My other half and I stayed here for 2 nights in mid-March and overall I'd say our stay was PERFECT! (wouldn't say this lightly)
The treehouse we stayed in was just lovely, very clean and so different (that's why we booked this unique sort of place for the weekend). It was such an experience to stay so near to all the wildlife and the beach is within 5 min walk.
Lovely beach - not THAT busy and the resort also offered activities - e.g. kayaking? Although we didn't take part in any of these extra activities - we didn't think we had time.
The resort is about 45mins drive from Kuching and about an hour's drive from Sepongeh (??) the Orangutan Sanctuary - you can ask for a transfer to here, at reception. Not a transfer bad price for the experience you'll have seeing the Orangutans! (there is a small fee to pay to go into the Sanctuary but again this is well worth it).
GOOD TIP - feeding time at the Sanctuary is 9am or 3pm (I think) and we went to the 9am feeding. It was very exciting, we saw 4 adult Orangutans and 1 baby!! We were told this was good (lucky) because sometimes you can visit and not see any?!!
We had quite a few meals (and drinks!) at the restaurant on site - The Rainforest Cafe - and the food was (like everything else) great. Very tasty and very cheap! Even when we had to leave early in the mornings (to go to the Orangutan place, or to go back to the airport) we just asked about taking a sandwich or something with us and this was organised very quickly, in a lunch box.
The staff were ALWAYS at hand to help. We even had the Resort Manager (I think he was) come over to us one evening at dinner and ask us how our stay was going and if there was anything he could do to make it better. We simply had nothing to complain about - everything was great! :)
Would definitely recommend the Permai Rainforest Resort to anyone who wants somewhere different; somewhere unique.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Permai Rainforest Resort is an eco-resort set in pristine Borneo rainforest located by the beach at the foot of mystical Mount Santubong, Sarawak. Carefully designed to minimize impact on the natural environment, it offers a unique rainforest experience and a variety of activities from dolphin watching to high ropes courses and guided kayaking tours. Just 40 minutes from the Kuching, its an ideal way to experience Borneo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Permai Rainforest Hotel Kuching