private resort offers a view of Mount Santubong as well as the South China Sea. With its combination of eclecticism topped off with hints of cultural accents, this place would be perfect for you if you love your privacy.

Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen