Sebana Cove in Johor is one of the easiest holiday resorts to head to for those looking for a short, 2-3 day break, and who don’t want to cut into their holiday with too much time spent on the road.
The harbour resort sits inside an estuary of the Sungei (‘River’) Santi and is situated on Malaysia’s southern peninsula, about 25kms south west from the east coast resort of Desaru.
Perhaps the most convenient and quickest way to reach Sebana Cove if you are simply looking for a weekend of golf, is to hop on to a 45-minute ferry ride from Tanah Merah to the resort’s own immigration checkpoint at its harbour.
Should you want to take your car and explore the area around Sebana Cove then getting there is still a breeze. And you’ll be richer for the experience too experiencing Johor’s greenery and laid-back kampong life.
Driving there takes around two to three hours, depending on how quick you want to push on and, of course the time of day.
STAYING AT SEBANA COVE
The Sebana Cove resort is regarded by many boaters who permanently moor their yachts there as the ‘Caribbean of the East’ and it forms a perfect and relaxing mix of Marina, resort with international standard golf course. AA members are offered special golf and golf and stay packages.
With just 40 executive rooms, 20 suites and 24 two bedroom apartments, the resort offers great exclusivity, set in a backdrop of lush, sculptured plantation and superb facilities. The executive and suite rooms are housed in two-storey blocks of five right next to the resort’s clubhouse for added convenience.The top-end two bedroom waterfront apartments offer a superb view of the marina bay and have a kitchenet, dining, living area and balcony. Guest services for all rooms include laundry,resort shuttle service and a business centre.
A large leisure pool sits next to the clubhouse and a children’s pool with slide is adjacent to it so you can keep an eye on the kids while you take a splash or lounge around the landscaped pool area. Other facilities for the whole family (or those not playing golf!) are table tennis, tennis courts, a gym,a sauna and a newly-opened spa. There is also a mini football pitch and a sand volleyball court. The surrounding mangrove area can be explored with pre-arranged jungle treks as well as biking and canoeing.
A special feature of Sebana Cove is the night boat trips to see the firefly colonies that inhabit the ancient mangrove swamps.Weather permitting, this excursion is highly recommended.The 45 minute trip lets you sample the magical delights of these flies that look like Christmas Tree Lights and will even come into the boat.
There are three restaurants to serve you a mix of local and international cuisine, while the ‘Ship’s Bow’ bar provides a relaxed setting for a nightcap.
WHAT IS SEBANA COVE?
The resort and golf course were established in 1995 and are set within 1200 acres of dense, tropical rainforest and mangrove swamps that were (and still are) fringed by mangrove swamps.
The Marina can accommodate 100 boats up to 80 metres long and is surrounded by natural riverine and the mangroves. It is
rich in marine life. The essence of the development has been
to retain the natural surroundings. It is the only real Marina situated on the East Coast of Malaysia and sits seven nautical miles east of Changi Sailing Club.
Contact: (02) 07 826 6688 (Malaysia office) / 6333 3363 (Singapore office)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (resort) firstname.lastname@example.org (golf course).