Beach, Culture, and Nature at Permai Rainforest Resort, Kuching, Sarawak – What’s Cool? What’s Not?

What the experience is all about

View at Permai Rainforest Resort, Sarawak
View at Permai Rainforest Resort, Sarawak [Source: FB]

Refreshing, tranquil, and eco-friendly best describes this property. Surrounded by the Borneo Rainforest on one side and being located on the shores of the South China Sea on the other side, Permai Rainforest Resort is a tropical haven. Travel by foot to the mystical Mount Santubong and discover a whole new world of the Borneo Rainforest. This property aims to give you an inimitable rainforest experience. Not too difficult to access, guests can take a 30-minute drive to the north of Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, and you’ll find this location. Permai Rainforest Resort is an idyllic hideaway that is perfect for both the adventurous and the leisure travelers. You’ll find tree houses that are perched up in the air and single story cabins as well. Try exhilarating activities like jungle trekking, or take trips into the forest and opt for high ropes courses, sea kayaking, evening mangrove cruises, and dolphin watching! Permai Rainforest Resort is a wonderful retreat that has rich biodiversity waiting to be explored.

What You Get

Available lodging options: From camping sites, cabins with fans, air-conditioning, to treehouses.

Bathroom options: All cabins and treehouses come with attached bathrooms

Cheapest option: RM77 /person /night

Treehouse lodging at Permai Rainforest Resort, Sarawak
Treehouse lodging at Permai Rainforest Resort, Sarawak [Source: FB]

Most expensive option: RM200 /person /night

Rooms at Permai Rainforest Resort, Sarawak
Rooms at Permai Rainforest Resort, Sarawak [Source: FB]

Meal arrangements:  All stays in cabins and treehouses include breakfast and dinner.

Day trips available: Yes, from RM25 which includes day use of cabins, and a host of recreational activities

What can we do there? Nature walk, beach activities, visit Bako National Park, climb Mount Santubong, birdwatching, bicycle riding, dolphin watching, snorkelling, island hopping, kayaking, mangrove tour, cultural village

Sunset at Permai Rainforest Resort, Sarawak
Sunset at Permai Rainforest Resort, Sarawak [Source: FB]


What people love: Unique location, good food, spacious rooms, cool surroundings, friendly and helpful staff, cultural village nearby, relaxing, natural, wildlife

What people wish were different: High fees for activities and excursions, too expensive for what it is, fixtures need maintenance, overall cleanliness can be improved, mosquitoes

Experience levels if you go for the most basic option shown in table below:

Adventure LevelMaximum
Nature ImmersionMaximum
Cultural ImmersionMaximum
Relaxation LevelMaximum
Roughing itMinimum
Suitable for young children?Yes, absolutely! (Some rooms probably aren't easily accessed)
Mobile connectivityLimited to None – You’ll actually have to *gasp*…talk (There is slow wifi available in the public areas)

Location & Contact

Location: Teluk Penyuk Santubong, Jalan Sultan Tengah, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak


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