What’s better than a weekend getaway to Desaru, where the ocean a-piers blue and the white sandy beaches are pristine? Stretching along the South China Sea, it’s the ideal place to leave stressful emoceans behind.
Desaru is renowned for more than its stunning beach views. Picture exciting water sports, fresh seafood and plush green nature for shade while you recharge. We’ve happened upon some of the best beach resorts with extensive facilities and activities that will make your trip one for the books.
Whether it’s a family retreat or a romantic one, there’s surely a resort out there for you—just sea for yourself! Now, let’s get into it before you get sick and tide of all these beach puns.
#1 Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa
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Fringed by palm trees and only a short walk away from the beach, this international resort is perfect for groups of any sizes. Travelling in a big family? This place boasts spacious suites ranging from one-bedroom to four-bedroom accommodation.
Seas the day by engaging in recreational activities with your loved ones, such as volleyball, indoor games like mah-jong, and even sandcastle-building. In the evenings, cosy up with some cocktails at Beach Hut while the sun sets on a well-spent day.
Address: Lot 1854, Jalan Desaru, Bandar Penawar, 81930 Kota Tinggi, Johor.
#2 Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa
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Located just a few steps away from Desaru Beach, Sand & Sandals is the place to be for some much needed personal time. Here, you will be spoilt for choice on the variety of room types, from garden or pool view to family and duplex suites.
If you’re on a getaway with your better half, you can opt for the romantic deluxe room with a private pool. Who says privacy is dead?
Relax at the indoor and outdoor spa while your kids tear each other apart in the Games Room. Don’t forget to collect them before heading down to Snuk Thai Street BBQ for dinner! Their authentic Thai cuisine is unmatched.
Address: Lot 2263, Jalan Desaru, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor.
#3 Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort @Desaru Coast
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Strategically located along a private beach in Desaru Coast, Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort provides a tropical haven which dreams are made of. They host standard, deluxe and suite rooms which cater to couples and families alike.
After a refreshing dip in the pool, make your way to one of the restaurants for a gratifying meal, followed by a nightcap at Ombak bar. For fellow adrenaline junkies, you can partake in the high ropes adventure where you thread on a suspended bridge through the trees or engage in sea sports like jet-skiing, paragliding and more.
Address: Bandar Penawar, 81930 Kota Tinggi, Johor.
#4 Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
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Treat yourself to luxury at its finest at Anantara, where you’ll get exceptional services and breathtaking seascape views. With outstanding amenities and dining experiences, this will be a holiday to remember.
If you’re willing to splurge, you otter go for the two-storey lagoon pool villa which comes with a plunge pool! Plus, the resort is only a short drive from Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast and Desaru Fruit Farm. So when you get bored of lounging, these attractions await your visit!
There’s even a Kids Club for the little ones to learn how to bake cookies and pizza. Talk about indulgence.
Address: Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor.
#5 One&Only Desaru Coast
Immerse yourself on an idyllic journey at One&Only, another luxury resort not to be missed. The rates are on the pricey side, but that’s what you give in exchange for extravagance. Once you catch a glimpse of the spectacular view, though, you’ll forget all about the kidney you had to donate.
The Desaru Coast resort offers four kinds of suites: rainforest junior suite, rainforest grand pool suite, ocean junior suite, and ocean grand suite; all paired with excellent personalised services to maximise your disbursement.
Some activities you can do include tennis, yoga, golf and much more. Kick back and relax or sweat out those calories with some kickboxing. It’s self-love all the same.
Address: No. 7, Persiaran Damai, Desaru Coast, Kota Tinggi, Desaru, 81930 Johor.
These amazing resorts are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Desaru. Hopefully, this list sheds some light when you’re in dire need of some vitamin sea. Say it with us now; shell yeah! For more articles on travel or food, check out Lokataste to plan your next excursion.