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  • Writer's pictureTania Wee

10 Things Desaru Coast has to offer for the New Year

For those looking for some exhilarating holiday action and splashing fun, make your way to the Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast, where one of the region’s largest wave pool has reopened with an irresistible promotion for all. So, without fear or favour, here’s a list of reasons why you should gather the family and head on over to Desaru Coast which has something for just about every member of the family, and all the makings of a holiday quite unlike any other.


1. Ride the waves at Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast

Gear up for a splashing time this year-end as Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast has reopened its doors with a special Buy-1-Free-1 deal (with minimum 1 ticket purchase at full price) for all (including non-MyKad holder). The offer is valid from 21 December 2020 until 11 February 2021.

Home to one of the largest wave pool in Southeast Asia, the 21-acre Adventure Waterpark is one of the world’s biggest waterpark. Set against the backdrop of a Malaysian fishing village, visitors can immerse themselves in a sea of exciting water rides this holiday season including Kraken’s Revenge – the region’s first water coaster, the Tidal Wave Pool which boasts an artificial wave height reaching up to 4 meters and over 20 one-of-a-kind wet and dry rides.

To make visitors’ experience a safe and enjoyable one, the Adventure Waterpark has taken every precaution and implemented Standard Operating Procedures to ensure a secure and socially distanced experience. Stringent emergency protocols will also be put into effect, while park ambassadors will be situated around the park to assist guests.

The maximum daily capacity of the park is reduced to 2,500 people, down from the usual 5,000, to facilitate the enforcement of social distancing. In light of this, visitors are highly encouraged to make early bookings to avoid disappointment.

Guests can also join in the Christmas and year-end activities organised from 25 – 27 December 2020 at the Tidal Wave Beach, Surf Wall, Kids Ahoy and Penawar Market. Loads of fun are in store with the Wira Warrior Challenge, Giant Bubble Fun, Family Aqua Zumba, DJ Music Fun Game, Beads Contest, Fun Carnival Games, Giant Family Games and Kepten Kassim Treasure Hunt.


2. A celebration in paradise at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

Experience laidback luxury at its finest at the seaside haven of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas – the first-ever Anantara Resort & Spa venture in Malaysia. Indulge with a 3D/2N luxury getaway inclusive of Desaru Coast experiences and a gourmet 3-course dinner for two for just RM1,999, with a valid travel period until June 2021. If you’re looking for a great vacation gift for yourself or your family this festive season, this is it!

Boasting breath-taking vistas of the South China Sea, the resort is offering a bevy of special events and delicious culinary delights throughout the festive season. Gear up for an alluring evening that will have you sinking your teeth into succulent bites from the sea and exhilarating sips of fine wine while stringing along to the fine melodies of a violinist this Christmas Eve at Sea.Fire.Salt. Alternatively, holiday-goers may greet the New Year in style and luxury with Turmeric Restaurant’s Grand New Breakfast. Served in a lavish buffet, diners will be treated to an elegant taste of the diverse culinary cultures of Malaysia and Thailand.

3. Eat to your heart’s content at The Westin Desaru Coast restaurants

Let The Westin Desaru Coast be the reason for the season as it brings the festive joy to your plates, cooking up a spread like no other to satisfy your gastronomic cravings.

Delight in a festive 4-course dinner at Prego – the resort’s signature Italian restaurant. Featuring a choice of fresh homemade pasta, roast turkey roulade or grilled Angus tenderloin, this specially crafted 4-course dinner is available for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Alternatively, gather the family for a Christmas and New Year’s Dinner buffet by Seasonal Tastes and feast on traditional Christmas favourites like Cranberry Glazed Whole Turkey, Roasted Angus and more.

4. Sway to the rhythm of your tastebuds at Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast (HRHDC) ticks all the right boxes for an exhilarating holiday experience. With 365 music-inspired rooms and suites with balconies, the property provides an amplified experience for families, honeymooners and group travellers alike by offering unforgettable amenities, unparalleled services and top-notch safety and hygiene standards, not to mention direct access to Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast!

