Desaru Coast, located on the south-eastern coast of Johor has been named one of Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places of 2021.
The beautiful Coast is nestled against 17km of pristine beach front and home to world-class and ultra-luxury hotels, including Asia’s One&Only Desaru Coast, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort and Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast.
The recent redevelopment of the coastal town has led to an international spectacle, bringing the spotlight over to Desaru Coast with world-class golf courses, and the region’s largest adventure waterpark, apart from other local attractions.
To compile the World’s Greatest Places 2021 list, Time solicited nominations of places—including countries, regions, cities and towns—from its international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences.
Desaru Coast is the only destination in Malaysia to make the covered list this year. TIME magazine also highlights that the imminent opening of the Desaru Coast Ferry terminal will also offer increased transit options for Singapore and Indonesia in the near future.
According to Desaru Coast Destination Resort’s Managing Director, Roslina Arbak, they were honoured to be recognised by a renowned publication and were proud to be representing both Johor and Malaysia.
“This is an outstanding achievement for a team only two years in operations, and after what has been and continues to be a challenging time for the industry.
“With this notable feather in our cap, we look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world once travel resumes,” Roslina said.
Once interstate travel is open, this beautiful destination should be added in your travel list to visit.