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Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat

Batang Ai, Sarawak, Borneo

Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat is situated at the edge of the beautiful Batang Ai National Park in Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo. Surrounded by lush greenery and azure water, the retreat offers plenty of activities and opportunities to enjoy nature.

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.

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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 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat or take a look at our itineraries to Borneo

Description

Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat (formerly Batang Ai Longhouse) is located just four hours from Kuching, 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 on a hillside, offering lovely views out over the lake. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.

Batang Ai National Park covers 24,040 hectares of tropical rainforest, and so the retreat has a wonderful remote feel, particularly as you arrive by boat. There are a wide range of protected species living in the rainforest, which you can try to spot on nature walks, including through the tree canopy on the retreat's 130-meter long walkway. The highlight of most visits is an authentic experience taking you to a nearby Iban longhouse, where you can meet the local tribe and learn about their culture.

There are also plenty of facilities to enjoy at the retreat, including a decent pool, tennis court, billiards room and spa. The Nanga Mepi restaurant has views over the lake and serves traditional Malaysian cuisine. Enjoy a cocktail, or perhaps even sample the traditional rice wine at the Wong Irup Lounge.

Accommodation

Guests rooms are located along a stretch of flat land above the lake, in buildings designed to look like traditional longhouses.The rooms have en-suite bathrooms, televisions and air-conditioning units. There are Duplex Suites which have a separate living room, offering much more space.

Facilities

Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat have one restaurant called Nanga Mepi. This serves traditional Malay cuisine, including 'Jungle' BBQs, and dishes wrapped in fern or bamboo. The Wong Irup Lounge offers international and local cocktails, as well as traditional rice wine. The retreat has a swimming pool, tennis court, billiards room and spa.  

 

Activities

There is plenty to do at Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat, including jungle trekking, canopy walks, fishing trips and visits to a traditional Iban Longhouse and waterfall.   

Location & Directions

Batang Ai, Sarawak, Borneo

Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat 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 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat or take a look at our itineraries to Borneo

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