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This December, embark on an ultra-luxury festive getaway at One&Only Desaru Coast. Experience the joy of the season with family and friends by indulging in a specially curated line-up of events set to delight the senses at the resort and Ember Beach Club, in collaboration with Michelin-starred Chef Andrew Walsh. From captivating craft workshops and mesmerising cultural performances to a symphony of delectable cuisine and heart-warming gatherings, One&Only Desaru Coast is the place to be for the holidays.

Kickstart the holiday season beginning Saturday, 9th December 2023 with a magical evening
filled with warmth and cheer at our Tree Lighting Ceremony, where guests can watch the
resort’s glimmering Christmas tree come to life.

Be immersed in local traditional festivities such as Pottery Painting, a hands-on workshop
where guests can learn to create and paint within the cherished craft, and partake in a Batik
Painting Workshop to discover an integral part of Malaysian culture, weaving intricate designs
on fabric and creating unique keepsakes for loved ones. For the adventurous, embark on A
Warrior’s Journey and unlock one of Malaysia’s best-kept secrets with the ancient martial art
of Silat Melayu, guided by the resort’s resident Silat Master. Ahead of Christmas Day, bask in
the festivities and get creative at a Weave Your Own Christmas Ornaments workshop, using
‘Rattan’ (solid timber vine) harvested from local rainforests and experience the art of basketry
weaving with Penan artisans from Borneo Malaysia.

Guests can uncover their inner culinary artists with an Artisan Chocolate Workshop, or dive
into the rich tapestry of Malaysian heritage by crafting local delicacies at a Local ‘Kuih’
Making class. Little pastry artists can also unleash their creativity at our Gingerbread House
Decorating session at the KidsOnly club, an interactive workshop for children to create seasonal
masterpieces adorned with festive frostings and holiday decorations to take home.
For one night only on December 24, 2023, savour an evening of traditional festive fare as
Christmas Eve Enchantments take over at Ambara, Hoshi and Dusky Monkey. Gather with
loved ones for a round of specially curated Christmas Eve Cocktails at Dusky Monkey as a
sumptuous feast awaits at Ambara, where field-to-fork dining is embraced, and Hoshi, which
serves only the season’s freshest and finest. Watch the chefs in action as they fill their kitchen
with Christmas favourites like Roasted Lamb Leg, Baked Duck and Rib Beef while enjoying a
local culinary experience at the Malaysian Lok Lok Station. The Christmas Eve Dinner at
One&Only Desaru Coast would not be complete without classic sweets – from Black Forest
Yule Log to Ginger Crème Brûlée and traditional Italian Panettone, resort guests will be spoiled
for choice with a spread of festive favourites crafted with a Malaysian twist.

Leading up to the new year, guests can experience a variety of inspiring offerings. From
Rejuvenate, Restore, and Revitalise spa offerings where tradition meets rejuvenation to the
Bonfire and Star Gazing events where guests can gather with loved ones for a cosy beachfront
bonfire under the twinkling stars. Those looking to end the year on a runner’s high can also
participate in the New Year’s Eve Fun Run – an energising morning run by the pristine South
China Sea, soaking in the breathtaking views of Desaru’s untouched nature.
Celebrate in style at the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Countdown Party, a dazzling
celebration filled with delectable offerings, captivating live entertainment, and a festive
ambience to match. Children can revel in their own exciting party with a curated New Year’s
Eve Gala Dinner Kids Menu, while adult guests indulge in a sumptuous feast of Western
delights; including the Salt Crusted Snapper and Seafood Paella, a fresh seafood bar with Fresh
Oysters, Caviar and Alaskan King Crab, a live carving station, a spread of Malaysian curries and
more. Countdown to 2024 at One&Only Desaru Coast, toasting to new beginnings as the skies
light up with a spectacular firework display at midnight, marking the start of a memorable year


Throughout the season, indulge in seasonal highlights crafted by critically-acclaimed Michelin-
starred Chef Andrew Walsh and Chef Bianca Palmer at Ember Beach Club, where festive
specials meet the art of open-fire cooking, paired with delectable tipples to celebrate the joyous
occasion. Resort guests and the public can enjoy Christmas Day Lunch on December 25, 2023,
or New Year’s Day Champagne Lunch on January 1, 2024, from 12pm – 3pm, framed by the
breathtaking Malaysian coastline at Ember Beach Club and capturing the spirit of the season
with loved ones.

Guests can commemorate the magic of an enchanting beach holiday in a bottle with purchase of
Tropical Sanctuary, One&Only Desaru Coast’s exclusive signature fragrance in collaboration
with Montroi, the perfect holiday gift that channels the essence of golden beaches, coconuts and
Malaysia’s shimmering salt waters. To share the joy of luxury travel, guests can also gift their
loved ones an unforgettable experience at One&Only Desaru Coast with limited edition festive
gift vouchers, ideal for a weekend getaway designed to pamper and rejuvenate.
“At One&Only Desaru Coast we continue to deliver authentic cuisine, curated experiences and
spectacular private sanctuaries for our guests as we approach the holiday season. We invite both
resort guests and the public to celebrate the season of artisanal magic with us with a festive line-
up that includes experiences for adults and kids alike, paying homage to the traditional festivities
of Christmas and the New Year’s while embracing a modern take on the occasion.” said Jerome
Pichon, General Manager of One&Only Desaru Coast.

A short 90-min ferry ride from Singapore, enjoy a luxurious year-end getaway at One&Only
Desaru Coast where room packages start from MYR 3,375 per room and include complimentary
festive activities. Reservations are available for Christmas Eve Dinner at MYR 765 per person
and New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Countdown Party at MYR 1,925 per person.
For more information or bookings, please call +607 878 3400 or email

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