If you want to see the BIGGEST coconut in the world, you must head here.
Seriously, kids will enjoy the theme park, with it's kids slides and playground equipment. While the tube slide ride was enjoyed by my 8 year old son, and many other guest, I do find that it's design wasn't perfect and many a times you may get stuck on your way down.
There is another more conventional swimming pool adjacent to the gym. No signs of a spa though.
We checked in the hotel on the Thursday before Good Friday. Out of the over 300 rooms, we were told that there were only 15 rooms occupied for that night - as such, Thursday night seemed like an exclusive resort to me and my family with the beach deserted. The hotel was more busy over the weekend with about 150 rooms taken up, mostly by holidaying Singaporeans.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment with a small kitchen, this had a sink, a small counter, a microwave oven and utensils/cutlery. Great for preparing simple sandwiches - with 2 active boys, this was a must.
The room was clean and simply furnished. Air conditioning via split unit aircons, so it could be as cold or warm as you wish.
The master bedroom kingsized bed, and the other bedroom's 2 single beds were clean, quiet and comfortable. The master bedroom's bathroom had a big bath tub for the relaxing couple...
The beach was beautiful, and great for walking during low tide with the kids catching and releasing hermit crabs. The check in desk advised that swimming on the beach wasn't advisable, while a security was more honest in his story of swimmers drowning around the Desaru area due to strong currents and undertow.
The hotel additionally provides sun beds along the beach, and by the cabana where drinks could be purchased.
Lots of care went into the carpet grass field between the hotel's restaurant building and the beach.
Meals were limited to a restaurant at the hotel - food selection during dinner and breakfast was limited. You will need to have a car to drive to other towns for more varied meals, which we did for a lunch (Good Luck restaurant at Sg Renggit, 30 minute drive), and a dinner (Kota Tinggi, 45 minute drive, as we were also going there for the firefly cruise)
The hotel also provides activities for the kids such as kite making, painting, leaf hunting ... - so take advantage of these free activities. There were also bicycles, jet skis, kayaks etc for hire.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lotus Desaru Beach Resort invites guests to design the vacation of their choice in a tropical seaside setting - whether they fancy an activity-filled holiday, a relaxing retreat, or even a mix of a little business with pleasure on the side. It's not just a resort that you can relax and unwind, it's also a place where you can have fun with your kids and loved one. Try our 'splashtacular' Water Park specially designed for fun and excitement with your family and friends, don't miss to enjoy our Water Park that features Giant Coconut Fall, Lazy River, Aqua Play, Stone Bridge, Tipping Coconut with Kiddy Slide, Poolside Grotto, and Relaxation Gazebos. Aside from this, we have expanded our facilities to create more fun and activities for the guest. The 14 acres of Team Building Park, enjoy an all-out fun full of adventure and education. Our team specializes in organising team building activities such as water rafting, survivor experience, obstacle course, explorace, treasure hunt, paintball and more. Experience the nature of the forest with your friends with different activities such as bird watching, camping, jungle trekking and lake fishing. Be relaxed and unwind with our newly opened "Lotus Suria Ayurveda Spa", rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Our Spa offers a unique blend of various treatments for the preservation of health and cure of diseases in a natural way that Ayurveda proposes. Of all those places you've been which attempted to blend nature with modern convenience, most could not live up to Desaru and the other remoteness along Malaysia's eastern coast. Yes, nearly the entire length of the Malay peninsular is pristine beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lotus Desaru Beach Hotel Kota Tinggi