Santubong Hotels are famousfor being near the Sarawak Cultural Village, and their proximity to natural attractions like the beach and rainforest.
Santubong is only about 35 minutes drive from Kuching, but it has some superb natural attractions such as the rainforested slopes of Mount Santubong, its mangrove forests, rivers, near shore waters and mudflats.
These different habitats are home to variety of wildlife making Santubong one of the best sites in Sarawak to see a range of wildlife in a natural setting.
The Santubong area is one of the best places in Sarawak to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphin, which inhabits rivers, estuaries and shallow coastal areas. On rare occasions finless porpoises and Indo-pacific humpback dolphins are sighted in the waters off Santubong. There are a few interesting coastal villages (kampungs) in the Santubong Peninsula.
The most accessible from Damai is Kampung Santubong, a well-kept Malay village at the foot of Mount Santubong.
Halal food is easy to find here, and there’s only a couple, hotel owned bars available.
Hotels and accommodations below are within Santubong but do note that each hotel is listed with the furthest being the last.
- BB Bunkers Read my experience
- Damai Beach Resort
- Damai Puri Resort & Spa
- Permai Rainforest Resort – Only hotel to have tree top rooms/houses
- One Century Hotel Santubong
- Nanga Damai Homestay
- The Culvert Read article on The Culvert
- Fatimah Homestay @ Santubong
- The Village House
- Cove 55
Please note that there are no ATMs within Santubong. That said, it is highly advised to prepare enough cash, particularly in small denominations before you make a trip here.