Take white sand beaches lapped by the South China Sea, add rainforest walks and an imposing jungle -covered mountain and you have Santubong.
Once accessible only by river, Santubong, is now just a 40 minutes drive from Kuching.
Santubong is the main beach area in Sarawak. Damai, situated at the Santubong Peninsular, boasts three international-class resort hotels - the Holiday Inn Resort Damai Beach, Damai Lagoon Resort and Santubong Kuching Resort. Each has its own secluded beach, landscaped, free form swimming pool and offers jet skiing, water-skiing, windsurfing, mountain biking, tennis, squash and fitness centers.
For the more adventurous there is the climb through the rainforest to the summit of Mount Santubong. It's a five to six-hour trek and your hotel will provide a guide and a packed lunch.
If luxury living is not your style or you want to get closer to nature, try Camp Permai at the foot of Mount Santubong. With air-conditioned tree houses or family log cabins, the camp offers "a total rainforest experience.
The emphasis is on adventure with abseiling, sea canoeing and trekking and there are instructors on hand