Permai Rainforest Resort has something for everyone - treetop rooms for honeymooners, a hidden beach and lots of activities for kids and adults alike. My sister and I stayed in two types of room while at Permai - Treehouse number two and a cabin. The standard of the treehouse was much better and I would definitely recommend booking these rooms rather than the cabins which were a bit tired. The hotel restaurant was excellent. I am a coeliac and often struggle to find gluten free food, however the restaurant manager was very conscientious and ensured that a special meal was prepared for me each morning.
Having said this, in some other areas of customer service, Permai could have improved. We were told that a guide had been booked for the Bako tour, but there was no one to greet us when we arrived. In the end, we were fine without a guide - but if you're really keen to have one, ensure that you book early and re-confirm a few days in advance. Also, we were disappointed that when we moved rooms, our bags were simply left outside our cabin. Not only was this a security concern, but also being in the rainforest, this left our bags exposed to the rain.
Although there were some aspects which could be improved, I would recommend this resort - the setting is beautiful, the beaches are lovely and the tours such as the wetlands tour and bake (even without a guide!) were enjoyable and good value. Go for a treehouse and you'll have a great holiday.
- 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