One of the best highland retreats in Malaysia is the Cameron Highlands. From the capital, Kuala Lumpur, the plateau is a good 214 kilometers away. This translates to roughly an hour and 30 minutes of driving from the highway. The roads of Malaysia are generally well maintained, and there are signs everywhere so it’s pretty safe to travel across the country by car.
This is actually truest when you travel to Cameron Highlands. You can also choose to go there by coach, bus, train, or taxi, but the other options are either too expensive or extremely inconvenient.
Once you make it out of the ringlets and into the Cameron Highlands city proper, you would want to visit the strawberry farms, butterfly farms, Boh Tea plantation, the cactus valley, and the Agrotechnology Park. The highland provides a great escape from city life with its Jungle trails and camping sites.
For the none-too outdoorsy type, Cameron Highlands also provides a fine line of hotels and inns. Five- and four-star hotels include YTL Cameron Highlands Resort, the Lakehouse Cameron Highlands, and the Equatorial Hotel Cameron Islands.
Families can also try to get accommodations from apartments in the nearby of Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The Greenhill Resort Hotel in Tanah Rata and the Parkland Apartments in Brinchang are popular choices.
Cameron Highlands is also a place for good food. It’s surrounding towns are full of Western and Malaysian restaurants that most people plan vacations there just for the ambiance and the gastronomic satisfaction. Tanah Rata boasts of T-Cafe and Restaurant No.14. Brinchang, on the other hand, is home of the Highland Restaurant and its famous charcoal steamboat.