January 21, 2022

4 Underrated Coastal Towns in Malaysia!

There is something so charming about a town that is so near a beach. It could be the clear waters that seem never to end or the way certain parts of nature are left untouched and preserved. While you could enjoy this from a stay at a Desaru hotel, we encourage you to explore more coastal cities around Malaysia. Here are some for you to consider for your next holiday!

Kuala Terengganu

Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu grew rapidly in the 1980s. Despite the effects of this modernization, Malay culture still thrives within this city. Lively markets offer you local products and produce that is unique and fresh. Their breezy beaches are quite charming, as locals gather around to unwind with various activities and street food during the weekends.

Bintulu, Sarawak

Bintulu is a gem in Borneo as it offers you a plethora of things to discover in this little coastal town. Explore limestone caves and archaeological sites at the Niah National Park while Similajau National Park has a turtle beach for you to appreciate some local flora and fauna. There’s always something special for the nature lovers here in Bintulu.

Cherating, Pahang

Over in Pahang, Cherating is a beautiful holiday town that’s sure to charm you. Enjoy the relaxed vibe of the local life at Cherating Village, where you get to sample local foods prepared by people who have lived there for generations. You may also get creative and join the textile and handicraft workshops held by craftsmen.

Desaru, Johor

Desaru is an exciting place to have a family getaway. Known for their pristine beach beside the South China Sea, this coastal town is garnering lots of attention from tourists in the region. With farms, beaches and a water park nearby, it’s a no brainer how this town in Johor is garnering popularity as a holiday destination.


There’s a lot of fun and relaxing moments waiting for you at these quaint little coastal towns. From beaches and water parks to nature and tradition, there’s always something for everyone when you visit these towns.