Exclusive Nature Living at The Dusun – What’s Cool? What’s Not?

What the experience is all about

Relax at The Dusun
Relax at The Dusun [Source: The Dusun]

This small nature resort began as a simple retreat from the city for a family. An ad was put out to purchase a rural lot in 1984, and while walking through a rubber estate in Negeri Sembilan, the view over the Mantin hills captivated them and the deal was signed.

Rubber trees were replaced with durian seedlings planted by the family, and lovingly developed over the years. Their home became known affectionately as The Dusun (Orchard). Their love of the place spread to others and the family decided to turn their home into a nature resort in 2009. From two houses, The Dusun grew house by house and today stands as a small resort with 7 very uniquely designed houses, spacious and private, for the enjoyment of all who visit. Its maximum capacity is 20 adults, thus promising a peaceful, relaxing stay.

Embrace and enjoy tranquility at The Dusun
Embrace and enjoy tranquility at The Dusun [Source: The Dusun]

Honouring sustainable development in farming and building, The Dusun thrives in a beautiful and healthy environment, fostering wonderful relationships with the local community. Staff is hired from the nearby kampungs and partnerships are made with small shops and entrepreneurs nearby. Activities are designed to raise awareness of Malaysia’s beautiful natural heritage and support local traditions, communities and NGOs.

Life on the Dusun may be surprising to some, but it is designed for those who enjoy fresh air, lush greenery, jungle views, lingering meals with loved ones, peaceful strolls and the wonderfully uncoordinated orchestra of the birds, crickets and frogs.

(Adapted from their website)

What You Get

Available lodging options: 7 uniquely designed houses

Bathroom options: All options come with attached bathrooms equipped with hot showers

Cheapest option: RM400 per night/chalet (2 pax) inclusive of breakfast for two persons on weekdays for Perling Bukit and Tembusu Chalets

The Tembusu House from RM400 per night at The Dusun
The Tembusu House from RM400 per night at The Dusun [Source: The Dusun]

Most expensive option: RM1100 per night/chalet (max 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 kids) inclusive of breakfast for two persons on weekends for Sora Villa

Complete kitchen at Sora House. Rates from RM900 per night at The Dusun
Complete and gorgeous kitchen in Sora House at The Dusun. Rates from RM900 per night. [Source: The Dusun]

Meal arrangements:  Breakfast is included in all house rates. A different breakfast (usually local) is served each day along with fresh fruit, fresh juice, brewed coffee and tea. There is a small (but good) menu that is sent to guests upon confirmation of bookings. Barbeque and Minangkabau sets are available and need to be ordered in advance. Each house has a kitchen equipped with fridge, gas stove, basic crockery, pots and pans. Salt, sugar, oil and soya sauce is also provided. Guests may purchase fresh ground coffee and tea from the Patio Kitchen. Each house has it’s own barbecue pan. If you bring your own food, charcoal and wire is provided and staff assist with lighting the barbecue for RM20. If you order a barbecue meal from them, a lit barbecue is included.

Day trips available: No

What can we do there? Swim in pools, guided trek, waterfall, cooking workshop, photography workshop, massage, deer park, ostrich farm

One of two beautiful pools at The Dusun
One of two beautiful pools at The Dusun [Source: The Dusun]

Reviews

What people love: Beautifully designed spacious and airy houses, clean, with functioning kitchen, surrounded by nature, incredible views, relaxing, quiet, secluded, BBQ dinner, delicious breakfast, comfortable bed, nice pools, nature hike, cool air, star gazing, friendly staff, option to bring pets

What people wish were different: Expensive, mosquitoes, sounds from jungle might not guarantee relaxing sleep

Experience levels if you go for the most basic option shown in table below:

Adventure LevelMedium
Nature ImmersionMaximum
Cultural ImmersionMinimum
Relaxation LevelMaximum
Roughing itMinimum
Suitable for young children?Yes, absolutely!
Mobile connectivityLimited to None – You’ll actually have to *gasp*…talk

Location & Contact

Location: 3437, Jalan, Mukim, Kampung Baru Pantai, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

URL: www.thedusun.com.my

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