A beautifully landscaped swimming pool caught our attention when we were driving to the Little Farm on a Hill in Janda Baik and a bit of snooping online lead us to Enderong Resort. In no time, we had three families all packed up and on the way to the fresh air of Janda Baik. Looking at these photos brings back the lovely cool air in the morning, sleepy people wrapped in jumpers, roomful of kids snuggling under blankets sharing one iPad they were given as a bribe for half an hour of more sleep…
We rented the Cottage with four bedrooms. It was just perfect for three families. One of the bedrooms is actually in a separate annex, the rest are around a living/dining area. The cottage was tidy and comfortable with basic furniture and kitchenware. Bathrooms were spotless and modern, and the ceiling fans were enough to keep the cottage cool during the day – at night we actually had to turn them off, that’s how cool it is up there! Waking up to that cool freshness was priceless.
Activities at Enderong Resort
The beautiful – and cool – pool and the surrounding streams, hills and grassy areas were like an oasis for the city kids. They played with sticks and leaves, explored to their hearts’ content – just the way us adults like to see them. You know, the way we grew up, in the olden times, as the kids would say.
We also took advantage of the possibility to book a two hour archery session. This proved to be a hit amongst the men – no junior bows are available at the moment so it’s suited for those with strong arms.
The 20 minute nature trail around the estate was great fun for our nature-deprived youngsters. The price they had to pay for exploring a small waterfall and a river was a few leeches, but the novelty of the bloodsuckers was greater than the pain for most.
A breakfast of nasi lemak is included in the price. Proper cooking is not allowed in the cottage (bbq can be organised) but there are basics like fridge, kettle and a toaster. Who wants to cook on a weekend getaway anyway? We drove down to Purple Cane and Pinto Coffee for meals.
That all this is under an hour’s drive from our urban KL lives is just amazing!