One&Only Desaru Coast Celebrates The Wonders of Malaysia This Festive Season

Experience local flavours and traditions in the tranquil wonderland of One&Only Desaru Coast, with experiential moments designed to pamper and delight through Christmas and into the brand new year.

From 10 December 2022 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 inspired by Malaysia’s vibrant culture and traditions.

From traditional batik painting or silat lessons with the resident master, to a beachside barbecue dinner featuring local flavours and an artisanal chocolate workshop with single origin, single harvest Malaysian chocolate, the ultra-luxe resort celebrates its destination with a range of immersive experiences for guests of every age.

Highlights of One&Only Desaru Coast’s festive programme include:

  • 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
  • 21 December 2022: Pony Ride by the beach and a Batik Painting workshop using traditional Malaysian techniques and tool
  • 22 December 2022: Malaysian BBQ at the Ocean Lawn with a selection of local favourite recipes
  • 23 December 2022: Christmas Eve Cocktail Party
  • 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
  • 29-30 December 2022: Glitz & Glam T-Shirt Making, Sandcastle Competition and Padel Tournament
  • 30 December 2022 – 1 January 2023: Morning Fun Run amidst Desaru’s unspoilt nature, Kids Party with live entertainment, Cocktail Party, Gala Dinner and a joyful Countdown Party

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