Nature Homestay & Spa. Share and experience a man's dream place back to nature, off grid, relax and be adventurous. City folks with OCD are not advisable to stay here and also if you cannot live a day without(website hidden)or Internet, you are also not advisable to stay.
Rumah Holistic is a wellness retreat centre set in the surrounding of the nature. Hidden in a rainforest valley. Shielded in a half-circle by foliage covered mountains, the place is full of positive energy.
The area covers about 1800 square meters, consists of an indoor and outdoor spa, 2 fan rooms, an outdoor kitchen, training shelter for yoga and meditation, a small rock hill for lying on hammock and a stream with clear mountain water running through the yard with fish similar to the fish spa, except its natural.
Each room consist of a queen size bed, fan, air-condition, basic furniture and bathroom attached with water heater. All rooms are fixed with mosquito net and anti-crawling insect door gap blocking panels.
Birds and animals, such as the racket tails, horn bills, squirrels, monkeys can be seen in short distance and residence with 2 friendly dogs and 2 lovely cats. Yes, the dogs bark sometimes, so as the gecko and many insect sound from the nature. There is no absolute quietness.
Plenty of fruit trees in the surrounding and we are in the process of growing herbs and organic vegetables.
Cooling and windy at night. The best place to look at the stars lying on our reclining chairs.
This is a place to relax, recharge and rejuvenate your body mind and soul. Guests are encouraged to have personal one-on-one encounter with the owner, Eric Goh who is well known on the island for his giving heart and healing hands, and ready to listen to your worries over a cup of herbal tea prior to performing one of the many available treatments at the spa.
You can also attend the yoga, meditation, Tai Chi class, Reiki energy healing sessions or pick up a 3-day intensive massage course.
Take a morning stroll in the hill side or evening sunset walk in the jungle to experience the serenity and enjoy the cool refreshing air.
Self service free laundry with natural solar drying. Iron and iron board available.
Simple workout equipments such as dumb bells, gym ball, push up handles available. We also have two mountain bikes for rent. Jungle trekking available by request. It takes 30 minutes to trek up the hill and look at beautiful sunrise at 7am.
Car, bike or bicycle rental IS A MUST, but if you would like to hire a taxi, we have two regular trust worthy and friendly taxi drivers that you can arrange with them. Other than that, not many other taxi drivers know our place.
Walking keeps you healthy. Mini markets, internet, restaurants, main street where taxi passing through at down hill 15 minutes walk. Beach and fishing village at 20-30 minutes walk.
Nature and wellness programs include day trip for jungle trek, kayaking, mangrove boat cruise, outdoor spa and massage, lunch at the waterfalls or private island massage and wellness retreats incorporating yoga, meditation, reiki, Tai Chi Qi Gong, herbs, fruit & vegetables detox, talks and workshops on healing and wellness, all available upon request.
Great place for singles, honeymoon couples and lovers who seek for nature serenity and privacy!
Rumah Holistic is located at a very secluded area, not easy to find. Please make contact via message prior to arrival to arrange for pick up or get direction while you still have access to the internet. Otherwise please get a local SIM card to call, it is very cheap and most reliable! Forget about your smartphones, they are not so smart when come to jungle! GPS, Waze, iPhone Map will lead you to NO WHERE!
Other Things to Note
No Wifi! We prefer to connect with mother nature, our hearts and souls.
1. No smoking in the room. Only smoke outside.
2. No kids allowed below 12, kids over 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.
3. We are located in the jungle, be alert of what would be in the nature.
4. Do not disturb, alter, leave anything behind or take anything away from the nature.
5. Recycle and compose bio-degradable waste at the bins prepared.
6. Conserve water and energy use at all times.
7. Simple cooking is allowed and share only one small refrigerator with the owner.
8. Wash and dry all cooking utensils and cutlery each time after use.
9. Clean room only when it is needed.
10. Change of towels and bed sheets only when they are dirty.
11. Free use of washing machine. Minimum 5 Items at one time and use only quick wash.
12. Not advisable going into the jungle, river and rock hill area after dark without guide or supervision.
13. Do not feed the animals, wild or house pets.
14. Do not harm, agitate, kill any living creatures on the premises.
15. Keeping quiet at all times as we also run a spa and meditation from time to time.
16. Breakfast is included, but you can also cook in the kitchen. Homestay means you are staying at my house, so you eat what I eat, unless you have special food requirements then please tell me in advance. I usually have breakfast from 8am-10am because I start working at 10am. If you wake up late, you can help yourself.
17. I also run a in house spa, in house guests get 20% discount except for yoga.
We spent five days at Eric's beautiful place. It is located at the very edge of the jungle and we could actually see monkeys from the garden. In the backyard there is a little hill with a hammock where we spent peaceful hours. Eric is a very pleasant host who enjoyed sharing his love for nature and the island. Every morning he surprised us with a different breakfast and gave us great recommendations about the island, which we always found to be helpful. If we had the chance to come back to Langkawi we would choose this host again.
Eric is a very friendly host. He will help you with you r trips and helped us out with our car hire. The room is decent and clean. Don't expect 4 star quality.
We loved all the animals around the house (cats and dogs).
