Cameron Highlands Resort

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Set in the heart of colonial mainland Malaysia, the Cameron Highlands Resort is an elegant and colonial hill retreat, and being only a 3-hour car journey away, it is the perfect escape from the humidity and hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur.

At a Glance

  • This is THE hotel to stay in when in the Highlands - an elegant and nostalgic retreat

  • The Cameron Highlands Resort pays homage to the Jim Thompson legacy

  • The spa at the Cameron Highlands Resort offers a wide range of sophisticated treatments and healing therapies inspired by the restorative properties of tea

  • For something special, why not check yourself into one of their signature suites, either the Cameron Suite or the Jim Thompson Suite

  • No trip to the Cameron Highlands would be complete without a visit to the nearby tea plantations

Adventure, Spa & health

Insider's View

Jim Thompson an American businessman, helped revitalize the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and 60s. A former U.S. military intelligence officer, Thompson mysteriously disappeared from Malaysia's Cameron Highlands on Easter Sunday, 1967. The mystery of his disappearance has never been solved…

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The famous American CIA agent Jim Thompson was on vacation in the Cameron Highlands in 1967 and went missing, never to be seen again! Yet his legacy lives on at the Cameron Highland Resort with a Jim Thompson reading lounge with a roaring open fire for colder evenings and a Thai Silk shop.

Each guest room at the Cameron Highland Resort is beautifully furnished and has a small balcony offering views over the adjacent golf course. This nostalgic elegance is seen throughout the hotel with furniture, exquisite teak wood and silks, and large four poster beds surrounded by a mass of comfy cushions.

The award-winning spa here is a must and offers unique treatments such as green tea baths and Malay massage. Your days here can be spent exploring the nearby strawberry farms and tea plantations or playing on the only golf course in the Cameron Highlands, adjacent to the hotel. In the afternoon retreat to the lounge for traditional English tea before a delicious dinner at either the Japanese restaurant or in the homely dining room.


The 56 elegant rooms and suites are designed with nostalgia and include plantation shutters, wooden beams, comfortable four poster beds and French doors leading onto balconies with golf course views. Deluxe Rooms have polished timber floors and cozy seating areas and the Family, Cameron and Jim Thompson Suites all have two bedrooms. The Junior Suite has a studio style bedroom with large open plan living area.


Children are welcome at the Cameron Highland Resort but there are no facilities except for babysitting, which can be arranged on request. There is a two-bedroom Family Suite which has a twin and four poster bedroom and a shared bathroom. The larger Cameron and Jim Thompson Suites also have two bedrooms.


There are two restaurants offering delicious Japanese and International cuisine as well as a traditional tea room and bar. Private dining either within your room or at another location of your choice is also available. The hotel's Spa Village has indoor and outdoor treatment rooms and a wide range of sophisticated treatments and healing therapies derived from the healing properties of tea. There is also a reading room and snooker table.


Activities in and around the hotel include golf, visits to verdant tea plantations, working farms, fascinating local markets, nearby villages and beautiful waterfalls.

Location & Directions

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands Resort is located in the state of Pahang, approximately 200 km north of Kuala Lumpur on the east side of the border between the states of Perak and Pahang in Malaysia.

When to go

Good to visit all year round. Enjoys a cooler temperature than the rest of Malaysia. Light rain showers are common in the afternoon.

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