Desaru boasts 25 km of inviting beaches fringed by palms and casuarinas. It lies in the southeastern corner of Johor, approximately 95 kilometers from Johor Bahru. The waters here are conducive for swimming, water skiing, canoeing and catamaran sailing.
In Desaru, you can enjoy thrilling adventures such as learning how to fly an ultra-light aircraft or take part in a go-kart race. Other forms of recreation include jungle trekking, horseback riding, archery and off-road adventures. Accommodation here includes hotels as well as budget chalets, dormitories and camping grounds.
The Desaru International Triathlon is held here annually. The Tanjung Balau Fishermen’s Museum, a few kilometres away, features exhibits on the lifestyle of the local fisherfolk.