We stayed for two and a half weeks at Rumah Holistic and it was absolutely amazing! The location is beautiful and perfectly natural with the jungle rising out around it, monkeys and hornbills playing in the trees - our next door neighbours! By far what really makes this so unforgettable is Eric himself. He decided to set himself the challenge of making us a different breakfast every morning for all seventeen mornings! Each was delicious and made with love and cheerful pride by Eric, chatting as he did so to us, the puppies, and the cats! As soon as we arrived he sat us down with a map and circled everything worth doing, but after listening to our preferences first, so that it really was a personal map. It took all the effort out of planning our days. Eric was kind enough to offer us a lift when he was travelling to other parts of the island (he is famous for his massage and travels to clients when they ask for a call out). Eric took us out, took pleasure (or at least appeared to!) in spending time with us, and it felt like staying with a friend. He treated us like long lost friends and we have remained in touch with Eric, he messaged us several times on the day we left so he knew we had arrived at our next destination safely. Martin had his birthday whilst we were there and Eric took us out the night before, calling it his 'birthday eve', arranged a day out in Koh Lipe snorkelling (again asking the guide to send him a picture of us at the snorkelling site to make sure we were safe) and even made Martin a cake with candles! The stay can be deeply holistic, with yoga outside, natural fish pedicure in the stream and Eric's amazing natural fruit smoothies (no added sugar) in the morning. Or it can be a party - with fun and laughter every day, the alcohol can flow if you want it to, but always flavoured with Eric's peaceful, nature-loving mindset. It took us approximately five minutes from our initial arrival to feel completely relaxed. We had a massage in the spa and it was relaxing and healing. We will leave a review separately for Eric's spa and massage as it is a separate business but suffice to say do take advantage of sharing your living quarters with a spa and a top-rated masseur! The location is perfect for real local life and the local people are friendly and generous. There is a jungle teeming with natural life just on your doorstep and Eric is passionate and knowledgeable about birds, animals and plants. I cannot imagine a more perfect stay or a more welcoming host. Even the cats welcomed us!
We stayed four night with Eric and very much enjoyed the time. Eric arranged a rental car for us and set us up with plenty things to do around the island. No need to prepare in advance. He also took us to some great local food places that we would not have found without his guidance. Overall a perfect host! As for the place, it is a homestay, so if you are used and demand the the cleanliness of a 3+ star hotel you better look for alternatives. However, the location is unique and you will not find something equivalent with the typical hotel chains.
We had a fantastic stay with Eric at Rumah Holistic. This place is really unique. A peaceful jungle retreat surrounded by nature. Eric was a wonderful host. He made us feel very welcome and he was very generous with his time and advice. He took us out for dinner to a fantastic local seafood restaurant which we would have never found by ourselves. We also went on a jungle walk with him to watch the sunrise. I took part in a tai chi class and had a spa package. I highly recommend a traditional Malay massage, very good value with discount for residents. The room was as described and Eric's healthy breakfast each morning was great. There are not many places like this. Sitting in the garden hammock we saw hornbills, eagles and could hear jungle wildlife, we also watched monkeys jumping through the trees while eating breakfast.
Eric was very welcoming and patient. Since the accommodation is hard to fine he came down and picked me up. The room is simple, but very clean and has everything one needs for sleep and rest (clean bed, shower (hot and cold), air conditioning, windows. But the best part is what surrounds the room: nature, a small stream, and peace.
The next morning started with a little thai chi followed by a homemade, fresh, nutritious, and delicious breakfast
Eric made my stay very comfortable, he answered all my questions and was always willing to help out when he could. He introduced me to a restaurant with local food and took time to explain the foods origins and benefits. Also as we drove back he brought my attention to the various trees and fruit on the way back to the Wellness room.
A bike and a scooter to use for rent if you need one.
A nice benefit is that Eric runs a Spa and Massage business. I signed up for one of the spa experiences and it was a very pleasant and professional.
Awesome place! very quaint and serene. this is what i would describe as " break from reality". and the host Mr.Eric Goh made sure our stay was comfortable and memorable. stayed for 4 days here and managed to pack in a quick pan island coverage covering most of the important must do's in langkawi. Had a great time relaxing outside the room, by the small creek further down the garden/lawn, playing with the pets. Very friendy dogs and cats( MiniMoy-little cat, was the shy one out). the spa needs a special mention, very relaxing massage at a reasonable price. well skilled therapists. not to forget the great breakfast ever morning that Mr Eric would prepare specially for us. very healthy, very tasty, very hollistic! the place is about 15-20 min from cenang beach and slightly closer to the airport. but my advice is hire a car, bike or taxi to get here. best would be to hire a car on day one, on landing in langkawi. Mr Eric introduced us to his friends from Dev's Adventures, our best experience in langkawi, went kayaking on a rainy afternoon into the mangrooves!! Awesome! after that we had a bbq at the lawn and chilled at home with some good music and beers( Super unbelievably cheap!!!! ) the last day Eric drove us around to a few of his favorite restaurants in town and then went karaoke with a couple of friends we met there. ended the night at sunbar! overall a great experience ! thanks Eric! Thanks Rumah Hollistic!
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I am a loving, authentic, down to earth, passionate guy. Love nature, animals, spa, massage, yoga, reiki energy healing, healthy lifestyle. I left city life after 14 years in the rat race and decided to move to the jungle, living off grid, leading a simple, balance and happy life. Money is not everything, dreams are! I believe if its to be its up to me! Enjoy life to the fullest! Spiritual but non religious. LGBT friendly, single parent friendly, free will and spirits, liberal, compassionate.