Stayed with Lars, Liza, Freya and Phyllis for 2 nights in August - what a wonderful stay, Kurakura was one of the highlights of the entire trip. Simply reaching the house is an adventure in itself, with Lars steering the longtail boat upstream along the narrow Sarawak River. Remote and cut-off from the outside world (though only 90 minutes total from Kuching), Kurakura Homestay is the perfect antidote to city stresses - the nearest road and neighbour are a few kms away, so the only sounds are those of the jungle !
Spotlessly clean, with lush tropical gardens growing every manner of plants - from durians to peppercorns, coffee beans to bananas, papaya to ginger.
The meals prepared by Liza were sumptuous and delicious - and the young family were a pleasure to spend time with - we felt instantly more like friends than house-guests.
Our 3 little ones (8,7 and 3) loved their time at Kurakura, and we were content to spend our hours down wallowing at the river or in the garden / on the verandah. Another time we will join Lars on his jungle trek for sure....
Yes it was hot and humid, and the lack of fan/air-con might not suit everyone, but we were perfectly OK - and you do get some breeze through the open windows. Surprisingly, hardly any mosquitos but do bring repellent as there are some sandflies down at the river.
On an earlier review someone mentioned the bathrooms - if that review was stopping you, you'll be pleased to hear there's a brand-spanking new western-style toilet in place !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kurakura Jungle Homestay is a place to explore the wildlife surrounding and to escape from the city stress. You'll find us next to the Sarawak river, a paradise surrounded by the rainforest of Borneo. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kurakura Homestay Hotel Kuching
- Kurakura Homestay Kuching, Sarawak