Malaysia’s hidden gem for a luxe getaway

Positioning itself both as an international halal hub and a world-class medical tourism destination, Malaysia is also renowned for the country’s vibrant cultures, eco-tourism attractions, pristine beaches, and Malaysia’s moniker as a shopping paradise especially for the GCC clientele.

Middle East travellers are known to be discerning as they personalise and make it a worthwhile experience. Generally, most tourists from the region set their sights on exclusive destinations situated within vast plains, away from bustling crowds. This is precisely what the 17 km of quiet, and unspoiled beachfront of Desaru Coast at the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia offers.

As the country’s first integrated premium beach destination in Malaysia, Desaru Coast is set to change the tourism landscape in southern Malaysia. Connectivity wise, you can fly directly into Senai International Airport located just an hour’s drive from the resort, while travellers flying via Singapore are just a two-hour ride away. The destination is also accessible via land and ferry. Desaru Coast’s soon-to-be-launched ferry terminal will also provide direct access, boosting connectivity and facilitating cross-border travel between the destination and the surrounding islands.

Spanning over 3,900 acres, Malaysia’s trendiest beach destination is home to a unique blend of world-class, luxury resorts and villas. Among them are Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, and Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas – the first Anantara branded property In Malaysia. Desaru Coast’s allure and appeal to internationally recognised brands is further cemented with the recent opening of One&Only Desaru Coast, the award-winning luxury resort brand’s first property in Southeast Asia.

Health and safety are also of paramount importance at Desaru Coast. The destination’s Stay Well @ Desaru Coast initiative is part of its continuous efforts to strengthen precautionary measures prioritising the health, safety and
well-being of the holidaymakers, workforce and entire value chain.

Catering not only to the family-leisure market, Desaru Coast is also poised to attract the growing Meetings, Incentives, Convention and Exhibition (M!CE) market and corporate clientele in the region. Desaru Coast’s M!CE centrepiece is the Desaru Coast Convention Centre, a world-class facility equipped with top-notch facilities managed by The Westin Desaru Coast Resort. This coupled with the destination’s 27-hole championship golf course – The Els Club Desaru Coast, truly provides an indulgent getaway for discerning leisure and business travellers.Thrill-seeking families can also look forward to endless fun-filled and pulsating activities at Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast – one of the world’s biggest waterparks. Set against the backdrop of a traditional Malaysian fishing village, guests can immerse themselves in over 20 wet and dry rides, slides and attractions, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the country, such as the region’s first water coaster and one of the biggest wave pools in the world.

Finally, no shopaholic would want to miss out on the golden opportunity for some quality retail therapy at Southeast Asia’s first premium outlet centre, Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) located just an hour’s drive away from Desaru Coast.

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