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This Balinese Style Resort In Johor Gives You Ubud Feels & Is Only 40 Mins From JB Checkpoint

Rina Balinese Resort In Johor

For many Singaporeans, Bali has long been the ultimate tropical escape. For those who can’t get enough ALs to get on a flight, what if we told you that there’s a hidden gem that offers a taste of Bali’s magic without the need for a plane ticket? 

Enter Rina Balinese Resort in Johor, just a 30-45-minute drive from the Singapore-Malaysia border. With plenty of activities to choose from, this hidden resort provides an alternative getaway for a long weekend or the upcoming school holidays.

Bali-inspired resort ~40 mins from JB checkpoint

rina balinese resortImage credit: @colourstreak via Instagram

Looking at the resort’s Balinese-inspired architecture and tropical gardens, it’s hard to believe that Rina Balinese Resort is located in Senai, just 30-45 minutes by car from the JB Checkpoint. It’s also 20 minutes away from Senai Airport, for those flying into JB.

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The resort is also smaller than your usual shindig, with only 11 rooms – perfect for those who want a quiet and peaceful weekend away from the crowds. Choose from 4 room options: a deluxe room ideal for couples, a family deluxe room if you’re travelling with kids, the garden suite, and the spacious villa suite designed for larger groups.

The resort has made it easy to plan your weekend getaway, with their Explore RBR package starting from RM 340/night (~S$109.03). Besides a 1-night stay in their deluxe room, the package also includes breakfast, tea, and dinner. 

rina balinese resortImage adapted from: Kityen Lee via Google Maps

Their Back to Nature package, on the other hand, comes at RM 568/night (~S$162.97) – including ATV rides and archery sessions, a steam bath, 4 meals a day, and a 1-night stay in a deluxe room.

Parents travelling with children aged 5-12 can simply add an additional fee of RM108/room (~S$30.99) for an extra mattress. Do note that all room bookings must be made through their official WhatsApp number at +6016-7161168.

Activities such as ATV & herbal massage bath

Resort-style rooms aren’t the only thing worth travelling to Rina Balinese Resort for. This resort offers an array of onsite activities and facilities to cater to the diverse interests of its guests.

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One of the resort’s standout attractions is the thrilling guided ATV adventure, guiding you through lush palm orchards for an adrenaline-pumping experience. If you didn’t book the Back to Nature package, an ala-carte 20-minute ATV session costs RM70 (~S$20.13).

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Additionally, with the Back to Nature package, you can explore their archery range if you’re looking for alternative activities to complement your ATV experience. If you opted out of the packages the resort offers, a 20-minute archery session will cost you a mere RM30 (~S$8.63).  

The resort also offers unique spa experiences such as herbal massage baths and firewood saunas, all of which bring several health benefits. 

In-house restaurant serving Indonesian dishes

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Rina Balinese Resort has an in-house restaurant serving up authentic Indonesian cuisine. Their star dish is the fragrant nasi tumpeng, a traditional Indonesian rice dish served on banana leaves that comes with a variety of side dishes such as eggs, begedil and your choice of meat, all for RM30 (~S$8.61) for 2 people.

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Other dishes include nasi ayam penyet, a savoury and spicy chicken dish that comes with a side of spicy sambal and crispy tempeh, and a variety of traditional Indonesian snacks such as a sweet plate of crispy banana rolls for RM8 (~S$2.30).

Rina Balinese Resort, a Ubud experience beyond the checkpoint

Rina Balinese Resort in Johor Bahru is a hidden treasure for Singaporeans looking for a Bali-inspired kampung escape without the need for air travel. Plus, the resort has various packages which include meals and activities like ATV rides, archery, and spa treatments – so there’s plenty to do during your weekend getaway. 

And if you have some extra time on your hands, make sure to visit other famous spots in and around Senai like the Johor Premium Outlets or Bukit Batu Gajah for a morning hike. Now all that’s left to do is pack your bags, head across the border, and detox from city life at Rina Balinese Resort.

Find out more about Rina Balinese Resort

Rates: Room packages start at RM 380/night (~S$109.03)

Address: Lot 2515, Jalan Seelong Jaya 6, Kampung Seelong Jaya, 81400 Senai, JohorContact: 016-7161168 

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Cover image adapted from: @jovyng, @rayneeho & @nurulhudazamzuri via Instagram


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