Family Weekend Getaway @ Aman Rimba Private Estate, Janda Baik

Family Weekend Getaway @ Aman Rimba Private Estate, Janda Baik


It was another relaxing and fun weekend getaway with the family a couple of weeks back. Where did we go this time around? Back to nature, the theme is green, and green it was, over at Aman Rimba Private Estate, Janda Baik. It was just a short trip out from the city, but we were transported to another world the moment we entered the privately owned estate, Aman Rimba. Peace, tranquil with lots of lush greenery all round, read on for our fun staycation! 

Family Weekend Getaway @ Aman Rimba Private Estate, Janda Baik
Family Weekend Getaway @ Aman Rimba Private Estate, Janda Baik

Where is this Aman Rimba Private Estate?


A short drive away and we're here!
A short drive away and we're here! 

Located in Janda Baik over at Bentong, Pahang, it’s just a short drive away from the place where we turn out from the highway to Genting. Keying in “Aman Rimba Private Estate” in Waze or Google Map gives us the exact location. It’s the perfect private place for family functions, weddings, photoshoots, corporate getaway, events, functions and more. 

Warmly welcomed
Warmly welcomed
En. Ashari introducing us to the place, before bringing us on a tour around the place
En. Ashari introducing us to the place, before bringing us on a tour around the place 
One of the six villas in Aman Rimba Private Estate
One of the six villas in Aman Rimba Private Estate

Not your usual villa for rental, the villas and facilities in Aman Rimba Private Estate is for exclusive rental that covers the whole estate within the property. Perfect for large family gatherings, and corporate team building events, it’s not available for individual rental, so do keep that in mind. 

Martin checking out the villas
Martin checking out the villas
All that lush greenery
All that lush greenery

I like the fact that the whole estate is private, where the moment we arrive, we had to call the caretaker to open the gates and it is locked once we are in the vicinity. No outsiders can walk or drive in without the knowledge of those inside. How’s that for complete privacy! 


Each of the suites had a mix of authentic traditional architecture with fine, simple luxury
Each of the suites had a mix of authentic traditional architecture with fine, simple luxury

How many Villas are Inside the exclusive Aman Rimba Private Estate?


Six, yes, there’s a total of 6 villas in Aman Rimba Private Estates, each with a unique theme. In total, all six villas can accommodate up to 20pax. We went on a brief tour of the whole estate upon arrival, thanks to Encik Ashari. We came in one group, all ready for a relaxing weekend.

Even the swimming pool looks good among the greens
Even the swimming pool looks good among the greens

In the vicinity of Aman Rimba, there are two multipurpose halls with meeting facilities, whiteboards, flipcharts  and facilities for family events, weddings and for corporate functions or events. For meeting the function hall can accommodate up to 30 pax, for townhall kind of functions is about 70 pax and wedding is up to 50 pax.

The Bunga Kantan
The Bunga Kantan

From the smaller villas, to the larger ones, each were beautiful to say the least! Where did we stay that weekend? Well, it’s one of the largest villa in Aman Rimba, aptly named Kantan suite, after the “bunga Kantan” plant. The spacious living area with its discreet folding doors separates this two-suite villa from Villa Kantan 1; when opened the two villas create a beautiful two room suite perfect for lounging around with friends and family.

Our very large Kantan Suite
Our very large Kantan Suite
Beautiful bed
Beautiful bed

Our suite fits 4 guests, and it was really spacious that the kids could run around and basically enjoy all that space. Each suite features a king-sized bed with an additional queen-sized daybed overlooking the tranquil Aman Rimba lake. A walk-in wardrobe leads through the ensuite open-air concept bath, with its twin vanity sets and a separate shower area.

Additional queen-sized daybed overlooking the tranquil Aman Rimba lake
Additional queen-sized daybed overlooking the tranquil Aman Rimba lake
Isaac Tan and Family
The family

Did you know there are black swans, and fishes in the Aman Rimba lake? Pretty sweet view, from our suite! Inside we even had a private balcony overlooking the lake, the luxury. The living area with sofas were so comfortable and huge. Each of the suites had a mix of authentic traditional architecture with fine, simple luxury. Peaceful thoughts the moment we entered.

We even had a private balcony overlooking the lake!
We even had a private balcony overlooking the lake!

Don’t worry about the fear of being surrounded by nature and the heat that comes along with it, as every villa in Aman Rimba Private Estate is air conditioned. The bathrooms are open top styled, very cool looking as it allows natural lighting inside.

Would you believe this is a part of the large bathroom?
Would you believe this is a part of the large bathroom?

Let there be Food! 


I totally enjoyed all the food prepared during our stay at Aman Rimba, and they were mostly traditional “masakan kampung”, delicious traditional Malay cuisine. We had a variety of food, and they all tasted great!

Ikan keli masak cili
Ikan keli masak cili

For lunch , we had the Kampung Styled variety, consisting of curries,  freshwater catfish fried with chilli (ikan keli masak cili), pucuk paku goreng (stir fried wild ferns), assorted fresh ulam (freshly-plucked local aromatic herbs), sambal belacan and more!


