Santubong Sarawak which is located about 32km north of Kuching is synonymous for is finest beach resorts and superb natural attractions. The tourist attractions that could be found at Santubong range from wildlife watching tour to culture performance.
Santubong which is located beside the mouth of Santubong River .. 32km from Kuching City is accessible by Jalan Sultan Tengah…though crowded during the weekend as more tourists and local alike coming to enjoy the natural ambiance of sun…sand and sea.
Santubong Peninsula is popular tourist spot because of its alluring coastline…superb natural attractions and diverse wildlife inhabitants. These are some of the popular tourist attractions and activities that could be found and done at Santubong Sarawak.
Sarawak Cultural Village which is located at the foot of the majestic Gunong Santubong is a living Museum featuring replica of the traditional houses of the community in Sarawak. It is also the venue of the yearly Rainforest World Music Festival which is normally held in July. The Village is ever popular with the local and visitors alike.
The coastal area around Buntal Bay…Santubong Bay and the surrounding area is one of the many Important Bird Area
in Sarawak ..important wintering ground for migratory birds. In between
of October and March…many migratory birds can be sighted around this
area…among them are…terns…egrets…sandpipers and occasionally Pacific red
egrets could be sighted at the Takung Aru and outcrops off Santubong.
Santubong Peninsula is also popular for it wildlife watching tour…the Kuching Wetland National Park among the site for Proboscis Monkey and at the mouth of the Santubong River is the Irrawaddy dolphin is the other attractions. There are number of tour operators in Kuching that offered wildlife watching tour for their guest.
Jungle trekking and mountain climbing is another activities that a popular among nature adventurers. There is a circular jungle trek at the foot of Mount Santubong and the trail is well marked and colour coded. The trail to the top of Mount Santubong is also colour-coded…it took about 3-4 hours to reach the summit and the view from the top is stunning.
The beaches around Santubong Sarawak are among the best in Sarawak…it ideal for water sport and also beach combing. The resorts around the area do rent out water sport facilities and equipment to the public at a reasonable rate.
Just off the Santubong is the Turtle Island…Satang Island. The island is part of the
Talang-Satang National ParkTalang-Satang National Park…which is a play an important role in
Marine Turtle conservation in Sarawak. You can enquire about the trip
to the island from Kuching tour operators or at the Tourist Information
Centre at the Old Court Complex in Kuching.
Santubong was once an important trading port and a settlement area…there are a number of historical and archaeological site around the area. Among them are …Sultan Tengah Mausoleum… Batu Gambar at Sungai Jaong Rock garden…Bongkissam Shrine at Sarawak River Delta and Bukit Maras
A number of the resorts at Santubong also offered facilities and equipment for water sport like kayaking, jetskies, scuba diving among others.
there is also a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer… the Damai Golf and Contry Club…talking about golfing by the sea…enjoy the sea breeze while playing a round of golf with your best buddy. One of the best golf course in Sarawak .
There are various types of accommodations available at Santubong Peninsula from finest beach resort to cosy homestay.
Damai Puri Resort and Spa is located at Teluk Penyuk, Santubong...nestles upon the pristine surrounds of picturesque Damai Beach...make it a perfect Sarawak Beach Resorts.
Damai Beach Resort is located on Teluk Bandung with it own private sandy beach...facing the South China Sea. The resort is majestically nestled within the world's oldest tropical rainforest is mere 40 minute drive from Kuching city...the state capital of Sarawak.
One Hotel Santubong is located at Jalan Pantai Damai, Santubong. The resort offered 380 modern and spacious room, sites and self-contained chalet and also conference and banquet facilities.
Permai Rainforest Resort is an eco-resort is located at the foot of Mystical Mount Santubong is 30 minute drive from Kuching City.
Nanga Damai Luxury Homestay which is surrounded by dense primary on the three site and the sea as the front view... is located at the foot of the Majestic … Mount Santubong…has six guest room and other facilities.
Village House has 14 traditional Malay-styled stilted guestroom located at Kampung Santubong.
Santubong Homestay which is located at the serenity of Kampong Santubong offered a kampong lifestyle experience.
Sarawak Culture Village offered homestay accommodation for interested visitor.
There are other hotels, Apartments and lodging accommodations around Santubong Peninsula which could any budgets and style.
The resorts’ restaurants have excellent choice of cuisine and dishes
ranging from international dishes to authentic local dishes and also
Beside the resorts’ dinning outlet…there are number of seafood restaurants located at Kampung Buntal and Kampung Santubong. Among the popular one are:-
Santubong Sarawak is the place to spend you weekend away from
the hustle and bustle of the city amidst the lush greenery forest and
the beautiful beaches.
The scenic surrounding provide a peaceful and tranquillity environment to enjoy the many interesting places and activities offered by the various resort and the Living Museum of Sarawak.
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