Sunday, August 7, 2011

Baraya Laut, The Hidden Paradise

Miri is a coastal city situated at the north of Sarawak. It is a booming city that has a lot to offer. From exquisite local handicraft, delicious local delicacies, and the astounding natural wonders.

In this post, I would like to share the wonderful experience I had during my visit to Baraya Laut. Baraya Laut is a beautiful retreat located approximately 90km (to & fro) at the south of Miri City.

There is one privately owned resort, Baraya Laut Resort. Guests may book the place. It offers several types of accommodation; bungalow, chalet, and hostel. It is a blessing to all nature lovers that the place is made accessible through the generous effort of the land owner who had decided to turn the beautiful piece of land into a private resort rather than making the land as an oil-palm plantation.

A lot of activities can be done here, paragliding (the wind is extremely forceful), surfing (the waves can be very voluminous depends on the season), excursion (a heaven for young geologist), nature photography, or simply for the sheer fun picnic.

In my personal opinion, the serene seashore is a haven as it is the nearest private resort available within reasonable driving range.

Baraya Laut is truly a well kept gem and a blessing.

How to Get to Baraya Laut (Map is courtesy of MNS Miri Blogspot. Thanks to Google)

As we can see, immediately next to the resort is a privately owned oil palm plantation.

One of the chalets that are available at the Baraya Laut Resort. The chalet is facing the Baraya cliff and the view during sunset is breath taking.

One of the local vegetation, I have no exact knowledge of the name but the tree really looks like an overgrown pineapple tree.

The fruits look like overly ripe pineapple fruits.

The cliff is the route to the shoreline. It is advisable to wear hiking shoes due to the challenging terrain of the slope.

The gorgeous terrain (any avid rock scientist will marvel at the sight of it).

The breath-taking natural beauty of the open sea.

Looking back, I am thankful I managed to descend the slope safely.....

... As I was wearing my ballet flat.

The seemingly endless north shoreline....

....The south shore line.

Some of the free-spirited birds I saw at the haven.

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