Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Dafoe, first published in year 1719, 25 April. It is a genre adventure book tells the story of a young Scottish man who got stranded on an Island for 4 years on a Pacific Island named Mas A Tierra.
A 4 year experience can now be to a 1 day trip as Robinson Crusoe. You get to live like him, feel what it is like is to own an island all to yourself and enjoy it!
Tanjung Datu National Park, located at the western tip of Sarawak is a beautiful white mile-long beach; fill with crystal clear waters, and natural streams flows out all the way down to the beach. Its background is a beautiful mountain for those who love to do trekking activities.
To get there, transportation will be at least 2 hours ride from Kuching to Sematan as your first pit stop. Upon arrival at the seaside village, you will be taking a boat ride for 45 minutes.
Not many people knew the existence of such beautiful island located in Sarawak! Getting there, means that you get to enjoy the entire whole island to yourselves and your families! Camping is not a problem. There are sites especially for campers with water supply and regular rooms. That is a bonus for the island. If you are lucky enough and the season is right, you might be able to see turtle coming ashore and laying eggs at night. Early morning call will be filled with the sounds of monkeys, peaceful birds chirping, and the call of gibbons all over the island.
Trekking deeply into the forest means you will get to see up close and personal on nature. On the other side of the island, is a small fishing village.
Playing on thin white sandy beach with your friends and families and taking a dip into the crystal clear blue South China Sea Water is definitely a must. Cool yourself off in the refreshingly cold water of the mountain stream after a swim in the sea and getting rid of your excess salt on your body is definitely a must try. You will find it invigorating!
The best time to visit is starting from the beginning of the year especially in April and October. The waves tend to be stronger at the very beginning and towards end of the year. Boat travel can be very troublesome within those periods of time.
If you are planning a trip to get there, here are some good tips. Boat transfer can be done through parks’ booking office with advance notice needed. It is better to do so as the staff there will inform and prepared for your arrival. If it is in group, they will inform you if the others’ have arrived.
A choice between regular rooms or be on the outdoor as campers, most importantly you need to bring your foods, clothing and a sun block lotions. Do not forget to bring some entertainment items with you.
For those of you who are more adventurous and decided to go for the campsites, charges will be RM 15 per person inclusive of pillow, blanket, and mosquito net for rental. Other than that, there will be a cooking stove, tables and long benches for campers to prepare their meals. A kitchen is also available for convenience.
Just like any other National Parks, there is an entrance fee per person at RM 10.
If you are planning to get away from your frantic world and looking for that quiet spot, then Tanjung Datu National Park is definitely your spot as you get to listen to that gentle waves washing to the shore of the beach.