Location & Attraction
Explore what Desaru has to offer
Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast is located in the state of Johor, Malaysia, a vibrant and popular area known for its 17km / 10.5 mi stretch of pristine beaches and colorful annual festivals. Desaru enjoys a tropical rainforest climate with warm temperatures year-round (Average High 87.6 °F / 30.9°C / Average Low 75.1 °F / 23.9°C). Discover the very best things to do, see and visit at Desaru Coast here:
Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark - One of the Biggest Wave Pools in the World
Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark 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 and dry rides, slides and attractions; offering something for everyone:
Zone 1: Penawar Falls - Take a fun ride on the classic Swinging Ship, followed by Surf Wall, where surfing beginner or enthusiast can ride the radical simulated waves.
Zone 2: Penawar River - Float along the lazy Penawar River before switching to the adrenaline-pumping Wild Whirl, Super Twister, Riptide and The Tempest Slides.
Zone 3: Shipwreck Reef - Take on the crazy Kraken’s Revenge, Southeast Asia’s first-of-its-kind combo coaster and flume ride with a 360-degree horizontal loop and a 27-metre drop!
Zone 4: Tidal Wave Beach - One of the biggest wave pools in the world, with giant waves great for surfers, and smaller waves safe and fun for everyone.
Zone 5: Kids Ahoy - A selection of 13 water slides and fun water play equipment dedicated to children. Li’l Warriors’ Hideout, Scallywags and Starfish Splash will be their fun-time favourites.
Operation Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Daily)
Contact No.: +607-878 3800
Find out more about the ticket price for adult and children at the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark Official Website.
The Els Club Desaru Coast - 45-hole Championship Golf Course
Set in the heart of Desaru Coast, The Els Club Desaru Coast comprises two beautifully manicured golf courses that feature 45 holes in total; Ocean Course, a 27-hole golf course designed by 4-time Major Champion, Ernie Els and Valley Course, an 18-hole golf course designed in collaboration with Els’ long-standing friend and major champion, Vijay Singh.
The Ocean Course is a 27-hole golf course designed by 4-time Major Champion, Ernie Els. It is the second chapter under The Els Club Malaysia umbrella and the first golf course opened in Desaru Coast.
The Valley Course is an 18-hole golf course designed by major champion, Vijay Singh and jointly developed with Ernie Els Design. It is the third chapter under The Els Club Malaysia umbrella and the second golf course opened in Desaru Coast.
The Els Performance Gold Academy
The first Academy of its kind in Asia, The Els Club Performance Golf Academy is a state-of-the-art centre of excellence.
It’s Ernie’s latest effort in sharing his success story across the globe; giving juniors and adults an opportunity to learn the game the way it should be played, adopting an individualized approach using the most up-to-date technology, diagnostic and teaching strategies.
The Little Easy is a 9-hole Par 3 course that is great fun for the whole family and individuals.
Located adjacent to The Els Performance Golf Academy, the holes range in distance from 50 metres up to 150 metres. With 2 sets of tee boxes on each hole, golfers will be able to play the course multiple times from different starting points. Its unique design allows the course to be played in many different directions, which is great for corporate events and team building programs.
Exclusive deals for ladies every Wednesday at The Els Club Desaru Coast- Ocean Course and Valley Course. with complimentary Titleist Velocity Golf Balls.
Operation Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Contact No.: + 607 878 0000
Find out more at The Els Club Desaru Coast Official Website.
Desaru Fruit Farm - Awarded the “Best Agro- Tourism site” in Malaysia
With more than 100 acres, visitors can participate in a guided tour to learn about more than 100 varieties of tropical fruits. Visit the Herbal & Vegetable Garden and learn about bees through the Educational Bee Keeping Management talk. Local produce and fresh fruits are available for sale at the shop on the farm.
Other interesting activities available are the agricultural gallery, petting zoo and the ATV ride. It’s also a great spot for team-building activities.
