A Guide To Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast: The Perfect Place To Take Your Kids


Syahirah Mazlan •  Aug 02, 2022

Looking for inspiration for your next big family adventure? With the weather being so hot these days, there’s no better way to cool off from the summer heat than to splash around at Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast! It’s perfect for a family-friendly trip where you can spend quality time with your fam and experience a fun and thrilling adventure! ? Here’s a guide to the Adventure Waterpark so you can make full use of your trip over.

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Getting to Desaru

From Singapore

If you’re not taking the ferry to Desaru, you can also take a shuttle from Singapore! Adventure Waterpark is located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and the journey over can be very exciting, but can get very tiring especially for families with children. Taking the direct shuttle is the most convenient way to get to Desaru - you can save some valuable time by avoiding complicated transfers on local buses. ? Travel to Malaysia in comfort on a Singapore Flyer coach, equipped with cozy seats and quick service! It’s perfect for groups and families of all sizes! (The shuttle ride is about 2.5 hours)

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From Malaysia

From Malaysia, the best way to get to Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark is by car. If you’re flying to Johor from other states, the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark is 1 hour away by car from the nearest airport, Senai International Airport. 

Address: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-6PM

What to look forward to at Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast

With rides and attractions that range from leisurely to thrill seeking, there's something for everyone! ? If you like chill vibes and relaxing activities, grab an inflatable raft and float down the looping river of Penawar. Or, have fun crashing into the man-made waves of Tidal Wave Beach - one of the largest wave pools in Southeast Asia. 

If that tired you out, you can lounge by its white sand shores and feel relaxed as you listen to the realistic sea-like sounds of the pool. As for more kid-friendly fun, visit Kids Ahoy and explore its 3 fun play areas and 13 different slides that’s guaranteed to entertain your kids for hours! ? And not to mention, even more thrilling for the whole family!

Ticket prices

Whether you’re visiting for a day trip or looking to stay for the weekend, Adventure Waterparks has tickets for you! One day entry tickets are from MYR94 (adult) while unlimited entry tickets are from MYR245 (adult). So, be sure to purchase the ticket suitable for your stay!

Accommodations near the Adventure Waterpark

There are many accommodation options near the waterpark for you to choose from depending on your budget! ? Each one is family-friendly and boasts spectacular views. 

  • Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

If you're planning to go on a relaxing beach vacation in Desaru, you can consider staying in Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa. Just a short walking distance from the beach, this resort has various rooms catering to different group sizes, ranging from one-bedroom to four-bedroom accommodation. Perfect for families, you can also enjoy recreational activities including beach volleyball, traditional games and sandcastle building.

Rate: Starts at RM241 per night on Agoda

Address: Lot 1854, Jalan Desaru, Bandar Penawar, 81930 Kota Tinggi, Johor

Contact: +607-884 2800

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  • Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

Bring the kids along during the school holidays and check-in to a family suite. In a duplex layout, Mummy and Daddy can rest comfortably upstairs while the kids will have a space of their own complete with private ship-themed beds. Your kids can also get competitive in the Games Room, spark their imagination at the Kids Play Room or splash away in the Tropical Pool.

Rate: Do check their website for more information.

Address: Lot 2263, Jalan Desaru, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor

Contact: +607-822 2222

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P.S. What to look for more accommodations in Desaru for your trip? Check out 8 Desaru Resorts in Johor for you and your family!

Halal food in Desaru

If you’re getting hungry from all that fun, you can visit the on-site restaurants and finger foods. However, since there are no current information about those eateries being halal or Muslim-friendly, we’d recommend you dine at your own descretion! However, you can check out the recommendations we have here. ?

  • Restoran Terapung Seafood Bujang Firefly


If the idea of a seafood restaurant is not enough to pique your interest, you might be in awe after visiting this floating seafood restaurant! While you enjoy your seafood at Restoran Terapung Seafood Bujang Firefly, admire the beautiful nature enveloping you. It really is the most peaceful surrounding to dine in! Not to mention, the restaurant doubles up as a dinner venue and a dock so you can drop by for a meal, a boat ride or both! ?

Halal status: Muslim owned

Address: Restoran Terapung Seafood Bujang Fire Fly, Bandar Penawar, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia

  • KFC Desaru

Nothing hits better than some fried food after a good swim! One of the biggest fried chicken chains in the world, their chicken is irresistible whether you're dining on the classic Original flavour, or Hot & Crispy. From their chicken to their burgers, wraps, and even their Cheese Fries, KFC is a classic meal to order when you just feel like eating something special!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 95, Jln Jelutong 1, Taman Desaru Utama, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia

Opening hours: 10AM-10PM

If you’re planning to visit Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, we hope this guide gave you an idea on what you can look forward to when you visit! Make sure you SHARE this with your friends and family to give them some travel inspiration. ✨