28.9.15

Short Getaway to Pulai Desaru Resort ....

It was a holiday last Thursday and I decided to take a day off on Friday for a short getaway to Desaru. It's been a long while since I have been to Desaru with the last trip back in 2010. Prior to that, I always drove there frequently for a day trip and always stopped by places in Pulai Desaru Resort as well as Sg.Renggit for its seafood, and not forgetting Sebana Cove. Since it's been a while I have been there, I thought of staying a night at Pulai Desaru Resort as I love this place, where I find it to be one of the best resort around that area. However, time seems have taken a toll on this resort as its no longer that 'great'. The rooms are not well-maintained as it is a little dirty especially the bathroom, though I like the spacious room.

The drive to Desaru from Senai via the Senai-Desaru highway has cut down a lot of travelling time compared to the old route from Kota Tinggi. It only took around 45 minutes to reach there on an almost empty highway. After reaching there, I was surprise to see so many shophouses at Bandar Penawar, including a KFC. These were not there back in 2010.

One good thing over at Desaru on that day is we managed to escape the thick haze in JB and SG. Over at the east of Johor, the skies was bright and blue though it became slightly hazy in the evening. I let the pixs do the talking.

Blue skies greeted us at the resort

I got the Superior twin bed room at Rm340, including two breakfast

Spacious room with tiles, but a little dirty at the balcony and bathroom. 

The sofas where I can enjoy my complimentary coffee but too bad, no wifi there. Wifi only available in the lobby area.

The bathroom.

Set of complimentary toiletries, my wife love it!

Sadly , the water tap is malfunction for the bathtub. :(

A fine view from the balcony. They should have added a new coat of paint to the blocks, though I love the greenery.

My kids having a good time at the pool, and this is what they want ! We spent most of the time at the pool.

The beautiful South China Sea and I must feedback that the beach is not as clean as in the past. It's difficult getting down to the beach as some sort of a 'sand dune' was built up there which makes it slightly steep to get down to the sandy beach. 

My precious ones...

The sea is still as beautiful like in the past


A view of the beach


The haze was clear up the next day

Heading for breakfast!

Quite a nice restaurant but the food is average only. Not much selection for I think for RM30 per person, its allright with me.

Waiting for my omelette

A view of the hotel from 'inside'

My little princess enjoyed another dip before heading back to JB soon

The 'beach' like pool
The stay is not as pleasant as before though I still love the environment there. Hope they will improve the resort by giving a new coat of paint to the blocks, make the beach and rooms cleaner as well as introduce more activities there. It's so quiet at night time, compared to the Lotus Desaru resort next door.

Have a good week!

36 comments:

  1. Water tap malfunction and you did not request for a change of room? I will definitely request for another room.

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    1. Merryn - Thought of doing so but since we will be driving out to sg renggit as well as spent time in the pools, we just don't bother with it as we won't be using the bath tub anyway.

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  2. Your son really looks like you!

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    1. hahaha....everybody said that but he more handsome la

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  3. Daughter looks more like the mom

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    1. true true and I am glad she looks like her, though she has my genes too...hehehe

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  4. No photo of you running on the beach in your skimpy speedos like David Hasselhoff? :D

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    1. better not else the aunties here will message me ... hahahaa...
      Aiya.. I am the one busy taking pixs, of course I am not in the pictures!

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  5. wow, that's a great getaway for a long weekend and especially to breathe some fresh air away from the haze.. your must had a great time there with your precious.. :)

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    1. Yes, it was a nice time since I seldom spend a lot of time with them. At least somewhere not too far and run away from the haze.

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  6. I've been to Desaru too but that was so many years ago in the 90s while I was still in high school, went there with schoolmates.. I can only remember the beach and nothing else, probably the resort didn't even exist then.. haha!! :)

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    1. SK - It's definitely very different now but then, some of the attractions also kinda run down,

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  7. well, typical Malaysian way huh?? started so grand but never maintain and everything fades, hahaha!! anyway, RM340 is just slightly more than S$100, must be so affordable to you!! okay lah for a 2D1N stay, and your kids look so happy.. :)

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    1. Yeah man , as usual, no wonder my SG colleagues always complaint that the resorts are not well maintained. The price is ok la, including two breakfast. Yes, they are the one who enjoyed the most!!

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  8. Love short getaway trips, especially with kids around, very "yit lau" and fun, family bonding and all.. Here, haze very bad.. We stayed home last Saturday, couldn't even see the view outside, all haze *swt*

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    1. Princess- Yes, just bring them around and give them a good break from studies. After all, it's school holidays!
      Haze in SG even worse,..sigh..

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  9. It looks like a fun family vacation! :)

    I've never been to Desaru (or maybe I have as a kid but I forgot) although I've heard of it. It's quite far for us (about 4 hours) but the beach looks so nice it's worth the trip! I'm quite surprised the beach is that clean. Nice!

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    1. Yes, the beach over there is very nice, probably due to the South China Sea, just like all other east coasts beaches!

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  10. wah looks like very syok wor... hahaha....lovely weekend getawaay. Ya me to had short weekend getaway but dunnow when baru have time to post up.

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    1. hahaha..I always see you jalan jalan cari makan on FB!

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  11. It's good that you have a great time with your family. I can see their happy faces!

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    1. Phong - The kids are the happiest!

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  12. Wahhh... nice to be able to escape the haze and enjoy a great family holiday.

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    1. I thought of running there since I never ran for 2 weeks outdoors but too bad, I woke up too late. hahaha

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  13. This is nice getaway from the haze. Glad you managed to book.a room as it is school holiday.

    Lovely photos you have there.

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    1. Rose - Luckily SG school holidays are over , thus there are more rooms available!

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  14. Glad that you guys had some fun!

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    1. Ken - Thanks! You also seems to have a good time in Bangkok recently!

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  15. What a nice quick holiday nearby without burning the pockets! I used to stay over at Cyber Lodge and Saujana Golf & Country Club in KL too. I welcomed the nice change sometimes to relax my mind, body and soul, without having to go far.

    I think this Desaru place is owned by the family of the Lotus Group. I will trigger their ears to clean up. LOL

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    1. Not too sure but the latest attraction there was the Lotus Desaru hotel.

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  16. What a wonderful resort to relax

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  17. Nice place for the family to relax and chill. I think kids will love to play in the pool.

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    1. Yes, they always asked for the pool all the time... !!

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