Desaru Coast is set to meet Middle East business and leisure travelers in 2018

Dubai, 22 April 2018

Malaysia's First Premium Integrated Destination to increase Tourist Receipts with New Offerings

Malaysia’s first integrated premium destination resort and the most anticipated new tourism development, Desaru Coast, will be participating in the Arabian Travel Market from 22 to 25 April 2018 under the Tourism Malaysia Pavilion, Booth Number: AS2220. The premium-integrated destination will meet Middle East buyers to present its latest developments and various offerings in one of Malaysia’s hidden gem.

Developed by Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn. Bhd. (“DH1”), Desaru Coast is located at the southeastern region of Malaysia, spanning over 3,900 acres along an unspoiled 17km beachfront facing the South China Sea. The destination is easily accessible via land, ferry, and air. Desaru Coast is home to globally renowned hotels and resorts, two championship golf courses, a themed water park, a retail village as well as a conference centre.

“We are excited to meet travel trade professionals from all over the world at this event and look forward to share a preview of our destination that will appeal to the international travelers. Our destination is purposefully designed and developed to meet holidaymakers and business travelers’ request that desires a harmonious integration with its myriads of offerings,” said Muhammad Zainal Ashikin, Chief Executive Officer, DH1.

In 2017, a total of 251,937 Middle East travelers visited Malaysia and I believe Desaru Coast as a new exciting tourism product will help to give a boost to arrivals numbers,” added Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General, Tourism Malaysia.

Anchored by Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, one of the world’s biggest water parks with the largest wave pool in Southeast Asia, visitors can experience the first water coaster in the region and a unique mix of wet and dry rides. With five (5) splash-tacular zones to explore, the waterpark features a unique mix of over twenty (20) wet and dry rides, slides and attractions to be enjoyed by families, tweens and the ‘young-at- heart’.

The integrated beachfront destination will encompass of globally renowned hotels and resorts namely The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast and Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas.

Adding to the vast array of leisure and holistic offerings is Desaru Coast Riverside, a 23-acre water-front landscaped retail and lifestyle village located in the heart of Desaru Coast that delivers an all-inclusive leisure experience, including a range of retail, eateries and entertainment outlets.

Completing the unique blend of experiences that the integrated destination has to offer is the Desaru Coast Conference Centre, an equipped multipurpose venue with a banquet area and exhibition space that can host up to 1,000 participants. The conference centre is furnished with meeting and breakout rooms, VIP lounges, a pre-function area, and courtyard to cater to MICE events, corporate functions and entertainment events.

Golf aficionados will get the chance to tee-off at the first Els Club in Southeast Asia, the third in the world, The Els Club Malaysia in Desaru Coast. The Els Club Desaru Coast comprises two championship golf courses, the 27-hole Ocean Course and the 18-hole Valley Course. Managed by Troon Golf, the Ocean Course was designed by 4-time Major Champion, Ernie Els, while the Valley Course was designed in collaboration with Els’ long-standing friend and major champion, Vijay Singh. Golfers can be guaranteed a world-class golf experience with an incredible view.

Desaru Coast is set to unveil its destination offerings in stages, with the opening of The Els Club Desaru Coast – Ocean Course in September 2016 and The Els Club Desaru Coast – Valley Course in March 2017, followed by the remaining components from end June 2018.

Desaru Coast is easily accessible via the following ar

  • Changi Airport, Singapore
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA & KLIA 2)
  • Senai International Airport, Johor (* 45-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur to Senai International Airport, followed by a 45-minute scenic drive to Desaru Coast)

For more information, visit and Desaru Coast Malaysia Facebook and Instagram.



For media enquiries, please contact:


Noraishah Mohammad Shamsudin

Media Relations, Desaru Coast | Phone: 03-7688 6618


About Desaru Coast

Desaru Coast is a premium integrated destination resort and one of Malaysia's most anticipated new tourism developments creating a unique blend of globally renowned hotels and resorts, a Conference Centre, a 27-hole and 18-hole golf course, a themed water park, and a retail village. It provides the perfect escape for the discerning leisure and business travelers alike. Located in the south-eastern region of the country, in the state of Johor, Desaru Coast spans over 3,900 acres along a pristine 17km unspoiled beachfront, that faces eastwards over the clear ocean waters. The destination is easily accessible via road, air and sea, and is expected to welcome a wave of new travelers to its shores, attracted by its array of fun activities, renowned hotel brands and the unique Desaru Coast lifestyle.

To find out more, please visit

< Back 

Cart summary