Desaru Coast recognised as one of the World’s Greatest Places 2021 by TIME Magazine

Looking forward to opened borders and start travelling again. One of the places on my bucket list is Desaru because it is near and, the current circumstance would probably have me pack my bags in split seconds. Call me today and, I may be dropping everything to be there tomorrow. Alright, I'm kidding. Desaru is beautiful. After so long of not taking a vacation, the picturesque view of the blue seas, great wind, and sunny skies and delicious seafood seems to be giving me an urgent call from afar. This lockdown and movement restriction is taking a toll on everyone.

Malaysia’s integrated destination resort, Desaru Coast, located on the south-eastern coast of Johor, has been named one of TIME Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places of 2021, a list comprising 100 of the magazine’s top destinations from around the world. The third annual edition of the list, published on 20 July 2021, was compiled by TIME’s international network of correspondents as well as industry experts. Desaru Coast is the only destination in Malaysia to make the list this year. The destination is recommended to a global audience as a beach escape offering a coveted list of international hotels and other draws such as world-class golf courses and cruises through the Sedili Wetlands. The magazine also highlights that the imminent opening of the Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal will offer increased transit options for Singapore and Indonesia. 

The TIME list this year tributes to the people and businesses at the forefront of those industries who, amid extraordinary circumstances, found ways to adapt, build and innovate. 

Desaru Coast is nestled against 17km of pristine beachfront and home to world-class and ultra-luxury hotels, including Asia’s first, One&Only Desaru Coast, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort and Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. The destination also boasts a curated and refine mix of attractions and experiences, including two world-class golf courses and the region’s largest adventure waterpark. With wide-open spaces and great connectivity to the region, Desaru Coast offers the perfect beach escape for the most discerning of travellers.