Prepare to rock this Christmas and New Year’s Eve in an electrifying style as HRHDC is pulling out all the stops to satiate your tastebuds. Starting 21 to 31 December 2020, HRHDC will be offering exclusive festive food and beverage offerings including a Christmas Eve buffet dinner, Christmas Day 4-course set lunch and New Year’s Eve buffet dinner.


5. Hit the greens at The Els Club Desaru Coast

More than the Christmas trees, garlands and hollies are the beautifully manicured Ocean Course, a 27-hole golf course designed by 4-time Major Champion, Ernie Els. Golf enthusiasts can look forward to special packages this year-end starting with the Christmas Bundle Package offering golf and exclusive merchandise for RM300 (weekday) and RM350 (weekend), as well as a Pair Up promotion starting at RM450 (weekday) and RM500 (weekend). The promotions are valid until 31 December 2020.

*Note: Due to ongoing Covid-19 Contingency guidelines, the 18-hole Valley Course designed in collaboration with Els’ long-standing friend and major champion, Vijay Singh is currently closed.

6. Get your heart pumping with high adrenaline activities

Explore the coastline on a fat-bike, conquer the sea on a stand-up paddleboard or watch the kids get towed on an inflatable banana and flip upside-down inside a zorb water ball, no matter what tickles your fancy, Desaru Coast, in collaboration with DASH Outdoors is sure to have something that will get your heart pumping! Other activities that will awaken the adventure junkie in you includes sailing in a catamaran, jet ski riding, towing rides, beach digging, kayaking, surfing, pedal boating, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing and kneeboarding.


7. Retune and recharge your body at Rock Spa®

Are you in the mood for a little rejuvenation? Rock Spa® at Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast has got you covered with an array of rock and roll inspired treatments and spa packages that are sure to leave you feeling pampered like a rock star.

Leave the stress of 2020 behind and treat yourself to a Retune package to enjoy a three-day, two-night stay for two persons, inclusive of daily breakfast. The package also entitles you to two 60-minute spa treatments for both guests at the Rock Spa® and a 20% discount on ala-carte spa treatments, making for a perfect relaxing holiday!

8. A Christmas spa retreat at Anantara Spa

Whether you’re seeking mind-body balance or reviving after a day in the water or on the greens, Anantara Spa has got you covered. This Christmas, bask in a bespoke rejuvenation treatment soothing to the body with a special Christmas scent followed by a 45-minute-long full body ginger salt scrub for the ultimate pampering experience at Anantara Spa. For a touch of elegance, make a Golden Wish and immerse on a surreal dream-come true experience that will have you indulging in a 60-minute 24k-carat gold facial treatment and a lavish golden wrap 24k treatment. Chocolate lovers can instead delight in a rich, sweet and chocolaty body scrub and chocolate body wrap treatment. Prices range from RM600 to RM945 nett per person.


9. Taste the freshness of local produce on a tropical fruitland excursion

The Desaru Fruit Farm is no ordinary fruit farm, with an ATV track, petting zoo and paintball course all listed as side attractions to the extensive 100-acre fruit farm. It is also home to 120 different types of fruits, some of which you can even sample before heading out to explore.

10. Putting the eco in tourism with bespoke tours by a passionate naturalist

Awaken your senses and embark on the excursion of a lifetime that will bring you off-the-beaten path to experience nature at its best. From mangrove cruising to tidepool and tidal shore walks, birdwatching, river cruises as well as hiking excursions to Panti Forest.

Working in collaboration with leading nature and adventure operator, JungleWalla tours – a nature outfit and pioneer of nature tourism, Desaru Coast invites guests to eye-opening hands-on experiences that will have them getting up close and personal with nature and more importantly, leave them with meaningful insight into local culture and their ways of living.

As beachside destinations are deemed to be popular destinations this season, guests planning a holiday at Desaru Coast are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. Desaru Coast – which boasts wide-open spaces far from the madding crowd – is the perfect choice with so much to offer while ensuring a safe holiday for its guests, with strict adherence to SOPs to ensure the highest levels of hygiene, distancing and precautions.

So what are you waiting for? Log on to today and plan a year-end getaway that you will remember for a long time, only at Desaru Coast.

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