Take white sand beaches lapped by the South China Sea, add rainforest walks and an imposing jungle -covered mountain and you have Damai. This is Sarawak's main beach resort area.
Damai boasts three to five international-class resort hotels - Damai Beach Resort, Damai Puri Resort & Spa 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.
You could spend a whole holiday without leaving the resort, but nearby are the Arnold Palmer-designed Damai Golf & Country Club, the Sarawak Cultural Villaqe and the sleepy fishing villages of Santubong and Buntal with their excellent seafood restaurants'.
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 to guide you.
Whether it’s all out adventure, water sports, golfing or just relaxing on the beach, Damai has something for everyone.