Places of Interest
Lotus Desaru is a perfect for a family holiday, a place to spend with families and beloved one. There are a lot of things to do while you are are here. The places are mostly of interest to families with young kids to entertain and learn something for fun and education. This visit will give you the excitement which unforgettable.
It is also known as Ostrich Show Farm in Desaru where we rear more than 100 ostriches. The main aim of setting up this showfarm is to exhibit the ostriches to the publics and allowing them to know more about ostriches, their habits, mating seasons etc. They also have a group of experienced personnels to guide you around the farm and educate both you and your family about these fascinating creatures. Ostrich Farms is situated at Teluk Ramunia, before Sungai Rengit, Pengerang. The Ostrich Farm just started in Mar 2001, is more catered to the publics and the main aim is to educate and create public awareness. It is open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Desaru Fruit Farm
Enjoy a tour of a fruit orchard and discover many types of fruit trees. Feed the ducks, see how honey bees are bred and end the tour with a spread of fruit buffet. This Agro-Edu Tourism place is planted with many different types of tropical fruits. Some fruits are seasonal, like Durian, Rambutan and Mangosteen whilst others like Papaya, Banana, Pineapple, Rose Apple, Star Fruit, Lime, Orange and Coconut are available all year round. The experienced tour guides will give talks on the different plants and show you around the farm in a leisurely bullock-cart ride or in your own vehicle.
You'll have to go to Kota Tinggi. A rapidly expanding town, the hustle and bustle of this town is charming as the traditional blends well with the modern. Modern progress is taking place here with many new buildings as well as the Government's plan to move the administrative centre from Johor Bahru to Kota Tinggi. The boarding point for this firefly excursion is at the riverbank near Jalan Tepi Sungai, opposite the row of shops. Before going on the boat you'll have to put on life jackets. These fascinating insects are found in abundance on the berembang trees that line the banks the Johor River. The scene is very beautiful.You'll have a close encounter with one of nature's mesmerising phenomenon - the beautiful presence of fireflies, glowing in the thousands here.
Another spot for Fireflies (api-api) Excursions to see is in Sungei Lebam river are very popular. While theoretically possible to arrange yourself, this would require bumping about dirt roads to find the dock and then cruising around a pitch-black jungle river, so it's much easier to join one of the hotel excursions. The best time to go is after rain on a new moon.
The Crocodile Farm in Teluk Sengat was established in 1979. There are about 500 crocodiles bred in the farm through natural copulation. These crocodiles belong to the Crocodylus Porosus species. The farm's main export is the crocodile's meat and skin, which can be made into leather goods.
Johor Lama Fort (Teluk Sengat)
Slightly less than half a millennium ago, this small village strategically guarding the upper reaches of the Johor River was the seat of the Johor Sultanate. Though all that remains are a restored earth mount and fragments of stone walls, a fort built in 1540 by Sultan Alauddin Shah - son of the first Johor Sultan - used to exist. The Portuguese who had taken Malacca attacked in 1587 and completely destroyed the fort despite it being defended by 8,000 of the Sultanate’s warriors."
Kota Tinggi Waterfall
Another popular out-of-town attraction is Kota Tinggi. This attraction of the waterfalls is situated at Lombong. The water cascades from a height of 36m down a steep precipice into a pool deep enough for swimming. The cool waters have beckoned many tourists and locals alike. It is a good spot to take a fresh mountain air. The Swiss-style chalets equipped with cooking facilities are available for visitors seeking an overnight visit. At the base of the falls there are also public changing rooms, camping grounds, and a restaurant.
Tanjung Balau is a fishing village located near the beach front, about 20 minutes from Desaru. Its Fisherman Museum has on display various equipments, such as glass buoy and traps, used by fishermen to support their livelihood. A trip to such a museum would be very educational especially for children.
For guest who like to enjoy the trip and need a shuttle service, our resort also provide Tour and Excursion Package and land transfer. See the details below. Kindly contact our Front Desk at extension no. 0.