|Value for money||7.5|
|Distance to city center||34 KM|
|Nearest airport||Kuching International Airport (KCH)|
|Distance to airport||29.6 km|
"The staff are very friendly and attentive right from the welcome to checking out."
January 27, 2018
"Our cabin is just nice for 6 of us."
December 9, 2018
"Cultural village walking distance which was also very good ."
December 28, 2018
"Very friendly staff ."
December 28, 2018
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.
"Thank you for providing such a unique and memorable rainfore..."
January 3, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 5-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Permai Rainforest Resort
Damai / Santubong
Damai / Santubong
Damai / Santubong
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Never come again”
Rooms full of spider web, sofa is sandy, bedsheets found stains, smelly, washroom door torn n can't close. Very run down n unattended. One of us totally no peace to sleep and we checked out as early as 8am. Food not in time to refill. Never come back again.
Satisfied, but weird sometimes”
Good stay, very nice pool and games for children, very nice walk into the rainforest. The manager is excellent, she found us nice tours. The rest of the crew is sometimes strange, for example they don't understand you would like to drink something during breakfast, like water or fruit juice. Although there a plenty of glasses, they don't know what to do with them. After a while, we got a bottle of water, they were so amazed we wanted to dring something... Food is good when buffet.
Great time in treehouse ”
After reading negative reviews, we were worried. We should not have been. We got a jungle hut experience surrounded by wildlife. The food was good. The staff were great and very happy to help. If you are after 5 star accommodation, this is not it. If you are after comfortable time in jungle and easy walking distance to cultural village 30mins drive from Kuching then this is it. Highly recommend organised trips from Permai - and if possible night time walk around resort to see hidden wildlife - guides excellent
Love the mother nature”
Pillow and room have some moist smelly(like wet, pillow need put under the sun) Starting open the water have some brown colour(after that is clear) This travel I Saw a monkey near on me,see the monitor lizard pass the house,and also many mosquito(because in jungle) see the squirrel try to steal the fruit on the table when the breakfast. Swim in the sea at evening and morning again, very enjoy it…that is so beautiful sea…good memory, still missing that time…
Well it was an impromptu trip to santubong. Staying here was amazing. 1 night is never enough. We stayed in Cabin 12, nearest to jungle pool and halfway to the 2nd beach. Our cabin is just nice for 6 of us. Room was spacious. No aircond, just fan but at night it was just cold - do bring your sweater. Recommended for group of friends who just want to have fun in nature.
Beautiful nature retreat”
Beautiful scenery around the place, close to nature where the beach is clean, the jungle pool is so refreshing. Location wise, this place is near to the cultural village (attraction) and Damai Central where we can shop and eat. On the other hand, some of the facilities are not well maintain such as children playground and furniture in the room are old and mouldy. They provide only soap, no shampoo or other toiletries. Dinner and breakfast at the restaurant are very basic, not much to choose from. We enjoyed our stay because of the serenity of the place. Hopefully when we return next time there are some improvement in term of the facility uplift.
Unique location at the foot of Mount Santubong, but...”
....very sorry to say: Management could do better. The staff at site does what they can in the framework set by the management. Fees aked for kayak etc are high, excursions are costly, breakfast is sub standard, set dinner provided is tasty but basic. In case of emergency at night - if you don`'t have a Malaysian sim card - you will face a problem. The management should communicate more clearly: Yes, there is no WiFi in the rooms. Yes, the WiFi in the public areas is not fast. Yes, the restaurant does not provide alcohol.
Good Morning, thanks for spending your time to write the review for us. We really appreciate it. We really sorry for this inconvenience causes. Our management will try their best to get it more better and make it value for money. We really sorry also if the information that given are not clearly.While regards about the food, our management will get our chef to improve their menu or get the new menu to be served. We hope you are enjoy during your staying here. Hope to see you again! Regards, Alphiona
Only stay if you are prepared to ‘rough it’”
We arrived. Checked in. Eventually we were taken to our room - a treetops room overlooking the sea. A beautiful view. However as we walked up the wooden steps to the treetop room, they were very wobbly, some basic repairs had been made, but it all felt precarious. The room had lots of gaps in floorboards and walls. Having lived in Asia for 18 years, we knew we would be feasted upon by the mosquitos etc at night so decided to cut our losses and leave. The staff were very pleasant. With a little more care & investment this could be an amazing place!
Hi, good morning, thanks for your time to review our resort. Thanks also for staying with us, hopefully it would be a great moment for you and you would like to stay back here in other day. We really welcome you. We really sorry if there any inconvenience causes that makes you unhappy during your staying here. We will get all of this thing get better and our management also in there progress to make renovation in treehouse and cabin to get it well maintain . Many thanks from Permai, Regards, Alphiona
We stayed in a tree house and loved it in spite of monsoon rains and storms. More needs to be done to maintain the buildings in terms of securing windows and mossie screens and making rooms more comfortablefor the money they charge. However to connect with nature it can't be beaten and the staff were lovely. We would come again.
