It’s the school holiday season so you know what that means!
Time to pack your bags and take your family on a road trip because one of the largest waterparks in the world is opening in Desaru and it’s only a 2 hour drive from Singapore!
Get Your Splash On
Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark opens 15 November 2018 and we are not exaggerating on how amazing this waterpark is turning out to be.
Set against the backdrop of a traditional Malay fishing village, Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark is home to 5 playing zones and over 20 wet and dry rides, slides and attractions. There’ll never be a dull moment in the sun!
Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect once the waterpark officially launches on 15 November:
1. One Of The World’s Largest Tidal Wave Pools
Holding more than four million gallon of water over nearly three acres, the tidal wave pool is a zone on its own! The Tidal Wave Beach is one of largest wave pools in the world with some of the world’s biggest man-made waves. Yes, waves that reach up to 3m in height!
For that reason, everyone is required to wear a life vest and are not allowed to cross beyond a marked line.
Guests can relax in luxury and enjoy the wave pool views from the Beachside Cabanas, or lounge along the 170-meter-long sandy shoreline of Tidal Wave Beach. But honestly, who cares about the beach when there’s an amazing wave pool to dip in.
2. Water Slides Designed For Kids
Remember when you weren’t allowed on most rides when you were younger due to the height requirements?
Well this waterpark designed their rides with kids in mind. In addition to the standard water play structure, complete with mini water slides and giant splash bucket, there are also water slides specially designed for younger kids. So they won’t miss out on all the fun!
The slides are scaled down to a small version so that kids can have a go at it.
Kids Ahoy is a dedicated children’s zone with three separate age-appropriate play areas filled with water play equipment and a combined total of 13 different water slides designed for our younger guests. This zone is a splashing favourite for the waterpark’s younger guests.
3. Rollercoaster Flume Ride
We’re most excited for this ride!
The Kraken’s Revenge is a combination of a roller coaster and splashing flume ride that takes you up 30 metres above ground and spinning through a full 360º horizontal loop, followed by a diving 27-metre drop. Riders can reach speeds up to 70km/h as they plummet to a splashing finish.
4. 4 Signature Water Slides To Increase Your Adrenaline Levels
Head over to the left section of the waterpark to ride the 4 main crazy water slides that will sweep riders at the steepest angles and fastest speeds giving an unparalleled feeling of weightlessness.
Ride with friends and see them scream their lungs off.
5. Learn How To Surf
For those who want to surf but too lazy to travel all the way to Bali, ride the waves at Surf Wall – a safe and high-energy surf simulator where surfing beginners or enthusiasts can catch and ride a radical artificial wave.
Take Us Away!
Desaru is known for their pristine beaches and resorts. If you’ve never been, here are some suggested ways to get there!
Driving to Desaru takes around 2 hours from Singapore Checkpoints via Senai–Desaru Expressway. Do remember to prepare your Touch N Go card to pay toll when entering Malaysia.
Paid parking is available next to the waterpark. However, if you do intend on finding a hotel to stay for the night, the nearest option is Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast which is located just next to the waterpark. Other resorts near to the waterpark are Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort (Desaru Coast) and Sand & Sandals Resort & Spa which are located a 5-minute drive away.
Coach from Singapore available at Singapore Flyer. Round trip tickets from S$36.33. Visit HERE for more info.
You can also book a 30 minute ferry ride from Changi Ferry Terminal to Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal in Kota Tinggi for $26. The tickets can be easily booked online at DirectFerries.com.
Do note that Desaru is still a 30-45 minute ride away from the ferry terminal, so do check for alternative transportation that will bring you there!
Can this new waterpark rival our Wild Wild Wet or Adventure Cove?
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark
Address: Desaru Coast, No. 4 Jalan Danau, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Thurs – Sun: 10am – 6pm, park closed from Monday to Wednesday
Admission Prices: Adult RM151 | Child (below 12 years old) & Senior (Age 60+) RM113 | Toddler (below 3 years old) FREE
(Header Image Source: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark)