As the number of positive Covid-19 cases in Malaysia begin to decrease, with even some days recording zero positive cases, the tourism industry is beginning to restart with hotels able to open their doors for business now.
One resort that is geared and ready to serve guests is The Haven All Suite Resort, located only 15 minutes away from Ipoh city centre, it’s nestled on the edge of a primary forest with a 280-million-year-old limestone boulder overlooking the lake.
The resort is an award-winning property claiming several awards including the Global Winner for Luxury Family All- Inclusive Hotel, Malaysia Tourism Minister’s and FIABCI Malaysia Property Award for Residential (High Rise).
First Look at Ipoh’s Haven
When you first step into the resort, you’ll be blown away with the beautiful view of the infinity pool that overlooks the natural lake and limestone hills.
The Haven Ipoh is a luxury resort hotel and residences with a total of 3 towers comprising 512 units where 150 units are resort suites, while the rest are occupied by residents. They have taken extra effort in their architectural design to ensure that the property does not harm the surrounding environment.
Besides being a perfect getaway to find a relaxing time with nature, it also has many facilities that will suit all ages, including: specially designed sea-horse shaped swimming pool, outdoor heated jacuzzi, 600 metres jogging track, gym, spa, steam room, badminton, squash, table tennis, tennis and, basketball shooting courts.
Additionally, it also has a meditation deck, amphitheatre, ballroom, seminar rooms, business centre, children’s playground, junior playroom and private helipad! You won’t even need to leave the resort as they’ve got everything covered!
Staying True To Nature
As the resort is surrounded by a vast array of nature with limestones dating back 280 million years ago, the resort utilises green technology and eco-features to provide cost-effective and more sustainable energy. Where possible, the available renewable energy / resources on the site is harvested within a sustainable budget to reduce carbon footprint.
Such as the use of wind turbines for generation of lighting for its jogging track, using solar panels at car parks and common areas, and also rain-harvesting to ensure that water in the lake remains at a near-constant level and to conserve water, and for common area usage.
Furthermore, they’ve also taken steps to ensure that nature doesn’t get into the way of guests enjoyment as the entire site has been filled with natural mosquito and insect repellent plants such as Pandan and Serai, so you won’t even need to worry about being bitten by mosquitoes!
Not forgetting that since it’s surrounded by a forest, The Haven All Suite Resort is also a sanctuary to hundreds of wildlife and home to hundreds of natural, beautiful and unique plants. If you’re lucky, you might even spot otters in the natural lake!
Perfect Place For Food
Ipoh is well known for its food, and The Haven doesn’t disappoint with their own poolside restaurant called The Cuisines. For starters, you’ll be treated to The Haven’s signature welcome drink which packs a punch! It’s made from all-natural ingredients like lemongrass, ginger, cinnamon, lime and wild chrysanthemum—it can be spicy!
In Cuisines, they only serve fresh and natural ingredients and although the buffet option was unavailable because of strict guidelines for Covid-19, they served us a la carte style buffet where you can order as much as you like and they’ll serve you.
However, when in Ipoh, it’s also a must to visit the city centre and enjoy the great food there! If you’re a coffee lover, don’t forget to visit the famous Nam Heong, which is the most popular coffee shop in Ipoh which is opposite another local favourite, Sin Yoon Loong.
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