New private beachfront villas introduce family-friendly luxury to Desaru Coast 😉




05 October 2020, Johor, Malaysia: Situated along 17 kilometers of pristine beachfront, Anantara Desaru Coast Residences is setting the standard for family-friendly luxury on the burgeoning Desaru Coast, on the southeastern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Recently awarded Best Luxury Landed Development and Best Landed Development in Malaysia by the Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), Anantara Desaru Coast Residences features contemporary architecture by WOW Architects and alluring coastal interior design by EDC Interiors.


Anantara Desaru Coast Residences’ 20 private pool villas range from 3,100 to 6,426 square feet in built-up size and feature three to four bedrooms – perfect for families who want to experience luxurious seaside living in an ecologically sensitive setting.


The villas are orientated to reveal sweeping views of the South China Sea and offer direct access to an expansive private beach. Gardens are filled with native foliage to enhance privacy and create a sense of tranquil seclusion, and flat ‘green’ roofs will allow for local flora to grow across the top and integrate the structure into the landscape over time.



In each villa, an open-plan layout connects en-suite bedrooms with generous living and dining spaces that flow out to the private infinity pool. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels let in ample natural light and fresh breezes while maximising ocean views. Fully furnished, the spacious sundeck extends out to the beach and provides additional scope for outdoor entertaining.


The stunning location inspires a modern, low-profile design that encourages indoor-outdoor living,” said project architect Christopher Lee, Principal of Singapore-based WOW Architects. “The sense of place is heightened through the use of natural materials that age gracefully, and design elements that reference indigenous architecture and craftsmanship.”


The interior spaces are anchored with the integration of natural materials and colours – a matte beige stone floor, brown and grey wood, and textured fabric that evokes the hues and textures of Desaru Coast’s sandy beaches and palm trees. Further inspiration is drawn from the area’s rich coastal heritage and historic roots as a fishing village, with furniture and decorative elements that hint at fishing nets, the deep cerulean blue of the ocean and weathered wood.



While contemporary, we wanted the design to also reflect the infusion of local touches. Inside each villa, we created a tranquil beach hideaway with a timeless aesthetic that pays tribute to local traditions and culture,” says Vincent Koh, principal of Malaysia-based EDC Interiors. “The elegant, subtle colour palette, materials and décor allow the panoramic coastal scenery to be the main focal point.”


Developed by Minor International – one of the largest hospitality, restaurant and lifestyle companies in Asia Pacific, and Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels (TAR&H) – a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the newly launched residences are managed and serviced year-round by the adjacent five-star Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas. Owners and residents enjoy exclusive access to the resort’s world-class amenities, including a private beach, a lagoon pool, an ocean-fronting infinity pool, Anantara Spa, fitness centre, kids’ and teens’ clubs as well as Malaysian, Thai and international dining options.


Desaru Coast is an emerging coastal destination that is well supported by private and public investments in existing and upcoming infrastructure. Desaru Coast’s vast growth potential as a luxury destination, coupled with Minor International’s decades of experience in branded residential management, make Anantara Desaru Coast Residences an excellent investment opportunity. The residences are available for purchase at a starting price of MYR 7.5 million. For information about Anantara Desaru Coast Residences, please visit: www.anantaradesaru-residences.com. A private viewing can be arranged by contacting +60 19 241 2296 or propertysales@minor.com




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 2,200 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. MINT’s luxury real estate developments are currently located in Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Thailand and United Arab Emirates. For more information, please visit www.minor.com




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. For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit www.anantara.com