With the completion of the Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal, reaching Desaru from Singapore takes just 90 minutes – making it the perfect pick for a quick weekend getaway. Check yourself in to Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, a luxurious property that offers a serene escape on Desaru's shores. Relax in your room and gaze at the waters, or head out to have a picnic and dip at the beach.
There's lots of wholesome fun to be had beyond the resort. Top of the list is Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast, which has viking ships, rollercoasters and more watery rides (so bring your swimsuits along). For something a little different, you can ride ostriches at the Desaru Ostrich Farm, or play it safe and sweet at the Desaru Fruit Farm. Make a wish upon a lantern (for more perfect getaways) at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park to end the trip.