We had our short vacation during the long Hari Raya Haji public holiday from 29/06/2023 till 02/07/2023.
We went to Desaru, Johor. It was our first time went there and decided to stay at Lotus Resort & Spa because other hotels were fully booked.
1) Thursday 29/06/2023
We had our breakfast at Family Mart, Denai Alam before traveling to Desaru around 1030AM.
We arrived at Lotus Resort & Spa around 3.00PM. It was full of visitors at the lobby and hard to get parking.
We stayed at a 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms unit. The place was really clean.
While waiting for check in, the kids were looking at the birds cage near the hotel lobby.
At night we ate at mamak restaurant called Ehsan and had our icecream at Iceyoo.
2) Friday – 30/06/2023
After having our breakfast at the hotel, we played at the Splash water park which was located inside the hotel area.
We had our lunch at Marry Brown nearby the Lotus hotel.
Then we went to look around at the public beach, went to Hard Rock and Anantara hotel compound.
We inquired about the entry ticket to Desaru Water park. Then we decided to buy entry tickets for Saturday activity.
After buying the ticket we had paintball target shooting just for fun.
Then in the evening the kids went to swim at Lotus swimming pool.
At night we ate at different mamak restaurant but the first mamak restaurant @ Ehsan was more delicious.
After that we ate durian at the nearby stalls. They charged RM38 per kg for D24 durian. It was really delicious.
3) Saturday – 01/07/2023
We went to Desaru water park, surprisingly not so many visitors to the park but the park was 3 times better than Legoland water park. We really enjoyed it. Entry fee was RM96 per adult and RM92 for kids below 12 years old.
For lunch, we had burgers at Desaru water park. The burger was really delicious because it was provided by Hard Rock cafe. The burger meal costs around RM30 – RM38 per meal including soft drinks and wedges.
We played at the water park till around 5PM. It was really tiring but really exciting.
For dinner, we went to SDS Cafe and Bakery. The nasi goreng kampung, spaghetti were really delicious and at affordable price around RM14 per plate.
4) Sunday 02/07/2023
We went to the Lotus private beach. The beach was small not really interesting but my kids love to collect sea shells.
After beach around 930AM, my kids went again to Splash water park.
After checking out, we ate Iceyoo chocholate ice cream and buys lots of SDS breads because it was delicious, you can’t find SDS outlet in Selangor.
For lunch, we went to our favorites Indian restaurant 7 spices and dinner we ate A&W near Ayer Keroh Over bridge.
We reached home around 12AM and everyone was really tired.