Anantara’s Luxurious Festive Festivities Revealed!

Anantara's Luxurious Festive Festivities Revealed!

Welcome to Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, where the holiday season comes alive with a touch of luxury and a dash of magic. This exquisite resort, nestled along the pristine beachfront of Malaysia’s eastern coast, is all set to delight guests with festive events and activities that promise to make their stay truly memorable. Anantara has something for everyone, from a dazzling Christmas tree lighting ceremony to a swashbuckling pirate-themed New Year’s Eve party. Let’s embark on a journey through the festive wonderland that awaits you.

An Enchanted Beginning: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kickstarting the festive celebrations on December 16, Anantara invites you to join the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event at the Herbs Garden. This intimate enclave, overlooking the ocean, will be adorned with a sparkling Christmas tree, and guests can immerse themselves in the holiday spirit while enjoying the resort’s in-house carollers, festive bites, and drinks.

Anantara's Luxurious Festive Festivities Revealed!

Bubbly Brunch by the Sea

On December 23 and 30, Anantara’s signature grill house, Sea.Fire.Salt., will host a bubbly brunch by the sea. Indulge in unlimited drinks and savour signature dishes while grooving to chill beats spun by a DJ. It’s a brunch experience like no other.

Christmas Eve Delights

As Christmas Eve approaches, Anantara offers holidaymakers a choice of two delightful dining options. You can opt for a traditional family feast at Turmeric, the resort’s lively all-day dining restaurant. Alternatively, indulge in a delectable dinner at Sea.Fire.Salt., where the chefs have crafted a special a la carte menu featuring fresh seafood and succulent steaks. Both restaurants will have live music to set the festive mood.

A Joyful Christmas Day

Christmas Day at Anantara starts with a joyful Santa meet-and-greet at the Pétanque Garden, creating a magical atmosphere for the day ahead. The stage is set for the Galore Classic Fiesta at Turmeric, where you’ll find a splendid buffet showcasing cuisines worldwide. Seasonal dishes like roast turkey, Yule log, and Christmas pudding await you. Alternatively, you can opt for a dazzling Christmas dinner at Sea.Fire.Salt. Features an exclusive a la carte menu designed by Chef Gary Ekar.

Merry, Jolly Afternoon Tea

From December 26 to 30, guests can treat themselves to a Merry, Jolly Afternoon Tea at the Observatory Bar. Enjoy a mini buffet of scones, cupcakes, and sandwiches while enjoying the stunning 360-degree view of the resort and the sea. It’s a delightful way to spend your afternoons during the festive season.

Anantara's Luxurious Festive Festivities Revealed!

Festive Dining Special

During the same period, indulge in a festive dining special at Sea.Fire.Salt. This culinary experience features a delightful collaboration of signature dishes and seasonal favourites that will tantalize your taste buds.

Ahoy! New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

As the year draws closer, Anantara promises an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. Join the pirate-themed Ahoy! New Year’s Eve dinner, a spectacular feast complete with a live band and a lineup of entertainment that includes fire eaters, stilt walkers, a caricature artist, and a photo booth. Turmeric offers an indulgent buffet experience, while an a la carte menu awaits you at Sea.Fire.Salt. At Infinity Bar, the countdown to 2024 will be accompanied by live DJ sets and saxophone performances, culminating in a breathtaking fireworks display by the beach. Every bill is your ticket to a lucky draw with fabulous prizes from other Anantara properties worldwide.

Spa Serenity and Festive Delights

Throughout December, guests can add a touch of sparkle to their holiday at the award-winning Anantara Spa. Book any 90-minute spa treatment and choose a mystery gift from the Christmas tree. For those staying over the festive season, complimentary activities await, including yoga on the beach, natural walks, terrarium-making classes, and classic Christmas movie screenings. Kids will have festive fun with gingerbread house decoration classes, snowflake- and collage-making, and other arts and crafts activities.


Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas invites you to embark on a festive journey like no other. With a lineup of enchanting events, delectable dining experiences, and a touch of holiday magic, your stay at this luxury resort promises to be an unforgettable one. Join in the festivities and create cherished memories with your loved ones as you celebrate the holiday season in style. Book your stay now and be a part of the magic at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas!

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