From now to 1 January 2023, One&Only Desaru Coast will unveil a celebratory line-up of activities for the festive season, where guests can look forward to an exciting assortment of complimentary experiences and bookable activities, while discovering all the resort has to offer, from Malaysia’s rich culture and heritage, to unrivalled gastronomy and mesmerising natural landscapes, all through Christmas and into the New Year.

The resort ushered the start of the festive season on Saturday, 10 December, where the resort’s glittering Christmas tree came to life in the lobby, welcoming the next few weeks of celebrations! With delicious light bites and cocktails in hand, feel the holiday cheer spring forth amidst twinkling lights, heralded by the uplifting tunes of live Christmas carols.

One&Only Desaru Coast is the definitive destination of ultra-luxury with all-encompassing experiences for the entire family this Christmas,” said Jerome Pichon, General Manager of One&Only Desaru Coast. “With the ferries sailing between Singapore and Desaru, no long flights are needed for a festive getaway to experience our brand and the tranquil wonderland of our resort. Everyone — from gourmands to nature lovers and culture aficionados — will find something here to delight them and their loved ones.”

Below is the list of festive experiences guests can look forward to at One&Only Desaru Coast:

Date Experience
17 December 2022  Festive Baking workshop, stories by Christmas Elf and beachfront bonfire with marshmallows
18 December 2022  Gingerbread House Decorating workshop and a Cosy Movie Night under the stars
19 December 2022  Discover Your Inner Picasso as you draw, paint and colour, and a Festive Picnic of seasonal gourmet delicacies by the beachfront Ocean Lawn
20 December 2022  Ornament Painting session and for the culturally adventurous, A Warrior’s Journey, learning the ancient martial art of Silat Melayu by resident Silat Master
22 December 2022  Pony Ride by the beach and a Batik Painting workshop using traditional Malaysian techniques and tool
23 December 2022  Malaysian BBQ at the Ocean Lawn with a selection of local favourite recipes
24 December 2022  Christmas Eve Cocktail Party
25 December 2022  Visit from Santa Claus with gifts and Christmas Day Brunch at Ember Beach Club
26 December 2022  Festive Hunt for young minds and a friendly Soccer Tournament at the resort’s expansive Club One
27 December 2022  Nature Detective for little explorers and a guided Artisan Chocolate Workshop
28 December 2022  Beach Discovery and Kite Flying at Ember Beach Club
29 to 30 December 2022 Glitz & Glam T-Shirt MakingSandcastle Competition and Padel Tournament
31 December 2022 to 1 January 2023 Morning Fun Run amidst Desaru’s unspoilt nature, Kids Party with live entertainment, Cocktail PartyGala Dinner and a joyful Countdown Party

Sunrise Yoga by the pool and an elegant Champagne Brunch at Ember Beach Club



For a detailed list and explanation of all  activities and experiences, please refer to the event brochure here. For more information or bookings, please call +607 878 3400 or email reservations@oneandonlydesarucoast.com

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