ANANTARA DESARU COAST RESORT & VILLAS
A Coastal Paradise
By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan
There’s no better place to soothe a frazzled urban soul than at the poolside or beachside of the Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas. Nestled within Desaru Coast, the sprawled out, low rise, idyllic resort is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and framed by the blue waters of the South China Sea.
The renowned Thai Anantara brand’s maiden voyage to Malaysia offers 108 rooms, villas and residences. The design emanates warmth, interspersed with the Anantara identity and local culture. In a typical warm Asian welcome, a gong is sounded upon arrival and guests are ushered in towards the lobby where it beams with an enthralling view of the ocean and the property.
Take your pick of stylish and sumptuous accommodations, from the Premier Room and Deluxe Sea View Room to a One- Bedroom Villa and Three-Bedroom Beach Residence — each bedecked with warm hues and stylish designs. The Premier Rooms and Deluxe Rooms are sleek, both flowing out onto the sun-dappled private balcony for fresh breezes and lazy afternoon of people-watching.
For families of three or those who crave for privacy, the one-bedroom villa will give you just that. The restrained contemporary kampung-esque interior is stylish, airy and thoughtfully equipped with a wide private deck and a personal plunge pool. A gazebo sets the scene for poolside dining, while floor-to-ceiling windows fill the sumptuous living areas with natural light. As night falls, retreat upstairs to a lavish king bedroom, embellished with subdued local design.
Deluxe Sea View Room
After a day of fun in the sun, soak in the hot tub before tucking into the plush, mammoth of a king-sized bed that easily drifts you to sweet slumberland. Perfect for honeymooners and couples, wake up to the call of the birds chirping and the beautiful vistas of the resort’s lush greenery and the ocean beyond. Bask in the morning sun with a fresh espresso at the expansive balcony before heading out for breakfast and to take on the day.
Three-Bedroom Beach Residence
Designed with big families in mind, the spacious three-bedroom beach residence is quite literally stepping into a home away from home. Steeped in modern luxury, this beachfront abode comes with a private deck that opens up directly to the beach, a marble-topped kitchen and a butler at your beck and call to take care of your needs. Bathed in neutral tones, this bounteous space offers comfort, warmth and splendour — the hallmarks of a perfect stay. Available for purchase, you can wake up to a tropical paradise everyday. Whether a vacation home or forever home, these beach residences come fully furnished and owners benefit from Anantara Desaru’s resort facilities and round-the-clock services.
INDULGE, INDULGE AND INDULGE AGAIN
No hunger or grumble shall befall you when at the Anantara Desaru Coast. When it comes to dining, there is no need to stray far. Have ambrosial breakfasts alfresco, facing the main pool at Turmeric where local delights such as nasi lemak and noodles alongside waffles and pancakes, eggs every way and indulgent pastries beckon. After strolling along the beach or getting some splashes in the pool, saunter into Sea.Fire.Salt, renowned for its freshest seafood. Among the menu highlights are the Chilled Seafood Tower, Crab and Coconut Salad and Wagyu Tomahawk. In the evening, witness the sunset and waves crashing ashore with sundowners in hand at the Infinity bar. Boasting an infinity pool, one could also take an evening dip while enjoying the tidbits and array of quality craft cocktails here.
Alternatively, couples can opt for Dining by Design — a romantic, bespoke dinner experience for two that is set on the beach. Lamps and candles lead the path to a dugout sandcastle lined with plush pillows and complete with a private chef and butler that will take care of your dinner. A similar romantic setting with candles and flowers can be arranged within the resort’s gardens. Families too can enjoy a private BBQ on your villa’s sundeck per request.
PAMPER YOURSELF AT THE ANANTARA SPA
When you finally tear yourself away from the room, take a bicycle ride throughout the resort or banish the aches and pains that come with working tirelessly in the city with an indulgent and aromatic 60-minute Anantara Signature Massage or a Bespoke Spa Experience. Melt away into the journey of senses and allow the skilled masseuse to transport you to a state of tranquillity and bliss.
Address: Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930
Bandar Penawar, Johor.
Tel: 07 8280888