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Top things to do in Desaru – An ideal holiday destination to see, experience and enjoy being close to nature!

A charming beach resort in Johor, Malaysia, Desaru is known for its pristine beaches along the South China sea. It beholds many attractions apart from the beaches and plentiful seafood delights. Being only an hour's drive from Johor, Desaru is also embraced as a welcome holiday getaway by the locals.

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Visit the Ostrich Farm

One of the largest Ostrich Farms in Malaysia with over 200 giant birds being raised and cared for, a visit here is a unique experience of getting close to these giant flightless birds. For families with children, this is a wonderful outing with your kids learning more about them from one of the caretakers who becomes your guide. Have them see the exhibits of Ostrich Eggs and even have a glimpse of a baby ostrich.

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Have a binge on seafood

Being a coastal town with fishing villages around, seafood lovers can start a binge. The seafood here is affordable and fresh and the flavours and aromas are out of this world, making you get heady eating so much seafood. You feel tempted to find out whether there is any suitable property for sale in Johor Bahru, for you to buy, start living here and enjoy the heavenly seafood. Try Sungai Rengit fishing village when you are here for great seafood.

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The wonderful Desaru Adventure Waterpark

The is a great attraction with all kinds of visitors to Desaru, be it a group of adults, families or couples, set against a backdrop of a traditional fishing village, this water park is home to the first-ever water coaster in the region plus one of the biggest wave pools in the world. Featuring over 20 wet as well as dry rides this is a park at which you would not realise the time passing, have a great day of amusement and exhilaration here.

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Explore the yummy fruits at Desaru Fruit Farm

This huge farm of 180 acres boasts all varieties of fruits, a few noteworthy ones being jak fruit, guavas, dragon fruit, mangosteen and of course Durian. Out of these and others, you can select your favourite as you go through the farm experiencing the sights, and smells and even partake of a fruit fiesta buffet as often relished by guests at Anantara Desaru Coast Residences.

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Soak in the beauty by the beach

Make the best use of the long stretch of Desaru Beach by getting a picnic lunch and having a day of sun, sand and water with your family, lying lazily on the mat, taking a long stroll, doing a game of ball or just having a dip in the sea as the water is calm, warm and shallow. Your kids will revel in these activities and you create many lasting memories.

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Visit Tanjung Balau Fishing Village

Whilst enjoying Desaru as a visitor, have a peek into the lives of the fisherfolk by visiting a fishing village. You will encounter the laidback vibes of the fishermen docking their boats, and putting together their catch. A simple way of living. Do a walk around, there will be minimum visitors. If you are there in the afternoon wait till the sun sets to catch the beautiful sunset.an awesome vision.