Kuching, Malaysia and Borneo
Optimally placed for trips into the fabulous Bako National Park, Permai rests amid dense jungle at the foot of Mt Santubong, on Borneo’s rugged north coast. You’re only half an hour’s drive away from Kuching, but the location has a vivid, middle-of-nowhere edge, particularly at night, when the sounds of the forest are intense. Accommodation is provided in beautiful stilted villas, 20ft off the ground with their balconies literally in the tropical tree canopy. We particularly love the terrace of the breezy, open-sided café-restaurant (‘The Feeding Tree’) which has breathtaking sea views. Numerous activities are also offered, from sea kayaking to mangrove cruises.