Desaru Coast Is One Of The 100 World’s Greatest Places 2021!


Desaru Coast, Johor Bahru has recently been chosen as one of the 100 World’s Greatest Places 2021 by TIME Magazine. It is also the only destination in Malaysia that made the list. Let’s find out what it has to offer!

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 and experiences, including two world-class golf courses and the region’s largest adventure waterpark.

A serene atmosphere that promises to melt your stresses away.
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 ranging 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.

For more information on One&Only Desaru Coast, click here.

A luxurious retreat awaits at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas.
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 stand-alone 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!).

For more information on Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, click here.

An adventure waterpark by the beach? Why not?
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!


For more information on Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast’s entrance fees and operating hours, click here.

A round of golf accompanied by soothing wave-splashing in the background, it can’t get any better than this!
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.

For more information on The Els Club and its promotions, click here.

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!

To view TIME’s full list of the World’s Greatest Places of 2021, click here.

 Credits to Desaru Coast, Johor Bahru.


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