Kick Off The School Holidays with These Fun-Filled Activities at Desaru Coast

Island in the sun
By: Balqis Ariffin
February 22, 2023

With the start of school break, a much-needed holiday is on the horizon for most families. If you’re seeking a one-of-a-kind family vacation with an adventure-filled retreat by the beach, escape to the idyllic Desaru Coast. Tucked away against a postcard – perfect backdrop of white sandy beaches, Desaru Coast overlooks the South China Sea. This sprawling coastal getaway boasts four globally renowned five-star resorts, luxurious spas, educational eco-tours, an adventure waterpark, and two award-winning golf courses, making it an all-inclusive resort for the entire family. 

Experience Adventure-filled Activities At Desaru Coast

A Splashing Great Time 

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The Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast boasts the region’s first water coaster and one of the world’s largest wave pools. Apart from slides, the waterpark is equipped with 20 wet and dry rides, its own beach, and a surf simulator. Families with children can also rent a beachside cabana, which includes snacks, merchandise, and a safety deposit box. 

The waterpark admission costs RM75 for MY Kad holders and RM110 for non-Malaysians. Moreover, each hotel on the Desaru Coast offers a wide range of water sports activities, such as jet skiing, paddle boarding, wakeboarding, banana boat rides, and more.

Young Explorers Unite

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At the Desaru Coast, its eco-tourism partner, Junglewalla, has a special Young Explorers Club for children from the age of eight to 12 years of age. The activities are designed to enable the participants to discover the wonders of science through hands-on exploration and experience. The RM150 package includes activities on earth’s history, forest ecosystems, insects, building their own terrarium, and many more. 

You can also opt for special bonding activities like bird watching and the Sungai Lebam river cruise for families to enjoy together. Prices start at RM120 for adults and RM60 for children.If you prefer a mini getaway, take a 40-minute drive to the Kota Tinggi Firefly Park by Junglewalla.

A Visit to the City

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After a few relaxing days at Desaru Coast, make sure that you take a trip to the Johor Bahru city center. A visit to the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort and Johor Premium Outlets are the best attractions that you cannot miss whenever you’re in JB. Afterwards, stop by the Hiap Joo bakery to snack on some of its signature desserts, including bamboo baked banana cake. 

Unwind Yourself

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As much as quality family time is important, it is imperative that you take some time away for yourself. The hotels located on the Desaru Coast have a Kids Club where you can drop your child off and go on an unforgettable date with your partner. Apart from the spa, you can enjoy the beauty of nature by cycling along its coast. 

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