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RWMF Tips: Best places to stay during the RWMF

Finding a place to stay in Kuching when it comes to the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) is no doubt a dreaded task as Kuching does have limited hotels, and they are mostly fully booked during the packed fun filled festival which runs for three straight days.

The packed festival schedule makes it difficult for anyone to double back to Kuching City for a quick nap or bath, hence prompting the need to get a place nearby the festival ground, which makes it convenient to not only get that much needed bath, but also charge your devices.

On top of that, with bus shuttles taking some 30 minute to arrive in the city, a place to stay near the festival ground would not only save you cash but also time, which could be spent on resting and recharging.

That said, here’s the our list of hotels nearby the RWMF site which you could choose to book when you attend the award winning RWMF.


Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV)
Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV)

Nothing says near like the SCV because the SCV is home to the RWMF, and being so close, you are surely guaranteed to enjoy the very best of the RWMF without worry. You can party late, and wake up late just in time of the workshops because you are staying in the venue itself! On top of that, you save on transport.  Get the best rates and more information on a stay at SCV here.


An amazing sunset at Damai Beach Resort. //Photo : Damai Beach Resort

The resort is just in front of the Sarawak Cultural Village (venue of the RMWF) and has excellent facilities. Some performers are also stationed here making it very possible to mingle even more with them. The hotel is huge, and the sunset here is magical. Read more about Damai Beach Resort.


Permai Rainforest Resort offers you the more for less money. The resort is built to cater for those keen to embark on trekking and family outings which longhouse hostels, forest cabins and even exclusive tree houses ready to make your stay more memorable Learn more about Permai Rainforest Resort.


Damai Puri offers the best facilities due to it’s 5 star status.  It shares its beach with Permai Beach Resort, but has a very nice sunset view in the evenings.  Considered one of the higher end properties at Santubong, Damai Puri is is great for relaxation after a great day at the RWMF.  Learn more about Damai Puri Resort and Spa.


Finding a place to stay in Kuching

Century Santubong Beach Resort (also known as Santubong Beach Resort or One Santubong Beach Resort) is a walking distance from the RWMF, and a good 30 minute walk is assured to the hotel from the festival area.  The has a private beach where you can relax, and is considered quite secluded and private hence enabling you to get enough rest for the fun at the RWMF. Learn more about Century Santubong Beach Resort.


Not interested with the list of places above, or want other options like a place by the beach or in the city itself?

Try checking our Kuching Hotel Listing for options on hotels and accommodations nearby the city, beaches or even the best value.

If location isn’t your biggest concern, then finding a place to stay in Kuching with the best deals during the RWMF is also covered by us in the listing below. Good luck!

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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