Janda Baik is a small village in Bentong, Pahang and geographically located in the state of Pahang. Janda Baik is set amidst a small valley bounded by thick rainforest laced together with picturesque streams and cool rushing brooks of waterfalls. Cool breezing tropical climate of 21 °C at night to 28 °C the day. The Janda Baik has now grown into a popular highland tourism retreat spot where dozens of operators offer homestays and chalets in Malay kampong or village style capitalizing its breeze and cool highland climate that is clean and fresh. Janda Baik approximately located within 45 km and about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur where the place is popular for holiday and recreational destination for city folks, not to mentioned foreign visitors especially global backpackers.
You can fly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport from any major airports around the world. The distance from KLIA airport to Janda Baik is within 100km.From KLIA airport you can use either the ERL (Express Rail Link), coach, taxi or shuttle bus, get down at the KL Sentral. From KL Sentral, you can either rent a car or get a taxi direct to Janda Baik.
You can drive to Janda Baik where it is just 45 kilometers North of Kuala Lumpur and half an hour drive from kl via Gombak-Karak Highway.
There is no direct bus to Janda Baik from Kuala Lumpur. You have to take a bus to Bentong which is the nearest town to Janda Baik. You can take coach at Jalan Pahang Bus Terminal where the journey is 1 hour to reach Bentong. From Bentong , you have to take a taxi where it takes 30 minutes’ drive to reach Janda Baik.
Pulau Santap is a picnic area at the confluence of Sungai Benus and Cheringging rivers at Janda Baik. It's a long stretch of river and natural rainforest surroundings, making it popular with families for day trips or overnight camping. 'Pulau' means island, while 'Santap' is a royal word for eating. In ancient times, a small island rose above the confluence of rivers, where it was used as a leisure spot for meals by Pahang's sultans. Nowadays, the island is no longer exists because of erosion.
Ulu Tampit waterfall is in Latto Charok. It is recommended to visit the waterfall if you are visiting Janda Baik. Many would find that Ulu Tampit waterfall is the most enjoyable one. There are seven floors of waterfall and 4th, 5th and 7th floor, are the most common floors people go to visit. At the 5th floor of the waterfall, the panoramic view is so beautiful and kids enjoy it the most at this floor while at 7th floor is the best to dip into the water. The water is so cold and so deep, yet you will not be carried away by the current. It is one of the safest waterfalls to plunge into the water.
Among the places to visit in Janda Baik is Sungai Benus. The river is great for an adventurous trek. Fishing enthusiasts will also love the river with its diversity of fish. Some of the fish found in the river include the mahseer, hampala barb and catfish.
Genting Highlands is a cool hill station set amidst the cool mountain air and a majestic 100 million-year-old rainforest. Just 37 minutes away from Janda Baik, it offers indoor and outdoor theme parks, an 18-hole golf course, a casino, and Malaysia’s biggest strawberry farm. Genting Highlands is also perfect for adventure enthusiasts as activities such as abseiling, indoor rock climbing and flying fox activities are available.Bukit Tinggi New Village
If you are looking for fresh fish, fruits and vegetables, you may spend your time at Bukit Tinggi New Village where it takes 30 minutes’ drive from Janda Baik. Bukit Tinggi New Village is not only home to great restaurants but variety of stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables. You may buy famous bentong young ginger here and famous crunchy vegetables called yin yong or kalian.
Staying at Cherengin Hills Convention & Spa Resort is a perfect choice when you are visiting Janda Baik. This 3-star resort is a hillside retreat hidden in between Janda Baik’s lush tropical rainforest in the state of Pahang. Featuring 136 tastefully decorated rooms and suites, the resort guarantees privacy and a relaxing ambience completed with modern amenities.
Suria Hill Country House is a 1-star accommodation in a good neighborhood, which is located at Janda Baik and nearby tourist attraction such as Genting Highland where the distance is within 31 km from the property. Suria Hill Country House is the right choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation in Janda Baik.