Top 10 Staycation Spots In Johor, Malaysia

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Situated in the southern part of Malaysia, Johor is known for its lush forests. beautiful beaches, and abundant wildlife. It is great to know that these wonderful natural landscapes are still preserved in spite of the development and modernization of the state—in building facilities like schools, churches, hospitals, causeways, and much more. Thus, the comforts of urban life are not far from the pristine natural wonders of the place. Get to enjoy both the modern and natural offerings of Johor! Walk at the picturesque neighborhood of Jalan Tan Hiok Nee. Visit some wonderful structures around the city like Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Istana Bukit Serene Johor Bahru, and Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple. While you’re at it, read on to know about the top staycation spots in Johor, Malaysia.

1. Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor (from USD 122)

Have a sophisticated staycation in this resort situated inside a landscaped golf course! Check out the timeless and elegant rooms that will make you feel superbly comfortable during your stay. Each room comes with amenities such as free internet, television, air-conditioning, shower with toiletries, and even a private balcony! When you’re out and want to dine, the resort won’t disappoint, giving you many choices since there are six dining spots on-site. There is also free parking available. For those who want to take a dip during a hot day, go ahead and swim in the enormous outdoor swimming pool. Further, there are many sports facilities you can access here, where you can play games like mahjong, bowling, and billiards!


Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Persiaran Golf, Off Jalan Jumbo, Senai
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

2. The Westin Desaru Coast Resort (from USD 156)

Enjoy the luxury provided at The Westin Desaru Coast Resort. Check out its upscale, modern facilities, featured in every inch of the place—the rooms, lounge, sauna, business center, fitness area, etc. Everything is vibrant, bright, and elegant. You would want to check out every amenity during your stay. The rooms come with free WiFi, a work-friendly desk, flatscreen television, wardrobe, air-conditioning, and a private bath. Select rooms have a stunning balcony. One of the best parts of the hotel, besides the style, is the landscape. Since it is located near the beach, you will have a picturesque view of the palm trees and the shoreline. Just imagine spending time watching the sunset while staying comfortably here!


The Westin Desaru Coast Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Pantai 3, Dessaru Coast
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

3. Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa (from USD 105)

Staying at this unique beach resort and spa will make your vacation extraordinary. Besides the wonderful ambiance, you will find the décor and over-all style beautiful. Elegance is what’s displayed all throughout the property. The rooms are complete with a private balcony, air conditioning system, flat-screen television, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, minibar, and essentials. For a refreshing experience, take a dip in the spacious outdoor pool designed with a serene yet bubbly tropical vibe! The six dining options so you can enjoy a wide variety of cuisines from Asian to Western.


Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: PO Box 29, Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

4. Forest City Phoenix International Golf Hotel (from USD 116)

Enjoy modern accommodation amid green scenery at Forest City Phoenix International Golf Hotel. Take a look at the refreshing rooms with complete amenities—coffeemaker, television, air-conditioning, and so much more. In terms of outdoor facilities, you can enjoy the huge outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and an on-site restaurant! Since the hotel is located within a golf course, you can easily play a game whenever you want.


Forest City Golf Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Persiaran Golf 5, Forest City Golf Resort
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

5. Cinta Ayu All Suites - Pulai Springs Resort (from USD 168)

Have a rejuvenating vacation at Cinta Ayu All Suites, located along Jalan Pontian Lama in Johor. Are you bringing a car? No problem! There is free parking available. Each suite is unique, with an air-conditioner, satellite television, a safe, coffee and tea maker, a private bath with shower, and essentials. The resort boasts not only one but five swimming pools! A sauna and steam room are also available. For relaxation, check out Pulai Spa. Two restaurants offering Chinese, Indian, Western, and local fares are on-site too. How convenient!


Pulai Springs Resort Official

Wifi Available

Address: 20Km, Jalan Pontian Lama,
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Garden

6. Forest City Phoenix International Marina Hotel (from USD 209)

Boasting world-class service, Phoenix Hotel will surely make guests feel like royalty. Situated in Gelang Patah, the hotel is near the beach and surrounded by wonderful natural landscapes. What’s to love about this hotel is not only the irreplaceable views but also its wonderful amenities. The rooms are kept simple and sophisticated with complete facilities, such as a television, internet, minibar, essentials, etc. Other perks include a gorgeous outdoor pool, mini-market, gift shop, fitness center, and restaurant.


Forest City Marina Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Forest City 1 Pulau Satu,
Accommodates: 4

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

7. Amari Johor Bahru (from USD 79)

With its strategic location at the Johor Bahru city center, this beautiful resort brings you elegant rooms complete with a 40-inch-screen television, free internet, en suite bathroom with toiletries, and big comfy beds. Selected units have access to the executive lounge or even direct access to the pool. Check out Amaya Food Gallery for a scrumptious breakfast buffet and relax at Breeze Spa! There are plenty of dining options and shopping centers nearby, so go ahead and explore the streets.


Amari Johor Bahru

Wifi Available

Address: No. 82C, Jalan Trus
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace

8. Thistle Johor Bahru (from USD 71)

This upscale hotel brings you four dining options, a gorgeous freeform outdoor pool, and stunning rooms—the place has it all! Once you step inside, it will take you a while to savor all its luxuries because every corner is well-thought-of. Throughout the property, you have free access to WiFi. The rooms are designed with soft colors that are easy on the eyes, so you can feel relaxed. What’s more? You’ll get to enjoy a view of the fantastic Johor Bahru skyline! For your breakfast, avail of the daily breakfast buffet, with the venue overlooking gorgeous landscaped gardens.


Thistle Johor Bahru

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Sungai Chat
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

9. Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel (from USD 91)

An excellent choice for a stay while you’re in Johor, Malaysia, would be Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel. Offering luxurious and elegant rooms that will make you feel comfortable, the resort is such a wonderful retreat. The rooms are equipped with an air-conditioning, flatscreen television, private bathroom and shower, work-friendly desk, and essentials. Enjoy Chinese and Cantonese cuisines at Wan Li or international dishes at Café BLD, and check out interesting drinks at R-Bar for a wonderful evening.


Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 2, Jalan Permas 11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya,
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

10. Legoland Malaysia Hotel (from USD 326)

Enter this magical place for Lego lovers and feel the thrill! This one-of-a-kind resort gives you both relaxation and excitement, featuring fun rooms with interesting decor and fantastic theme and water parks! For sure, it would be hard to contain your excitement upon arrival since this is heaven for Lego lovers, especially the kids. Guests are entitled to free internet, laundry services, airport shuttle, and three dining options, and there are even retail stores on-site! Without a doubt, Legoland Malaysia Hotel is the perfect resort for a fun family getaway.


Legoland Malaysia Hotel

Address: 1, JALAN MEDINI UTARA 3, BANDAR MEDINI ISKANDAR MALAYSIA

Have a fantastic and grand stay in Johor

Enjoy getting around the place and trying out the many things to do in this Malaysian state. In every resort featured on this list, there will always be a stunning view to relish! Bring the whole family along, and have a luxurious stay in Johor, Malaysia!

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