Hotel with the Best Beach Access in Desaru!

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Hotel with the Best Beach Access in Desaru!


Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is one in all most luxurious resort at Desaru Coast. After our keep at Westin Desaru, we determined to take a look at Anantara Desaru and take a look at the numerous instagrammable spots inside the resort premise.

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review

Checking In At Anantara Desaru

After testing the strolling route from Westin Desaru to Anantara Desaru the day earlier than, we entered Anantara Desaru by way of its aspect gate…

Entrance of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review (Side Entrance)
Entrance of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review (Side Entrance)
Gong sounds when guests arrive at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Gong sounds when visitors arrive at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Lobby of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review
Lobby of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review

The check-in expertise at Anantara Desaru was…let’s say…unusual…

Checking-in at Anantara Desaru Resort & Villas
Checking-in at Anantara Desaru Resort & Villas

Although the view was lovely…

View from Lobby of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
View from Lobby of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Lobby of Anantara Desaru - View all the way out to sea
Lobby of Anantara Desaru – View all the way in which out to sea
Check-in area at Anantara Desaru
Check-in space at Anantara Desaru

We have been informed that we weren’t capable of wait on the check-in seats as there have been many different visitors coming into the resort. Hence, we have been requested to scoot out of those seats until our rooms have been prepared. This was even if it was drizzling. No workers provided us different seats at Observatory Bar nor Turmeric Restaurant. Therefore, we needed to climate the drizzle and sit at these seats because the rain began to choose up…

Playing scrabble while waiting for our room to be ready at Anantara Desaru
Playing scrabble whereas ready for our room to be prepared at Anantara Desaru

Thankfully, the room was prepared fairly rapidly at about 1pm and it was time to take a look at our Premier Room at Anantara Desaru

Premier Room Anantara Desaru Review

Premier Room Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review
Premier Room Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review

First impressions? At 49sqm, the Premier Room was fairly big. It comes with a king-sized mattress, a toilet with tub tub and his/her self-importance sinks in addition to a spacious balcony…

King-sized bed Premier Room Anantara Desaru Resort Review
King-sized mattress Premier Room Anantara Desaru Resort Review
Nespresso coffee amenities Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Nespresso espresso facilities Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Locker and bath robe in Premier Room Anantara Desasru
Locker and tub gown in Premier Room Anantara Desasru
Welcome fruits at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Welcome fruits at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
His/Her Vanity Sink Premier Room Anantara Desaru
His/Her Vanity Sink Premier Room Anantara Desaru
Bath tub and bathroom amenities at Anantara Desaru
Bath tub and toilet facilities at Anantara Desaru
Premier Room Anantara Desaru Rainshower
Premier Room Anantara Desaru Rainshower
Premier Room Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Balcony
Premier Room Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Balcony
Anantara Desaru Premier Room Balcony View Review
Anantara Desaru Premier Room Balcony View Review

Overall, a really welcoming room with ample house within the balcony to hang around and even get pleasure from a meal in case you select to. As we have been celebrating our anniversary, Anantara Desaru additionally ready a bit of pink velvet cake for us to get pleasure from. Nice contact 🙂

After testing our room, it was time to take a look at the amenities at Anantara Desaru…

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Facilities

There are 2 predominant swimming pools at Anantara Desaru. One is the Lagoon Pool and the opposite, the infinity pool by the seashore. We headed out to the infinity pool first as we have been the primary ones there after the sunshine rain…

Pool towels at Infinity Pool Anantara Desaru
Pool towels at Infinity Pool Anantara Desaru
Anantara Desaru Infinity Pool overlooking the beach and sea views
Anantara Desaru Infinity Pool overlooking the seashore and sea views
Comfortable seats at Anantara Desaru Infinity Pool
Comfortable seats at Anantara Desaru Infinity Pool
Chilling out by the Anantara Desaru Infinity Pool
Chilling out by the Anantara Desaru Infinity Pool
Instagrammable shots at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Infinity Pool (albeit on a rainy day)
Instagrammable pictures at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Infinity Pool (albeit on a wet day)

Nestled between Sea.Fire.Salt steak home and Infinity Bar, the infinity pool is one in all our favorite locations to hang around within the resort. You can seize a drink, head to the seashore for a dip and relax by the seashore chairs – all inside proximity of one another. We additionally stopped by Sea.Fire.Salt to ask about dinner reservations for the night. Originally, we wished to check out the dry-aged T-bone steak (porterhouse) for 320RM in addition to the Australian Beef Tomahawk (550RM). Unfortunately, the fridge used to do dry-aging was below upkeep.

