There are many great reasons to plan a trip to Malaysia, and which includes the breathtakingly beautiful town of Desaru which is best known for azure ocean waters that border the sandy beaches - undoubtedly a perfect choice for that beach getaway. The Desaru coast is a quick reach from Singapore as well, and just a 4-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur or a short 1-hour flight from the city, making it quite easy to visit even during short trip to Malaysia.
While Desaru does sound wonderful, the only slight hitch is that there are no luxury accommodation options. However, if you are wondering where to stay in Johor during your getaway from the bustle of Singapore – this is all going to change very soon!
Desaru was once a glorious resort destination and is now set to become a thriving tourist spot again, with four new splendid resorts that aim to offer wonderful experiences for visitors. These luxurious resorts combined with the elements of the thrilling Desaru Coast Waterpark and the Desaru Coast Riverside lifestyle village will certainly make Desaru the ideal weekend getaway. So keep an eye out for the new resorts that will be coming up.
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Anantara Desaru Coast is one of the most highly awaited new resorts in Johor that will feature luxurious beach-front accommodation where you can have a truly engaging experience of Desaru. Take your pick from adventurous water sports or relax by the two swimming pools at the resort, and even drop by the Anantara Spa.
You are in for a luxurious retreat, as the resort offers 128 rooms and beach-front villas – and it’s just walk away from the Desaru Riverside retail/ lifestyle village and the amazing waterpark. If you are planning a big family vacation – this resort will be your best choice as there is something for everyone.
Anantara Desaru Coast had to start operating in early 2019.
Address: No. 1, Persiaran Damai, Desaru Coast, Desaru, 81930 Darul Ta’zim, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-2203 9696
Image Credit: Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast Facebook
This resort will be the best option for a fun-filled family escapade since it's located pretty close to the thrilling Desaru Coast Water Park and the lifestyle village. This resort will be the ideal option for a carefree relaxing getaway complete with a spa and shopping area.
The bright spacious rooms and suites will be designed so that comfort is key, and create a unique ambiance for an unforgettable experience – and where you can enjoy a good meal in the privacy of your own rooms. With customized furniture and rooms with Rock Spa amenities - you are in for a pleasant stay.
While the hotel still has to get its Halal certification, all meals provided will not contain pork or pork products. So, you can enjoy some excellent meals at any of the four restaurants at the resort. Additionally, the hotel plans to include Muslim-friendly facilities such as prayer mats as well as male and female prayer rooms.
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The Westin Desaru Coast is the next gorgeous resort to keep in mind if you are planning a fun romantic getaway or a relaxing weekend with your friends. The resort features 256 rooms from where you can take in the amazing sea view while enjoying the bright, well-lit ambiance.
The resort is designed to create a relaxing surrounding where wellness and comfort are the elements of the experience for guests. There will be an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre at the Westin Desaru Coast, while guests can also unwind with some great holistic therapies at the Heavenly Spa.
The resort has even partnered up with New Balance, where guests can request athletic wear that will be conveniently delivered to their room.
You won’t have to wait long to plan your weekend getaway, as this resort opened on 1st October 2018!
Address: No. 8, Jalan Pantai 3, Desaru Coast, Desaru, 81930 Darul Ta’zim, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-2203 9696
Image Credit: Desaru Coast Malaysia
The One&Only Desaru Coast resort will be an impressively designed 128-acre retreat where guests looking for adventure or relaxation can have a great time. From a fantastic spa that features holistic and traditional therapies to a great fitness centre along with activities, you will certainly have an unforgettable experience. The resort has three restaurants that serve up a range of local and international cuisines as well.
The resort will be designed with the guest’s privacy in mind which can be ideal for a romantic getaway, and there are plans for family programmes as well – which are ideal for a fun family weekend.
This resort is certainly something that travelers from Singapore can expect a lot from, with 42 suites on offer and two special luxury suites. Another option includes a gorgeous 4-bedroom villa. If you are a golf enthusiast, you can easily drop by the Els Club for a game too.