Thanks a lot for your time to review our resort. We really appreciate it. Anyway, i am glad to hear that your are enjoyed during your staying here. Yea, we really welcome you to stay back here in other days. With regards to the matter above, our management are in their progress to make the renovation on treehouses and cabin to get it well maintain and value for money. Hope to see you again. Regards, Alphiona.
THE BEST HOTEL!”
- staff is super friendly - varieties of food for breakfast and dinner - so much activities to do - beautiful treehouse - perfect sunset from The Feeding Tree - super clean forest and waterfall - a very well maintained resort - staff was very helpful with our luggage - KEEP IT UP!
Treehouse was amazing”
We were so excited to stay in the treehouse, and this didn't disappoint! What an amazing setting. The beaches are sandy and swimmable, though the water was really murky when we were there. The pool is unique (though a bit treacherous with a 5 year old that likes to jump in). We loved this unique spot. Stayed 2 nights in a treehouse with our 5 and 7 year olds and they absolutely adored it. We saw silver leaf monkeys, macaques and a proboscis monkey on site. And there was a bonfire on saturday night. You have to walk to the convenience store at Damai center to get a beer--but it's only a 10 minute walk there. Sarawak Cultural Center was interesting and great for the kids. We also did the waterfall hike, but it's a 90 minute hike within the resort and looked to be a bit much for our kids. We did the trailhead within Mt Santubong National Park, right up the road, which gets you to the same waterfall. That is billed as 20 minutes, but still took us 45 minutes.
Thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate it to get our improvement. We welcome you to stay here again. Hope to see you soon.
Rain forest World Music Festival 2017 ”
Pros: The stay was good, 15mins walking distance to Sarawak Cultural Village (RWMF). Not much choice for food but it was good. Helpful staff Cons: Room sliding door at the balcony need some maintenance, difficult to open.
It is "primitive jungle" but everything works fine”
Stayed in Chalet no 18, and it is nice and clean, sofa and table for coffee and card games after dark. A/C a bit too hot in right room, other room and hot water shower worked fine. Beaches are sandy with big rocks that are easily spotted. Jungle pool (natural with freshwater) is cool and refreshing. Breakfast is OK, it might be a good idea to also let people choose from menu (for a charge of course) Dinner - OK, was surprised that my very choosy grandchildren liked it. High Rope walk great and scary according to the children. Instructors fantastic. Wild life: We spotted monkeys (not the proboscis) a snake, a big lizard, squirrel, a huge spider in the cafe and lots of birds and insects. Staff speaks reasonably good English and is very friendly and service minded. A very nice stay. Advise: If you fancy a beer and a cigar after dark - bring it from Kuching.
Beautiful beach and amazing views”
We loved the sea, swimming in the ocean, the night river cruise to see crocodiles, fireflies and probiscus monkey. The staff were friendly and helpful. We ate good food, drank fresh coconuts and enjoyed relaxing break. We did the lovely jungle trek, swam in jungle pool, watched vipers on trees, saw monitor lizards up close. We did early morning beach yoga and runs and had a fun time playing about. The cabin was clean and basic... perfect for our family of five
really eco-type ease”
Paths wind over bridges and along the forest at the edge of the sea....and lead to cabins which have verandah's overlooking the forest. The two beaches are nice, the waterfall pool is delightful and the resort is close enough to a couple of others to have a change of location for dinner. The forest paths are nicely challenging and last about 1.5 hours and there is more extensive climbing at Mt Santabong 15 mins walk away. We went in heavy rainy season but still enjoyed the resort a lot.
Perfect sea view”
We stayed in the tree house no.2, which has the perfect sea view not obscured by the rainforest, the view is so beautiful that we feel we wake up in the rainforest, the breeze, the sunshine and the wave sound. The breakfast is nice with local Sarawak delicacies. Definitely will visit again.
in the jungle”
Kind and helpful staff. We stayed in a tree house with sea view. The resort has primary rainforest surrounding. We did the night hike with a guide explaining and showing the animals of the rain forest. Awesome experience!
Very nice resort, friendly people, clean, close to nature. We stayed in the 6 person cabin. /it was very clean, after 2 days we got new sheets and towels. The restaurant was good but limited in choice, the menu-items were often unavailable. The tours are very expensive. The trip to Bako costs 160rm pro person. We hired a taxi for the trip for 150rm for 4 persons for whole day.
Back to the nature resort”
The staff were really friendly and helpful. I booked the Resort on the eve of arrival. Unfortunately, upon check-in, the Resort didn't receive my reservations. However, as I have the digital copy which I showed to the staff, he allowed me to check-in accordingly. He was polite throughout the session. On another occasion, I chatted with the reception staff on alternative programmes, including dinner, that we could do. He was helpful and explained in detailed. Upon check-out, though we didn't book with the Resort for the transfer, he checked with the provider on their whereabouts. He even chatted with my dad while we waited for the transport. The cabin was fantastic. However, the bed sheets were obviously stained. Cleanliness was certainly lacking though. Thankfully, the towels were clean.
Nice hotel with natural surrounding”
nice hotel with nature surrounding. great escape for family with nice beach, cold fresh water meeting warm sea water at the beach, very interesting. good place to do barbeque with the family in the evening. jungle pool very refreshing and cool. can always switch from jungle pool to beach anytime, very good idea