This small coastal town on the east coast of Malaysia was once a popular resort destination for international tourists and locals from the big cities. These days, one of the best things about Desaru is that it is a lot less developed than most other resort destinations, allowing a chance to relax on a fairly pristine beachfront. There are several regularly scheduled buses and boats that bring visitors into Desaru, so access to the small town isn’t very hard even for international travelers.
In addition to a quiet and peaceful Public Beach
, the Desaru beachfront is also home to a popular Fishing Museum
that should not be missed by anyone visiting this area. The beach is a great destination for sunbathing, snorkeling, and even swimming as most of the beachfront is fairly shallow water that lends itself to great water activities. The entire beachfront is open to the public, another advantage of the low resort development.
While in Desaru, take advantage of the day trip opportunity to Kota Tinggi, and explore around Kota Tinggi Waterfall
. Whether taking time to explore the unique attractions of Desaru, or spending time exclusively on the beach, this small and quiet town is a great place in which to take a few days’ rest.
For more information on hotels and landmarks in the different areas of Desaru, take a look at the interactive map on this page and start planning the perfect vacation.