Desaru Coast Climbs League Tables of the Most Attractive Investment and Lifestyle Destinations in Asia

Inclusion in Time’s 2021 list of World’s Greatest Places feeds luxury real estate demand


Desaru Coast, Malaysia (October 18, 2021) – On the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Desaru Coast has seen its global standing as a highly desirable destination bolstered by a number of accolades.

Most recently, Time magazine included Desaru Coast in its 2021 list of World’s Greatest Places – the only Malaysian destination to make the prestigious annual list. The once-sleepy coastal destination earned the Time entry as “an ambitious new resort area offering some of Malaysia’s most coveted luxury bolt-holes”, and was feted for the variety and quality of its amenities.

Desaru Coast’s rising international profile and increasing tourism focus have created a vibrant property market for real estate investors and discerning holiday home buyers. Anantara Desaru Coast Residences, a luxury community of 20 three- and four-bedroom seaside pool villas, gives a select group of owners and residents direct access to the features that make the destination so attractive.

Set on an expansive sanctuary by a pristine beachfront, Desaru Coast offers a variety of experiences ranging from world-class golfing at The Els Club’s two championship courses to family fun at Adventure Waterpark – one of the largest waterparks in the world. The location’s rich biodiversity lends itself to a variety of natural pastimes, from eco-tours at Belungkor Mangroves and encounters with endangered wildlife in Sedili Wetlands to sunset excursions at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park, which runs through a protected firefly habitat.

Amidst all these diversions, Anantara Desaru Coast Residences offers an oasis of calm. Each villa has been thoughtfully designed as a luxurious family-friendly sanctuary, with spacious en-suite bedrooms, fully-furnished indoor-outdoor living areas and a serene private infinity pool as the focal point. Beachfront villas are adorned with lush green lawns and dotted with swaying coconut trees – highlighting panoramic views of the South China Sea and the resort’s private beach only steps away.

As a branded residential development, Anantara Desaru Coast Residences’ resort-managed rental programme is suited for those looking to earn returns from their real estate investment. For those seeking hassle-free holiday home ownership, Anantara Desaru Coast Residences offers the comfort and permanence of home coupled with the world-class amenities of a five-star resort. In addition to multi award-winning gourmet restaurants, spa and recreational facilities on their doorstep, owners and residents can call on private, on-demand services from the resort’s chefs, sommeliers, butlers and wellness practitioners.

Desaru Coast is within easy reach from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur by land and air. The imminent opening of the Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal will connect the destination to Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, further boosting travel from and to Singapore, Indonesia and beyond.

Minor International, one of the largest hospitality, restaurant and lifestyle companies in Asia Pacific, is the co-developer of Anantara Desaru Coast Residences, together with Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels (TAR&H), a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

A limited number of Anantara Desaru Coast Residences’ three- and four-bedroom private pool villas are currently still available for purchase at a starting price of MYR 7.5 million. For more information about Anantara Desaru Coast Residences, please visit Alternatively, a private viewing can be arranged by contacting the team on +60 19 241 2296 or at [email protected]


About Minor International

Minor International (MINT) is a global company focused on three core businesses: hospitality restaurants and lifestyle brands distribution. MINT is a hotel owner, operator and investor with a portfolio of 530 hotels under the Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Tivoli, NH Collection, NH Hotels, nhow, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International brands in 55 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe, South and North America. MINT is also one of Asia’s largest restaurant companies with over 2,300 outlets system-wide in 26 countries under The Pizza Company, The Coffee Club, Riverside, Benihana, Thai Express, Bonchon, Swensen’s, Sizzler, Dairy Queen and Burger King. MINT is one of Thailand’s largest distributors of lifestyle brands and contract manufacturers. Its brands include Anello, Bodum, Bossini, Brooks Brothers, Charles & Keith, Esprit, Etam, Joseph Joseph, OVS, Radley, Scomadi, Zwilling J.A. Henckels and Minor Smart Kids.

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About Anantara

Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning hotels and resorts located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Portugal and Spain, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

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