Aiman Batang Ai Resort

Sarawak, Borneo

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Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat

Borneo, Malaysia

Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat is located on the eastern end of Lake Batang Ai in Sarawak, Southern Borneo. Formerly known as the Batang Ai Longhouse Resort managed by Hilton, it is now under Planet Borneo Lodge Management. Built in the late 20th-century within Batang Ai National Park, it is a popular stop for travellers seeking a brief encounter with one of the world’s oldest rainforests and its indigenous Iban communities.

The isolated Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat is accessed from Kuching, first by a road transfer to Batang Ai Jetty, and from there by boat to the resort, taking around 4 hours. The resort has 100 air-conditioned guest rooms in 11 indigenous style longhouses offering 3-star comforts. Situated on a wooded finger of land along the lake, there is plenty to do. Guests can explore with naturalist guides to spot wildlife, take canopy walk, a challenging hike to Smuggler’s Trail or go on fishing trips.

What We Love
  • Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat offers the ideal gateway to the remote Iban community
  • This isolated resort rests on a wooded finger of land at the eastern end of Lake Batang Ai
  • Situated within the Batang Ai National Park, which has one of the world’s oldest rainforests
  • Designed in traditional longhouse architecture, it offers modern, three-star comforts
Need to Know
  • Aiman Batang Ai Resort has 100 rooms and suites
  • Located on the fringe of the Batang Ai National Park
  • Boating, wildlife and rich birdlife, Iban community
  • Best for Adventure, Couples, Culture, Family

Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat Borneo, Malaysia

Stay Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat has 100 rooms and suites. Designed in the form of a longhouse, all rooms enjoy long communal verandas with forest or stunning views out over the lake. Inside, rooms polished wooden floors, wood-panelled walls, plush beds draped in fine linen and spacious, modern bathrooms. Room amenities include a fan, air-conditioning, fridge, kettle and television. Although a bit dated, the resort enjoys a beautiful location on the lake in the Sarawak region. 

ChildCare Families with children are welcome to stay at Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat. There are 12 Deluxe Duplex Suites which have a second bedroom, offering more space and are ideal for families. The staff are helpful and the restaurant is flexible with meals for children. 

Dine The in-house Nanga Mepi Restaurant at the Aiman Batang Ai Resort serves both traditional Malaysian food and international cuisine with a huge amount of variety. Enjoy jungle barbecues that serves from international favourites to unforgettable local dishes such as the jungle ferns and delicacies cooked in bamboo. Their poolside bar offers a selection of cocktails and soft drinks including the traditional rice wine also known as ‘tuak’.

Relax Begin your day at the Aiman Batang Ai Resort with a morning walk within the mist of the rainforest along with the natural residents, have a relaxing fishing getaway at the jetty or have a jungle picnic by the waterfall. For activity enthusiasts there is a tennis court, board games and Pool table but if all that is too much then take a deep soak in the beautiful swimming pool overlooking the lake. For ultimate relaxation visit the spa or simply sit back and enjoy picturesque sunsets.

Experience Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat offers a wide range of tours and excursions around the resort. You can explore the jungle with a naturalist guide and walk amongst the treetops on a 130-meters long walkway, suspended 50 meters from the jungle floor or take a challenging guided trek on Smugglers’ Trail and discover life beneath the canopy. Our recommended tour is to a traditional longhouse where you can experience the lifestyle of the Ibans and then swim and picnic near a waterfall.

Aiman Batang Ai Resort Sarawak, Borneo

Location Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat is located 275 km from Kuching, a 4-hour drive. It is East of the City of Kuching.

Getting there Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat is located 4-hours from Kuching. This journey is followed by a short 20-minute boat ride on Batang Ai Lake.

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.