Sunday, August 12, 2012

Pulai Desaru Beach Resort & Spa @ Kota Tinggi, Johor

Courtesy to the hospitality from The Pulai Group, I had an enjoyable holiday at Desaru, Johor. If you have not heard of this place, Desaru is one of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia! With a 22km stretch of uninterrupted beach, the resort combines panoramic views of the South China Sea with lush tropical rainforests, where I get to unwind and relax during my two days trip there. 

Out of the 210 spacious guestrooms, I chose the Standard Superior Room @ RM238 - RM410 (based on seasonal rates), which comes in a blend of contemporary design with elegance. The best thing is, each room has a private balcony overlooking the stunning view of the beach! 


Here's the 'unique beach view', with the swimming pool right in front of the beach.

For a more relaxing stay there, the Deluxe Room is probably the next best choice.

For a lovey dovey trip, I think this gives you a feeling of your very own private apartment, as this Junior Suite has a main floor and an overhead loft which is accessible by the ladder.


FACILITIES
  • Television (Multi channels from Singapore & Malaysia) 
  • Telephone (Local & IDD Dialing) 
  • Mini Fridge 
  • Complimentary 2 Bottles of Mineral Water 
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee-Making Facilities 
  • Electronic In-Room Safe Deposit Box
  • Separate Long bath & Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Hair Dryers 

The lobby of the hotel has a very chic and modern look, featuring pool, snooker, kids' room, arcade games, darts as well as comfortable sitting benches for tourists to rest and relax. 

Upon entering the Spa Centre, the aroma of soothing lavender envelopes the air. I feel so relaxed in the dimly lit room along with its delicate setting. 

The main attraction at Pulai Desaru Beach Resort & Spa is definitely the BEACH!

Gaze at the blue sky while enjoying the breezy wind. 
How enjoyable life could be!


 What a beautiful beach with pristine and clear water!

Alternatively, the huge swimming pool is where you can have more fun splashing water and swim at your comfortable zones. During this summer time, I went for a glass of orange juice from the bar counter and sunbathing is just as relaxing for me!




In conjunction to the recent promotion, my hotel package comes with a complimentary breakfast buffet at the coffee house, Palm Brasserie, which is only a stone's throw away from the beautiful beach. 

The buffet spread for breakfast offers a great varieties of local and western food such as Sauteed Green Peas, Chicken Sausages, Potato O'Brien, French Toast and more. Pick your choice between poached egg or omelette and the chef will cook it right away for you. 

The fresh loaves, croissants, danishes and other pastries are beautifully presented in a hand-woven rattan basket. Hmmm...I can sense some goodness here while the buttery aroma wafts out from it.

Of course the local delights must not be a miss for us Malaysians. A simple platter of Fried Mee Hoon is good to kickstart a perfect morning. 

As for me, the hot plain porridge when paired with condiments is great to warm the stomach early in the morning. The crunchiness of nuts and anchovies simply lifts the flavours of the broth. 

Thinking of Desaru as the next holiday destination? You should start planning early, especially when the rooms sell like hot cakes during the festive seasons. I hope the following guide of transportation helps you :)

TRANSPORTATION
  • 45 minutes drive from Johor Bharu via the new Senai-Desaru Expressway
  • Easily accessible from Singapore via Johor Baru or Singapore’s second link highway via Tuas
  • For those who fancy taking a ferry, you can catch a 30-minute ride from Singapore Changi Ferry Terminal to Tanjung Belungkor, Desaru
  • The ferry services are available daily.


HOT DEAL!
Go Desaru for Raya 
 From 19 Aug - 18 Sept 2012 
 Rates from *RM250nett per room per night 
(inclusive of Buffet Breakfast for 2)
For bookings, call 07-822 2222 
or email to us reservation@pulaidesaru.com 

Verdict:
1. Great place for family holiday escapade!
2. Recommended for those who enjoy scenic beaches and water activities.
3. Pricewise, the room rate is rather cheap as compared to KL, and I'd certainly revisit Desaru Beach!

Pulai Desaru Beach Resort & Spa
P.O Box 29,
Bandar Penawar,
81900 Kota Tinggi,
Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: 607-822 2222 
Fax: 607-822 2223
Website: www.pulaigroup.com
Facebook: fb.com/pulaidesaru

20 comments:

  1. wow.. that;s relaxing~
    i hoping to have a holiday soon.

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  2. great offer and nice place for holiday.. ^-^

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  3. looks like a very welcoming seaside accommodation. and very peaceful too! :D

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  4. Beautiful! Nice luxury resort...and I do need a massage...badly. Sigh!!!

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  5. Very detailed review! The interior of the room is quite modern!

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  6. Looks inviting! Thanks for sharing. Can be considered for a short family getaway one day.

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  7. Very nice resort with sea, sun, sand. I love the white and blue deluxe room, look very ambiance and cosy.

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  8. I have no time to strolling the beach T_T

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  9. Pulai Desaru Beach Resort and Spa, I must remember this if I go KL. By the way, because of your review of Hotel Eastin, KL, I have booked a 3N4D stay there in December.

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  10. looks good and the sea seems kinda blue:P Always thought the Johor seas aren't that blue.

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  11. Haven't been to Desaru for ages.......... Nice resort! Fish, I'm opening my 5th Kneipp Giveaway to Malaysians too, if you've someone in Singapore to collect the prize on your behalf. So share the good news & come join the party @ Kneipp Healthy Feet Collection + Giveaway!!

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  12. what a nice place to stay in!! so relaxing! :D

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  13. Nice place but certainly not one of the best I have seen : )

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  14. The beach resort holidays are best accommodation choice for tourists, these resorts offer a spectacular view of the splendid sun, sand, and sea right from the spaciously designed and well-appointed guestrooms. Pampering the visitors to their heart's desire

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