Geothermal springs retreat at the Banjaran

The Banjaran is the perfect hideaway for tired bodies and busy minds. A natural healing playground of thermal caves, healing hot springs, underground ice baths and geothermal pools, it’s somewhere to take a deeply relaxing breather. Nestled in a jungle valley flanked by towering limestone hills, amidst waterfalls and meandering rivers, it feels like an enchanted forest. Think long pampering days and early, starry nights in luxurious surroundings; it’s all about being kind to yourself.

What to expect at the Banjaran

If you’re looking to get off the grid for a while, look no further. Although it's just two hours from Kuala Lumpur by road, the Banjaran is lightyears away from city life. Tucked away in Malaysia’s Perak province, it’s deep within an area of lush rainforest, and well secluded from contemporary stress.

Moreover, it’s a wellness retreat with a unique difference; the property is built around natural mineral-rich geothermal springs, which feature everywhere, from the underground steam caverns to the jacuzzi in your private villa garden.

Simply melt into the surroundings, soaking in geothermal pools, taking time out in the meditation cave and wandering along shady jungle tracks. Alternatively, let the wriggly residents of Garra Rufa fish pool provide some organic exfoliation, or restore your balance with some reiki in the sparkling crystal cave. Let off some steam with a workout at the fitness centre, or loosen up with a swim in the naturally heated pool on the valley floor.

You can book an entire wellness programme, take a yoga class or just spend some much-needed time shrugging off your worries. For an extra boost, choose from the astonishing menu of over 420 spa treatments. The food is fresh, clean and tasty, while there’s a swim-up bar for an afternoon smoothie.  

In the evening, try a glass of wine at Jeff’s Cellar, set deep inside a spectacular limestone cave. It is, without doubt, one of the most unique wine bars in the world.

Accommodation is a mixture of luxurious garden and water villas scattered across the valley. Garden villas are buried in the jungle with a backdrop of natural caves, while the water villas are scattered along the banks of a tranquil canal. 

Location: Ipoh Province, Peninsular Malaysia

Duration: as long as you like

Accommodation: luxury retreat with geothermal springs

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