Stay Here: Anantara Desaru Coast, MalaysiaBy Gemma Perlin
Anantara Desaru Coast: The Lowdown
You’ve landed in Singapore. You’ve had a really great couple of days exploring the city, but it’s getting a bit sticky and humid now and you are craving a beach destination, which crucially is not a flight or long drive away as most of Malaysia’s classic spots are. Enter the area of Desaru and the Anantara Resort. A hidden coastal gem, not yet well known in Europe, on Malaysia’s southeastern coastline, under two hours away. This place is an oasis of tranquility and sophistication, it offers total luxury but seamlessly intertwined with a simplicity for the real star- the raw unspoilt nature of this coastline.
Anantara Desaru Coast Hotel: The Rooms
The Anantara Hotel in Desaru weaves a tapestry of elegance and comfort into each of its thoughtfully designed rooms, ensuring an unforgettable stay for every guest. As you enter your private sanctuary, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking vistas of either the lush tropical gardens or the vast expanse of the glistening sea. Our room had a sweeping balcony with a yoga mat to boot for the best place we have ever stretched and Namasted to.
The interiors are a symphony of chic modernity and local charm, featuring tasteful furnishings, soothing colour palettes, and subtle nods to regional artistry. The bathrooms are seriously indulgent, with rain showers and deep soaking tubs with a very well placed bath pillow.
In addition to the elegant rooms, the hotel also offers a selection of luxurious villas, each boasting a private pool and exclusive amenities. If you are looking for total seclusion and privacy, this is totally worth splashing out on.
Anantara Desaru Coast Hotel: The Food
Anantara Desaru Coast: The Facilities
This hotel offers an array of activities and amenities that cater to every inclination. If you are a pool person, there is a magnificent lagoon pool, if you are a sea person, dive into the infinity pool, which seemingly blends into the ocean it is mere steps from. For those seeking rejuvenation, the resort’s signature spa promises a haven of relaxation, where skilled therapists can pamper you with ancient healing techniques. Plus kids and teens clubs if you are travelling with children.
If you felt the itch to leave your sun lounger (we didn’t) there is a plethora of watersports activities from kayaks and paddleboards to the motorized variety of jet skies to ride the waves of the sea.
If you are looking for a hotel with multiple restaurants and facilities, a luxury vibe and crucially a unspoilt beach close to Singapore, the Anantara Desaru Coast is just the ticket. Head there before everyone else finds out about it.
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