The moment you step foot at the vast and scenic lush lawns of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, leading to a breathtaking infinite seafront, you know you’re going to be pampered to the hilt. And that is exactly what happens here. It’s pampering at its best. After all, everyone deserves it. From the warm welcome at the reception, to a cup of tea or any drink of your choice facing the water body, you know you’re in right hands.
You’re soon led to your spacious room by one of their staff. Each of the rooms are sea facing and stocked with all the luxury amenities you can think of. You’re nestled in lush tropical gardens, as Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas offers a serene escape on golden Malaysian shores. Low-rise buildings and stand-alone villas overlook the gardens, lagoon and ocean, while expansive residences offer families and groups utmost privacy with an infinity pool, full kitchen and chef and butler service. Take your pick of stylish, airy rooms from the best beach resort in Malaysia. Admire the view from your wraparound balcony, retreat to a Malaysian-style villa or enjoy the ultimate coastal getaway in a beachfront residence with a private pool.
Wake up to fresh coffee from your espresso machine, then enjoy the balmy coastal climate from your private balcony. Take in sea views from the second and third floors, or opt for a large wraparound balcony with far-reaching resort and ocean panoramas. Enjoy the diversions of Desaru Coast, Malaysia’s rising-star resort destination, or relax in coastal tranquillity, immersed in authentic Anantara luxury. Dive into one of two resort swimming pools, take to the ocean, explore the locale or stage a board-game tournament with family in your own residence.
The resort’s 108 accommodations comprise 90 tastefully decorated en-suite deluxe rooms in low-rise traditional Malay buildings that overlook the gardens, lagoon, and ocean. Thirteen stand-alone double story luxurious one and two-bedroom pool villas are located around a lagoon. The design draws heavily from traditional kampong houses that are constructed to suit the tropical Malaysian climate with floor-to-ceiling windows, slanted carved wooden panels, louvres and vents under the roof, and wide-open doors that allow natural airflow to cool the interior.
You can go on a Spice Trail from the resort. Discover the secrets of Malay cuisine as you unravel the secrets of Malaysian or Thai cooking in an exciting master class. Learn more about popular local ingredients and how to use them to create your favourite dishes. You can select your own fresh produce from the food market, as you visit a nearby local fruit farm and taste the delicious tropical fruits, and when you’re finished cooking, sit down to an unforgettable feast.
If its culinary excursions that tickle your taste buds, then try their Johor Bahru Foodie Tour. Discover the flavours of Johor Bahru Old Town. Savour the tastes and flavours of the Old Town of Johor Bahru on a walking tour of the Chinese heritage district and little India. Ambrosia is found at Hiap Joo Bakery where you’ll sample their famous banana cake, taste coffee at Jumpa Selalu Vintage Café, traditional woodfire coconut buns and Karipap at Salahuddin Bakery and dumplings at Hock Chiang Hin.
If you’re a nature lover, you must try Mangrove Cruising. Cruise through the protected mangroves of the Belungkor Forest with a naturalist guide, plant mangrove saplings and discover more about local island fishing culture. You can also sample island fare made by local villagers.
For those who want to stay undisturbed in the midst of luxury can try Dining by Design. With the Resort’s Bespoke Private Dining, you can plan a romantic bespoke dinner for two in a dugout sandcastle on the beach, complete with a private chef and butler and a sumptuous menu. Enjoy a private family BBQ on your villa sundeck, or arrange for an intimate dining setting with candles, flowers and torches in a serene setting within the resort gardens.
Offers at Anantara Desaru Resort & Villas
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas’ first luxury hotel in Malaysia, has now reopened to welcome guests beginning July 1, 2020. Additionally, the hotel has added new offerings that invite discerning travellers to enjoy beautiful accommodations, contactless in-room dining services, spa and more. Located along a pristine 17-kilometre ocean beachfront, the new high-end resort development offers a range of luxury accommodations and activities for all generations. Offering world class hospitality, the resort implements new reopening offerings and thorough safety measures within its luxury comfort. Don’t miss the new offers that are on currently at Anantara Desaru Resort & Villas.
Villas and Residences Retreat offers luxury in the comfort of guest’s private residence or villa with the option of dining in or out as desired by guests. The offer is comprised of accommodations and complimentary daily breakfast, early check in and late check out, complimentary lunch and one-time minibar item. Book between June 15 – September 2020 and stay from July 1 through March 2021. Price starting from MYR 2,998+.
Re-Opening Special includes daily breakfast for two, complimentary daily lunch for two at Turmeric Restaurant serving authentic local Malaysian fare and delicious Thai, Chinese and international cuisine, or Lagoon Pool Bar. Price starting from MYR 741+.
Anantara Hotels & Resorts is committed to the safety of its guests who can now stay and experience the property knowing every safety measure has been taken into consideration. Every Anantara property will have a dedicated ‘Guest Guardian’, responsible for internal audits based on a series of rigid brand guidelines. Enhanced hygiene measures such as the use of electrostatic spray technology are implemented at every property to ensure guests’ health and safety throughout their stay. Building on Anantara’s existing holistic 360 approach, the guidelines will extend beyond guest areas into all back of house operations from supply chain deliveries to culinary preparation areas and housekeeping procedures.
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 35 stunning hotel and properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Portugal, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East, Africa and South America. For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, visit www.anantara.com.
– By Namita Gupta.