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Damai Beach Resort Review

Damai Beach Resort in Santubong Sarawak

Damai Beach Resort in Sarawak is located at Teluk Bandung, which is minutes away from the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF).

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 RWMF that happens in July or August, there is also the Sarawak Cultural Village and also the new Damai Central Food Court which is a popular place for locals and tourists.

This article highlights a review of the Damai Beach Resort here in Sarawak.

Damai Beach Resort Review

Photo of Damai Beach
Damai Beach

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 of this resort is also just a 40 to 50-minute drive from Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak.

Damai Beach Resort Photo
Damai Beach Resort entrance

The Resort has 252 spacious rooms and Suites in 2-story buildings, chalets and ethnically-designed units spread over its Beach and Hilltop Wings.

Each room type is specially designed to reflect the rich and diverse ethnic background of Sarawak, which is rare these days in hotels or resorts.

The type of rooms available here are;
  • Hill View
  • Superior Poolside
  • Standard Balcony
  • Seaview Deluxe
  • Chalets 
  • Baruk Suites

Lobby and restaurant area at Damai Beach

As for activities around the main resort, there are many available that you can choose from. One of the popular ones would be the many types of boat and river cruises.

Guests can 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 centre, tennis court, and even general cycling.

Parents should be happy as this place caters quite a bit for 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 the business traveller, you will be spoiled for choices as the resort has quite a several packages to suit your lifestyle.

Even birthdays, weddings and honeymoon packages are created especially for that moment. There is even a business centre 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.

Photos of Damai Beach Resort

Damai Beach Resort Room Photo
Superior Poolside Room interior

Damai Beach Resort Toilet Photo
Superior Poolside room bathroom

I was also taken to view the Baruk Suites which are the best rooms at the Damai Beach Resort and from the photos you can see why.

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 are 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 several 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'.

*Update 2018 - There is no more cat feeding area unless they moved it somewhere else. 

Damai Beach Resort Address;
Teluk Bandung Santubong
P.O. Box 2870,
93756 Kuching,
Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: +6082-846999
Fax: +6082-846777
Email: general@damaibeachresort.com

Finally, the unique resort architecture is also modelled on a traditional fishing village and is a very popular holiday destination for locals during weekends.

During the Rainforest World Music Festival, this place gets 100% filled up so if you plan to come here during the music festival, make sure you book way in advance.

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 are the Damai Beach Resort in Sarawak.

1 comment

Dennis Sea beach accommodation said...

That's beautiful. I love beach resorts, especially when you can see the beach from the backyard. We have a couple of beach resorts here in Phillip Island too.