There aren’t many weeks left in the school holiday calendar, so why not make the most of it by holidaying in your own backyard? If you only have a few days off and don’t want to venture too far but have already done the Selangor sites closer to home, consider the Desaru Coast or Club Med Cherating.

These are two destinations that offer fun for every member of the family. So, you see, you don’t need a passport to have a fantastic family vacations. Here’s what you can expect:

Club Med Cherating

The resort’s beautiful natural setting in a beachside jungle refuge across 85 hectares screams for a family outing into the wild. Known for being a destination resort teeming with entertainment and activities, there’s so much that families can look forward to here. The best part? It’s an all-inclusive resort. So you can eat, drink, and be merry to your heart’s content!/

The new Mini Club Med + is an improved version of the popular Kids Club that has a cutting-edge scientific framework based on the principles of Positive Education. Children can learn about their individual character qualities through Mini Club Med +, which revolves around the six Cs — creativity, cooperation, courage, connection, cheerfulness, and confidence.

Then, the Amazing Family! Programme provides a weekly calendar of exciting events designed to bring families closer together and help parents reconnect with their children. Particularly via shared sensory experiences and an appreciation of nature’s variety.

Address: Hvom 29th miles Jalan Kuantan – Kemaman Pahang Darul Makmur, Jalan Kuantan Sungai Lembing, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang
Contact: +609 581 9133

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Desaru Coast

This holiday destination has it all — sun, fun, beach, parks, food, and resorts all equipped with kids clubs. While we’re certain the kids will enjoy being by the beach and breaking away from their usual environment, here’s what else you can look forward to on a trip to Desaru Coast:

The Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast features the region’s first water coaster as well as one of the largest wave pools in the world. The waterpark has its very own beach and surf simulator in addition to more than 20 wet and dry rides, slides, and attractions. Waterpark admission costs RM75 for MyKad holders and RM110 for foreigners. Also, each hotel along the Desaru Coast offers a variety of water sports, including banana boat excursions, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, and jet skiing.

Kids love mucking about in nature? Let them enjoy the wonders of the natural world at the Young Explorers Club for kids aged eight to 12. Run Desaru Coast’s eco-tourism partner, JungleWalla, little ones can explore Earth’s history, wonder at the forest ecology, discover insects, build a terrarium, and more for just RM150. JungleWalla also offers family-friendly activities like the Bird Viewing Tour and the Sungai Lebam River Boat at RM120 for adults and RM60 for kids.

To experience all that Johor has to offer, visitors to Desaru Coast should plan a day trip to Johor Bahru city. You can easily spend a whole day at LEGOLAND Malaysia if you and your children are fans. Finally, visit Hiap Joo bakery, a 100-year-old legacy renowned for its soft and fluffy bamboo-baked banana cake, and introduce your children to a bit of your youth with the selection of nostalgic childhood biscuits available there for a tea-time snack.

Address: Laman Desaru Coast, Jalan Desaru, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor.
Contact: +6019 791 2217

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