Cameron Highlands is never boring. Not if you let the Cameron Highlands Resort take care of you. Read my review of this gorgeous place here.
Besides going on the Jim Thompson Mystery Trail and if you get a bit tired of chilling out in the lovely resort (which is really not possible), the Cameron Highlands Resort has something else up its sleeve. It’s nothing too strenuous but you’ll be sure to get plenty of fresh air and sunshine.
We started off from the resort at around 10am and headed up north towards Brinchang. The route took us via Kea Farm Market and because it was a Sunday, there were huge crowds at the market causing us some delay due to the bottleneck traffic. We inched our way up and once we passed Kea Farm Market, it didn’t take us too long before the gorgeous green hills and valleys took over the landscape.
The road became even narrower and sharp bends and corners became part of the road. We held our breath each time the MPV took those treacherous-looking bends. Up and up we went until the whole horizon was nothing but beautifully-cut terraced tea plantations juxtaposed against the blue sky. The fragrant tea bushes stretched as far as our eyes could see in the never-ending Boh Tea plantations.
Then our MPV slowed down and even before it stopped, we all gasped as we caught sight of this…
White and checkered cloths laid out on a flat grassy spot overlooking a splendid view of the hills and vales. Pretty floral cushions were arranged neatly around low tables complete with crisp linen tablecloths and cutlery all laid out. There were even pots of flowers to complete the picture (they think of everything!)
Our two smiling service crew from the resort, looking smart in their white uniforms, were all ready there (they went on ahead of us to do the setting-up). Our drinks were served and when we were ready, the platters of food were brought out. We indulged in cheese & biscuits platter, healthy chicken wraps, pasta and for dessert, assorted cakes (the chocolate cake was divine) and of course, fresh strawberries and cream!
After a while, the sun got a bit too strong but worry not, the service crew came with some huge umbrellas! But if the sun is your best friend, then by all means enjoy the sunshine to the max in the cool crisp air and get overdose by the beautiful lush greenery all around.
When we’ve had the last drop of wine at the picnic, we were taken to the Sg Palas Boh Tea Centre just a few winding slopes below. Perched on top a small hill, it’s owned by Boh Tea. The tea centre is a spacious complex built with some modern architectural touches. A cafe sits at one end on an overhanging platform (perfect for viewing the scenery) while the other end houses the Boh Ria Tea Shop with a gallery in between.
An old factory for tea production still stands at the back and we got a brief guided tour of it. It was an enlightening experience as we got a better understanding of how tea was processed.
From the Tea Centre, we were driven back to the Cameron Highlands Resort and we almost dozed off during the journey, thanks to a most healthy dose of sunshine and fresh air and of course, the wine helped too.
*RM850 nett per couple inclusive of house wine
*RM950 nett per couple with sparkling wine
*Depart from Reception at 10.00am daily except Monday
*Duration: Approximately 3-4 hours
*Subject to weather conditions
*Advance reservation required
CAMERON HIGHLANDS RESORT
By the Golf Course
39000 Tanah Rata