Malaysia’s Desaru coast is fast-becoming a dream destination for leisure travel. Nestled on the sun-kissed east coast of Johor state, lapped by the sparkling sea, this spectacular stretch of coast is blessed with a wealth of tropical wonders and international attractions. It is also now home to Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, introducing this legendary American brand’s unique style of music-infused hospitality to local and overseas visitors.
Guests can stay in a collection of contemporary rooms and suites, which blend home comforts such as signature bedding, plush bathrobes and rain showers with the latest entertainment technology, including Smart TVs, Bose soundbars, blockbuster movies on-demand and complimentary music streaming. With the unique “The Sound of Your Stay®” concept, wannabe rock stars or DJs can request an electric guitar, turntables or a personalised playlist to be delivered to their room or suite. Every accommodation can sleep three or four people, which make them ideal for couples and families alike, and children under five eat for free.
During the day, adults can chill out at the Rock Spa®, where the “Rhythm & Motion” wellness journey harnesses vibrations, pressures and beats to create musical massage journeys. Alternatively, invigorating workouts and fitness sessions can be discovered at Body Rock®, which is fully equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. For a more spiritual experience, Rock Om offers complimentary in-room yoga classes and kits. Meanwhile, youngsters can learn to become “Roxtars” at the Roxity Kids Club™, the colourful, music-inspired children’s space.
All ages can come together and make a splash at the resort’s outdoor music pool, which features underwater speakers, or at the adjacent Adventure Waterpark, which is directly accessible from Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. The soft sandy beach is just a short distance away, and golfers can tee-off at The Els Club Desaru Coast, a world-class complex that comprises two beautifully manicured golf courses with 45 holes, designed by former world number one, Ernie Els.
During or after a full day of exhilarating activities, every guest can savour mouth-watering cuisine and cool drinks at a choice of restaurants and bars. Sessions is an inviting all-day restaurant, while The Elephant & The Butterfly showcases modern Mexican dining, Constant Grind is a casual café and coffee bar, and GMT+8 is a cosmopolitan lobby lounge with views of the pool. Then, after the sun sets, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast turns up the volume with live music and DJ parties.
Less than two hours’ drive from Singapore and only one hour from Johor’s Senai International Airport, which welcomes flights from major Asian cities such as Bangkok, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast is an exhilarating destination for couples, groups of friends and families seeking a seaside break with a twist.