6 Awesome Places For A Durian Staycation in Malaysia
Ipoh for hotsprings, Cherating for beaches, Langkawi for drinks; all your run-of-the-mill hotspots for a roadtrip. But why not ditch the tried and tested the next time you gather your travel buddies, and go for a durian vacay? Yup, we’re talking about a staycation or homestay on a durian farm to feast on the king of fruits all day and all night, while taking in the gorgeous natural surroundings. Take your pick from these places that offer all kinds of accommodation – from luxurious resort-style living to back-to-nature simplicity!
Tip: Call the resorts ahead of durian season to find out when’s the best time to visit. Some of these places reserve their best fruits for stay-in guests!
Owned by Carl, an American who used to work for the Wall Street Journal, and his durian-loving wife Lilian, Karuna Hill is nestled in the hills of Balik Pulau and injects some lavishness in a durian retreat. The resort used to be a durian orchard before the building of their villas, so they preserved and currently nurture 20 types of durians which are served to their guests all day, every day!
But durians aside, just check out their breathtaking view. Now tell us if you wouldn’t want to go there just to kick back and recharge with the oh-so-fresh air, perhaps with a good book in one hand and a drink (or piece of durian) in the other!
The well-maintained chalets provide a comfortable place to stay amid the serene beauty of nature. Perfect for a couple’s getaway, family staycation or retreat with your durian-crazy pals! Tip: Free up loads of space on your mobile phone, because you’re going to go snap-happy!
Location: 849 Bukit Kechil Mukim 2, Balik Pulau, Penang