If you are planning for a quiet trip away from the city, then you should consider visiting the small town of Sekinchan. It is the perfect change of scenery as this quick escape is not too far off from the city centre. The town is known for its picturesque paddy field and beach, and to accompany that is this cosy rainbow-themed homestay and café called Padi Box.
This cluster of rainbow-coloured containers is located right in the middle of Sekinchan’s dreamy green paddy fields. Guests will have the luxury of waking up to a breathtaking view of lush greenery every morning, taking a step back from the typical city view. Padi Box offers several types of rooms all equipped with their own private bathroom, TV and free WiFi.
To absorb the beauty of Sekinchan, guests could also rent out bicycles from the homestay at RM10 to visit popular tourist destinations as well as the seafood restaurants. Apart from that, Padi Box organises activities for all its guests to participate in such as firefly watching, eagle feeding and a homemade soap class.
They have guided tours for the paddy fields and Sky Mirror as well. However, if the paddy fields are your main reason for your visit, then we would reckon you to check out their harvesting schedule beforehand. Though, a little birdie did mention that June and December is the best time to visit this little town.
Besides enjoying the outdoor activities, guests can wind down and relax in their lounge area that is equipped with a pool table, variety of board and card games and plenty of plug points to juice up your gadgets. They even offer barbecue packages where you can rent out the equipment and grill your own meat during dinner with your friends and family.
If you want to enjoy something cooler, you can have an out of this world experience by dining in a refurbished bus restaurant.
Padi Box is certainly the right place to wind down and relax. The room rates start from RM118 which is an absolute steal. Get your new year plans ready and head on down to little town Sekinchan.
Lot 11126, Jalan Tali Air 4, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor
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