When checking into Permai Rainforest Resort, keep an eye on any exposed snacks or interesting-looking bags as guests may be simultaneously checked out by a band of roaming macaques. This is an early introduction to a stay at this resort, located in the rainforest on the coast of Borneo in the shadow of Mount Santubong. Macaques are just the first taste of the wildlife that lives in the surrounding jungle, and what better way to relax and watch the incredible natural world than from a treehouse here.
Permai Rainforest Resort has a few different options of accommodation available, but it is the treehouses that stand out as a truly special experience. Guests must undertake a little trek through the forest just to get to them (luggage will be transported by staff) as they have been built among the treetops on the coastline. With a climb up a steep staircase to get into the treehouse, guests know they are in for something special when they open the door to their accommodation.
The treehouses at Permai Rainforest Resort are suitable for couples. The focus of the accommodation is the incredible view from the balcony over the South China Sea. This balcony is preceded by a huge, sliding glass door, giving access from the main room of the treehouse, which is where the double bed is. Therefore, while lying in bed you can lose yourself in the wonderful sea view while listening to the peaceful soundtrack of gentle waves crashing on the beach and cicadas singing in the jungle. Of course, there is air conditioning in the treehouses, so there is no need to sweat too much while enjoying the rainforest ambiance!
Each treehouse at Permai Rainforest Resort has an ensuite bathroom included. There is also a restaurant just a short walk down a jungle path, which also gives fabulous views over the sea. Guests may also be lucky enough to see troops of silver langurs playing in the trees on the forest’s edge. Rates start at €75 per night.