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Top Reasons Why Desaru, Johor is Best for a Weekend Getaway – Laidback Beach Vibes

Desaru is just one hour away from Johor Bahru. It is a popular resort city often visited over weekends by tourists from Malaysia and Singapore. In Desaru, you can chill on pristine beaches and choose to explore charming fishing villages. Here are more reasons why Desaru is a great weekend getaway.


The Sun-Bleached White Sand Beaches are Amazing

Home to some of the best beach resorts in Malaysia, the beaches of Desaru are its biggest lure. You've got 6 kilometres of endless sand stretching along the South China Sea. The best place to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul, the Desaru beach is perfect for being a beach bum and working on your tan. You may be interested in places such as Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas where beach vibes abound. Booking a weekend getaway at a seaside hotel in Desaru is perfect for families too; this is because the sea around Desaru is extremely shallow and the water is calm. Hence, little kids can enjoy swimming and splashing about in the water as well.


Enjoy Water Sports in Desaru

If chilling on the beach is not all you want on your Desaru weekend holiday, you can choose to enjoy the thrills of parasailing on the beach. There are plenty of other popular water sports, which offer that added adrenaline-high for when you want to indulge in something exciting. The luxury resorts in Desaru offers many other options like golf greens, volleyball on the beach, and excursions.


Be a Foodie in Desaru and Savour the Seafood

As you can expect from a coastal resort town, the seafood in Desaru is quite impressive. And there are lots of seafood restaurants scattered across the city and some of them include Teluk Sengat and Sungai Rengit areas; the seafood there is tipped to be the freshest. A popular restaurant to visit is the Sengat Seafood Restaurant. This place is noted for its daily sourcing of fresh seafood and signature chilli crab dish. Also, the prices at this eatery are pretty easy on the budget.


Take the Firefly Cruise

Now, with this Desaru attraction, you have two options. You can choose the twilight firefly cruise, floating along the river watching in awe as millions of fireflies light up the inky blackness. Or you can do the same, after tucking into a hearty meal aboard the vessel, which is also a floating restaurant. Either way, your experience is bound to be one to savour. Check out the Bujang Seafood Restaurant for further details.


Explore an Ostrich Farm

If you find the giant flightless birds fascinating, don't miss an opportunity to explore Malaysia's largest ostrich farm! Once you enter the farm, a guide will take you on the tour. You will be updated on which activities are taking place on the farm and get educated on fascinating facts about the ostrich.


Explore the Charming Fishing Villages

The idyllic coastal environs of Desaru make this place ideal for fishing villages. Plus, the shallow waters are perfect for docking fishing boats. One of the most scenic fishing villages to visit is the Tanjung Balau fishing village. The coast along Tanjung Balau is rocky but beautiful. It is ideal for capturing Instagram-worthy photos. Visit this fishing village to understand the simpler side of Desaru's locals.

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