Desaru, Malaysia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Desaru, Malaysia? If you're planning to go to Desaru, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Desaru, Malaysia

Based on the climate and weather in Desaru, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Desaru, Malaysia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Desaru, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Desaru, Malaysia by month

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January

If you vacation in Desaru during January, you will probably find that it is extremely warm, very rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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February

If you visit Desaru during February, you might see that it can be very hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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March

In March, Desaru is consistently hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Desaru, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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April

April here is consistently hot, very rainy, very stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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May

Traveling to Desaru in May, you will notice that it is extremely hot, very rainy, very stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

June in Desaru can be sweltering, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you go to Desaru in July, you will notice that it is consistently hot, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August in Desaru is consistently hot, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

September in Desaru can be very hot, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October in Desaru can be sweltering, very rainy, very stormy and extremely hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

In November, Desaru can be very hot, extremely rainy, very stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Desaru, with most of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

December in Desaru is extremely warm, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

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Activities for Desaru, Malaysia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Desaru.

If you see the Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Desaru has great beaches. If you plan go to the beach, take:

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