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 .
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!
We enjoyed our stay at the Secret sanctury very much. He made a fantastic and cosy athmosphere. Our room was just a few steps from the lovely pool. They made nice local food, and of our wish for food, also a very good mushroom soup. Cyril and hes staff was very helpfull, if we needed taxi and good advice of what to go see. Even making arrangements for us.
We stayed there for 14 days, and it wasnt one day too much !
Cyril is a very good host, and we recommend going there very much.
Cyril is a friendly plus informative host indeed. We had a wonderful night in their "paradise" homestay. The environment was nice and well japanese designed! This can be considered my very first time to stay in a house which mainly built by bamboo! We enjoyed all the facilities here!
It is probably the best what can happen to you in Kuching! Very special place with beautiful energy. Highly recommended.
You feel at home staying with Cyril. The pool area is so relaxing with a running waterfall and plenty of hammocks to read a book or have a nap in. The food is delicious and there is a great selection of drinks.
Cyril is a great host and made sure we got the best out of our trip. We would never have seen so much without his help!
Host was very welcoming!! Wonderful and helpful staff. The bar was self service so you could just help yourself to drinks and stuff! felt like a nicer version of our homes!!! very zen decorations. relaxing. especially the lagoon! oh my. and there was a jacuzzi too. the tuak was especially sweet. wish we stayed for one more night!! many thanks Cyril! we will be back!!!:-D
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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.