Damai Beach Resort in Sarawak is located at Teluk Bandung which is minutes away from the Rainforest World Music Festival (WRMF). This is also one of the well known accommodations here as the place is one of the pioneer resorts in this part of Kuching. Apart from the WRMF that happens in July, there is also the Sarawak Cultural Village and also the new Damai Central Food Court which is a popular place for locals and tourist.
Damai Beach Resort, a 4-star Resort faces the South China Sea on 90 acres of sea frontage and is majestically nestled within the world’s oldest tropical rainforest here in Borneo. The location is also just a 40-minute drive from Kuching the capital city of Sarawak.
Damai Beach Resort entrance
The Resort has 252 spacious rooms and Suites in 2-storey buildings, chalets and ethnically-designed unit spread over its Beach and Hilltop Wings where each room type is specially designed to reflect the rich and diverse ethnic background of Sarawak. The type of rooms available here are;
- Hill View
- Superior Poolside
- Standard Balcony
- Seaview Deluxe
- Baruk Suites
Lobby and restaurant area at Damai Beach
As for activities around the main resort, there are many one can choose from. One of the popular ones would be the many types of boat and river cruises. Choose from Dolphin Watching, Bako National Park, Satang Island, Firefly watching and even just plain sea fishing. All these can be arranged at the resorts recreational counter.
For the outdoor or sports fan, the resort has squash courts, table tennis, a fitness center, tennis court and even general cycling. Parents should be happy as this place caters quite a bit to kids. Just as one of the room types caters to children with a well themed kids section in the unit.
Kids room at Damai Beach Resort
For the family of business traveler, you will be spoiled for choices as the resort has quite a number of packages to suit your lifestyle. Even birthdays, weddings and honeymoon packages are created specially for that moment. There is even a business center that caters to MICE groups which can house about 240 pax.
As for me during my stay here in October 2011 with Sarawak Borneo Tours, it was at the Superior Poolside room which was very spacious. Take a look at the pictures below and you will know what I mean.
Superior Poolside Room interior
Superior Poolside room bathroom
I was also taken to view the Baruk Suites which are the best rooms at the Damai Beach Resort. These units are perched on the hillside with a beautiful view of the South China Sea. More uniquely, these units follow the ethnic Bidayuh tribe war house called 'Baruk'. They are circular and split into two levels with a balcony on the top level. The kitchen and open area is on the lower level. Below are pictures of the Baruk Suites.
Inside the Baruk suite
Baruk Suite at Damai Beach Resort
Bathroom in the Baruk Suites
Cat Feeding Area at the resort
One more highlight is the cats at the resort. You will most likely encounter a number of cats that live at the resort and they have adopted these strays with an open heart. An area before the poolside is dedicated to these felines where there call the 'Cat Feeding Area'.
Damai Beach Resort Address;
Teluk Bandung Santubong
P.O. Box 2870,
Visit the official website of Damai Beach Resort for more information.
Finally, the unique resort architecture is also modeled on a traditional fishing village and is a very popular holiday destination for locals during weekends. Attractions found around here are the Sarawak Cultural Village, Mount Santubong and the Damai Golf and Country Club just to name a few. For those visiting Sarawak in June, note that there is a Gawai Special Package from the Sarawak Cultural Village. If you are heading to Kuching anytime and want to experience something different out of the city, then this resort will be one of the recommended choices which is the Damai Beach Resort in Sarawak.