Cinema under the Stars
Sit back on a comfy lounger and watch blockbuster movies on a big screen under the stars. Enjoy popcorn with our compliments.
Make the most of Desaru’s golden sands with fun on the beach. Strike up a game of beach volleyball or soccer, or build sand castles with the kids. Cool off with a dip in pristine tropical seas.
Terrarium Making Class
Birdwatching: Desaru's Winged Gem
Desaru Coast is home to over 100 species of birds. A myriad of winged gems can be found here including White-bellied Sea Eagles, Brahminy Kites, Crested Serpent Eagles, Collared Kingfisher, Crimson Sunbirds, Red Junglefowl, Purple Heron, Grey Heron, Yellow Bittern, Oriental Pied Hornbills. and many more. Join our naturalist guide as we introduce you to our many winged wonders.
Desaru Beachlife & Tidepool Discovery
During each low tide, Desaru Coast comes alive with a myriad of interesting and secretive creatures. A hidden world often visited by the curious among us but seldom understood. Many interesting creatures such as sand bubbler crabs, moon snails, other crustaceans and mollusc have been patiently waiting out the high tide, appear during low tide to feed and interact.
Have a leisure cycle around the resort, taking in the sights and sounds of the local floral and fauna. Bicycles are provided with our compliments and on a first come, first serve basis.
Sunrise Dong Stick
Dong Sticks is a joyful body-mind practice develop by an elderly master who wanted to remain supple until old age. The sixteen mindful motions supported by a bamboo cane promotes agility, joint strength and flexibility, reduce stress and increase mental clarity and stability.
Yoga by the Coast
Strengthen your core and promote inner balance with a range of different yogic disciplines. Join a group yoga session or book a private lesson on the beach or in your villa or residence.
Tee off with spectacular coastal views on the 27-hole Ocean Course or the 18-hole Valley Course, both designed by Ernie Els and Vijay Singh. The Els Club Malaysia features picturesque greens in its all-golf-cart courses, dotted with lush native trees and offering ocean glimpses.
Make a splash with rides and slides, with zones designed for different age groups and adrenalin levels. Drift down a lazy river, ride the surf wall or get the heart pumping on one of the park’s more thrilling attractions.
Johor Bahru Old Town Foodie Tour
Savour the tastes and flavours of the old town of Johor Bahru on a walking tour of the Chinese heritage district and little India. Ambrosia is found at Hiap Joo Bakery where you’ll sample their famous banana cake, taste coffee at Jumpa Selalu Vintage Café, traditional woodfire coconut buns and Karipap at Salahuddin Bakery and dumplings at Hock Chiang Hin.
Desaru Fruit Farm
Mangrove Eco Tour
Cruise through the mangroves of the Lebam River with a Nature guide. Find out more about the traditions and superstitions of local fisherman and how mangrove protect our shores and provide natural remedies.
Watersports Centre (Seasonal)
Explore across the seas with non-motorised water sports. Sail into the horizon on a Hobie cat or paddle at your own pace on a stand-up paddle-board. When the wind is up, go windsurfing or kite surfing across Desaru’s azure waves.
Retreat to a serene space with your favourite holiday read. Engage in some fun family board games or catch up on news and trends with a selection of local and international titles.