Curry Fish
Curry Fish 
Ulams, Sambal and Salted Fish
Ulams, Sambal and Salted Fish
Have some sweet Sago Dessert
Have some sweet Sago Dessert

The Kids Love the Swimming Pool


We did not waste time in getting the kids prepped up for a quick swim in the pool after a quick rest following our meal. Swimming in the pool was great, especially in the hot weather. The kids loved it, and so did the Mrs. 


Swimming is fun!
Swimming is fun!
I'm learning to float Dad
I'm learning to float Dad 
Let's all climb on Mum yes?
Let's all climb on Mum yes?

Dinner time is Good Too! 


Dinner was really good, the BBQ type of good! We had freshly barbequed chicken, sausages, squid, lamb, sea bass, garlic bread, corn, potatoes, green salad, pasta and fruits. How's that for a mouthful of words, but trust me, they were all truly delicious!

Barbecued meat and seafood
Barbecued meat and seafood
Shrimps, I love these!
Shrimps, I love these!
Wonderful barbequed chicken drumsticks and thighs
Wonderful barbequed chicken drumsticks and thighs


We even had two fishes caught by our fellow friends from the lake! Yummy stuff.

Fish!
Fish!
Don't forget the corns
Don't forget the corns

Outdoor Activities


There are many outdoor activities one can partake in while we are at Aman Rimba, from swimming, to playing volleyball, basketball, or even go bird watching. Recreational bicycles are available too for exploring the nearby village if one wants too. The kids loved the outdoor trampoline which we found while exploring the area. Jump jump jump, how exciting!

We found a giant trampoline!
We found a giant trampoline! 
The kids totally loved the trampoline
The kids totally loved the trampoline
Fancy a basketball match?
Fancy a basketball match?

There’s even a “clubhouse” of sorts, a fully equipped games room, a place to enjoy a game of pool, some board games, Scrabble and more! Heck, if you’re in the mood for Nintendo games, foosball, and more, you’re in for a treat. It’s air-conditioned as well, so the kids would love this games room to bits.

Playing the congkak
Playing the congkak
Foosball!
Foosball! 
Fully equipped games room
Fully equipped games room

For corporate functions that might require activities like Amazing Race, Team Building Games, Telematch, Jungle Trekking and others can be arranged through 3rd party specialist providers; and additional fees apply.


Breakfast the next day, of Nasi Lemak and more!
Breakfast the next day, of Nasi Lemak and more!
Bread, butter and Jam
Bread, butter and Jam
What an awesome weekend out with family and friends at Aman Rimba Private Estate, Janda Baik!
What an awesome weekend out with family and friends at Aman Rimba Private Estate, Janda Baik!

It was a really great weekend retreat with the family amidst lush greeneries over at Aman Rimba Private Estate, Janda Baik. We truly enjoyed ourselves.

2018 Accommodation Rates
2018 Accommodation Rates

For inquiry or reservation of AMAN RIMBA Private Estate, do contact their Reservations Manager, Nashareen Ibrahim at +60 19 383 0500, during office hours from Monday to Friday or email nashareen@amanrimba.com. Check out their website as well: www.amanrimba.com, it is very comprehensive! 



12 comments :

  1. Wowwwwww!!!! Such a lovely place! I so love the names, Janda Baik...Aman Rimba. The ikan keli looks absolutely gorgeous and I so love sago pudding. Have not had it for a long time now.

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  2. What a nice place for a fun family getaway... the food looks good too! Omnomnom~

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  3. Interesting place to stay and eat. Will bring my kids there to enjoy a peaceful life.

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  4. wah i saw grace there. Hhaha.. she looks so funny. And they really have fun. My daughter ask me when can go again ? LOL

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  5. Cantiknya Kantan Suite kat sini. Oh and I also like the Bunga Kantan photo. Rasanya tenang kat sini dengan kehijauan saujana mata memandang. Memang tenang je la kat sini. Makanan pun style Kampung. Wow!!

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  6. I love to have this kind of weekend getaway. Totally my style. This place look so serene and peace environment.

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  7. Wow the location is beautiful and calm and peaceful. Then a great deal of food and a great deal of food can come here for a while hehehehe.

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  8. Wow. I will share the information with my friends because they are currently looking for a place to have a huge bachelorette party. Those villas are beautiful.

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  9. What a lovely escapade just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To have to rent the entire property, love this concept totally. No strangers allowed! LOL

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  10. You are right, this place is very nice and have that exclusive appeal. Perfect for intimate family gathering for a week! Do they host weddings?

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  11. Nice place, tenang je tengoknya..jauh dari kesibukan kota. Wah boleh ajak suami ke sini bercuti..tempatnya cantik..makanan pun nampak sedap

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  12. Cantiknya tempat ni, sure best kan lari dari kejauhan dan kesibukan kota. Datang sini mesti tenang kepala..:D. Hope satu hari dapat datang ke sini

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