One&Only Desaru Coast

Secluded Villas & Suites with Private Butler – Unspoilt Beach and Rainforest Location

Secluded and Magical the Desaru Coast is located on the south-eastern coastline of Malaysia overlooking the South China Seas and surrounded by natural rainforest. The One&Only Desaru is set in 128 acres and is no exception to the One&Only philosophy of Time to Play, Space to Be. 45 Suites and One Villa come with Personal Butlers who encourage guests to embark on incredible adventures be it discovering local wildlife on a jungle trek in the unique landscape, trying water sports, taking to the world class golf courses or participating in cookery or creative classes. For those guests looking to unwind the Chenot Spa has something for everyone from aesthetic treatments to nutrition and wellbeing starting with a Bio-Energetic Check-Up that uncovers exactly what your body needs.  For dining there are three restaurants and one bar serving food that will wow the palette and Ember Beach Club is the place to chill at sunset.

In Our Opinion

One&Only Desaru is an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, both in the rainforest on Great Call of the Gibbons Signature Experience and in the South China Seas where the beach and coastline are simply unspoilt.


Open kitchen that delivers honest Mediterranean flavours from Greece to Lebanon. Wood fired breads, mezze platters, meats and seafoods. Open for breakfast and dinner.


Inspired by a celestial love story revered in Japan, Hoshi marries traditional Japanese with modert techniques. Enjoy tempura created before your eyes and nibble make, nigri sushi and sashimi. Open for dinner.


Casual Malaysian café overlooking the pool. Local specialities served to your daybed. Open for lunch and dinner.

Dusky Monkey

Surrounded by Malaysian nature the bar is the perfect place to relax with cocktails, favourite tipples and light-bites. Open 16.00 – 22.00

Beach & Pool

  • Beach
  • Infinity pool
  • Kids’ pool
  • Ember Beach Club – relaxed seaside luxury, destination dining, live music and the hub for watersports

Water sports*

  • Hobie cats
  • Stand-up paddleboards
  • Kite surfing

Club One*

  • Tennis & padel (lessons available)
  • Cycling
  • Kids’ Club

Chenot Spa*

  • Aesthetic treatments including massage, reflexology, mud wraps, body scrubs and facials
  • Emotional wellbeing treatments and classes
  • Nutrition advice
  • Sports and Physical activities
  • Spa programmes

Spa facilities

  • Cooling pool
  • Steam room
  • Relaxation pavilion
  • Spa boutique
  • Pilates studio

Signature Experiences*

  • Wildlife walks in Panti Forest Reserve with resident Nauralist
  • Climbing in the rainforest’s lush canopy
  • Bonfire Legends evening
  • Silat Meayu Martial Art (lessons available)
  • Fishing expeditions (seasonal)


  • Cooking classes
  • Creative Studio for arts and crafts


  • Golf at Ernie Els Ocean Course or the Valley Course designed by Vijay Singh (Golf packages are available enquire further for details.)

*activities and experiences can be arranged by your personal butler, additional charges may apply


Suites and Villas are suitable for children, most can accommodate at least 2 children in a rollaway or sofa bed. Two-bedroom suites incorporate 2 single beds and accommodate 4 adults & 3 children and Villa One has 4 king-size bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 adults & 4 children.


Ambara restaurant has a Kids' menu 

Kids’ Only Kids’ Club

For age 3 – 11 years

Open Monday to Friday 09.00 – 18.00 and Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 20.00


  • Ecolab – science experiments, nature walks and fun activities
  • Land and water activities
  • Games and crafts
  • Playground

One Tribe for Teens

Chill out space for ages 12 to 17 years. Activities and competitions that encourage new friendships under the discreetful eye of dedicated counsellors.


Pre-booking required and costs apply


Located on the south-east shoreline of Malaysia overlooking the South China Sea. Guests visiting the Desaru Coast can transfer to One&Only via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Changi or Senai International Airport. One&Only Desaru provide a door to door service from Singapore airport and when you go through passport control to Malaysia there is not even need to leave the limousine. 

Nearby Attractions

  • The Els Club Golf – 1 mile 2 mins by car
  • Adventure Waterpark – 2 miles 4 mins by car
  • Svalbard National Park – 20 miles 38 mins by car
  • Kota Tingi Firefly experience – 35 miles 55 mins by car
  • Singapore City – 70 miles 1hr 50 mins