The Santubong Peninsula is home to quaint Malay villages dotting the coastline amidst nature’s splendours such as the Mount Santubong and Kuching Wetlands National Parks as well as the Bako-Buntal Bay Important Bird Area (IBA). Discover these together with the many archeological sites and rich cultural heritage of this first capital of Sarawak by getting active on land and sea.
Wetlands Wonders Cruise
Enjoy an evening cruise off the Santubong coast into one of the newest national parks and RAMSAR site, the Kuching Wetlands National Park. This area affords one the opportunity to spot the rare Irrawaddy Dolphins, Crocodiles, Proboscis & Silver Leaf Monkeys and Macaques. As darkness falls the little river tributaries sparkles with the twinkle of millions of Fireflies, nature’s very own fairy lights.
This cruise is subjected to favourable weather conditions and departs from Santubong jetty from 5 pm to 8 pm with a minimum of 2 persons. Rate is inclusive of transfer from The Village House to jetty point and return; all boat charges including the guide/boatman, packed snack and drinking water.
Satang Island Experiences
A 45-minute boat ride off the coast of Kuching takes you to the twin islands of Pulau Satang. With its lush vegetation, golden sands, rocky coastline, Satang is a good spot for those yearning for some sun, sand and sea time. Snorkelling is a possible option here although visibility can be less than ideal and coral life not spectacular.
Day trips are subjected to favourable weather conditions and departs from Santubong jetty from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm with a minimum of 2 persons. Rate is inclusive of, transfer from The Village House to jetty point and return; all boat charges including the guide/boatman, packed lunch & drinking water and snorkelling gear.
Sarawak Cultural Village
Pay a visit to the renowned Sarawak Cultural Village for a glimpse of the great cultural diversity of Sarawak. Visit the traditional homes of the many ethnic tribes and experience some of their local lifestyles in the shadow of majestic Mount Santubong.
The Village House sells entry tickets and arranges transfers to this landmark attraction. Do not miss the cultural dance performance at 11.30 am and at 4.00 pm daily.
Self Guided Bicycle Tour
Download our self guided route map and hop onto one of our courtesy bikes for a self guided tour of Santubong Village and its surrounds. Stop by one of the street side stalls for a cup of coffee and engage with the friendly local residents. The tour finishes at
the Pantai Puteri Beach for you to enjoy the golden sands, calming vistas and brilliant sunsets before you pedal your way back. Book your bikes with one of our friendly staff and do not forget to download your self guided route map.
Pantai Puteri or Princess Beach lies just 100 metres from The Village House and depicts our serenely beautiful natural coastline perfectly. At low tide, the sea is miles away from the seawall and sand critters come out to play. Shore birds, tiny crabs scour the
vast expanse of the golden sands for their next meal and fishes frolic in the tidal pools surrounding huge rocks, a true Nat Geo experience.
As quickly as the tide ebbs, a few hours later a rapid gush of water marks the tide change and water quickly fills the area and the beach is squeezed back into a narrow strip. During king tides and monsoon season, the beach almost completely disappears.