‘The Hill’ In Janda Baik: Where Bali’s Grace Meets Malaysia’s Heart – And The Hilltop Views Steal Yours

Nestled atop the rolling hills of Janda Baik, The Hill is a resort that redefines luxury and natural charm. The resort is fairly new, and while Janda Baik is known for its menagerie of chalets and homestays, this one is a cut above the rest, and that’s something you’ll notice the moment you pass through the white gates.

As the JUICE team, including myself, embarked on a two-night stay, our journey began with the sight of the resort’s three modern-cottagecore white chalets perched elegantly on the hills – living up to the place’s catchy moniker.

There’s a substantial flight of stairs that lead up to the rooms, which seems intimidating at first, but the walk up surrounded by nature and guided by the cold Janda Baik breeze almost made us feel like we were ascending to paradise itself.

Paradise Found In Every Room


Inside each chalet, we discovered a perfect blend of space and coziness. The rooms were meticulously designed, offering ideal-sized beds, a well-appointed bathroom, a convenient changing room, and air conditioning. Each chalet comes with a king bed and two bunk beds, allocating up to 6 pax, and perfect for fostering a sense of togetherness for group travellers like us.

The pièce de résistance, however, was the iconic balcony area, complete with lawn chairs that allowed us to savour the breathtaking view at 1,600ft above sea level. Picture sipping a cup of coffee in the morning, surrounded by nature and the most soothing gusts of wind – truly an experience beyond compare.

Swim, Savour, And Soothe

Descending to the dining area, we were treated to a delectable surprise: a complimentary classic nasi lemak.

Adjacent to the dining area lay the resort’s saltwater infinity pool, a marvel in itself. Laid with Sukabumi tiles imported from Indonesia, the pool not only looks stunning but also possesses an anti-slip quality, ensuring safety while swimming. Plus, these stones not only filter out water impurities but also serve up long-term health perks.

There’s also a really unique relaxation pit that somewhat resembles a jacuzzi! Perfect for conversations over drinks, photos, board games… Or even karaoke sessions.

When I posted photos of the pool area on social media, I had friends asking if I was in Bali! Little did they know, this tranquil paradise is just a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, with the pool open 24 hours a day.

Beyond the pool, The Hill offers a range of wellness programs tailored to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul. The resort provides immersive experiences, from restorative yoga classes and guided meditation sessions conducted by credible instructors to rejuvenating ice baths.

The comprehensive wellness offerings didn’t stop there; guests could also indulge in a 60-minute traditional massage, a true blissful retreat surrounded by the resort’s natural wonders, including exotic plants and, during the right season, homegrown durians that you get to enjoy on the house.

In addition to these wellness experiences, The Hill offers a variety of retreats such as Retreat (2D1N), Recharge (day), and Recovery (day) programs. These packages include restorative yoga classes, guided meditation sessions, and even ice baths, providing a holistic approach to wellness and rejuvenation.

Grills And Thrills

To top it all off, The Hill boasts an immaculately equipped poolside kitchen where barbecue and hotpot dreams come true. Picture yourself indulging in a hot, freshly prepared meal by the pool, the cool air caressing your skin as you enjoy the company of your fellow travellers. The area also features Instagram-worthy sitting areas, including a hammock and swingset, inviting guests to unwind and bask in the breezy ambiance… or take those effortlessly ‘aesthetic’ snaps for your feed.

In essence, The Hill in Janda Baik is a sanctuary of tranquility and self-care, offering the vibes of high-end Balinese resorts with a warm and inviting layout. The personal experience of the JUICE team, including myself, serves as a testament to the magic that awaits within the confines of this unassuming space.

Our two-night stay was nothing short of extraordinary, complete with breathtaking views, delicious cuisine, and unparalleled relaxation.

If you’re seeking a retreat that combines natural beauty, luxury, and holistic wellness, look no further than The Hill in Janda Baik – your perfect escape is just a quick drive away from the bustling heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Check out The Hill on Instagram and contact 0126006244 for inquiries and bookings, or 012 299-4887 for the wellness program today!

Images via Syuhada Rahim/JUICE