Sea.Fire.Salt Anantara Desaru Resort Review
Sea.Fire.Salt Anantara Desaru Resort Review

After that disappointment, we determined to move to Desaru Coast Riverside, solely to be disenchanted once more, considerably…

Desaru Coast Riverside (Entrance of Adventure Waterpark Desaru)
Desaru Coast Riverside (Entrance of Adventure Waterpark Desaru)
2bearbear at entrance of Adventure Waterpark Desaru
2bearbear at entrance of Adventure Waterpark Desaru

During our stroll, retailers at Desaru Coast Riverside have been principally closed. Probably on account of COVID-19. The board stroll was fairly good nonetheless and it results in the doorway of Adventure Waterpark Desaru. As we might be visiting the waterpark by means of Hard Rock Hotel Desaru the following day, we continued our exploration of Anantara Desaru again on the resort…

Alighting point at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Alighting level at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Facade of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas review
Facade of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas evaluation
Check-in spot Anantara Desaru Review
Check-in spot Anantara Desaru Review
Lagoon Pool Anantara Desaru Review
Lagoon Pool Anantara Desaru Review

For among the greatest views of Anantara Desaru Resort, head to Observatory Bar. There is a bridge connecting to the bar and it was right here that we have been capable of catch some nice pictures of the resort as proven above. Of course, Observatory Bar itself, is an attraction at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas. Not solely due to the 360 levels view that it gives, it was additionally named as one of many prime bars in Asia with signature cocktails similar to Brewing Up Business (Angostura Bitters, Galangal Cordial, Chrysanthemum Syrup, Lemongrass Syrup , Lemon Juice, Earl Grey Tea, Lime Leaf Infused Gin), Pulling On Those Heart Strings (Black Walnut Bitters, All Spice Syrup, Lime Juice, Palas Supreme Tea, Coconut Syrup, Banana Liqueur, Aged Rum) and The Golden Ocean (Bombay Sapphire, Lychee, Lemon Juice, Lime & Gold Leaf Cordial, Yuzu Tonic). Sounds actually yummy doesn’t it? And because of the trade charge, they’re solely going for 45RM (or 20SGD).

Observatory Bar Anantara Desaru Review
Observatory Bar Anantara Desaru Review
Views from Observatory Bar Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review
Views from Observatory Bar Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review

Unfortunately for us (once more), the Observatory Bar was not open throughout sundown hours! As dinner (Thai-Laysia Night Buffet) was scheduled to solely begin at 7pm that night, we wished to sit back out by the bar and have some pre-dinner drinks, solely to seek out it to be closed. Even the workers on the reception was baffled as to why the bar was closed for the night – significantly throughout cocktail hours 😑

Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet at Anantara Desaru
Turmeric Restaurant Anantara Desaru for Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet
Turmeric Restaurant Anantara Desaru for Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet
Thai-Laysia Dinner Buffet Menu at Anantara Desaru
Thai-Laysia Dinner Buffet Menu at Anantara Desaru
Thai-Laysia Dinner Buffet Menu at Anantara Desaru Review
Thai-Laysia Dinner Buffet Menu at Anantara Desaru Review
Thai-Laysia Dinner Buffet Menu at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review
Thai-Laysia Dinner Buffet Menu at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review at Turmeric Restaurant
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review at Turmeric Restaurant

Thai-Laysia Dinner Buffet takes place on Thursdays and prices 148+RM per individual which interprets to about $50SGD per pax. Considering that Anantara Desaru is a 5-stars resort and that meals costs are normally fairly dear, $50 for a full Thailand and Malaysian fare is surprisingly affordable. Also, there’s seafood and BBQ meats included…

Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru - Fruits
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru – Fruits
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Salads
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Salads
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Seafood Selection
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Seafood Selection
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Fried Food
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Fried Food
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Thai Dishes (Phad Thai)
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Thai Dishes (Phad Thai)
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Leg of Lamb
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Leg of Lamb
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Thai Dishes including Stir Fried Crab
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Thai Dishes together with Stir Fried Crab
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Fried Kway Teow and Fried Rice
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Fried Kway Teow and Fried Rice
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Claims and Mussels
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Claims and Mussels
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Dessert Selection
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Dessert Selection
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Chocolate Fondue
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Chocolate Fondue
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Fried Butter Prawn
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Fried Butter Prawn
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Satay
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Satay
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - BBQ Meats
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – BBQ Meats

After strolling across the buffet and taking some pictures, we have been actually impressed with the variability and choice provided at Thai-Laysia Night. There’s seafood, nice choice of Thai and Malaysian dishes in addition to some luxurious wanting desserts. The solely down-side (to date) is that espresso and tea are usually not included. Here’s what we tried at Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet…

Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - BBQ Items
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – BBQ Items
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Seafood that looks good
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Seafood that appears good
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Lamb and Satay
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Lamb and Satay
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Thai Selection
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Thai Selection
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Penang Laksa
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Penang Laksa
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Fruits
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Fruits
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Pulut Hitam
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Pulut Hitam
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review - Great Desserts
Thai-Laysia Night Dinner Buffet Anantara Desaru Review – Great Desserts

There are a few issues to keep away from on the Thai-Laysia Night buffet although. The seafood. Those weren’t actually contemporary. Maybe apart from the prawns. But we’ll possible skip the seafood part altogether. Due to the situation of the salads (close to to the doorways), there have been additionally fairly alot of flies swirling across the salads. Though appetising, we skipped this part altogether as nicely. Now on to the nice elements.

