This is a big resort, but it was only 40% full when we were there so it wasn't too busy. The accommodation is very cheap and there are all types of rooms to suit everyone. We had a 2 bedroom apartment with separate living room and 2 bathrooms, which was perfect for our family of 4. The room was very clean, spacious and fairly well equipped. I think it was very good considering the price (we got a 2 nights for the price of 1, so it was quite cheap).
The swimming pools are quite nice although not really up to modern 'resort' standard, but they are wet, cold and clean which is the main thing.
The waterpark is fairly small but perfect for our kids aged 3 to 6. I think kids up to age about 8 or 10 would be very happy there. It is not for thrill seekers but fun for the young and young at heart. There is an area full of small slides etc for little kids, a larger slide and the 'lazy' river, which is so lazy in parts you need to get up and walk!!
The beach is OK, not as nice as it looks in the pictures but it is fine. The waves are small so good for small kids and there is plenty of sand for playing in.
We didn't do it but there are many water activities available (eg jet-ski, parasailing etc) but it was very pricey.
The breakfast buffet was very good with a decent selection of Asian (Indian, Chinese and Malay) and western (croissant, bread, cereal, baked beans, sausage) dishes.
The dinner buffet was also good and well priced but is not available every night.
Eating a la carte was quite expensive, especially at the Rhu Bar. The Teratai Coffeehouse was cheaper although had a smaller range.
Other activities are paintball, massage and other spa treatments, amusement arcade etc which all cost extra.
Overall, a good getaway with small kids.
- 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