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8 Best Resorts In Desaru For Your Weekend Vacay

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Cheng Sim  •  Feb 11, 2020

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[Updated 22 December 2020] There's a reason why a weekend getaway in Desaru is favoured by some city travellers. Landscaped by the serenity of the South China Sea and white sandy beaches, it's a great way to escape the city grind and step into absolute solitude. Since there are a number of top beach resorts in Desaru you can stay in, we've sorted out these accommodations according to budget. Whether you're planning a fun family getaway or a romantic retreat, there's a resort out there that's perfect for you to spend the night. Disclaimer: All nightly rates are based on a search in December 2020 (for 2 adults) for booking periods between January and February 2021. Prices are subject to changes especially during peak travel periods and over weekends. We recommend that you do a search before booking.
1. Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort - Desaru Coast
Credit: Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort - Desaru Coast on Facebook Nestled on the edge of Desaru Coast, you'll find Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort- an accommodation that caters to anyone from couples on a beach getaway to families on a school holiday retreat. Since it's only a few steps away from the beach, you can experience the calming breezeas soon as you step out to your private balcony. There are several room types in this resort, ranging from the standard family room to junior suite.
Credit: Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort - Desaru Coast on Facebook After having a refreshing dip in the pool or going down the slides at the kid's playground, treat yourself to some quality time at the spa. Otherwise, you can join the resort's high ropes adventure where you can walk on a suspended bridge through the trees or get adrenaline rush from jet skiing, paragliding and more. Rate: Starts at RM214 per night on Agoda Address: Bandar Penawar, 81930 Kota Tinggi, Johor Contact: +607-833 8888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. Amansari Hotel Desaru
Make your way to Taman Desaru Utama for a good night's stay at Amansari Hotel Desaru. Comfortably furnished with modern amenities, each room is perfectly sized for couples and families. Prayer mats are also available upon request if you forgot to bring your own. If you left your toothbrush at home, the hotel is within walking distance from SKS City Mall. Besides taking a 10-minute taxi ride to Desaru Beach for some splashing fun time, Desaru Fruit Farm isalso not too far away and you can sample juicy tropical fruits as well as enjoy a thrilling ATV ride.Rate: Starts at RM195 per night on Agoda Address: No. 127, Jalan Kempas 1, Taman Desaru Utama, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi, Johor Contact: +607-828 0200 Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa
Credit: Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa on Facebook 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 RM235 per night on Agoda Address: Lot 1854, Jalan Desaru, Bandar Penawar, 81930 Kota Tinggi, Johor Contact: +607-884 2800 Website | Facebook | Instagram
4. Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa
Credit: Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa on Facebook Come to Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa,and you'll be a few steps away from Desaru Beach. A family-friendly resort that is brimming with modern amenities, this resorthouses several room types ranging from deluxe garden view to a family suite. For couples who are on an anniversary retreat, it also has a romantic deluxe room with private pool - giving you the comfort and privacy you need.
Credit: Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa on Facebook 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: Starts at RM275 per night on Agoda Address: Lot 2263, Jalan Desaru, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor Contact: +607-822 2222 Website | Facebook | Instagram
5. Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast
Credit: Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast on Facebook Getting a rockstar experience is possible at Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. What's great about the Hard Rock Hotel is that every room is music-inspired, and you can spot luxurious details such as a private balcony, plush bathrobes and slippers - like a true rockstar would have.If you upgrade to the Rock Royalty rooms, some comes with personalised service, bigger space and in-room plunge pool too.
Credit: Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast on Facebook After a long day, you would want to get a blissful spa treatment at Rock Spa, hit your workout goals at Body Rock gym, or jam it out at the Roxity Kids Club. Just a quick 5-minute drive from Desaru Beach, take the chance to soak up the sun during your retreat. Did you know that the resort is also a 6-minute drive from Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast? Spend the afternoon riding different attractions like Tidal Wave Beach, Riptide, Kids Ahoy, and more. Rate: Starts at RM415 per night on Agoda Address: Jalan Pantai 3, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor Contact: +607-838 8888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
6. The Westin Desaru Coast Resort
Credit: The Westin Desaru Coast Resort on Facebook Another accommodation that will take you closer to Desaru Beach is the Westin Desaru Coast Resort. When you're staying under the Westin brand, what you're getting is undeniable comfort, style and space. Whether you want to rise early to the view of the sea or garden, this resort has it all.Depending on the size of your group, there are many rooms that can cater to both couples and families alike.
Credit: The Westin Desaru Coast Resort on Facebook After you've taken a nap on their cosy bed, explore the hotel and spend the afternoon at the outdoor pool or burn some calories at the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio. If your kids are looking for more than just pool time, check out the toys and books at Westin Family Kids Club. Don't forget to squeeze in a self-reward of body scrub and massages at Heavenly Spa by Westin. Rate: Starts at RM585 per night on Agoda Address: Jalan Pantai 3, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor Contact: +607-838 3333 Website | Facebook | Instagram
7. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villa
Nothing spells luxury like a night's stay at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villa. Overlooking the azure seascape of the South China Sea, this resort is packed with many things to do and amenities to try for anyone willing to spend a luxury holiday at Desaru Coast. Out of all the rooms and villas, the one that might charm you the most is the one-bedroom lagoon pool villa, a two-storey accommodation that comes withits own plunge pool. Similar to most resorts in the area, Anantara Resorts is also a short drive away from Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast and Desaru Fruit Farm, leaving you more than one attraction to fill up your itinerary. If your kids prefer to do something within the resort itself, head over to the Kids Club where you can explore different activities such as learning how to make pizza and cookies. Rate: Starts at RM880 per night on Agoda Address: Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor Contact: +607-828 0888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
8. One&Only Desaru Coast
Credit: One&Only Desaru Coast on Facebook There's another luxury resort that joins the league of beachfront accommodation in Desaru. Opened in September 2020, One&Only Desaru Coast is the place to be to enjoy the luxury holiday of your dreams. While the room rates are definitely pricey, what you'll be getting is an unperturbed view of the sea, white powdery sands and personalised service in every suite.
Credit: @oodesarucoast on InstagramWith rates starting at RM4,000 per night, there are four types of suites consisting of rainforest junior suite, ocean junior suite, rainforest grand pool suite, and ocean grand suite - trueto its name, it boasts spectacular views too. Besides taking a stroll along the private beach, there are other activities you can do including tennis, golf, yoga, kickboxing and more.Rate: Starts at RM4,000 per night on their website Address: No. 7, Persiaran Damai, Desaru Coast, Kota Tinggi, Desaru, 81930 Johor Contact: +607-878 3400 Website | Facebook | Instagram There are many amazing resorts in Desaru you can stay in, and we hope this list will guide you to the right options! Whether you decide on a comfortable stay at Tunamaya or a luxurious stay at Anantara Desaru Coast, it's time to use up your long weekends for a beautiful getaway in Desaru.