About this listing
Next to Nature wildlife Forest Reserve . (Link between city & National Park) Our Objective : Peace. Sustainability. Transformation. Creative. Community. Consciousness. Compassion. Gratitude. Exploration. Organic Living. Gastronomic. Music. love.
This is not a hotel . Home away from home.
Boutique cottage surrounded by exotic tropical garden. Once you enter the compound you will feel like in the jungle thus it is 15mins drive fr the city. We are next to the monkey forest. All room are unique decor.Clean and simple. Cozy room with king or queen size bed ,ensuite , fully air con and spa facility (sauna, jacuzzi, fish spa, waterfall pool).
It is a place to relax and lay back .toward the evening more local friend and family frequent the oneness gastro-lounge and the honesty bar for dinner or get together.
People are friendly here .
This is a place of simplicity,
Touching the lighter side of life ,
inner joy, obviousness & understanding.
The seed of clearness & realization .
The portal to your heart, the real self .
If you are interested , the owner is always happy to share his insightful observation of life .
This is one of his favourite quote :
If you want to relax ,acceptance is the way .
Accept whatsoever is happening all around,
let it be the organic whole ,know or not know.
Everything is interrelated .Go with the flow .Stop fighting with water .
Be whole .Dont bother about (website hidden) real. Be Now.
Watever you do , do it totally .
You will be imperfect but your imperfection is full of your totality.
Love yourself . Stop condemn .
Start having a deep acceptance.
Then you will become a healing force of this world of misery .
Be yourself .
Spa facilities (fish spa, infra-red sauna, steam sauna, warm jacuzzi and waterfall pool).
For group booking 30 persons are welcome .
we can arrange tours : kayaking, caving, cooking class, hiking, energy healing, detox, diet & retreat .
Interaction with Guests
I am the owner manager and chef too . Namaste to all my guest .
Former Forestry residential next to forest reserved (the monkey park) . foot reflexology foot path, street food, sea food stall (open till 2am), night vege market, next to Hong Kong and shanghai bank .
Bus and taxi . If i am free i can bring you around . 10mins drive fr. air port and city center(waterfront ). 10mins walking distance to vege & fruit market, street food, Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, massage center, Tennis court and Gym, Forest reserve, Giant Supermarket.
Other Things to Note
half an hour drive to Bako national park , Semonggok Orangutan sanctuary, Kuba national park, crocodile farm, hot spring, annah rais longhouse, damai culture village(45mins).
Be bare foot after the second main door, 24 hours Honesty Bar, self service just write on tap provided .feel at home .Smoking is only allow at the sundeck area and smoking zone .
This place is very quirky, in a good way. My wife and I came for a relaxing stay and we certainly got that in spades. Cyril and his staff were fantastic hosts -from taking us on a night safari to cooking fresh forest ferns for us to try. It's very clean and our room overlooking the pool was great. The shower was outside with plant life growing inside - a very calming effect. With a local monkey for company and such a relaxing ambience - we will definitely be back to visit Cyril and his team
Cyril made special effort to introduce himself to us and acknowledge his expectation of our arrival. Good chats and fun times. Looked after our visiting friend too.
Cyril's secret sanctuary is a nice little getaway from Kuching town (just about 20mins drive) which we enjoyed very much. The house was exactly where we needed to bum around, after staying in town the first four nights for Rainforest music festival and some nature trekking activities. Here in the house, they have a group of wonderful staff who are always cheery and around to help. They even offered to send us to the airport for our early flight, as it happened that they're available. Food was delicious. Favourite was the local soup and big fresh bbq fish. The Honesty Bar was such a cool and great idea, so proper and convenient. We had good fun making our own cocktails! Thanks so much for hosting me and my friend during our two nights stay. We hope to be back again!
Sanktuarium Cyrila jest miejscem magicznym, w którym naprawdę można odpocząć i odstresowac się. Dobra baza wypadowa. Gorąco polecam.
For those who like nature ,plants and relaxing and out of city feel ,I will recommend this place ...the food is so delicious and everything is fresh and organic ,thanks Cyril for bringing us to eat the local laksa noodles too ,hope to see you next year
Friendly. Very unusual ambiance: kind of hippy/"laid back".
We were a family of 4 adults, shared one room. Initially booked for 3 days, ended up staying 5.
You serve your own drinks (trust-based) and in my case made breakfasts for my family (it was dead quiet at 08:00).
Pretty basic, but clean. Air cond.
A monkey drops buy in the morning: do no leave anything on the veranda or the external wash basin. Shower water pressure low, sometime not enough water - depending on usage.
Can be a bit noisy (the waterfall, people in the pool and sometimes music) if you want to sleep at say 10:00 - ear plugs solved that for me.
Location: we had a car, which is fine as its quite a bit away from Kuching centre. There are many local shops (even two bakeries: I recommend the banana cake!) and local restaurants.
Didn't meet Cyril the owner, but the staff who served us were friendly and helpful.
My friend and I enjoyed our stay at Secret Sanctuary. We were amazed when we were shown to our room (which is directly in front of the pool & fish spa!). A good view, a cosy room with private sauna, surrounded by soothing sound of water from the pool, what more could we ask for? My only regret is that I didn't bring a good book along to read in the hammock. Cyril wasn't around but his staff have been really helpful and friendly.
On our final night, we were feeling a lil lazy to drive out for dinner and a drink so we decided to order from the in-house bar instead. The food was delicious & beautifully presented! We ordered Exotic Lamb and Jellyfish Umai which were recommended by one of the staff, Evan. The tuak was pretty good too! Will definitely come back in the future!
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About the Host, Cyril
i am nature lover.Owner of The Secret Sanctuary Boutique Cottage.Ecohome .i love to walk in the jungle watch bird,frog & plant . My religion is LOVE .Every heart is my temple.