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Batang Ai Longhouse Resort

Borneo, Malaysia

Batang Ai Longhouse Resort is situated at the edge of the rainforest in Sarawak, Eastern Malaysia surrounded by emerald green water.

At a Glance

  • Authentic Longhouse experience

  • Remote lakeside resort

  • Canopy walks and trekking

  • Stunning fishing spots

  • Traditional Malay Cuisine to enjoy with lake views

Adventure, Couples, Culture, Family

Insider's View

After a long day, why not try some local blow piping, which involves blowing wood through a long shoot, towards a target. This traditional Iban hunting technique was historically used by their headhunting forefathers, you will be amazed at the accuracy of the locals.

Katie Kennard

Insider's View

Take a private excursion to visit a longhouse complete with a longtail boat ride, rice wine, traditional dance, eating lunch with the residents, a jungle walk and getting an insight into the Ibans daily lives – an absolute must!

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Batang Ai Longhouse Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Borneo


Batang Ai Longhouse is located just 4-hours from Kucking, within Batang Ai National Park. The hotel has been designed to replicate a traditional Iban Longhouse, with both rooms and suites in a long line, up on higher ground. The rooms have stunning views out over the lake. The longhouses have been constructed from native timber, dark in color. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.

Located within Batang Ai National Park, in the park that covers 240 square meters of tropical rainforest, there is a element of remoteness, particularly seeing as you arrive by boat. There are a wide range of protected species living in the Jungle, you can join their canopy walk, do various hiking trails or go on fishing trips. The Wong Luih Waterfalls are nearby too. An authentic experience taking you to a local Iban longhouse is also available.

The hotel has a relaxing pool, tennis court, billiards room, running track, Spa and wellness center and business services. They also have a small gift shop.

Their restaurant serves both traditional Malaysian food and international cuisine too. They also serve cocktails at the Wong Irup Lounge. The restaurant offers stunning views over the lake.


Guests rooms are located along a stretch of flat land above the lake. The rooms are designed to replicate a traditional Longhouse. The rooms are all connected via one long corridor. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms, televisions and air-conditioning units. They also have Deluxe Duplex Suites which have a second bedroom, excellent for families, offering more space.


Batang Ai Longhouse Resort have one restaurant. This serves traditional Malay cuisine and western dishes with a huge amount of variety. Breakfast is served here too. Their poolside bar offers a selection of cocktails and soft drinks.


Batang Ai offers fantastic day trips to waterfalls, jungle trekking, fishing on the jetty and private BBQ’s in the jungle. I think the most memorable experience on offer is their day trip, visiting a local Iban’s longhouse.

Location & Directions

Borneo, Malaysia

Batang Ai Longhouse Resort is located 275 km from Kuching, a 4-hour drive. It is East of the City of Kuching.

When to go

Like the rest of Malaysia, Sarawak's climate is hot and humid. Expect temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s throughout the lowlands. The state’s rainfall averages about 300cm annually and though it rains throughout the year, the heaviest rainfall generally occurs between October and January. At higher elevations the temperature is refreshingly cool, dropping to colder temperatures at night.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Batang Ai Longhouse Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Borneo

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