One & Only Desaru Coast

One&Only Desaru Coast set a gold standard for staycations in Malaysia and reaffirmed the healing power of travel.

HISTORY & STORY
Romantically coined as The Golden Chersonese by the ancient Romans.
Desaru sits on the east coast in the state of Johor, part of the Malay Peninsula. About 10,000 years ago, the Orang Asli (comparable to Malay Aboriginals) left from southwest China to the peninsula we now call West -Malaysia.
Until 1405 the following superpowers reigned over the peninsula; the Funan (Cambodia), the Srivijaya (Sumatra) and the Majapahit (Java). Several decades later, the emergence of Islam spread throughout the Malay Archipelago with the arrival of Arabic traders.
When the Portuguese Empire fell, remnants of the Malaccan royal family moved into Johor and established the new sultanate – the Johor Empire. Johor became the epicentre for the spice trade and the state prospered.
The old Johorian Empire fell into a political tension between and Dutch and British, who fought to proclaim their presence within the state. A treaty signed in 1824 gave birth to the modern Johor.
The Johor Sultanate continues to exist as a member of the Conference of Rulers following Malaysia’s independence from British Colonial rule in 1957.

KEY SITES/ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
Fire your soul with curated adventures through Malaysia’s raw unspoilt nature and warm tropical waters. Get your adrenaline pumping with a range of fitness activities from tennis and padel to beach biking and spectacularly scenic rounds of golf at The Els Club.
Discover a side of Desaru Coast you never knew existed with illuminating excursions and hands- on experiences, designed and tailored exclusively just for you. 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.

Awaken body and mind in a haven of tranquillity inspired by new and ancient local wisdoms. Chenot Spa offers a revolutionary scientific and holistic approach to health and wellness, personalising every element to your individual needs throughout your stay. It’s the ultimate transformative experience that extends beyond the spa to every element of your stay.
There will be 10 treatment rooms, including a VIP room, a relaxation pavilion, hot -and-cool pools, steam facilities and Pedi:Mani:Cure by Bastien Gonzalez.

ACCOMMODATION
42 suites, 2 grand two-bedrooms suites and an exclusive 4-bedroom Villa One

● Rainforest Junior Suite (105 sqm) / 12 King & 2 Twin / Maximum 3 Adults or 2 Adults + 2 Children
Spacious bedroom with king bed, bathroom with indulgent shower and stand-alone bath, private plunge pool, generous outdoor veranda and terrace.

● Ocean Junior Suite (105 sqm) / 22 King & 6 Twin / Maximum 3 Adults or 2 Adults + 2 Children
Spacious bedroom with king bed, bathroom with indulgent shower and stand-alone bath, private plunge pool, generous outdoor veranda and terrace, direct access to the beach.

● Rainforest Grand Pool Suite (300 sqm) / 1 King / 3 Adults or 2 Adults + 3 Children
Spacious bedroom with king bed, two bathrooms with indulgent shower and stand-alone bath, private 17m lap pool with pool deck, private plunge pool, indoor living room, outdoor veranda and terrace.

● Ocean Grand Suite (210 sqm) / 1 King / / Maximum 3 Adults or 2 Adults + 3 Children
Spacious bedroom with king bed, two bathrooms with indulgent shower and stand-alone bath, private plunge pool, indoor living room, outdoor veranda and terrace, direct access to the beach.

● Rainforest Two-Bedroom Grand Pool Suite (405 sqm) / 1 King & 1 Twin / Maximum 5 Adults + 2 Children or 4 Adults + 3 Children
Two spacious bedrooms with king bed and twin beds, three bathrooms with indulgent shower and stand-alone bath, private 17m lap pool with pool deck, two private plunge pool, indoor living room, extensive outdoor veranda and terrace.

● Ocean Two-Bedroom Grand Suite (315 sqm) / 1 King & 1 Twin / Maximum 5 Adults + 2 Children or 4 Adults + 3 Children
Two spacious bedrooms with king bed and twin beds, three bathrooms with indulgent shower and stand-alone bath, two private plunge pool, indoor living room, extensive outdoor veranda and terrace, direct access to the beach.

● Villa One (1500 sqm) / 4 King / Maximum 8 Adults + 4 Children
Two-storeyed villa of 1,500m2. Spacious Master bedroom with generous dressing space and en-suite bathroom with indulgent shower and stand-alone bath, three guestrooms with en-suite bathrooms and terraces, private 27m lap pool with pool deck, generous open lawns with open cinema and OYFR Barbecue area, indoor living and dining rooms, home office, private spa treatment room, wet-and-dry kitchens, staff quarters, garage, and direct access to the beach.

EXTRA NOTABLE FEATURES
• Bonfire Legends
• A Warriors’ Journey (Silat Melayu)
• Call of the Gibbons (visit the Panti Forest Reserve)
• The View from the Top (tree climbing)
• The Reel Catch
• Chenot Spa at One&Only
• Yoga
• Silat Meditation
• Club One (activities centre)
• Tennis Academy
• Golf at The Els Club
• Gym
• Water sports
• The Cycle Hub
• Guided Nature Walks
• KidsOnly (for age 3-11)
• One Tribe (for age 11-17)
• The Creative Studio
• Cooking Classes


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