Things to do on Desaru Coast – Enjoying the Sun and the Sea

Desaru Coast beckons travelers with a myriad of captivating activities that seamlessly blend luxury and adventure. This coastal haven, situated in the southeastern region of Peninsular Malaysia, offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty and modern amenities, making it a perfect destination for those seeking a relaxing escape or an adrenaline-fueled getaway. From indulging in the sun-kissed beaches and rejuvenating spa experiences to engaging in thrilling water sports and exploring the vibrant local culture.

The Desaru Beach

The expansive Desaru Beach along the South China Sea stands out as the focal point of this coastal town. Bring along a beach mat and relish moments of relaxation amid the soothing ocean breeze, or if a refreshing swim is on your agenda, the warm waters prove to be generally calm and shallow, with many resorts like the Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas nearby to provide accommodation.

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Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark

This waterpark, designed with families in mind, boasts an expansive wave pool, ranking among the world’s largest at nearly three acres and filled with over four million gallons of water. For enthusiasts of waterparks, a visit to Desaru Coast would be incomplete without dedicating at least half a day’s visit here.

The Desaru Ostrich Farm

Boasting a population exceeding 100 ostriches, this farm invites you to intimately engage with these majestic flightless creatures. Gain insights into the educational and fascinating aspects of ostriches and seize the opportunity to feed and, quite uniquely, ride them – making for a Desaru attraction unlike any other.

The Fishing Villages

To witness an alternative facet of Desaru, venture forth to discover the adjacent fishing villages lining the coast. Observe as fishermen dock their boats and unload their catches, and many of these villages remain untouched by tourist crowds, emanating an enchanting air. Among these, the most renowned is the Tanjung Balau Fishing Village, where many opportunities are abound to fly kites along the beach.

Discover Malaysia’s Hidden Surfers’ Paradise – All About Desaru Coast

Desaru Coast is where the sun always shines, and the waves are magnificent. From October to March, Desaru becomes crowded with surfers from across the world. To put it in other words, it’s a surfers’ paradise. Get to know a little bit more about this gorgeous landscape.

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 Local Attractions

Desaru Coast has the most spectacular sunsets, while Tanjung Balua Beach close to the Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is known to be a more bustling beach with fun-loving people. There are many Desaru attractions around, such as the adventure waterpark and the fruit farm which are also worth visiting.

 Learning How to Surf

You can find certified surf instructors who will provide you with private surf lessons in Wild Boar Bay. The smooth, 3-foot waves are easy to tread for beginners, and the experience is exhilarating. You will stumble upon many enthusiastic surfers from the local surf community. The Adventure Waterpark in Desaru Coast features a surf wall too, and it is a famous giant wave pool.

Natural Spoils

Wild Boar Bay which is only a 10-minute walk from your Anantara Villa has the most mesmerising views and natural spoils. You can surf, paddle, or indulge in a wholesome picnic with gourmet cheese and rich desserts after spending some time on the water. Take a walk down the beach on a peaceful evening to cherish the blissful moments.