Tanjung Datu lies at the westernmost tip of Sarawak. Here, the states smallest national park offers a rare combination coral reefs and primary forests within 100m of each other. And you get to stay practically at the parks doorstep in the fishing village of Teluk Melano a mere three hours from Kuching by van and motorboat.
Gazetted in 1994, it is Sarawak’s latest addition to its string of national parks and also the smallest, covering an area of only 13 sq. km.
There is a homestay programme run by Borneo Inbound. They can be reached at Tel: 082 237 318
How to get there
It’s about a 2.5-hour drive from Kuching to the marked turn-off. From here, the park is accessible by road via Lundu and Sematan. From Sematan, proceed by boat to Tanjung Datu. The whole journey takes 3 1/2 hours.
You can make a day trip to this park from Kuching, where a whole range of accommodation is available. Alternatively, you can stay with a local family on a homestay programme.