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One&Only Desaru Coast

Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia

Opening in June 2020, this secluded tropical all-suite beachfront resort with private plunge pools, offers East meets West culinary concepts, spa, beach biking, tennis, golf, and an array of curated adventures.
One&Only Desaru Coast
Set between lush jungle flora and the South China Sea, the One&Only Desaru Coast is a luxury resort on the southeastern shore of Malaysia. Embodying the essence of the location known as the village of the palms, the exotic 128-acre beachfront property is surrounded by natural vegetation and golden sand beaches. The resort celebrates the destination's architectural heritage with a modern interpretation of the traditional Malaysian 'kampung' or village.

Designed by the award-winning Kerry Hill Architects, the all-suite private sanctuaries blend seamlessly within the resort's coastal location. Built using natural materials and locally-inspired color palettes, accommodations echo the traditions of Southeast Asia. Artwork within all suites and the villa are created by local artists, and handmade pieces are created by Tanoti Crafts, a Malaysian award-winning social enterprise that combines the ancient Malaysian art of songket weaving with contemporary designs, while empowering young, local, female weavers. Guests can select from 42 spacious suites, each with private plunge pools, expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces, and ultra-luxe bathrooms. For travelers seeking additional space, the resort has two luxe two-bedroom suites and the exclusive four-bedroom Villa One with a one-of-a-kind retreat.

Offering world-class dining options, guests can dine at Ambara where East meets West with the flavors of Malaysia and the Mediterranean combining in dishes crafted with local organic ingredients. For the flavors of Japan, Hoshi presents master chef-prepared light tempura and contemporary sushi. The Ember Beach Club is the destination for Asian barbecue fare, the pool cafe serves Malaysian dishes, and the Dusky Monkey is an open-air bar serving regional rums, curated gins, house cocktails, and a signature afternoon tea.

One&Only Desaru Coast provides an array of curated adventures designed to maximize the area's unspoiled nature and warm tropical waters. From tennis and padel to beach biking and rounds of golf in a scenic setting, guests can partake in a variety of adrenaline-inducing experiences.
Hotel Address:
  • One&Only Desaru Coast
  • Persiaran Damai
  • Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar
  • Johor Darul Ta’zim, 81930
  • Malaysia

Location Summary
Situated in Malaysia's southeast, One&Only Desaru Coast is set amidst nature and warm tropical beaches. The resort is located 1.6km/1 mile away from The Els Club Desaru Coast; 2.3km/1.42 miles away from Adventure Waterpark.

Directions to Hotel
One&Only Desaru Coast is a 90km/56 mile (45-minute) drive from Senai International Airport; and 120km/75 mile (2.5 hour) drive from Singapore International Airport.
Banquets & Meetings
1 ballroom with space for up to 144 attendees, plus 3 boardrooms for 10-20 people.
Disabled Access
Limited access.
Fine Dining On Site
Hoshi: Contemporary Japanese tempura bar.
Fitness Center
Cutting-edge fitness center will offer both indoor (230m2) and outdoor spaces, featuring the latest fitness equipment from Technogym.
Child Programs
KidsOnly for young children and OneTribe for teenagers.
Spa Facility
One&Only Spa by Chenot is a bespoke concept developed by Chenot exclusively for One&Only.
Tennis Courts On Site
2 on-site courts.
Beach
1.5km stretch of pristine beach.
Biking, Mountain
Available for rental.
Ecological Tourism
Yes. Signature Experiences: Call of the Gibbons & Guided Nature Walks.
Fishing - Ocean
Signature Experience: The Reel Catch.
Recommended Rooms
Villa One is a one-of-a-kind four bedroom villa. The two-story retreat has a spacious master bedroom with generous dressing space and en-suite bathroom with indulgent shower and stand-alone bath, three guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms and terraces, private 27-meter lap pool with pool deck, generous open lawns with open cinema and OYFR Barbecue area, indoor living and dining rooms, home office, private spa treatment room, wet-and-dry kitchens, staff quarters, garage, and direct access to the beach.

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Jet Skiing
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Volleyball
    - Water Skiing
    - Windsurfing