For those of you travelling around the area before or after a trip to Tanjung Puting, you may be interested in taking a look at the following web sites:
Grand Kecubung Hotel, Pangkalan Bun – one of the better hotels in Pangkalan Bun
The Rimba Lodge, Pangkalan Bun – a lodge on the Sekonyer River, just outside Tanjung Puting National Park
The Mercure Pontianak, West Kalimantan – a good hotel in Pontianak
The Kebun, Kuching area, Sarawak – stay on an organic farm, peaceful, back to nature homestay, ran by lovely people. All inclusive stays, including use of a car for exploring the sights in the area!
Bori Ottok Guest House, Kuching, Sarawak – cheap hostel which is very clean and friendly, and has the best location for central Kuching.
Bako National Park, Kuching, Sarawak – Fabulous park for spotting Proboscis monkeys, snakes, macaques, and langurs.
Sarawak Cultural Village, Damai, Sarawak – a living museum of all kinds of Sarawak tribe houses, and brilliant dance show! Well worth half a day’s visit!
BB Bunkers, Damai Beach, Santubong, Sarawak – great boutique budget hostel with clean shared spaces and beds, and friendly staff. Great location by the beach and mountain, and Sarawak Cultural Village!
Damai Puri Resort and Spa, Damai Beach, Santubong, Sarawak – if you can get a really cheap deal on a booking agent website (see below), then this is a very scenic place to be for a few days. Lovely beach, below the mountain, great pools, and restaurants on site if you don’t mind the prices.
Drop Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast, Singapore – highly recommended for families and couples! Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, attentive, informative and very friendly staff, with a great location for the city sights!
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore – beautiful gardens to explore, and water play area for the children.
Sindhu Guest House, Sanur, Bali – great place to stay in Sanur – quiet, friendly, clean and comfortable. 5 minutes walk to the beach, and close to restaurants and night market. Close to where boats start out from the South of Bali to Nusa Lembongan, Lombok and Gilis.
Tao Kombo, Gili Meno, Lombok – our favourite place on Gili Meno! Bamboo huts and houses, outdoor bathrooms, big terraces, beautiful gardens, bar and restaurant with lovely foods! Owners and staff all very friendly! A couple of minutes walk to the beautiful beach of the east side of the island, or half an hour walk to the west side for sunsets. Great location, very family-friendly, and highly recommended!
Bloo Lagoon Village, Padang Bai, East Bali – villa 25 is the most scenic and beautiful place to stay! Open air living, garden with fish and frog pond, terrace and living area open to beautiful sea views and sunrises! You have to be comfortable with nature to stay here as in your villas you can find large tokay geckos, small geckos, ants, spiders, monkeys occasionally, and snakes at times too! Great pool with fake beach area (and frogs in the evening!). Lots of different villas available, we recommend the ones with views to Candidasa, which are the most peaceful. Staff friendly and attentive, owners lovely people, food delicious, breakfasts great – highly recommended for nature lovers!
The Radiant Hotel and Spa, Tuban, Bali – the family suites are modern, clean, comfortable and large. A great location for the airport, and some great deals can be found using booking agents.
For great hotel discounts:
For more information about Bornean Orangutans and their forests:
The Orangutan Foundation UK -the biggest Orangutan charity in the UK, directed by Ashley Leiman OBE.
Orangutan Land Trust – directed by Michelle Desilet, a charity doing valuable work to help orangutans
Some articles and photos taken by previous guests:
Jungle Fever – article in the New Zealand Herald, written by Ann Hutson
AFAR - photos taken by Shelley Finch
As we are based in North Wales, we are also happy to recommend the following places to visit in Wales, if you’re interested in visiting this beautiful part of the UK!
Cae Wennol – glamping site with yurts to stay in, in the Conwy Valley. Very peaceful, back to nature, great place to switch off from modern technologies for a few days! Friendly owners, and great yurts!
More places to be added shortly…..