Malaysia is one of the most exciting countries in the world, and I always try to stop off there on my way home to visit family in the UK. Although many people immediately think of the bustling cities, in-the-know travellers head 214 km north of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur to the stunning Cameron Highlands.
Cameron Highlands Attractions
The region has many exciting attractions and sites for everyone that visits. Some of the most popular attractions, other than the stunning, lush green scenery are the various types of farms. The butterfly farm, rose gardens and vegetable gardens are all popular sites. Due to its elevation, the temperature is usually relatively cool for the area, ranging from around 12 – 21 degrees Celsius.
The Highlands also has a rich culture and history, with many visitors choosing to visit several of the ancient temples that are there, including the Brinchang Hindu Temples and the Sam Poh Chinese Malaysian Buddhist Temple amongst others.
Tea is grown in abundance in this region, and there are several tea plantations that offer tours for visitors. The largest and best known is the BOH plantation. The tea grown in these plantations are distributed both locally and internationally and are of a very high quality.
Accommodation in Cameron Highlands
If you choose to take your holiday to the Cameron Highlands there are plenty of options for accommodation, ranging from budget through to luxury. We shall look at some of those options now.
For those who only want the height of sophistication and luxury, the Cameron Highlands Resort would be perfect for you. The resort is set amongst lush tropical surrounds and tea plantations and is a peaceful and tranquil getaway perfect for couples. The scenery is truly breathtaking, and the facilities are endless at this beautiful resort. There is a pristine golf course, a spa village, a designer clothing boutique, and a snooker room amongst other things. It is a popular resort for weddings and honeymooners.
For those of you that are on a lower budget, the Country Lodge Hotel offers great rates without compromising on quality. The rooms are nicely furnished and cozy, and there is a karaoke lounge. Karaoke is a very popular past-time for Malaysians.
If you have a mid-range budget, the four-star Heritage Hotel is a Tudor-style boutique hotel in the heart of the Cameron Highlands in the town of Tanah Rata. The hotel has plenty of facilities including a fully equipped fitness centre, several restaurants, squash and tennis courts, and a health centre with spas, saunas and steam facilities. You definitely won’t run out of things to do!
Another five-star luxury resort in the area is the Equatorial Hotel. The hotel is situated on the highest accessible point of the highlands, so offers fantastic views over the region. There are four restaurants offering a range of cuisines, several bars, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool, and pool tables. It is also a great resort for the whole family, as they also have a children’s playground and games room. The rooms are large and nicely decorated, with large beds and cosy furniture. It is the ultimate mountain getaway!
I hope you have found this guide to hotels in the Cameron Highlands interesting and that it has whet your appetite for a holiday to this beautiful region of the world!