Mulu is in Sarawak, pretty close to Miri. It's where the beautiful Mulu Caves are from and I really don't know why it took me so long to decide on coming here. It was time for a much needed family vacation but we also wanted to be able to do some outdoor activities and experience some 'actual' nature.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Mas Wings flies directly from Kuching to Mulu. Ticket prices are usually around RM150 off peak one-way ( changes according to season). I would recommend going during the off peak seasons which ranges from January to about April-May, it gets a lot busier from June onwards so prices sky-rocket.
It's a 1 hr and a half plane ride in one of those propeller planes, we were freaking out a little bit but those who enjoy thrills. THIS ONES FOR YOU!
When we arrived at the Mulu airport, we had a van waiting for us from the Mulu Marriott to take us to the hotel. If you are staying anywhere else, there's a counter on your right (it's the only one) counter there actually) that offers transport for about RM5-10.
MULU MARRIOTT One of my biggest selling point is a bath tub. Sucker for those!
B E A U T I F U L. The hotel/resort has a Maldives or Bali-like feel. I loved how everything was timber and somehow the air there just felt fresher than usual. I still think the star of the show would be the Mulu Marriott staff, they attend to your every need and take so much initiative.
Took our bags. Opened the car door. Gave us drinks. cold towels. Endless..
We got our room upgraded because it's off peak and there even gave us complimentary breakfasts (retail price RM50++), the buffet selection was glorious. I honestly wasn't expecting much as there won't that many guests at that time, but boy was I wrong.
Did I mention how beautiful the restaurant is. Also, we witnessed a proposal during dinner!
There is also a library room to watch movies but my sister and I spent most of our free time chilling' by the pool, where we got free guava smoothies. Especially after a full days worth of cave exploring.
**The prices of the rooms are usually subjected to seasons too, but ours were estimated around RM250++ a room (but we were further upgraded to individual shallots/suites). I'm no hotel-pricing-expert, but that was a pretty good deal. Also, book through booking.com as it is the most reliable and convenient site, plus you get really good prices.
THE MULU CAVES
We only managed to visit 4 caves in total, the Lang Cave, Deer Cave, Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. I wrote that without referring to any brochure, proves that I definitely learnt some stuff during the trip.
The cave experience was super educational too because of our tour guide Nicholas, booked through a tour agency.
CONTACT INFO: Majestic Leisure & Tours Sdn.Bhd (Miri) Phone : +6085-427751 Whatsapp : +6128072325 Monday - Friday 9am-5pm Price : 2 days - RM246 per person (including meals)
I am honestly going to let the pictures do the talking. It was honestly all a lot of fun and I really can't wait to go back.
I felt my inner borneo princess came out, especially when i shot the blow pipe.
There was a lot of paku pakis. Not complaining because I do like it, however, food is slightly more expensive so bring some extra cash or plan financially for it. There is a smaller cafe next to the Mulu Marriott that offers fried rice and stuff, but it'll set you back roughly RM16-20 per person.
There is also another restaurant next to Mulu National Park selling similar food.
If you dont don't mind spending a little more, the restaurant at the hotel will not disappoint. I especially loved their ayam pansuh. YUM
I really think Mulu is underrated and I hope it gets more coverage from press, and just general people. This is important to help the community within Mulu thrive and grow.