DESARU COAST: One of the world’s 100 greatest places in ’21!

Desaru Coast, Johor Bahru in Malaysia has been chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Places to visit in 2021. Spanning more than 3,900 acres along a pristine 17-km stretch of beachfront real estate, it boasts of a curated and refined mix of attractions, including world-class and ultra-luxury hotels.

Nestled against 17km of pristine beachfront and home to world-class and ultra-luxury hotels, Desaru Coast also boasts a curated and refined mix of attractions.

One&Only Desaru Coast

As the website coins Asia’s very first One&Only Resort, “discover your personal oasis” at One&Only Desaru Coast through its luxurious suites, delicacies and wellness facilities, while being surrounded by the unspoilt nature and warm tropical waters. This award-winning tropical retreat is ready to provide you with your own sanctuary complete with a private sparkling pool, exquisite dining range from European, Mediterranean, Japanese and local cuisines, personalised wellness programmes to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, as well as outdoor activities that will bring you closer to
Mother Nature.

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

Similarly, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is the perfect place for that much-needed luxurious retreat you have been dreaming of. Comprising various accommodations to suit your wants and needs, from premier rooms to standalone villas and beach houses overlooking the South China Sea, Anantara Desaru Coast is also equipped with its own wellness and outdoor programmes, such as morning yoga sessions, movie nights under the stars and mangrove forest tours (just to name a few!).

Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast

For the little ones (and the kid in you!), Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast awaits with more than 10 “chill” or “thrill” rides and attractions. Experience all the fun water slides or get your adrenaline pumping at Kraken’s Revenge roller coaster and the classic Swinging Ship!

The Els Club Desaru Coast

Divided into two courses, avid golfers get to choose between The Ocean Course & Clubhouse or The Valley Course & Clubhouse. Designed by four-time Major Champion Ernie Els, a renowned South African-born golfer, Els Club guarantees a breath-taking and an unforgettable experience for anyone who steps into the vicinity.

To quote TIME Magazine

“The saying “If you build it, they will come” is very true of Desaru Coast, an ambitious new resort area in the state of Johor. Spanning more than 3,900 acres along a pristine 17-km stretch of beachfront real estate, the area offers some of Malaysia’s most coveted luxury bolt-holes. In 2020, the One&Only Desaru Coast, the brand’s first property in Asia, debuted as a spectacular tropical sanctuary with a spa and golf course. Also newly opened is the Anantara Desaru Coast Resort and Villas, with lush gardens and lagoon swimming pools. Other draws include championship golf courses and cruises through the Sedili Wetlands, a freshwater swamp home to the endangered water trumpet. The imminent opening of the Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal will offer increased transit options for Singapore and Indonesia. —Duncan Forgan.”

A well-deserving recognition and achievement that calls for a celebration!

When the time permits, let us visit the greatest place in the world, with only a drive (or a flight) to
Johor Bahru!

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