Most of the Thai dishes have been actually good. We liked the Phad Thai and the stir-fried crab dish. All of the BBQ gadgets have been nice as nicely. Satay was good however the seasoning was a tad too candy. And in fact, desserts have been superb. Unfortunately there was no complimentary espresso and tea. Else, it will have been good. Another factor that was lacking, mango sticky rice! For Thai-Laysia Night, mango sticky rice ought to have been a should.

Now…to the worst a part of the dinner. In Kate’s phrases, “so memorably horrible” – the music playlist! It was a mixture of classical, Chinese EDM and random lounge music. It appeared as if it was executed on function in order that the visitors would hear the music and be like, “Let’s get out of here!”. Well, not thaaat unhealthy. But nearly. Please look into the playlist you guys. 😖

Movie Night at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review
Movie Night at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review
Lawn in the day Anantara Desaru Review
Lawn within the day Anantara Desaru Review

As we have been actually full after dinner, we took a brief stroll across the resort to “aid digestion”. We additionally stumbled upon the film night time at Anantara Desaru. The resort utilised the inexperienced garden and arrange a display with complimentary popcorns. Another nice choice to hold the youngsters engaged.

Breakfast at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Review
Sunrise at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Sunrise at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

Breakfast at Anantara Desaru begins at 6:30am. As our room is positioned on the block subsequent to the foyer (which makes it extremely handy), we walked previous the check-in space and caught an incredible view of the dawn this morning. Thank the Lord for His creation! 😊

Breakfast at Anantara Desaru is fairly in depth.

Here are among the choices we noticed at breakfast this morning…

Anantara Desaru Breakfast - Cold Cuts
Anantara Desaru Breakfast – Cold Cuts
Anantara Desaru Breakfast - Egg Station
Anantara Desaru Breakfast – Egg Station
Anantara Desaru Breakfast Review - Cut Fruits
Anantara Desaru Breakfast Review – Cut Fruits
Anantara Desaru Breakfast Review - Western Selection
Anantara Desaru Breakfast Review – Western Selection
Anantara Desaru Breakfast Review - Western Selection 2
Anantara Desaru Breakfast Review – Western Selection 2
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Breakfast Review - Dim Sum Options
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Breakfast Review – Dim Sum Options
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Breakfast Review - Nasi Lemak
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Breakfast Review – Nasi Lemak
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Breakfast Review - Beef and Chicken Rendang
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Breakfast Review – Beef and Chicken Rendang
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Breakfast Review - Yoghurt & Yakult (Yes to Grape Flavour!)
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Breakfast Review – Yoghurt & Yakult (Yes to Grape Flavour!)

As it was nonetheless cool out within the morning, we determined to have the alfresco seats outdoors – hearken to the birds chirping and taking within the crisp contemporary air…

Alfresco seatings at Anantara Desaru Breakfast
Alfresco seatings at Anantara Desaru Breakfast
Anantara Desaru Resort Breakfast - Omelette Rendang and Nasi Lemak
Anantara Desaru Resort Breakfast – Omelette Rendang and Nasi Lemak
Anantara Desaru Resort Breakfast - Omelette Rendang and Prata!
Anantara Desaru Resort Breakfast – Omelette Rendang and Prata!
Views during breakfast at Anantara Desaru Resort
Views throughout breakfast at Anantara Desaru Resort

The breakfast expertise on the alfresco space was merely good. In phrases of meals choices, we loved the rendang as seen from the a number of parts proven (and lots of extra not proven) 😋 Prata was fluffy but crisp on the surface – straight from the prata station! Western choice was nice as nicely. Made our personal cheese and ham croissant which was easy however savoury. The different bits we loved have been the candy lower fruits in addition to the latte – sure, you’ll be able to order latte for breakfast!

