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The Most Helpful Weekend Guide at Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast

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Not only are weekends the time you can de-stress and have fun after a week’s worth of responsibilities and commitments; they are also the time you get to be more adventurous and try new things outside your everyday routine. From an activity-filled, outdoors vacation to a relaxing, leisurely holiday away from the busy city, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast has a plethora of things to do — within the hotel grounds and beyond — for a weekend to remember.


Morning: Unwind at the first-of-its-kind Rock Spa® in the hotel

Start your weekend right and melt your weekday blues away at Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast’s Rock Spa®, aptly named for its unique infusion of musical beats and bass into services, from full-body and head massages to body wraps and scrubs to manicure and pedicure, and so much more. The immersive treatments use amplified vibrations, pressures, and patterns to enhance your spa experience and leave you feeling energised and invigorated. Now, hotel guests even get to enjoy a 90-minute a-la-carte treatment and a FREE 20-min bonus treatment.

Afternoon: Sunbathe and try water sports at Desaru Beach

Beach lovers, rejoice! Imagine lying on the soft, white sandy beach as you hear the waves lapping the shore, or feeling the salty air on your sunkissed skin as you zoom over the waves. You can do all of this and more at Desaru Beach, lined with casuarina trees and stretching 25 km long. Here, water activities like fishing and boating or water sports like jet-skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and more with DASH Outdoors are available for a fun, activity-filled day at the beach. Shuttle buses from the hotel to Desaru Beach run daily, every hour, from 10 am to 10 pm.

Evening: Explore the local entertainment scene at GMT +8

As night falls, the glittering lights and vibrant nightlife scene come to life. Just downstairs is GMT +8, a lobby bar to mingle with friends and dance the night away. Referencing Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), this cosmopolitan lounge is where you can be immersed in the symphonies and melodies of live music daily, enjoy signature cocktails and mocktails by our bartenders, and soak in the lively atmosphere with time-inspired decor.


Morning: Tee off at world-class golf courses at The Els Club

Fill your stomach and soul with an abundant breakfast spread at Sessions before heading to The Els Club just minutes away from the hotel. Begin your Sunday with a fun game of golf with friends or family at this golfing paradise. With 27 holes crafted by four-time major champion and golfing legend Ernie Els across acres of manicured fairways, fine sand bunkers, clear waters, and lush greenery, including the Valley Course (a collaboration with Els’ fellow golfer and friend, Vijay Singh), you’ll experience a match like no other. There are also stay and play packages, and the Big Easy Bar & Grill soon to open, with a seasonal menu comprising seafood and grills, Ernie Els’ personal favourites inspired by South African and Asian flavours, as well as international wines from the Els Wines portfolio from around the world.

Afternoon: Go on thrilling rides at Adventure Waterpark

Through a private entrance exclusively for hotel guests, a world of thrills is in store for the adrenaline junkies and adventure hunters. One of the biggest waterparks in the world, Adventure Waterpark is home to more than 20 wet and dry rides and slides across 5 splashing fun zones to explore, including Southeast Asia’s first water coaster, one of the world’s biggest wave pools, and Malaysia’s longest looping lazy river.

Evening: Have a Mexican feast at The Elephant & The Butterfly

Wrap up the weekend at The Elephant & The Butterfly, an ode to the fiery romance between legendary Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Indulge in a culinary experience like no other with Mexican dishes and drinks in a restaurant imbued with contemporary Mexican art and flavours. Think flavourful tacos, artisanal tequila, and hand-crafted margaritas that capture the magic and madness of Rivera and Kahlo’s love affair in every bite and sight.

Book a room or two at the Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast today and discover what the Hard Rock experience, and all that Desaru Coast, has to offer. From beach days to thrilling outdoor activities to wondrous in-hotel experiences that begin right in your room and extend all the way to the restaurants and amenities, your short and sweet weekend trip will be jam-packed with fun things to do and music that will linger in your memories for years to come.

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