By Aina Nabiha on January 3, 2019
Find out what you can do at Desaru Coast under the sun!
Recently, Desaru Coast hosted Round Two of the Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) Asia Pacific Hydrofoil Series (http://www.kiteboardtour.asia/) that ran from 14 until 16 December 2018. This marks the Malaysia’s first ever feat in staging this newly exposed type of water sports that is rapidly gaining attention from athletes worldwide, which is a combination (or a ‘milkshake’ as described by local champion Daniel Leow) of wakeboarding, surfing, windsurfing, snowboarding, paragliding, and skateboarding.
The competition has attracted 40 registered riders – both KTA regulars and new faces – from 18 different countries, who went head to head on Desaru Beach for the title. But in the end, Maximillion Maeder (Singapore) proved his class by winning the championship after a series of stunning performances over three days of racing, hence, walked away with USD 5,000 of prize money. Coming in second, was Daniel Leow who won Round 1 of the series in Koh Samui in last June, and was closely followed by Thailand’s Whatcharpong Juntham. Emi Hirada from Japan was crowned as the champion in the women’s division, while Thailand’s Fon Benyapa Jantawan followed closely in second place.
KTA is part of the “Desaru Coast Live Series” programme, which intends to enhance the destination’s international appeal through sports, lifestyle and entertainment activities. For those who are interested in water sports, look out for more updates from Desaru Coast (https://desarucoast.com/) for future events such as this.
And although the KTA tournament is already over this year, adrenaline junkies can continue hanging out at the beach with Dash Outdoors (https://www.dashoutdoors.com.my/), an outdoor sports specialist that is present at Desaru Coast to provide various activities ranging from family-friendly all the way to the extreme. Be rest assured that the staff members are professionally trained to keep guests safe. For a fun-filled and memorable experience, Dash Outdoors directors recommend Banana Boat, Zorb Ball, wakeboarding and standing paddleboarding, which should not only be tried by children but also adults! On top of that, children can also turn their fantasies into reality by partaking in sand towing and pedal boating.
Living in Malaysia affords residents with year-round tropical climate and condition them to be a fan of water parks. Flushing down a vertical water slide and spiralling away into a course of funnel slides will surely bring out the inner-child of even the most jaded adults. Then scream your lungs out with one of the only water roller coasters on the Kraken Revenge that plunges riders into intense laps of wet-dry exhilaration!
Children are provided with a feast of activities at their own area within the water park. Numerous children-safe slides are spotted with big flush bucket to increase the level of excitement.
There is also the tidal wave, which is an artificial beach for some family-friendly coastal relaxation. The waves can get up to three metres high and all participants must wear life jackets for safety. Be sure to stick close to your friends and families and get swept away by the too-good-to-be-true tidal waves. The water park offers so much more and really, the only way to experience it is to be there yourself!
For more info, look up https://desarucoast.com/Pages/Play/Desaru-Coast-Adventure-Waterpark.
We’ve all experienced that dilemma of being in a wonderful coastal village, with great sea views and access to the waters. However, a lot of the times, these locations lack retail and entertainment spots, turning evenings long and boring.
Desaru Coast Riverside is the solution to this dilemma as this 23-acre waterfront landscape is developed into a one-stop centre for tourists to shop and be entertained. With restaurants, retail outlets, and entertainment spots, travellers are sure to be enthralled. Watch a football match at the amphitheatre or take loads of Instagram-worthy photos using creative backdrops that are provided and changed every season. The Riverside also present cultural showcases weekly, so foreigners are advised to stick around to witness unique and mesmerising local performances.
Find out more at https://desarucoast.com/Pages/Play/Events/Be-The-First-New-Year-Event.
With the recent development of Desaru Coast, renowned Hotels and Resorts are now opened for travellers to stay. One of them is the 365-room Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast offering rock-star hospitality and accessibility in one stratified area, which is a walking distance from Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark and Desaru Coast Riverside. Expect quality music and world-class entertainment experience at GMT +8 for live music performances and dining services.
The 275-key, 5-star Westin Desaru Coast, on the other hand, is located in the heart of Desaru Coast. With up-scale services and unrivalled hospitality, guests are definitely in for a luxurious experience. Perfect for business trips and personal vacations, this hotel appeals to affluent guests who are in need of a weekend getaway to recharge.
There are also other hotels to choose from that are offered at different price points, making Desaru Coast accessible for travellers with differing budgets. With variety as their selling point, travellers’; needs and preferences are well accommodated. For more information on the available hotels and resort, check out https://desarucoast.com/Pages/Stay.
After combining all courses available, The ELS Desaru Coast boasts 45-holes in total with three distinctive clubs that accommodate all aspects of members’ needs and requirements.
Their first course is the Ocean Course, designed by Ernie Els and his good fellow Major Champion friend, Vijay Singh. The course is adjacent to the sandy shoreline and regarded as the highlight by golfing enthusiasts. This 27-hole golf course is managed by the world-renowned golf management specialist, The Troon Golf and has a variety of loops. With Bermuda Tifeagle grass and a 45,000 square feet clubhouse, a sumptuous experience is guaranteed.
Next is the Valley Course, which is an 18-hole golf course designed by major champion Vijay Singh and co-designed by Ernie Els. Roughly 41 hectares in size and complete with 187 bunkers, this course stretches across a myriad of landscapes in Desaru, from valleys to streams, making it beautiful to look at as it is exciting to play. The course comes with a 25,000 square feet clubhouse, restaurants, shops, and locker rooms, among others, to accommodate golfers’ needs.
For more information, head to https://desarucoast.com/Pages/Play/The-Els-Club-Desaru-Coast.