Damai Puri Resort & Spa, Santubong Peninsula Borneo, Borneo (Sarawak)
Set on its own private beach close to Sarawak’s capital Kuching, the Damai Puri Resort & Spa offers an all-inclusive resort experience.
The two pools, tennis courts, gym, spa and four restaurants offering both international and Malaysian cuisine options are enough to keep you busy when not exploring the waters off Damai beach.
The accommodation, split into 207 guest rooms and suites is further split into two wings, the Spa Wing and the Ocean Wing. The Spa Wing rooms have private balconies, views of the South China Sea or Mount Santubong and proximity to the infinity pool. The Ocean Wing is a good option for families; rooms do not have balconies and are in close proximity to the family pool. All rooms are clean, spacious and bright thanks to the floor to ceiling windows, ensuring you don’t forget about the surrounding natural beauty outside!
The resort could do with a bit of a spruce up but it is one of the best options in Sarawak’s Damai Beach area.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
We all remarked on how well tourism blended in to the local community in a positive way. At no point did we ever feel exploited or taken advantage of. We felt privileged to visit the Penan tribe in Mulu and enjoyed the market there without any pressure to spend money. Visiting Abai village and planting the trees was also a great experience for all ages of our party. Again, a privilege.