Stunning Things to Seein Desaru Coast, Johor

See the sights

Desaru Coast is a vibrant destination for the adventure-minded, famed for pristine beaches and colorful annual festivals. Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast is the perfect opening act to this dynamic state in southern Malaysia, offering family-friendly rooms, fast Wi-Fi, free shuttle buses, and all-day dining. Make the most of our year-round tropical climate and visit manicured golf courses, exotic farms, and one of the world’s largest wave pools at Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast. 

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ADVENTURE WATERPARK DESARU COAST

UNIQUE RIDES & GIANT WAVE POOL

Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast is home to unique rides, including the first-ever water coaster in the region and one of the biggest wave pools in the world!

Consists of 5 splash-tacular zones, the waterpark features more than 20 wet & dry rides, slides, and attractions.

Guests with a valid ticket can enjoy direct access to the Adventure Waterpark at Level 1. 

Open: Thursday - Sunday only

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DESARU BEACH

ONE OF THE BEST BEACHES IN JOHOR

Desaru beach is clean, lined with casuarina trees and stretch 17km long. Many returning visitors agree that its white sandy beaches are a sight to behold.

Here, you can enjoy fun-filled activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, as well as other outdoor activities. Take the opportunity to relax or get that sexy tan while listening to rushing waves and enjoying the cool breeze.

Desaru beach is 10-min walking distance from the hotel. 

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THE ELS CLUB DESARU COAST

45-HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE

Set in the heart of Desaru Coast, The Els Club Desaru Coast comprises 2 beautifully manicured golf courses: Ocean Course: a 27-hole golf course designed by 4-time Major Champion, Ernie Els & Valley Course, an 18-hole golf course designed in collaboration with Els’ long-standing friend & major champion, Vijay Singh.

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DESARU FRUIT FARM

BEST AGRO-TOURISM IN MALAYSIA

With more than 100 acres, you can participate in a guided tour to learn about varieties of tropical fruits, or visit the Herbal & Vegetable Garden and learn about bees keeping. Local produce and fresh fruits are available for sale too!

Don't miss out on the exciting activities such as the agricultural gallery, petting zoo, and ATV ride. Desaru Fruit Farm also an excellent spot for company team-building.

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DESARU OSTRICH FARM

THE LARGEST OSTRICH FARM IN MALAYSIA

Desaru Ostrich Farm has more than 300 of the world’s most giant birds. Throughout the journey, tour guides who are the caretakers of the farm will be assisting while explaining lots of interesting facts about the ostrich.

One of the must-try delicacies at the farm is the extraordinary ostrich egg. Besides that, with an additional fee, you will have the chance to experience a ride on the ostrich.

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BUJANG FIREFLIES

SURROUNDED BY THOUSANDS OF FIREFLIES

Visit the rare breeding ground and habitats of fireflies at Sungai Lebam Wetlands at night. Watch thousand of the 29 species of insects that emit yellow, green, pale red-colored light gathered at leaves of berembang trees. It is an attraction not to be missed when traveling to Desaru!

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DESARU COAST RIVERSIDE VILLAGE

WATERFRONT LANDSCAPED RETAIL & LIFESTYLE VILLAGE

Located at the heart of Desaru Coast, Riverside is a 23-acre water-front landscaped retail and lifestyle village offering retail outlets, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment. Retail outlets available are Dazs Donut, Desaru Fruit Farm, and other local eateries.

A series of activities and events are happening at the Desaru Coast Riverside all year long.

Guests can enjoy direct access to the Riverside Village at Level 1. 

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TANJUNG BALAU FISHERMAN MUSEUM

LEARN ABOUT MALAYSIA FISHERY HISTORY

The Fisherman Museum or Muzium Nelayan is a spacious museum set against the backdrop of traditional Malaysian fishing village. The only museum in Malaysia that displays the story of traditional fishing communities. 

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TELUK SENGAT CROCODILE FARM

ONE OF THE LARGEST CROCODILE FARMS IN MALAYSIA

At the Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm, there are more than 1,000 crocodiles on this farm, including a toothless 130-year-old croc. Past its prime, this geriatric prefers to spend its golden years sunbathing rather than scaring away the visitors. 
 
 As you venture deeper into the farm, you may notice that the crocodiles keep getting bigger and learn exciting facts on crocodiles. You will have a chance to watch crocodiles feeding and experience holding baby crocodiles.

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DASH OUTDOORS

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE EXPERT IN DESARU

Explore the coastline on a fat-bike bike, conquer the sea on a stand-up paddleboard or watch the kids get towed on an inflatable banana and flip upside-down inside a zorb water ball.

Other DASH activities available are sailing the catamaran, bodybuilding, fat bikes, jet ski, towing rides, beach diggers, kayak, surfing, pedalboard, Zorb ball, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, and kneeboarding.

City Soundtracks ™

Adventure abounds on Desaru Coast, and who better to guide you in the right directions than our Vibe manager and local artists collaborating with City Soundtracks™? This carefully curated list showcases the best of the best in our beloved city, from shows from local artists like Zee Avi and Touch Mahal to divine places to devour like Restoran Ehsan Jaya, The Elephant & The Butterfly, and D’ laksamana Seafood. Go shopping at JDT Store for souvenirs, or make sure to stay with us during Desaru International Bike Week, one of Touch Mahal’s favorite events in the city.

Desaru Coast Area Guide