As the rainy season reigns, with us still being unable to travel across state borders due to the pandemic, we look back on sunnier summer days and there’s no better place to spend it than the Westin Desaru Coast Resort. 

Nestled along the shore of Johor by the South China Sea, the destination getaway is the ideal choice to fulfil our fondness for the days where “cuti-cuti Malaysia” was still allowed. 

Located on the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia, the premium 275-room hotel in Johor is the third Westin-branded hotel in Malaysia. The resort is part of the Desaru Coast development, a large-scale integrated holiday and event destination featuring Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, The Els Ocean and The Els Valley championship-level golf courses and three other international branded hotels and villas.

The Atmosphere & Amenities
First and foremost when it comes to a destination resort and a Malaysian’s top priority—food.

For casual and comfortable dining, Prego is the hotel’s signature Italian restaurant promising a gastronomic journey through the best of Italian cuisine. Prego overlooks the resort’s inviting swimming pool with its beautiful views of the South China Sea. The family-friendly Italian restaurant is warm and inviting, its lively decor inspired by the colours of spices welcoming diners with its casual and comfortable ambience. The heavenly aromas of freshly baked breads and pizza in the stone-fired oven will be an irresistible invitation to sample the wonderful array of dishes on the menu.

On the flip-side to wine and fine dining, Seasonal Tastes is its all-day dining venue serving up the freshest and best of Asian and international cuisine diners looking for a casual dining experience or a special breakfast in Desaru with a great seaside atmosphere. Seasonal Tastes features live-action stations for guests to see their dishes being prepared for them by the chefs, and rotating buffet menus ensure that guests who stay longer can look forward to exciting new menu items on a regular basis. The menu features selections from Westin’s signature “Eat Well” program, part of the brand’s Six Pillars of Well Being.

The Beach Bar is a destination in itself, located right on Desaru Beach with a panoramic view of the sea. Here, a fresh and flavourful menu which features seafood barbecue and light healthy cuisine is complemented by an extensive selection of wines and cold beverages
There’s also the integrated resort is a wellness destination for relaxation and rejuvenation featuring Westin’s signature programming, the Heavenly Spa by Westin.

Facilities at the Westin Desaru Coast Resort also include a landscaped swimming pool and kids’ pool overlooking the lush garden and white sandy Desaru Beach. Guests can enjoy easy access to the beach with just two minutes’ walk.This family resort in Desaru welcomes its youngest guests with a Westin Family Travel Journal and Activity Guide at check-in, and the Westin Kids Club is a bright and cheerful space for kids to make new friends, learn, discover and explore through fun and educational activities organised by dedicated associates.

play room
Westin Family Kids Club

Guests can also keep up with their active lifestyle at the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio that is open 24/7 or even participate in the RunWESTIN programme, led by the Run Concierge team. Guests can run like a local and take a curated route along the Desaru Coast development. 

The Westin Desaru Coast Fitness Studio
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