Winner of PropertyGuru Property Asia Awards 2020 for Best Luxury and Landed Development (Malaysia), Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas (Anantara) has 108 accommodations comprising of 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.
A 45-minutes’ drive from Johor Bahru to Desaru via the Senai-Desaru Expressway and an additional 15minutes from the toll gate to Anantara is all it takes to get you away from the bustling city to this world class luxury resort.
Upon arriving, you’ll be treated to a pleasant check in experience while sipping on your welcome drink. The rooms are spacious, and the view is breath-taking. However, unlike your routine resort experience, here are the 7 things you can do at Anantara with your family that you won’t conventionally do at other resorts.
- Couples Cooking at Spice Spoon
Master authentic Malay or Thai cooking with this signature Anantara experience. The Spice Spoon cooking class is much more than your average cooking class as you’ll get tips and tricks of cooking mastery from the skilled Head Chefs who will share their knowledge with you from chopping board skills to wok-experience. It’s a wonderful couple’s activity as it is highly interactive, and you’ll get to learn about cultural significances and health benefits from the skilled chefs. My personal experience under Head Thai Chef Amara was amazing as she guided me in creating a delicious Green Papaya salad, her signature stir-fried Pad Thai and the mouth-watering favourite, Mango Sticky Rice.
- Couples Spa Essence Session
The recipient of Best Resort Spa in Malaysia award by World Spa Awards, Anantara Desaru’s Spa hosts their guests to immerse themselves in a true serene spa experience. Whether you are combating jetlag or just looking for a massage to unwind, Anantara’s spa offers an array of treatments that will leave the body feeling both, vibrant and relaxed. The spa at Anantara has six treatment rooms with en-suite bathroom, a relaxation area, shower facilities and premium branded products.
Signature treatments offered at the resort include:
The Roots of Malaysia (90 minutes): A signature massage that combines the healing traditions and techniques of Malaysia. Your treatment begins with a foot soak and guided breathing techniques. This is followed by full body palm work combined with light foot pressure points and passive stretching.
Anantara Signature Massage (60 & 90 minutes): Revered Eastern and Western massage techniques, combined with a signature oil blend, stimulate the circulation, promote deep relaxation, and restore energy flow for supreme wellbeing.
Bespoke Spa Experiences (60 & 90 minutes): Indulge in an exclusive spa journey designed around your needs and mood. Highlight the areas you wish to focus on, and the therapist will tailor the perfect treatment.
No matter the treatment chosen, Anantara Spa is performed by highly trained and specialised therapists. The spa experts tailor the most perfect experiences by providing comprehensive menus of massages and body and facial treatments, bringing together exclusive ingredients and aromas, and time-honoured techniques to promote long-term health and wellbeing.
- Puzzles and Wall Climbing at Layang- Layang Kids Club and Lungur Ombak
Watch cartoons, solve puzzles, indulge in arts and crafts or go for an exhilarating wall climbing session for the kids? Get it all at the Layang Layang Kids Club where parents have the option to leave the kids there for a period of time under the supervision of Anantara’s friendly and professional staff. If you’re a teenager, then head over to Lungur Ombak which comes equipped with traditional games, board games, pinball machines, PlayStation and more. The kids club and teens’ club will help parents keep the kids entertained with fun activities and more.
To be continued…