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Holiday at Lotus Desaru Beach Resort

Looking for an affordable and not-too-far resort for weekend getaways? Or are you planning for a fun trip with friends? or simply some time-off with family?

If you are in Southern part of Malaysia or Singapore, I would highly recommend this one particular resort: LOTUS DESARU BEACH RESORT – The Resort for All Reasons!

Back in January when I was doing the exploratory visit to JB, I had the opportunity to review this resort and below are some photos and my take on what the resort has to offer.

Located short of 2-hours drive from JB, Lotus Desaru Beach Resort offers more than just accommodation. Its tropical seaside setting is a perfect choice for discerning business and leisure travelers.

Checking-in is very personal and blends in with the relaxing setting of the resort. I queued for not more than 10 minutes before being handed my room keys. Lotus Desaru offers 700 well-appointed spacious apartment suites ranging from one to three bedrooms with a cosy living and dining area.

My comfortable 2-room apartment.

View from my room.

For the cheap price, I have no complaints about the room and its facilities.

While the room is great, what I like the most is the resort facilities.

Let’s start with the most basic for a beach resort. The Beach! Clean and Private! Nice.

Sea Sports Activities can be arranged by the resort at minimal price.

Besides sea/beach activities, recreational activities like the board and traditional games, toys and a play area are available. Or you can simply chill out and lay down on the grass having a picnic with friends πŸ™‚

Or cam-whore at many interesting areas around the resort. Like this old fire truck which I still to figure out the significance of having it in the resort.

There are many more interesting attractions coming to the resort in the near future such as Rainforest Walk, Bamboo Forest and Reflexology Park.

On top of everything, my favorite feature of Lotus Desaru Beach Resort must be its Water Theme Park and Swimming Pools. There are three swimming pools including a mini water theme park that guarantees hours of fun.

The Mini Water Theme Park.

Fun Slides.

See whether you can spot my big-tummy. hehe

Fun for all age.

More-cam-whoring opportunities.

If you hate water, maybe you should stay away from a beach resort at the first place can spend time at the gym with full facilities and nicely located overlooking the pool.

After a long day of activities, chill out at The Rhu Bar, a beach front bar with the perfect spot to enjoy the sea breeze and tranquil ocean view.

Not to forget, the food served at Teratai Coffee House was not only good in terms of taste but also quite affordable.

While it is mainly for leisure visitors, the resort has a ballroom that can accommodate up to 800 people and several well-equipped meeting rooms suitable for corporate/businesses conference needs. Lotus Desaru is the ideal location for any holiday, incentive groups, small meetings, weddings or family reunions.

Despite being a short visit, I had fun spending time in Lotus Desaru Beach Resort. With prices starting from RM 160.00 ++ for a One-Room Apartment, there is no reason really for not trying out this resort on your next trip to Johor.

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See you at The Resort for All Reasons!


  1. zulia April 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    how cheap is cheap for the 2-br? πŸ˜‰

  2. faida April 22, 2010 at 3:59 am

    wow, damn cheap! thank you for the review, looks like a good place for a short weekend getaway gitu… menarik ni!

  3. faida April 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    that’s the idea sebenarnya hehe. tapi kampung saya pun atas sikit dari desaru tu, so memang dah tau jauh gilaaaaa desaru tu huhuhu.

  4. beach accommodation May 19, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    It seemed to me that the sea was turbid and its water current was strong. (Please see second photo) How was the weather then when you were there?

  5. bali massage October 12, 2010 at 11:01 am

    wowww….really love this place, i really like the water park, how long the water slide is?

  6. Pinky Huda May 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Sorry , i want to ask , do we need to pay if we want to bath in the pool ?

  7. Poh Chang May 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Any contact number to rent a van for family of 12 to get around hotel and outside?

  8. Jenny November 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    i recommend not to go there… i found blood on the bathtub and floor when i entered the bathroom.. it was really creepy and the tv kept spoiling room service rate as 1/10. my friend claimed that she saw the “thing” in one of the rooms ._. but the food is nice lol

  9. haja January 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    sy nk tnya la untuk bilik single gan bilik family yg sedang brp ye 1 mlm…

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