We love Janda Baik! It’s kind of incredible that this lush, green and cool hill retreat is hardly 45 minutes from home. We’ve written about other Janda Baik resorts, like Tiarasa and The Acres before, but recently discovered yet another family-friendly resort, Fifty4 Ferns.
The rooms at Fifty4Ferns
The rooms are spread around the lush garden, and around a huge pond – that is full of fish. We were travelling with two other families, and had one duplex with a common porch and another unit nearby, all facing the pond. Despite the traditional look of the chalets, they are modern and neat inside, with an ensuite bathroom and powerful ac. We had a sofa bed and a double bed in our room, just right for the four of us.
Activities at Fifty4Ferns
The grounds are quite large and there is plenty to explore. We started off with a paddle in the river, that flows just behind the chalets, and a dip in the very refreshing swimming pool.
When you venture past the reception and head up the hill, you’ll discover the playground, that became the hotspot for our children, mostly thanks to the big trampoline. There is also a canopy walk type of a climbing trail up in the trees, that older kids enjoyed. They provide safety harnesses for this activity, but there were a few broken parts, so we’d say it’s suitable only for confident climbers 6 years and up.
There is also a small animal farm, with chickens, peacocks and rabbits. To the disappointment of the kids the rabbits were quite timid and very fast in their large enclosure, so not many cuddles were catered for. There are also bikes to ride and you can fish from the pond at a certain time of the day – but you must buy to fish and take the catch back home with you. We did not come equipped with cool boxes, so just fed the fish instead. The adults in the group wished they had booked a massage early, but were left with no free slots. The garden setting of the spa looked lovely!
Food at Fifty4Ferns
We pre-booked a bbq dinner that was plentiful and served at the restaurant, but à la carte is also available.
The breakfast had plenty of homemade local breakkie options, as well as the usual toast and cereal for the kids. The restaurant doesn’t serve alcohol, nor is alcohol allowed on the premises.
The grounds are gorgeous and the facilities for kids allow for a relaxed holiday for the parents. We thought this resort worked well for a group holiday. It is such a luxury to have this kind of places so close to home!
For RM450/chalet we also thought it was a decent value compared to the prices around this area. If you are looking for a no-fuss break with a chance to spend time outdoors, do check Fifty4Ferns out! You can get in touch with the resort through their Facebook page.
We paid for our own stay at the Fifty4Ferns. The opinions, as always, are honest and our own!