Ultimate Guide To Family-Friendly Desaru Coast In Malaysia

Things To Do With Kids In Desaru Coast, Johor!


Desaru Coast located in Johor, a southern state of Malaysia just across the border from Singapore is a beach destination resort that’s sure to keep all visitors entertained and engaged.  Opened in 2018 with easy access from both Singapore and Malaysia, families have access to world class hotels and resorts, as well as a golf course, themed water park, retail village and a conference center. Desaru Coast makes a perfect getaway to spend some fun family time with plenty to experience for all ages.

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    There are so many exciting things to do at Desaru Coast with kids!  The Adventure Waterpark offers one of the biggest wave pools in the world, a mega lazy river, loads of slides, surfing options, and Kids Ahoy for the toddlers which is filled with water play equipment and a combined total of 13 different water slides for tots.

    The Els Club is a 45-hole golf course in Desaru Coast - perfect for little learners to pros. For nature lovers, sign up for the Eco Tour Mangrove Cruising where a naturalist guide will lead you to uncover superstitions of local fishermen, plant mangrove saplings and sample local flavors.

    If you prefer to have your feet firmly planted to the ground, join the Desaru Coast Beach Walk for a stroll on the beach as you get a deeper insight into the importance of the coastal environment and the rich geological history of the rock pools, then indulge in some watersports with Dash Outdoors including stand-up paddleboard, inflatable banana, zorb water ball, catamaran sailing, fat bikes, jet ski, towing rides, beach diggers, kayak, surfing, pedalboard, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, and kneeboarding.

    Head over to the Desaru Ostrich Farm where you can even ride an ostrich for a fee. Kids will have a blast with the ATV and Fruit Farm Tour where one can enjoy a guided tour in Desaru Fruit Farm, and explore the vegetable and herb garden, as well as the petting zoo. Not to be missed is catching the crocs in action at the Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm and watching the Bujang Fireflies at night at the Sungai Lebam Wetlands

    There are loads of events too - click here to stay up to date.


    Desaru Coast Adventure

    Els Golf

    Eco Tour Mangrove Cruising,

    ATV & Fruit Farm Tour,

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    Accommodation includes luxury properties from The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, One&Only Desaru Coast, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, and Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. Families will find Hard Rock Hotel and The Westin most pleasing.


    Family-Friendly Hotels In Desaru Coast,

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    Feeling hungry? Choose from Western or local dining options within Desaru Coast. For all day dining, head to Sessions in Hard Rock, or Turmeric in Anantara for some Southeast Asian comfort food. At Seasonal Tastes in The Westin, savor the delightful cuisine all day long with a live interactive kitchen. For some casual dining, grab burgers and hot dogs at the River Grill in the Adventure Waterpark, or lounge, wine and dine on barbecue fare at the Ember Beach Club in One&Only.

    Local & International Dining At Desaru Coast,

Why Little Steps Loves It:​

The Waterpark will keep children of all ages entertained for hours with its range of slides, rides and pools, while the leisure village has a different range of activities on offer. The Els Performance Golf Academy takes on beginner, intermediate and advance players for the golfing-inclined.

Who It's Perfect For:

A family vacation where all you need for fun and frolics is just up or down the coast.

What Else:​

Desaru is easily accessible by road, air and sea from Singapore or Malaysia.

Where To Find It:​

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