A luxe glamping experience in Negeri Sembilan

We may adore spending time in nature, but that doesn’t mean we enjoy roughing it in tents. Enter glamping, where you can have a staycay and get close to nature without having to set up a tent or pitch fire.

From tree houses to caravans as accommodations, Malaysians are def in on the glamping bandwagon.

A glamping gem located in Negeri Sembilan, over an hour drive from KL, is The Hooton Retreat. It features bubble dome glamping tents and an outdoor jacuzzi, and hosts a variety of activities such as flying fox and yoga for guests to check out while they opt for a night stay here.

Glamping under the stars in bubble domes

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The Hooton Retreat offers guests a relaxing space to unwind at in a lush rainforest in Kuala Klawang. Instead of traditional canvas tents that are typically associated with nature retreats, this glamping site has several stargazing-friendly bubble domes with boho-chic decor including a huge rattan bed. 

The Hooton Retreat - inside
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Guests can laze around inside without feeling like they’re missing out on much in the outdoors, as the semi-transparent bubble domes lets you marvel at the glittery splendour of the night sky and nature – all while shielded from pesky insects and the hot weather.

Campfires, summer soiree parties & fun fitness activities

The Hooton Retreat - jungleImage credit: @thehootonretreat

Besides basking in the views from your room, The Hooton Retreat also has a slew of exciting outdoor activities for guests to try on its grounds, including archery and adrenaline-filled flying fox.

Likeminded individuals can also take part in a healing yoga session at the retreat.

Fitness junkies can opt to go on a jungle-trekking exploration of nearby forests and a waterfall too – namely Bukit Baginda, Bukit Batu Sawa, and Jeram Toi Waterfall, which are all under a 35-minute drive from the retreat.

The Hooton Retreat - campfireImage credit: @thehootonretreat

A true camping experience is incomplete without a bonfire in good company. You won’t be disappointed here, as you can spend quality time with loved ones around a campfire under the blanket of scattering night stars, while roasting marshmallows or having a barbecue feast.

The Hooton Retreat - soireeImage credit: @thehootonretreat

Make full use of the outdoors and the gorgeous surrounding by throwing a summer soiree. Nothing beats dining outdoors in the middle of a lush forest while glamping, especially while you’re eating food straight off the grill.

Honeymoon suites & luxe glass villas

The Hooton Retreat has several different domes and villas, each boasting great views of the outdoors.

The Hooton Retreat - domes
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For a night stay in their bubble domes, go for the Dome Otus (from RM580/night), which is the most affordable room they have here but with all the fun of spending a night in a bubble dome glamping tent intact.

If you’re willing to go all out with a luxurious dome, there’s Dome Tyto (from RM1,580/night) that has a private outdoor jacuzzi, and is recommended for couples looking to have a romantic getaway.

The Hooton Retreat - villa
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If bubble dome tents are not your thing, opt for the premium Villa Aegolius (from RM2,480/night) – an all-glass villa surrounded by a canopy of trees. This two-storey accommodation is roomy enough to house a group of eight, and has modern comforts such as a kitchen, dining area, and even a viewing deck.

The Hooton Retreat - villa
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Another villa here is the Bubo Cote Studio5 (from RM1,000/night), which is recommended for a small family looking to have a staycay with a swimming pool and outdoor dining area just a walk away. The mezzanine studio ensures a cosy stay, with comfy beds and bean bag chairs set against scenic views of the surrounding woodlands.

The Hooton Retreat

Though located outside of KL, The Hooton Retreat has luxurious accommodations and a range of activities that’ll make your drive up here worth it.

If your ideal getaway involves being close to nature but also sleeping on a proper bed and chilling outdoors in style, have a glamping staycay with your fam and friends here.

Address: Lot 2773, Jalan Kuala Klawang, Simpang Pertang, Mukim Pertang, 72300 Kuala Klawang, Negeri Sembilan
Opening hours: 24 Hours, Daily
Telephone: 019-208 0633
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Cover image adapted from: The Hooton Retreat, @thehootonretreat & @tonykee

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published 2022-04-29 07:35:16