Desaru Coast


Desaru is a coastal resort area in the South-Eastern Johor state – within the small town of Bandar Penawar. The integrated resort concept materialized in 2019 with the opening of The Els Club Champion Golf Resort, Waterpark Adventure, The Westin Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel & Anantara Resort & Villas; the entire Desaru coast line had been transformed and become a favorite weekend destination/staycation for the likes of Singaporean and Malaysians.

Hotels in Desaru

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast

Located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast offers accommodations adjacent to Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark. This is the resort you’ve been looking for. Heart-pounding, soul-touching, and passionately unpredictable, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast is a music-infused, memorabilia-bedecked experience. Amplify the good vibes with poolside Mexican cuisine and an underwater sound system. Fuel late-night benders in your luxury suite with handpicked records and personal playlists

Good music all day long. Even in the pool. Spacious and sound proofed room, and easy access to the water park. The staffs were friendly.

Amansari Hotel Desaru

Amansari Hotel Desaru features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and bar in Desaru. Amansari Hotel Desaru is strategically located at Taman Desaru Utama, the gateway to Desaru, Pengerang and Kota Tinggi. The hotel caters to both business and leisure travellers, having easy access to numerous holiday destinations as well as various massive developments in the region such as Desaru Coast, PIPC and RAPID project in Pengerang.

Clean, the place is really clean. Breakfast spreads are amazing! Thanks to the staff for waking up early to prepare sahoor and the usual breakfast.

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

Stay in your very own Pool Villa with private gazebo and plunge pool – perfect for blissful days in sunny Desaru Coast. Located within a 10-minute walk from Desaru Beach, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness gym

Excellent property with great facilities & views! Great food & friendly staffs

Four Points by Sheraton Desaru

Take in the beauty of Malaysia at popular Desaru Beach, just a 10-minute drive away, or visit an array of nearby local attractions. Wind down your day with a dip in their outdoor, saltwater pool, a workout in the hotel gym or a craft beer from the Best Brews™ program. Delectable Malaysian-fused international cuisine awaits at the on-site Mesh Restaurant. After exploring the sights of Bandar Penawar, relax in the comfortable and spacious hotel room, featuring complimentary Wi-Fi, a productive workspace and signature bedding.

Four Points by Sheraton Desaru has rooms in Desaru. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

Clean environment and bedroom and hotel facilities are still new. Breakfast is not bad, staffs are friendly.

Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

From the outer look of the building it seem like a fairy tales concept whereby the building looks like a Castle from the Fairy Tales story line which the children and also the parents were enchanted with the concept. The moment the guest drives into the resort they will be greeted by the nature of the trees and also the surrounding area where people will do their check in at the lobby reception area and able to see an antique fire brigade car from the lobby area and an avian sanctuary featuring varieties of peacocks, parrots, geese, ducks and many other avian creatures. Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa is located along Johor’s Eastern coastline. It features a water park, fitness center and spacious suites with kitchenettes. Free parking is provided.

Amazing place. Great facilities. Clean. Huge. Great breakfast and child friendly.

The Westin Desaru Coast Resort

Enjoy colorful sunsets, attentive service and glittering coastal waters at The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, where the resort features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and bar in Desaru.

very clean and breezy. staff were super friendly and helpful. morning breakfast was a feast. beach is quiet and very clean.

Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort – Desaru

An idyllic tropical retreat along Desaru where you can enjoy leisurely days under the sun with the perfect beach front view. Located about an hour’s drive away from Johor Bahru City Centre, Desaru is where the sun, sea and sand meet to create a tropical heaven. Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and swimming pool, Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort offers accommodations in Kangkar Chemaran.

The food are excellent.. The rooms are well maintained intherm of cleaness..friendly staff.. Nice place to spend time with family..

Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

This modern beachside property features a large outdoor pool set in tropical landscapes. It offers spacious rooms that open out to a private balcony, fitness facilities and 6 dining options.

Staff was very helpful, showed initiative and was really friendly!

How to go to Desaru ?


1. Travel by public bus to Desaru

  1. Proceed to Platform No. 2 inside the JB Sentral Bus Terminal to board the Causeway Link JDX Bus Service.
  2. Customers are advised to be at the bus bay area for at least 15 minutes before bus departure time in order not to miss the bus.
  3. Each passenger is only allowed to bring on board two (2) medium-sized luggages during the journey. The weight of both luggages must not exceed fifteen (15) kilograms.
  4. From Mondays to Thursdays, this bus service will run for a single round trip with a starting and ending point at the JB Sentral bus terminal.
  5. During Fridays to Sundays, Causeway Link JDX Bus Service will have two round trips in a day to cater more to day-trippers from both destinations.
  6. The pick-up and drop off point at Desaru Coast is at the Riverside.  Free shuttle buses to get to the different hotel destinations in Desaru Coast like Westine, Hard Rock, Anantara, One&Only, and Els Club are also in the same pick and drop off points.

** Informative purposes only. Image from Causeway Link website. For more information, please check out Causeway Link website

2. Travel by private taxi to Desaru

You can reach the coastal resorts via self-driving or book my private taxi service from BOOKMYTAXI.MY. Passengers from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kuantan and many other towns in Malaysia can book their rides on the website.

To book my taxi service from Singapore to Desaru, the passengers have to select their pick-up and drop-off location in Singapore along with the location for disembarkation in Desaru (e.g., The Westin Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel or The Els Club).

The exemplary pricing will be displayed on screen. All you need to do is make your payment using credit card or cash.

You can reserve our private taxi anytime, 24/7 and for added convenience – Book online now to reserve a private taxi or WhatsApp +65-9769 2531 for any inquiry.

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3. Travel by ferry services to Desaru ** Latest from 7th July 2022

We are very excited to announce the launch of the new ferry service between Singapore Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and Desaru, and its time to get your feet wet !

Desaru is a beautiful seaside town in Malaysia, located on the South China Sea that’s just waiting for you to visit. It’s a popular tourist destination, with many hotels and resorts offering beachfront accommodations with plenty of exciting attractions for visitors, including water parks and amusement parks.

The new ferry service will make it easier than ever to visit this wonderful area without having to drive or fly there yourself!

The ferry will depart from Singapore at 08:30 AM on every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Desaru at 10:00 AM. It leaves Desaru at 5:30 PM every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving back in Singapore by 7:00 PM.

Ticket cost SGD70 (1 way) and SGD118 (2 way) per person, providing a cost effective alternative if you are travelling in a small group of 3 or less. Ticket reservation can be made in the ferry operator’s website.

If you enjoy the flexibility of your travel date and time, or travelling in a larger group, you will want to consider our private taxi services offering a range of 7 to 16 seater vehicles that starts from SGD160 per way (per vehicle) and a potential saving of up to 80% !

Contact our customer service via WhatsApp or email us to see how you can enjoy this saving.

We hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey !