One&Only Desaru Coast

Johor, Malaysian

A secluded sanctuary encompassed by cerulean waters, white shores, and emerald jungles.

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Property Overview

Unearth the breathtaking collection of luxury suites and a crowning villa at One&Only Desaru Coast. Inspired by the beauty and traditions of Malaysia's enchanting southeast, this hotel illuminates secrets of this corner of the Earth like no other. Between the fresh exotic delicacies, wellness programs woven with new and ancient local wisdoms, and curated lists of adventures through unspoiled nature, this is the ideal place for guests to engage with paradise.


SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • A local traditional gift once per stay
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Agent Tips

  • Thriller-seekers should climb aboard One&Only Desaru Coast's Signature Experiences, an assortment of illuminating excursions and hands-on experiences that reveal a whole other side of the resort. Journey with masters with an immersive Silat Melayu class, listen to the great call of gibbons, trade words with visionaries during Bonfire Legends under the stars, or scale up the most magnificent trees in the surrounding rainforest.
  • Kids and teens in tow? Talk with your SmartFlyer travel advisor to sign them up for a spot in their youth programs. For the young ones, KidsOnly gives children the chance to explore and experience the very best of Malaysia’s eastern coast. One Tribe, a program built for teens, features an art studio, bicycle riding and training lessons, sports facilities such as basketball, foosball, archery, badminton, football, volleyball, padel, tennis with certified tennis coaches, and golf lessons at The Els Club.
Rooms + Suites

An expansive beachfront property on the East Coast of Malaysia immersed in lush rainforests the facing the South China Sea.

One&Only Desaru Coast hosts a collection of private sanctuaries that immerse guests in the different biomes of Malaysia's coastline. The Rainforest Suites are guest's own private oases veiled by wild flora and enveloped by the lush jungle canopy. The Ocean Suites provide guests with bedside access to the crystal clear waters of the South China Sea. At Villa One, guests are given complete privacy within a secluded four-bedroom retreat hidden away from all but the wildlife. Private butler service is provided to all guests regardless of which property they choose.
Pool + Gym

An expansive infinity pool that appears to stretch through a break in the coastal trees to the ocean beyond.

Guests are greeted by the main resort pool as soon as they leave the reception area: an expansive infinity pool that appears to stretch through a break in the coastal trees to the ocean beyond, overlooking the sparkling waters. The Ember Beach Club has two additional pools including one for kids. Private plunge pools are also available in every suite for those looking for a more private swim.

For fitness fanatics, One&Only Desaru Coast hosts a world-class fitness center with the latest equipment from Technogym, a pilates studio, and a beach yoga pavilion. The resort’s fitness team will also create personalized fitness programs to meet guests’ goals. Alternatively, take to the court with the resort's Tennis Academy. Under the tuition of qualified coaches, players of all ages can take their game to the next level. Guests can also try the first Padel court in Malaysia, a fusion of tennis and squash.

Every visitor is offered a tailored-made "whole self" treatment.

Chenot Spa offers a revolutionary scientific and holistic approach to health and wellness, personalizing every element to guests' individual needs throughout their stay. Every visitor is offered a preliminary set of diagnostics that help the spa consultants tailor a "whole self" treatment composed out of select elements of the renowned and research-driven Chenot Method®. On top of ten treatment rooms that include a VIP room, a relaxation pavilion, hot-and-cool pools, and steam facilities, it’s the ultimate transformative experience that extends beyond the spa to every element of your stay.
Restaurant + Bar

Each provides a different set of fresh exotic flavors from Malaysia.

There are three signature restaurants at One&Only Desaru Coast, each providing a different set of fresh exotic flavors from Malaysia. Head to Ambara to savor some honey collected from within the rainforests, preserves made from fruits grown at the nearby organic farms, and delicate herbs picked fresh from our Chef’s Garden. Japanese food-lovers will thrive at Hoshi as chefs delicately prepare and serve an exquisite bounty of sashimi, sushi, and buckwheat noodles served alongside Japanese sake and whiskies. The Ember Beach Club is a prime spot for guests looking to dig into barbecued prime meats and fresh ocean catches with close access to live music and action-packed water sports.

The property's open-air lobby bar, Dusky Monkey, boasts an extensive menu of curated rums from the region, the finest whiskies, gins, artisanal tonics, and a selection of refreshing handcrafted drinks by their resident mixologist. The bar also serves the resort's signature afternoon Dusky Monkey Tea blend is created exclusively by Quinteassential, a London-based tea company. The caffeine-free tea features familiar herbs and fruits of Desaru like lemongrass, dried bananas, bamboo leaves, and papaya.
  • Who's it for?
    One&Only Desaru Coast is an ideal getaway for those looking for a chance to plunge themselves into the bountiful nature of Malaysia's East Coast. Between the resorts' extensive adventure experiences and bountiful wellness activities, families of all sizes will find it especially easy to settle into this beachfront paradise.
  • Location
    The property is located in the state of Johor on the south eastern coastline of Malaysia. The resort is nestled in the ‘village of palms’ and is easily accessible by a variety of major and local airports.

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