After a long year grinding away at their textbooks, parents and kids are looking forward to a much-deserved break – and an adventure-filled getaway by the beach might be just the thing.
If you’re looking for a unique holiday experience that will be both refreshing and indulgent while giving you ample opportunity to connect with family, why not escape to Malaysia’s very own Desaru Coast, an all-inclusive destination resort filled with experiences for the entire family ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Nestled against a pristine backdrop of white sandy beaches, Desaru Coast is a sprawling coastal destination with four globally renowned five-star resorts, luxurious spas, educational eco-tours, an adventure waterpark, and two award winning golf courses amongst other stellar facilities.
With so much to do, we’ve pulled together some ideas to help plan your great escape!
A Splashing Great Time
The Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast is home to the first-ever water coaster in the region and one of the biggest wave pools in the world! The waterpark features more than 20 wet and dry rides, slides and attractions, and its very own beach and surf simulator.
Open to families with kids of all ages, you don’t have to worry about food or a place for the little ones to rest as you can rent a Beachside Cabana for RM400 for the entire family that comes with snacks, merchandise, and a safety deposit box so that you can enjoy a stress free day in the sun. Prices for the Waterpark start from RM75 for MYKad holders and RM110 for non-Malaysians.
Additionally, each individual hotel at Desaru Coast offers plenty of water sport opportunities such as jet skiing, paddle boarding, wakeboarding, banana boat rides and more.
Young Explorers Unite
Parents, if you’ve been looking for a way to keep your kids occupied – teach them about the beauty and wonder of nature. Desaru Coast, through its eco-tourism partner, Junglewalla, has a special Young Explorers Club for children from 8 – 12 years of age that allows them to discover the wonders of science through hands-on exploration and experience.
From RM150 for each package, children will be able to bring out their inner explorer as they learn more about Earth’s history, marvel at the intricacies of the forest ecosystem, discover the world of insects, and build their own terrarium and so much more! It’s an experience they’ll never forget! There are also activities by Junglewalla for the whole family such as Bird Watching and the Sungai Lebam River Cruise for families to enjoy together. Prices start from RM120 for adults and RM60 for children.
That’s not all! A short 40-minute drive away from the coast, families can visit the Kota Tinggi Firefly Park by Junglewalla for a mesmerising sunset evening with nature’s little lamps.
Enjoy the Buzz of the City
If you’re making the trip down to Desaru Coast, you’ve got to take a day trip into Johor Bahru City Centre to fully immerse in everything that Johor has to offer. If both you and your kids are Lego fans, then bring that love of Lego to life by visiting the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.
For a tea time snack, stop by Hiap Joo bakery, a 100 year old bakery known for their soft and fluffy bamboo baked banana cake, and introduce your children to a bit of your childhood with the range of nostalgic childhood biscuits available there.
With Ramadan and Raya coming up really soon, you might also want to make a stop at Johor Premium Outlets and get some matching outfits for the whole family
Take Time to Unwind
While it’s important to spend time together and bond as a family, it’s equally important for you to take some time to yourself. Each hotel at Desaru Coast has their very own Kids Club where you can drop your child off, knowing that they will be well taken care of while you head off for a quick spa or golf date with your partner. For sportier couples, we recommend you bring your bicycles along to experience the sights and sounds of the beautiful coast.
These are just a few of the things families can do at Desaru Coast! Head over to https://desarucoast.com to book your next dream vacation.