Permai Rainforest Resort at Damai Beach Kuching

Right next to Damai Puri Resort, tucked into the foot of Mount Santubong is the Permai Rainforest Resort. This is an eco-resort where the accommodation is more basic and designed to blend into the forest. To me this resort deserves much better popularity. It is in a beautiful setting, the accommodations are basic but comfortable, and you are basically surrounding by a pristine tropical rainforest.

The reception building.

Walkway leading to the accommodation.

Getting to the rooms can be a bit strenuous, as some of the walkways are quite steep and the buildings are far apart. It is advisable to carry minimal luggage or you are in for a bit of struggle. Most of the accommodation come with small kitchenettes for you to prepare your own food, and there are lots of barbecue pits around should you want to organize a barbecue party.

There are two main types of accommodation - tree houses which are ensuite rooms built on stilts set high among the trees, and the normal chalets in the forest. I would say the tree houses are the better choice, but the narrow wooden stairs can be tricky in the darkness of the tropical night.

The tree houses.

Chalet type accommodation.

A swimming pool fed by a natural waterfall.

There is a cozy little restaurant in the resort called Rainforest Cafe, serving simple local food. It has an al fresco wooden deck with spectacular views of the sea.

If you are up for more adventurous type of accommodation an enjoy being immersed in nature, head for the Permai Rainforest Resort. You won't be disappointed.


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