Morning walk by the Infinity Pool at Anantara Desaru
Morning stroll by the Infinity Pool at Anantara Desaru
Sunrise by the beach at Anantara Desaru Resort Review
Sunrise by the seashore at Anantara Desaru Resort Review

This morning, we signed up for the Nature Walk organised by Anantara Desaru Resort. These guided morning walks happen on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are 2 classes at 8am – 9am and 6pm – 7pm. Prior to our stroll, we strolled by the seashore, simply earlier than the solar grew to become a bit of too scorching. It was lovely strolling with a liked one – my bearbear 😘

Ah Long our tour guide for nature walk at Anantara Desaru
Ah Long our tour information for nature stroll at Anantara Desaru

Ah Long was our information for the morning stroll this morning. As we have been the one ones, we had a bit of non-public tour of Anantara Desaru’s natural world this morning. We began off close to the foyer (the place we met Ah Long)…

Tecoma Tree (TrumpetBushes) Anantara Desaru Coast Review
Tecoma Tree (TrumpetBushes) Anantara Desaru Coast Review

Right off the bat, we learnt that the positioning that Anantara Desaru is at present constructed on, was initially a flat piece of land. The hills and contours that we see on the resort are literally man-made. This is to present the hilly really feel, overlooking the seashore. The photograph above exhibits the Tecoma Tree. Also referred to as Trumpetbushes, they normally bloom throughout dry climate. However, on account of local weather change, it was nonetheless raining though it was presupposed to have reached the dry season. As a end result, the Tecoma bushes in Anantara has bloomed and stopped blooming a few occasions already – seemingly confused concerning the climate as nicely.

Button & Crepe Ginger Anantara Desaru
Button & Crepe Ginger Anantara Desaru
Button & Crepe Ginger Anantara Desaru with nectar within
Button & Crepe Ginger Anantara Desaru with nectar inside

There are additionally button ginger and crepe ginger across the resort’s premise. They are literally an invasive species – which means they develop very quick. Good for the resort’s facade however not so good for the gardeners. They most likely must trim them every day.

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Fig Tree
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Fig Tree

How does one determine a fig tree? By wanting on the roots. The roots that grows across the tree, particularly. The leaves are good for filtration however the fruits does generally trigger drowsiness for the birds. Thereafter, we moved in the direction of the seashore to finish the tour this morning…

Almond Tree (natives of Desaru) by Anantara Desaru Resort Review
Almond Tree (natives of Desaru) by Anantara Desaru Resort Review
Sea Lettuce Anantara Desaru Beach Review
Sea Lettuce Anantara Desaru Beach Review

The massive sea almond bushes that you just see alongside the seashores of Desaru are natives. This can also be why the flowers are on the Desaru flag. According to the locals, the leaves are recognized to treatment land illness – particularly when the fishermen have been out to sea for a while. Likewise, the ocean lettuce, in response to the locals, are good for meals. Also on the seashore, we have been informed of the love story between Naupaka (a Hawaiian Princess) and Kaui (a neighborhood fishermen). The flowers of the ocean lettuce (or cabbage) are half flowers…

Two half petals of the sea cabbage (sea lettuce) at Anantara Desaru
Two half petals of the ocean cabbage (sea lettuce) at Anantara Desaru

Legend has it that the couple was separated (as with most love tales) and thus the flowers discovered within the hills and the flowers discovered on the seashore are opposites and once they’re positioned collectively, completes the flowers…

A complete flower of two half petals
An entire flower of two half petals

We additionally learnt that Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villa has the very best a part of the seashore. No rocks close to its premise. Just waters and wonderful sand. There’s some small rocks at Westin (however largely secure to swim in) and alot of rocky bits at One and Only (good for instagram pictures) which makes Anantara’s stretch of seashore, essentially the most pristine.

After the character stroll, we bid farewell to Ah Long and continued our stroll in the direction of One & Only Desaru. Waves crashing onto our toes and taking within the nature throughout was simply implausible…

Natural wavy formations by the beach at Desaru
Natural wavy formations by the seashore at Desaru
2bearbear at Desaru Beach
2bearbear at Desaru Beach

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To finish off our keep, we determined to utilise our 150RM credit score by the Lagoon Pool. This time, we chilled with the Golden Lands Cocktail – a gin-based cocktail with yuzu tonic water. Complimentary iced lemon water can also be served by the pool. Although the pool is barely colder than that at Westin’s, it was nonetheless comparatively good to swim within the Lagoon pool. If you have got a chance to check out the swing mattress by the Lagoon Pool, go for it – very shiok.

Golden Lands Cocktail Lagoon Pool Bar Anantara Desaru Resort
Golden Lands Cocktail Lagoon Pool Bar Anantara Desaru Resort
Lagoon Pool Bar Menu Anantara Desaru
Lagoon Pool Bar Menu Anantara Desaru

In all, Anantara does stay as much as the “instagrammable” websites that it gives by the seashore, its lounge areas and the Observatory Bar. However, we felt that Westin’s total expertise was barely higher. It might be as a result of our check-in expertise was barely marred by the necessity to go away the lounge space whereas ready for our room. Otherwise, if price range permits, Anantara Desaru remains to be a cool place to take a look at. The subsequent time we’re there, we’d make sure you check out the Saturday Seaside Escape at Infinity Pool Bar. Let us know when you’ve got skilled it in our feedback part beneath!

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