Rest 'N' Relax @ Desaru Tunamaya Resort & Spa (3 days 2 nights)

This year for the year end school holiday, after much consideration and pretty last minute, we decided to go for a rest and relax trip at Desaru.

We got some credits in our Agoda account so after using up the credits, we pay about RM 100 per night for Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort (as the Lotus Desaru and Pulai Desire are both fully booked)


Packing is only done the night before the trip after we finalise and booked. 

The essentials for beach holiday --- 
* Swimsuits
* Sunblock 
* Slippers
* Toys for playing sand
* Casual T-shirt and Shorts

We also brought along the kids scooter which they had fun playing :)

After lunch at Mount Austin, we drove to Desaru and reach about 2pm.

Lunch at Japanese Ramen Restaurant!

We have reached and greeted warmly by the staff. Check in was smooth and there is much less crowd here compared to Lotus Desaru.

Lobby area
Indoor play area just beside the lobby
Beachfront
We requested for high floor and got a room on the second floor (they only have maximum 3 floors and third floor are for premium room). We checked in to Room 410 and the view is good!

The view is good!
The room consists of two single bed and we requested a baby cot for the kids.
Baby cot for the kids
Besides the beach with water activities, there is also an adult pool adjacent to kids pool and a gym on top of indoor kids slide. 

We settled in and rest until around 4pm while snacking on some titbits, then we go down to the beach and play with sand and swing.

They found a coconut!
Such a happy girl...


Kids had fun at the bath tub after playing at the beach. Showered and went to Restaurant Terapung for dinner and fireflies tour.  
Loving this view...tranquility 
One part of the restaurant is on a boat so we choose to dine in this area for a change :)
Photo-ing while waiting...

Enjoying the view...
Dinner at the restaurant only available in set meal... we ordered a set meal for 2 persons (RM65)  and top up an additional egg and rice. 
Set meal comes with rice, freshly squeezed orange juice, tilapia fish, tom yam soup, deep fried squid, egg with onion and vegetable.
After the meal, we watched the ducks at a pond nearer while waiting for the fireflies tour to start at 8pm. We were the only ones who went for the tour as it is Monday night and not exactly peak period. The tour lasted about 30 minutes where the boat moves slowly in the dark while one other guy splash water on the tree so that the fireflies fly around and we could see them clearer. There are lots of fireflies and we even manage to catch some and admire them on our hand...kids are really excited as this is their first time seeing fireflies. Justin was scared initially when we told him that we are going to see 萤火虫 during the trip. He scared that he will caught fire ... such a naive and cute boy!
          Fireflies trip cost RM20 adult and RM15 for kids 3-12 years old!
       
          GPS location for the Fireflies Tour Restaurant!
          1°33'42.8"N 104°10'58.5"E

         After the trip, we went home and kids were tired. So we rest for the day.

        SECOND DAY

         The next day we woke up around 9 plus and had breakfast about 10 plus. Breakfast is included in the room rates. They had Nasi Lemak (coconut milk cooked rice), sausages, baked beans, porridge, noodle ,various types of eggs, selection of bread and fruits.
Egg station

Juices, coffee and tea
Selection of breads

Porridge and condiments
After breakfast, we hit the pool. Although it was drizzling but we went for a swim anyway. There is a part of the pool which is covered so i stayed there most of the time. Haha! 
          We then  showered and have some snacks before going to Eco RM 2 shop to buy till our heart's content. The things are really quite cheap especially  kids toy so they had fun buying... we bought bubbles, kaleidoscope camera , slippers and some household stuff. All going at RM2.12 including GST.

http://www.eco-shop.com.my/branches/desaru-branch/

For lunch, we went to Sungai Rengit for seafood. The road is under construction and coupled with rain, our car has turned muddy by the time we reach the restaurant. Food quality has dropped, the only nice dish is probably the steamed fish.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Restaurant_Review-g3446489-d8527662-Reviews-Super_Lobster_Restaurant-Pengerang_Johor_Bahru_District_Johor.html
What we had at the restaurant (soft shell crab, vegetable and lemon chicken).
After lunch, we went back to hotel and kids play with bubbles, scooter and indoor playground. Then play at the bath tub again before dinner at Prata Shop.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Restoran-Asriros-Merahdesaru-Utama/485631378233006

Restaurant Rosmerah
We had some prata and fried noodle. After that went to Eco RM2 shop again. While daddy queue up to pay, the kids had fun at the coin-operated rides.
RM0.50 per ride

After that is sleeping time again.

THIRD AND FINAL DAY

Last day, kids requested to play bubbles once they wake up, so they play in the balcony.
Bubbles time again
Sunny day...
We woke up earlier today as it is our final day... went for breakfast....


and then hit the beach to play with sand....

My creation

After beach time, we went back to the room. Kids play with bubbles again and shower. We then checked out and drove straight home after lunch at KFC!

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