travel journalmalaysiadesaru One&Only Desaru Coast is the ultimate hideaway in Malaysia Unearth a breathtaking collection of luxury suites, a crowning villa, and One&Only Private Homes, all inspired by the beauty and traditions of Malaysia's enchanting southeast. Share

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.

One&Only Desaru Coast is the ultimate hideaway in Malaysia
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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.

One&Only Desaru Coast is the ultimate hideaway in Malaysia
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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.

One&Only Desaru Coast is the ultimate hideaway in Malaysia
One&Only Desaru Coast is the ultimate hideaway in Malaysia
One&Only Desaru Coast is the ultimate hideaway in Malaysia
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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.

One&Only Desaru Coast is the ultimate hideaway in Malaysia
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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.

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