Operation Hours: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM (Daily)
Contact No.:+607 830 8017 / +6012 772 1817
Find out more about the ticket price at the Desaru Fruit Farm Official Website.
DASH Outdoors - Outdoor Adventure Experts in Desaru
The DASH Experience – inject some fun and adventure into your trip by adding a little DASH Outdoors where you can get the most of your trip in a safe, fun and positive way.
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, pedal board, Zorb ball, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing and knee boarding.
Operation Hours: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Daily)
Contact No.: +6013 328 5878
Find out more at the DASH Outdoors Official Website.
Tanjung Balau Fisherman Museum - A Unique Gallery to Learn About Malaysia Fishery Activities & History
Set against the backdrop of a traditional Malaysian fishing village, be mesmerized by the one and only museum in Malaysia that displays the story of traditional fishing communities. The main gallery showcases the story of the fisherman civilization.
Other galleries available are:
Geology Gallery: Showcase the collections of fossils, rocks, minerals and all other information on geology since the ancient time.
Sea Safety Gallery: Besides information on sea safety, this gallery also displays a collection of popular ships in the world.
Desaru Shipwreck Gallery: Exhibits the evidence of a shipwreck which sank near Desaru Beach.
Operation Hours: Mon – Thu (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Fri (9:00 AM - 12:15 PM & 2:45PM - 6:00 PM); Sat & Sun (9am-6pm)
Contact No.: +607 884 3100 / +607 822 1601
Find out more about the ticket price at the Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum Facebook Page.
Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm - One of the Largest Crocodile Farms in Malaysia
Established since 1979, this crocodile farm is the home for more than 1,000 of crocodiles. One of the not to be missed at this farm is the toothless 130-year-old crocodile that spends its golden years sunbathing rather than scaring away the visitors. During feeding hours, visitors will have a chance of watching crocodiles being fed and one-on-one experience with baby crocodiles (under supervision).
Operation Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily)
Contact No.: +607 8955 220
Bujang Fireflies - A Mesmerizing Experience Surrounded by Thousands of Fireflies
Visit the rare breeding ground and habitats of fireflies at Sungai Lebain Wetlands at night. Watch thousand of the 29 species of insects that emit yellow, green, pale red coloured light gathered at leaves of berembang trees. It is an attraction not to be missed when travelling to Desaru!
The trip takes 40 minutes per trip. Visitor can also enjoy their dinner while cruising and watching fireflies.
Firefly Watching Hours: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Daily)
Contact No.: +6012 759 3468
Find out more about the ticket price at the Bujang Fireflies Blog.
Desaru Ostrich Farm - The Largest Ostrich Farm in Malaysia
Situated at Teluk Ramunia, Desaru Ostrich Farm has more than 300 of the world’s largest birds. Visitors will experience to get close and personal with the ostriches. Throughout the journey, tour guides who are the caretakers of the farm will be assisting while explaining lots of interesting facts about the place.
One of the must-try delicacies at the farm is the extraordinary ostrich egg which is served by the caretaker. Besides that, with an additional fee, visitors will have the chance to experience a ride on the ostrich.
The must take-home exotic ostrich souvenir such as a decorative lamp and key ring made of ostrich eggshell are available for sale at the souvenir shop on the farm.
Operation Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily)
Contact No.: +607 826 5846
Desaru Coast Riverside Village - 23-acre Waterfront Landscaped Retail and Lifestyle Village
Located at the heart of Desaru Coast, Riverside is a 23-acre waterfront landscaped retail and lifestyle village offering exciting 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.
Find out more at the Desaru Coast Riverside Village Official Website.
Desaru Public Beach - 25km Pristine Coastline facing the South China Sea
Desaru beach is one of the best beaches around in Johor. Many returning visitors agree that its white sandy beaches are a sight to behold.
The beaches are clean, lined with casuarina trees and stretch 25 kilometres long.
Here, visitors 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.