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Top 8 Desaru Resorts In Johor For Your Vacay Before 2022 Ends

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Cheng Sim •  Nov 18, 2022


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. It gets better - Desaru and Singapore now have a direct ferry trip for anyone who wishes to head to and from Desaru or Singapore! That means heading to exciting resorts like Hard Rock Hotel Desaru CoastOne & Only Desaru Coast andAnantara Desaru Coast Resort are going to be much more convenient!

While you're here, the Adventure Waterpark is a must-go! It has one of the largest wave pools in Southeast Asia and it has a unique mix of wet and dry rides spread across five themed zones. To make your trip a breeze, buy the waterpark's ticket with a round-trip ferry on Klook!

Disclaimer: All nightly rates are based on a search in November 2022 (for 2 adults) for booking periods between December 2022 to January 2023. Prices are subject to changes especially during peak travel periods and over weekends. We recommend that you do a search before booking.

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1. Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort - Desaru Coast

Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort - Desaru Coast

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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 breeze as soon as you step out to your private balcony. There are several room types in this resort, ranging from the deluxe family room (two queen-sized beds) to the royal suite (which can fit up to six people).

Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort - Desaru Coast

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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 an adrenaline rush from jet skiing, paragliding and more.

Rate: Starts at S$88.37 per night on Klook

Address: Bandar Penawar, 81930 Desaru , Johor

Contact: +607-833 8888

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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. The hotel offers different types of rooms, such as the family suite that comes with two queen-sized beds (which can fit up to two adults and two children), the deluxe room (one king-sized bed) and the superior room (two twin beds). 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 is also not too far away and you can sample juicy tropical fruits as well as enjoy a thrilling ATV ride.

Rate: Starts at S$57.79 per night on Klook

Address: No. 127, Jalan Kempas 1, Taman Desaru Utama, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor

Contact: +607-828 0200

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3. Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

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If you're planning to go on a relaxing beach vacation in Desaru, you can consider staying at 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 S$75.54 per night on Klook

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

Contact: +607-884 2800

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4. Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

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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 resort houses several room types ranging from the deluxe garden view to the family suite. For couples who are on an anniversary retreat, it also has a romantic deluxe room with a private pool - giving you the comfort and privacy you need!

Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

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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 S$113.23 on Klook

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

Contact: +607-822 2222

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5. Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast

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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.  Choose the deluxe room that comes with two double beds that are perfect for a family of four! If you upgrade to the Rock Royalty room, it comes with personalised service, bigger space and an in-room plunge pool too.

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast

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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 S$187.37 per night on Klook

Address: Jalan Pantai 3, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor

Contact: +607-838 8888

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6. The Westin Desaru Coast Resort

The Westin Desaru Coast Resort

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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. For instance, the premier room has two queen-sized beds, perfect for a family of four!

The Westin Desaru Coast Resort

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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 S$199.07 per night on Klook

Address: Jalan Pantai 3, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor

Contact: +607-838 3333

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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 with its 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 with 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 S$299.48 per night on Klook

Address: Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor

Contact: +607-828 0888

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8. One&Only Desaru Coast

One&Only Desaru Coast

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There's another luxury resort that joins the league of beachfront accommodations 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.

One&Only Desaru Coast

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With rates starting at RM2,670 per night, there are four types of suites consisting of rainforest junior suite, ocean junior suite, rainforest grand pool suite, and ocean grand suite - true to 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 S$790.49 on Klook

Address: No. 7, Persiaran Damai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor

Contact: +607-878 3400

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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 enjoy your holiday for a beautiful getaway in Desaru.

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