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Glamping in Style – The Hooton Retreat in Negeri Sembilan

Located in Kuala Klawang, Negeri Sembilan, The Hooton Retreat is a must-visit destination for those seeking a peaceful trip or a fun getaway with loved ones. The Hooton Retreat offers guests a relaxing space to unwind in a lush rainforest. Instead of traditional canvas tents that are typically associated with nature retreats, this retreat has several stargazing-friendly glamping domes with boho-chic decor including a huge rattan bed.

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

The Hooton Retreat has several different domes and villas, each boasting great views of the outdoors. For a night stay in their glamping domes, go for the Dome Otus, which is the most affordable room they have here but with all the fun of spending a night in a dome tent intact.

If you’re willing to go all out with a luxurious dome, there’s Dome Tyto Premium Suites which has a private bathroom which is recommended for a small family or a group of friends and Dome Tyto Honeymoon Suite that has a private outdoor jacuzzi which is recommended for couples looking to have a romantic getaway. The domes have air coolers allowing for proper ventilation, standing mirrors, towels, toiletries, drinking water, umbrellas, and closets.

If dome tents are not your thing, opt for the Bubo Cote Studio. A minimalist studio with a mezzanine floor that ensures guests enjoy extra space and comfort in the unit which is equipped with air-conditioning. An indoor-designed ladder leads to a cosy bed area with an amazing nightscape. Exquisite living area with a modern hanging chair and bean bag which is recommended for a small family or a group of friends.

If you’re travelling in a larger group, there are two villas that you can rent, each one can accommodate 8 to 10 guests. The premium Villa Aegolius is 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 private outdoor kitchen, dining area, air-conditioning, and even a viewing deck. A public swimming pool is just right in front of the villa.

Another villa here is the Villa Ninox – a single-storey villa that has a more open concept, with fewer partitions between rooms, so you can chill with your friends, play board games, and just hang out together.

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, flying fox, jungle trekking and jungle barista. 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– namely Bukit Baginda and Bukit Batu Sawa, which are all under a 35-minute drive from the retreat.

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.

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. If you’re lucky, you might even spot two resident owls, Misty and Starry, the main culprits behind the retreat’s name.

When your tummy starts to rumble, there’s a cafeteria on-site offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including its signature banana leaf rice. All of the food is pork-free and are subject to change according to seasonality and availability.

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 staycation with your family 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, The Hooton Retreat’s Facebook | Instagram




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