Desaru Coast: Malaysia’s First Premium Integrated Destination To Be Launched in 2018


Surely, Desaru is one of your top holiday destination choices whenever there’s a chance to travel. Well, there’s no reason to dislike this spot.

This southeast part of Johor, which covers 3,900 acres, is, in fact, one of the most-anticipated new tourism projects in Malaysia developed by Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn. Bhd. The major developer will be launching various projects in Desaru Coast that will gradually jump-start in 2018. Projects to be launched include the following:

1. Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark

Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark is a coastal adventure water park located on the Desaru Coast which is expected to be completed by the mid-2018. Once completed, it will be one of the world’s largest waterparks, which is suitable for surfing, boogie board and more. In addition, this waterpark features children’s swimming area, river walkways and romantic cabanas.

2. Desaru Coast Riverside

Likewise to the water facilities, a 23-acre waterfront landscaped retail and lifestyle village will be set in the heart of Desaru Coast. It will feature a variety of retail stores, restaurants, cafes and entertainment hubs. However, the opening date wasn’t announced yet.

3. The Els Club Desaru Coast

In addition to the aforementioned projects, Desaru Coast also highlights Els Club Desaru Coast, which comprises two championship golf courses, the 27-hole Ocean Course and the 18-hole Valley Course. The first golf course was designed by 4-time Major Champion, Ernie Els,  whilst the Valley Coast was designed in collaboration with El’s long-standing friend and major champion, Vijay Singh.

4. Desaru Coast Conference Centre

The Desaru Coast Conference Center is a fully equipped multifunctional venue with banquet and exhibit space, which can accommodate up to 1,000 people. It also features meeting rooms,  VIP lounges, pre-function areas, and courtyard where guests can relax and unwind. Moreover, it has an indulging environment and provides a high-standards service, which is pretty perfect as a venue for small meetings or weddings.

5. Globally renowned hotels and resorts

i. The Westin Desaru Coast Resort

The Westin Desaru Coast Resort is a 5-star hotel located in the heart of Desaru Island, which is expected to be opened in 2018. It has 275 elegant and comfortable rooms, as well as a well-equipped convention center which is adjacent to the resort.

ii. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

A luxury resort, which is expected to operate in 2018. It features 123 rooms including 90 rooms, 13 villas, and 20 residential villas. In addition, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is just a few walks to the shopping village and The Els Club Desaru Coast Ocean Course.

iii. Aman Resort & Villas

An exclusive 6-star resort, with 46 suites and 52 luxury residential villas. Moreover, this resort boasts a magnificent view, where guests can witness beautiful sunset and sunrise from each room.

iv. Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast

Hard Rock is a 365-room hotel featuring stylish accommodations, with guaranteed quality services. It also has direct access to Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark.

6. Vacation-style residential development

Course Residences, upscale resort-style residences run by UEM Sunshine Ltd., is an ideal property for investors situated near The Els Club Desaru Coast.


Desaru Coast

Location: No. 4. Jalan Danau, Coast, 81930 Desaru, 82200 Bandar Penawar, Johor Darul Ta’zim

Contact: 603-2203 9696



How to get to Desaru Coast:


– Departure from Johor Bahru via Senai-Desaru Boulevard takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minute

– Departure from Singapore via Long Causeway takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

– Departure from Kuala Lumpur via South-North Road takes approximately 4 hours

*By air

– From Kuala Lumpur, take a flight to Senai International Airport (about 45 minutes) and then to the Desaru Coast (about 45 minutes)

*By boat

– From Tanjung Belungkor, ride a 30-minute ferry boat to Changi Airport and take a 30-minute drive to the Desaru Coast

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