Anantara enters Malaysia market

Desaru Coast opening for new high-end development

Anantara Desaru Residence Living Room

Anantara Hotels Resorts Spas has opened the brand’s first luxury hotel in Malaysia. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is located on the shores of the country’s south-eastern coastline with authentic luxury and indigenous-inspired hospitality.

Positioned on on a 17-kilometre beachfront facing the South China Sea, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is a new high-end resort development that offers a range of luxury accommodation nestled in lush tropical gardens. It is near Iskandar Malaysia and is easily accessible via a 45-minute drive from Malaysia’s Senai International Airport (JHB) and a two-hour drive from Singapore. Additionally, visitors from Singapore can travel to Desaru Coast by ferry, followed by a short drive.

Anantara Desaru - Pool Villa Bedroom

The 108-key resort is comprised of 90 ensuite deluxe rooms in low-rise traditional Malay buildings that overlook the gardens, lagoon and ocean. They are adorned with indigenous materials and fabrics, such as woven textiles, renowned Malaysian wicker elements and silhouettes of traditional Malay crafts.

Thirteen standalone double story luxurious one- and two-bedroom pool villas are located around a lagoon.

Five expansive family sized three- and four-bedroom residences, ranging from 288 to 597 square metres, offer guests utmost privacy with an infinity pool, spacious contemporary living areas, full kitchens and chef and butler services.

Two swimming pools offer refreshing freshwater alternatives to the azure ocean waves, while kids and teenagers alike can laze the day away playing the latest high-tech games or partake in cross-cultural educational activities in separate dedicated clubs.

A signature Anantara Spa and well-appointed health and fitness center offer wellness fanatics and adrenaline junkies a welcome respite to relax or revive. Attractions in the area include The Els Club Desaru Coast, comprised of two beautifully manicured golf courses that feature 45 holes in total.

Rates at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas start from $222 per room per night, inclusive of breakfast; rates exclude six percent Sales Service Tax.

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