November 25, 2020

Dreaming of your next vacation? You don’t have to go far. Just a stone’s throw from Singapore, Desaru Coast is nestled against 17km of pristine beachfront and home to four globally renowned hotels, two world-class golf courses and a fun-filled adventure waterpark. Boasting relaxing, wide-open spaces and an abundance of curated activities and experiences, the region’s newest destination resort offers the perfect oasis for a worry-free getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Set against the backdrop of the South China Sea in east Johor, Malaysia, Desaru Coast is just a 90-minute drive, or 30-minute ferry and a short car ride from Singapore. Atop the list once borders ope, visitors can look forward to a safe and seamless holiday experience, close to home with all activities and experiences available right on their doorstep.

To streamline services, Desaru Coast’s plethora of amenities and activities can be easily accessed and booked using the resorts’ Destination Concierge service that can be reached via phone and email. With something for everyone, guests can immerse themselves in curated activities to suit every taste and style from unwinding on the unspoiled beach to mangrove cruising and even trekking in the Panti Forest as well as a wide range of outdoor activities that include beach and nature walks, among others.

With over 800 rooms, Desaru Coast’s portfolio of five-star hotels provides luxurious accommodation for all ages and interests and is the ideal escape from the city crowds. Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, with its direct access to one of the world’s largest waterparks, is an energetic, family-friendly option boasting an array of facilities to keep everyone entertained. Meanwhile, with sweeping views of the South China Sea, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort sits in the heart of the resort, alongside an adjoining conference centre.

Boasting direct access to the beach, the Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villa is a luxury, family-oriented resort, providing an experience inspired by local culture and history. For a more intimate stay, the One&Only Desaru Coast offers a luxurious break with beachfront suites and villas. Each of Desaru Coast’s hotels boasts an exceptional array of dining and beverage experiences with expertly curated menus inspired by local flavours and ingredients.

At the heart of Desaru Coast sits The Els Club Desaru, a 45-hole golfer’s paradise set against dramatic coastal vistas. With two clubs; Ocean Course, a 27-hole course designed by Ernie Els and Valley Course, an 18-hole golf course designed in collaboration with major champion, Vijay Singh, Desaru Coast brings a new standard of golf to the region. Catering to those in search of a luxury experience, the facilities include restaurants, meeting spaces and viewing balconies and terraces with expansive views of the South China Sea.

Accessible from both courses, The Els Performance Golf Academy is the first academy of its kind in Asia, offering juniors and adults the opportunity to learn and improve the game in a state-of-the-art centre of excellence.

One of the largest waterparks in the world, Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark is home to a unique mix of fun-filled attractions including over 20 slides and a wave pool big enough for surfing. The adventure park also has the region’s first water coaster, as well as a host of ‘dry’ rides. Whether guests are hurtling down rafts, braving the Riptide twister or floating down the 350-meter Penawar lazy river, the park is a haven for thrill-seekers.

Leveraging on wide-open spaces along its 17-km beachfront, Desaru Coast promotes decoupling from densely populated places curated activities that embrace the new norm for safety and peace of mind. Through its Destination Concierge services, the destination offers curated wellness programmes, non-contact sporting activities as well as edutainment programmes that include nature-based activities ranging from a visit to the fruit farm, individual ATV experience, Tanjung Belungkor mangrove exploration as well as trekking to the Panti Forest Reserve.

Guests will be able to enjoy their holiday with the utmost peace of mind, as Desaru Coast has proactively strengthened its health and safety precautionary measures such as conducting temperature and health screenings, as well as regular briefings and training for staff. There are contactless check-in and room entry options, and contactless menus in their restaurants too.