A 128-acre beachfront development, this ultimate bespoke lifestyle experience includes 42 suites, 2 luxury suites and an exclusive 4-bedroom villa. This is the first One&Only in Malaysia as part of the expanding One&Only collection, as the brand continues to grow and develop internationally.
One&Only was conceived as a hallmark of excellence, set in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. With the evolution of the One&Only portfolio, these new experiences complement the existing award-winning resort collection, a vivid and inspiriting celebration of life. Glamorous in style but wonderfully unstuffy by nature—One&Only offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, and genuine hospitality that is unparalleled.
As part of the continued strategic global growth of Kerzner International, Malaysia is the perfect location for the next One&Only resort and for the brand to enter Asia. We are proud to have been selected to operate the ultra-luxury resort on Desaru Coast as One&Only and we look forward to announcing an opening date in the near future. With the evolution of One&Only and the introduction of One&Only Private Homes, Nature Resorts and Urban Resorts, One&Only Desaru Coast will be an incredible beach destination, with an exclusive residential community — Michael Wale, Chief Executive Officer, Kerzner International.
Accessible from Singapore Changi International Airport and Senai International Airport in Johor, Desaru Coast is the new premium integrated destination located in the south-eastern region of Malaysia, in the state of Johor. Inspired by the azure ocean waters and lush tropical landscape, One&Only Desaru Coast provides modern Malaysian elegance, showcasing the incredible natural elements of the region. One&Only sincerely honours the country’s rich culture and traditions throughout the design and experience.
Like all properties within the One&Only collection, the resort, designed by award-winning architectural firm, Kerry Hill Architects, places an emphasis on privacy, providing the ultimate hideaway. Secluded Private Homes, perfect for couples or large families, are a sanctuary for those that want a private haven to call home. One&Only Desaru Coast is also home to an indulgent destination spa, introducing traditional and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies, with overall wellness at its core.
A cutting-edge fitness centre –featuring both indoor and outdoor spaces–is also part of the overall lifestyle offering. The destination is a golf-lover’s paradise with The Els Club Desaru Coast nearby, featuring both the Ocean Course, a 27-hole layout designed by 4-time Major Champion, Ernie Els and the Valley Course, a further 18-holes designed in collaboration with Els’ long-standing friend and fellow major champion, Vijay Singh.
The resort is a culinary destination, offering three restaurants, a dynamic bar for the latest in mixology and a Beach Club, each defined by their own distinct ethos, energy, design and flavour, showcasing the bounty of the region. The Beach Club is a vibrant location where guests and residents alike want to linger at the water’s edge for hours, to lounge, socialise or play.
New experiences are continuously introduced to discover the best of both land and sea – full of adventure. As with all One&Only properties, the resort offers innovative programming for families with children whilst carefully preserving space for adults only as well. From awe-inspiring natural landscapes to state-of-the-art facilities for sports, wellness, cooking and more, One&Only Desaru Coast is a stimulating oasis for active, mindful and creative pursuits, regardless of age or passion.