Anantara Desaru Coast Resort

West Coast, Malaysia

At a Glance

  • A luxury seaside resort nestled between lush tropical gardens and the dazzling Desaru Coast

  • Enjoy utmost privacy and an endless stretch of pristine beach in the three or four bedroom beachfront residences

  • Meticulously crafted for family-friendly indulgence with a great selection of five-star facilities, activities and experiences

  • A great base to explore the wealth of attractions in Desaru Coast such as the Kota Tinggi Firefly Park and the Desaru Fruit Farm

  • Relax and rejuvenate in style at the Anantara Spa which offers signature experiences that are rooted in indigenous healing traditions

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Year round destination. Tropical without extremely high temperatures. Days are very warm and often humid, while nights are fairly cool. Average daytime temperatures in Desaru are around 30°C year round. Although there’s rain through the year, November – February are the wettest months.

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Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is a luxurious family-friendly resort for those looking for some sun, sand and sea. It also offers a range of activities for guests to explore the surrounding areas such as island-hopping in a luxury yacht and diving.

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is a luxury paradise hideaway that is modelled on a traditional fishing village. Featuring magnificent ocean views, a spectacular choice of facilities and a good variety of dining experiences, it’s a serene escape for discerning travelers and families looking for a quick, spontaneous trip out from Singapore.

Situated on the pristine golden beaches of Desaru Coast, the southern tip of Johor Bahru, the resort was designed by Singapore architect firm WOW Architects & Warner Wong Design. Taking architectural inspiration from traditional Malay buildings, the resort has 108 en-suite rooms while its 1 to 2 bedroom Malaysian-style villas and private beachfront residences each come with a private pool. Just steps from the ocean, the beach residences provide 3 and 4 bedroom options that are perfect for families or larger groups. Indulge in utmost relaxation as a personal butler and chef are available upon request to take care of your every need throughout your stay. Resort facilities include a spa, free bikes, a lagoon swimming pool, an infinity beachfront swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, library and a teens and kids club for the young ones. For those who prefer some thrill, water sports activities are also available.
From succulent fresh seafood and premium meats that have been cooked on a charcoal grill to an evening of premium Japanese whiskies and Cuban cigars at the Observatory Bar which offers picturesque 360° views of the resort’s surroundings and ocean, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to dining options at the Anantara. Take romance up a notch with the resort’s signature private dining experience, which involves a bespoke dinner for two, complete with a private chef and butler as you enjoy an intimate candlelight BBQ along the beach. 

The resort is also home to the award-winning Anantara Spa for bespoke, luxurious and holistic treatments to rejuvenate and refresh your senses. For a truly unique experience, try the Roots of Malaysia massage that combines local healing traditions and techniques.

If you’re keen to venture out, the luxury integrated development is also within proximity to prime attractions such as The Els Golf Club and Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark. For a more immersive experience, embark on an eco-educational day trip to the nearby Desaru Fruit Farm to learn more about the local fruits or a guided tour of the Belungkor Mangrove to plant mangrove samplings as you hear stories about the traditions and superstitions of local fisherman. 

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The resort has a variety of rooms with 90 overlooking the gardens, ocean and lagoon. Enjoy views of the resort from The Premier Room and Premier Corner Room types or wake to stunning ocean views in the Deluxe Sea View Room and Deluxe Sea View Corner Room types. The private stand-alone one and two bedroom lagoon pool villas, which are heavily inspired by a traditional kampong house, are located around a lagoon. These come with floor-to-ceiling windows, louvres and vents under the roof and wide-open doors to enhance natural airflow to cool the interior. Air-conditioning is also available. The ultra-luxurious three and four bedroom residences are perfect for families or larger groups. The villas and residences each have their own infinity pools, full kitchens as well as chef and butler service.

Deluxe Sea View Room

Deluxe rooms are located on higher floors, with views beyond the garden to the azure South China Sea.
Take in the inspiring sight from the comfort of your plush bed or your balcony daybed.

Premier Room

At 49 sqm, Premier Rooms are spacious and airy, with hardwood floors underfoot lending a cool, tropical
feel. Take your morning espresso out on the balcony. Soak in the tub or cool off under the rain shower.

Four Bedroom Beach Residences

Our most luxurious residence is ideal for families or entertaining. Wander to the beach for a morning stroll.
Host dinners in the living room with personal chef, available upon request, followed by cocktails served poolside by your butler.

Three Bedroom Beach Residences

Beach residences are the epitome of luxury, with sleek, modern design, an infinity pool set in lush garden,
and a prime position just steps from the ocean. A personal chef and butler are available upon request
throughout your stay. Enjoy a barbecue by the pool with a bottle or two from your wine fridge.

One Bedroom Lagoon Pool Villa

Pool villas are designed for romance, with spaces for two to hide away in. Wake up to tranquil lagoon views.
Move downstairs for lazy days by the pool and evenings in with an in-villa barbecue available upon request.

Two Bedroom Lagoon Pool Villa

The two-storey villa is perfect for families, with an ensuite master bedroom upstairs and twin downstairs.
Spend time together splashing in the pool, dining in the gazebo, and watching movies in the living room.


As a family-friendly resort, parents will be pleased to know there are plenty of facilities, a teens club and a Layang Layang Kids Club to keep the little ones occupied with exciting activities such as pizza making and outdoor games.


The resort offers a wide range of dining options and cuisines for guests to choose from. Tuck into some freshly caught seafood at Sea.Fire.Salt, their signature beachfront seafood grill restaurant or tantalize tastebuds at Tumeric which specializes in Malaysian-Thai cuisine. Amp up the romance or enjoy a intimate family candlelight dinner on the beach with Dining By Design, an option that allows guests to create their own menu and enjoy the service of a personal butler.

For those looking to unwind and relax, they can opt to spend some time at the Anantara spa. While adventure seekers can head to the watersports center for some windsurfing or kite-surfing. The resort also offers personalized wellness programs for body-toning, detoxing, anti-ageing and holistic healing.


Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas offers a wide range of in-resort activities and tours for those who want to venture out to explore. From enjoying a blockbuster movie with popcorn under the stars, paddle-boarding in the warm ocean waters to a private yoga session on the beach, there is something for everyone. The resort also organizes excursions to explore the nearby town and mangrove swamps.

Location & directions

West Coast, Malaysia

Desaru is a seaside town located in Southeastern Johor, Malaysia. It is home to a number of luxury resorts as and tourist attractions such as a waterpark and golf courses.

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