Desaru is a beach resort on the southeast part of Johor. It was developed since the 1970's as a day trip for holiday makers from Singapore and Johor Bahru. It has a few kilometers of golden sand facing the South China Sea. The name Desaru (pronounced day-sah-roo) means "casuarina hamlet", and refers to the casuarina trees along the coast.
Take Route 3 to Kota Tinggi, then Route 92 down to Desaru.
- Desaru Golden Beach Hotel Tel: 07 822 1101, www.desaruresort.com
- Pulai Desaru Beach Hotel Tel: 07 822 2222, www.thepulai.com.my, rooms from RM242 up
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