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Vacation rentals in Bandar Penawar

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Popular amenities for Bandar Penawar vacation rentals

Stay near Bandar Penawar's top sights

Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa5 locals recommend
Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast19 locals recommend
Desaru Fruit Farm22 locals recommend
SKS City Mall13 locals recommend
Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort - Desaru Coast3 locals recommend
The Els Club Desaru Coast - Ocean Course13 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Bandar Penawar

  • Total rentals

    500 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    220 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    30 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    390 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    5.5K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Bandar Penawar

All About Bandar Penawar

Located two miles from peninsular Malaysia’s southeastern coast, the small town of Bandar Penawar is just minutes from the blue waters of the South China Sea. People are drawn here to soak up the laid-back coastal vibe, hanging out at brightly colored beachfront cafes serving up freshly caught crab and red snapper. Coffee shops and family-run restaurants dot the town, which is bisected by the winding Sungai Chamang river. On the other side of a patch of woodland lies the golden coast, where you’ll find locals flying kites, kayaks bobbing around in the surf, and jet skis whizzing along further out to sea. Many visitors rent fat bikes to ride along the sand to seaside shacks where locals tuck into pepes — fished wrapped in banana leaves — and spicy, sour asam pedas stew.

From Bandar Penawar, the buzz of Johor Bahru is only an hour away. Southern Malaysia’s largest city is home to a mix of mosques, Chinese temples, cafes, artisan boutiques, and sprawling shopping malls.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bandar Penawar

The temperature in Bandar Penawar is warm to hot all year long, with quite a bit of rainfall. While February tends to see the least precipitation, it is still relatively wet, which is typical of the area’s tropical climate. Bandar Penawar is more of a sleepy seaside destination than a magnet for large events, with perhaps the exception of Lunar New Year in February or March, when the area comes alive with festive decorations and feasting. You may also want to check the calendar of events in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, both within driving distance.

Top things to do in Bandar Penawar

Gunung Panti Recreational Forest

The Gunung Panti Recreational Forest, which is located only one hour northwest of Bandar Penawar, is a popular site for day hikes. Miles of trails in varying difficulty levels wind through the mature forests alongside rushing rivers and cascading waterfalls. The Gunung Panti summit hike and the Kota Tinggi waterfalls are favorites with hikers.

Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum

Located just off the coast of the South China Sea, less than 10 minutes from Bandar Penawar, the Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum features exhibits focused on the region’s maritime and fishing history. It displays boats, fishing equipment, and trapping devices that have been used throughout the years, as well as a model of a traditional fishing family’s house.

Old Town Johor Bahru

Around an hour’s drive west is the city of Johor Bahru, which is joined to the neighboring city-state of Singapore by the Johor Causeway Bridge. The narrow, tree-lined streets in Johor Bahru’s heritage district are packed with a maze of pastel-hued shops adorned with wooden shutters and climbing plants, small art galleries, and cafes with tables that spill out onto the sidewalk.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do bungalow rentals in Bandar Penawar have wireless internet?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 bungalow rentals with wireless internet in Bandar Penawar. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Hotel Rentals in Bandar Penawar?

    Enhance your stay in our Hotel Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with wireless internet, over 10 homes with a gym, over 10 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Bandar Penawar?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 180 vacation rentals in Bandar Penawar featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Do apartment rentals in Bandar Penawar have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 apartment rentals with a bbq area in Bandar Penawar. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Bandar Penawar?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Bandar Penawar. Choose from more than 30 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Bandar Penawar?

    Bandar Penawar has more than 390 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do bungalow rentals in Bandar Penawar have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 bungalow rentals with air conditioning in Bandar Penawar. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do condo rentals in Bandar Penawar have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 condo rentals with a gym in Bandar Penawar. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in townhouse rentals in Bandar Penawar?

    Experience the best of Bandar Penawar with our townhouse rentals, starting at about $40 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there Bandar Penawar vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 220 vacation homes with pools in Bandar Penawar, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

Destinations to explore

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