Stay at Kampong Melano Homestay, Tanjung Datu National Park
One of the best reasons to visit Sematan, your accommodation is with a host family in a traditional Malay House where you will enjoy home cooked food prepared for you by your Malay host family.
Kampong Melano Homestay, Tanjung Datu National Park, Borneo
One of the best reasons to visit Sematan is to participate in the Telok Melano Homestay program. The Malay village of Telok Melano is about 45 minutes away from Sematan along Sarawak's southernmost coast and offers pristine beaches and clear blue water against the backdrop of Guning Melano. Your accommodation is with a host family in a traditional Malay House where you will enjoy home cooked food prepared for you by your Malay host family.
The Kampong (village) is home to around 50 families (200 plus people) who live in traditional wooden Malay houses scattered around the bay on the far west of Sarawak and right on the boarder of Indonesia. The town is completely isolated and cut off from the world during the monsoon season of November-February as there is no road and the only access is by boat. Guests at the homestay will rotate between several homes in village. This project is still in its infancy but is a hugely rewarding, though basic experience.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.