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.

According to Desaru Coast Destination Resort Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Roslina Arbak said 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,” Roslina Arbak said.

Roslina Arbak also explained that the magazine also highlights that the imminent opening of the Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal will offer increased transit options for Singapore and Indonesia.

We are honored to be globally recognized by such a renowned publication and we are proud to fly the flag for 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,” said Roslina Arbak.

Desaru Coast, she continued that it 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 travelers. []