For many KL-ites, when it concerns travelling domestically and somewhere that isn’t too far from the city centre, Sekinchan and Kuala Selangor seem to be popular choices lately. And why not? There are plenty of things to do and see, and there have also been rapid developments in tourist attractions.
Located approximately half an hour from each other, Sekinchan and Kuala Selangor also boast some unique stays that are perfect for staycations. So, it doesn’t really matter if you’re exploring for the weekend or planning on a week-long break from the city in any of these towns — these places on our list can be your home away from home.
1. My Desa Stay (Komuniti Rumah Kayu)
We start our list with something more on the traditional side. MyDesaStay, which the locals affectionately know as Komunity Rumah Kayu. This vacation rental is suitable for families and groups of travellers searching for a kampung stay with amenities suited for a trip away from home.
There are barbecue facilities for guests that want to cook up a storm, but if not, MyDesaStay offers traditional Malay cuisine. Believe it or not, there’s even a library on-site, making it a perfect place for bookworms or those looking for a quiet respite.
Address: Lot 9467, Jalan Haji Karim, 45300 Sungai Besar, Selangor
Contact: +6012 969 0772
2. Route Five Bookstore Theme Dorm
Bookworms rejoice; we have a literary-themed hostel located only 7km away from Sky Mirror. At Route Five, there are 10 unique dorm-style rooms to choose from, and there’s even a tearoom and co-working space — perfect for singletons, groups of friends, and those that seek adventure. Each dorm room has air conditioning, a fridge, a minibar, a coffee machine, and a hair dryer; although, bathrooms are shared here.
Address: Level 1, 205, Jalan Pasir Penambang, Pasir Penambang, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Contact: +6014 674 3413
3. Padi Box
One of the more well-known stays in Sekinchan is none other than Padi Box. A cosy homestay made of freight containers, this relaxing destination has made its rounds on social media, and many Malaysians love the surrounding paddy fields too! Let us say that this place’s evening view is pretty scenic!
Guests can choose options from two to six pax per room, which are accompanied by a calming view of nearby paddy fields. There are also tour packages available for you to explore, which include a visit to Sky Mirror, attending soap-making classes, watching fireflies at night, and cycling tours.
Address: Jalan Tali Air 4, Kampung Parit Empat, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor
Contact: +6019 320 5688
4. Villa Chee
Located smack bang in the middle of Sekinchan, Villa Chee is a one-stop-shop staycation centre. With accommodation, a restaurant, private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and a garden, your stay here will be relaxing and stress-free. There’s a 24-hour front desk ready to help guests when needed, room service, and also the organisation of tours to check out all the highlights of Sekinchan and Kuala Selangor.
Address: Lot 3919, Jalan Sawah Ban Site B, Pekan Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor
Contact: +6012 505 0328
5. Homestay Padi Hijau
Suited for those who are looking to escape from the bustle of the city and somewhere with less of a crowd, Homestay Padi Hijau provides the perfect getaway spot with its whimsical designs and colours. Each unit comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, which allows guests to whip up meals at any time of the day and is incredibly convenient for parents travelling with little ones who are picky eaters. There are also plenty of things to do, like cycling tours and flying kites!
Address: Parit 7 Timur, 45300 Sungai Besar, Selangor
Contact: +6011 5380 0180
6. D’Sawah Bendang Homestay
Calling all those who love the outdoors and all things nature! D’Sawah Bendang Homestay will give you some serious kampung vibes, and you will not run out of things to do. Activities to get into include fishing, ATV, and barbecue. But if you feel like doing nothing, there’s nothing wrong with that! There’s even daily housekeeping here to keep your home away from home in tip-top shape!
Address: Jalan Parit 6½ Timur, Sungai Besar, Selangor
Contact: +6011 5251 7879
7. Kuala Selangor Cabin Camp (KSCC)
This hidden gem, known as Kuala Selangor Cabin Camp (KSCC), offers unique accommodations, including tube stays, triangle houses, bus homes, villas, and even camping tents. Families love it here as there are activities to keep kids entertained, like the flying fox, rock climbing, fishing, and the mini petting zoo. There’s also ATV and archery. Truly worth visiting and spending your hard-earned money on.
Address: Lot 4021, Jalan Rizab Zazuli, Kampung Bukit Hijau, 45800 Jeram, Selangor
Contact: +6019 481 4845
8. Anjung Pool Villa
Last on our list is the cool Anjung Pool Villa, which offers a cosy vacation home equipped with a private pool — perfect for dipping in any time of the day. Our favourite out of all their offerings has got to be the Studio Villa, which screams modern minimalism and comes with a fully decked-out kitchen and a barbecue area.
Address: Ban 2, Lot 13402, Jalan Tali Air 11, Kampung Tengah Pasir Panjang, Sekinchan
Contact: +6012 235 2024