Desaru boasts 25 km of inviting beaches fringed by palms and casuarinas. It lies in the southeastern corner of Johor, approximately 98 km from Johor Bahru. The waters here are conducive for swimming, waterskiing, canoeing and catamaran sailing.
This popular seaside destination in Johor is great for a family vacation. Its 18 hole golf course commands a magnificent view of the South China Sea.
In Desaru, you can enjoy thrilling adventures such as learning how to fly an ultra-light aircraft or take part in a go-kart race. Other forms of recreation include jungle trekking, horseback riding, archery and off-road adventures. Accommodation here includes hotels as well as budget chalets, dormitories and camping grounds.
The Desaru International Triathlon is held here annually. The Tanjung Balau Fishermenâ€™s Museum, a few km away, features exhibits on the lifestyle of local fisher folk.
Desaru is easily accessible as there is public transportation from Johor Bahru, Kota Tinggi or Tanjung Belungkor. Buses are available from Kuala Lumpur.
There is a ferry service from Changi Point in Singapore to Tanjung Belungkor where transport to Desaru can be arranged.
Malaysia Islands and Beaches