JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Desaru Coast, an integrated destination resort, has been named one of Time Magazine's World's Greatest Places of 2021, a list comprising 100 of the magazine's top destinations from around the world.
Desaru Coast Destination Resort managing director and chief executive officer Roslina Arbak said the third annual edition of the list, published on July 20, was compiled by Time's international network of correspondents as well as industry experts.
"We are honoured to be globally recognised by such a renowned publication and we are proud to fly the flag for both Johor and Malaysia.
"This is an outstanding achievement for a team only two years in operation, and after what has been and continues to be a challenging time for the industry.
"We look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world once travel resumes," she said in a statement here Friday (July 23).
Desaru Coast is the only destination in Malaysia to make the list this year and the destination is recommended to a global audience as a beach escape offering a coveted list of international hotels and other draws such as world-class golf courses and cruises through the Sedili Wetlands.
Roslina said the magazine also highlighted the imminent opening of the Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal, which would offer increased transit options for Singapore and Indonesia.
Nestled against 17km of pristine beachfront, Desaru Coast is also home to world-class and ultra-luxury hotels, including Asia’s first, One and Only Desaru Coast, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort and Villas, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort and Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast.
Desaru Coast also has two world-class golf courses and is home to the region’s largest adventure waterpark. - Bernama