Friday, July 18, 2014

The Damai Beach Resort in Sarawak is Perfecting Its Public Spaces

The Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers, especially the area surrounding the city of Kuching.

A short drive outside the city sits the Sarawak Cultural Village and Mount Santubong, where you can learn about Iban longhouses and explore the exotic wildlife of the rainforest.

There are a number of hotels in Kuching that are very affordable and within a 45-minute drive, but if you want to stay on the coast, the area's flagship resort is the Damai Beach Resort in Sarawak.

It recently underwent a series of refurbishments that included upgrades to the main pool, children's pool, and dining areas, and further renovations are taking place as we speak.

Damai is in the midst of adding a new ballroom and parking facilities, which it hopes will attract more events to the property.

One other addition that's not being advertised but we saw while on site is the addition of a swim-up bar in the main pool.

The property and location, which you can see an aerial shot of here, is definitely one of its shining attributes.

Nicely tucked between the coast and the rainforest, Mount Santubong towers up in the background, which is an especially nice view when swimming or kayaking in the calm waters of the South China Sea.

There is a pretty significant tide effect on the beach, so definitely be prepared to use the pool at certain times during the day (we're guessing that the tide is one reason they decided to redo the pool).