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One&Only Desaru Coast/Malaysia - Hotel Review

The only way to complete relaxation is through One&Only. The hotel chain has achieved something extraordinary with the resort on the Desaru Coast.

January 20, 2022

One&Only Desaru Coast
Darul Ta'zim, Persiaran Damai, Desaru Coast Bandar Penawar, 90, 81930, Johor, Malaysia
Tel.: +60 7 878 3400
Price: Junior suite from 835 USD per night

Reason to Book:

Nowhere is the sand more powdery, the sea more crystal clear: nothing is missing, nothing needs to be added. You just want to immerse your soul in this place of power that is so unique. But not only the location makes it possible, but also the exquisite service - unobtrusive and yet always on hand.

Location & neighborhood

On almost 52 hectares, surrounded by pristine nature and situated on a secluded private beach, a resort in a class of its own has been waiting for its guests since September 2020. One&Only, which is known for its distinctive style that integrates local color charmingly and smartly into its concepts, has created a refuge where everything is in its place. Despite total seclusion, it's only a two-hour drive to Singapore, and Senai International Airport in Johor is even just 45 minutes away.

Plenty of greenery and privacy await at One&Only Desaru Coast. ©One and Only, Rupert Peace

Rooms & suites

The heart of the complex is the "Villa One". The exclusive residence is located somewhat secluded and offers space for intergenerational vacations with four bedrooms. Highlight: the 27-meter-long private pool. Guests also enjoy private spa treatments here. 50 Private Homes are also available for purchase or rent. Each of the suites (44 in total) plus Villa One is surrounded by plenty of natural greenery. Conclusion: Absolute privacy is guaranteed!

The junior suites are timelessly elegant. ©One & Only, Rupert Peace

Food & Drinks

Seclusion has its price - except here: Three restaurants leave nothing to be desired in terms of culinary delights. If you fancy a cocktail to live music, dance the night away at the Ember Beach Club.

Ambara" serves Malay and Mediterranean specialties. ©One & Only. Rupert Peace

Wellness & Fitness

If you want to do physical exercise according to plan, Chenot Spa is the place to go. There, thanks to the most advanced diagnostic methods, you can have a fitness plan drawn up - or even a new life concept: the mixture of scientific and holistic approach is revolutionary and makes Chenot the worldwide pioneer in the industry. But you don't have to take advantage of it, because one thing can be guaranteed: Whoever travels here will come back as a new person one way or another!

Science and holistic approaches are perfectly combined at Chenot Spa. ©One & Only. Rupert Peace

Leisure & Family

You should plan your stay well, that is, pack plenty of time in your luggage, because the abundance of activities seems almost limitless. Among other things, you can perfect your swing at the neighboring "Els Club," which is one of the best in the world. Or you can deepen your knowledge in biology with the (resort's own!) naturalist in the nearby Panti Forest and climb (selected) trees to get a breathtaking view of the South China Sea. Or explore the ocean depths with the PADI school's dive instructor, go deep sea fishing or jet skiing. This is just a small selection that will drive the sporty ambitious to peak performance. An introduction to the traditional Malaysian martial art Silat Melayu is a must-do! Entertaining as well as challenging. Even the littlest of tots will get their money's worth here. They will find a wide range of activities at the KidsOnly Club. Tip: the EcoLab.

One&Only Desaru Coast
Darul Ta'zim, Persiaran Damai, Desaru Coast Bandar Penawar, 90, 81930, Johor, Malaysia
Tel.: +60 7 878 3400
Price: Junior suite from 835 USD per night

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Winter 2020.

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