The iconic IRONMAN® competition is coming to the shores of Desaru Coast in 2020, and One&Only Desaru Coast has launched a curated wellness programme for fitness enthusiasts and triathletes taking part in the competition.
Available from 17 – 19 April 2020, guests of the resort will be able to take advantage of bespoke physical activities and culinary options to complement and elevate their individual training plans, as well as join the resort’s inaugural Bonfire Legends event and vibrant pre-race party at Ember Beach Club.
IRONMAN® is one of the most challenging endurance races in the world and triathletes taking part in the Desaru Coast course on 19 April will tackle a 1.9km swim in the clear sea waters, a 90km bike ride along the coast and a 21.1km run around the perimeter of The Els Club Golf Course. Racegoers that book the Ironman programme at One&Only Desaru Coast will be able start race day with a healthy breakfast, specially tailored to cater to specific nutrition plans, and supplies of house-made protein bars and electrolyte water for energy and hydration. Family and friends supporting the participants can cheer athletes on from the One&Only Pit Stop throughout the day, which will include seating areas, refreshing drinks and music sets by the resident DJ.
The weekend will also see the launch of One&Only Desaru Coast’s inaugural Bonfire Legends sessions, a series of intimate, quarterly events that will bring together the biggest names in every industry from health to sustainability, to inspire and ignite conversation around a variety of topics. A convivial evening set around a bonfire alongside canapes and drinks, the interactive discussion on 17 April will be hosted by Malaysian Ironman triathlete Ng Seow Kong and sports psychologist Dr. Jay-Lee Nair who will facilitate a lively discourse on competitive training and how athletes can optimise their regime for a healthy mind and body.
To celebrate the inaugural race with the community and their supporters, Ember Beach Club will be hosting the biggest pre-event party on the coast, featuring dynamic DJs, live entertainment and a delicious menu of expertly grilled prime meats and fresh seafood with Asian flavours prepared by acclaimed Chef Andrew Walsh. With two infinity pools overlooking the sea, Ember Beach Club’s shady cabanas are perfect for those seeking a leisurely afternoon, fresh juice in hand, whilst water sports are available for adrenaline-pumping action on the beach. Taking place from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday, 18 April, the pre-race party will include a dedicated carbohydrate–loaded set menu and special non-alcoholic beverage to energise race goers alongside the beats of the live DJ set. Whilst open to the public,
One&Only Desaru Coast guests will be given priority reservations for a table or cabana. The world-class fitness facilities at One&Only Desaru Coast are a haven for athletes, providing a diverse array of options; from the indoor and outdoor gym featuring top-of-the-line Technogym® equipment, to the Pilates studio for alignment-based training, and personal trainers poised to devise a bespoke workout on the beach or provide a lesson in the ancient Malaysian martial art of Silat Melayu. The resort boasts a tennis academy and tennis courts as well as Malaysia’s first Padel courts, as well as offering other activities to vary training programmes, including water sports such as paddle boarding and wakeboarding, kayaking, yoga, tree climbing and jungle trekking.
To restore and recover post-race or training, guests can choose from a selection of bespoke treatments available at the resort’s Chenot Spa. The sanctuary-like spa is home to 10 private consultation rooms with adjourning forest-facing treatment rooms, a relaxation pavilion, hot-and-cold pools, steam and sauna facilities and a professional hair salon.
The revolutionary spa takes wellness to the next level with a unique scientific and holistic approach to health and wellbeing, developed in partnership with Chenot, leaders in wellness with nearly 50 years in practice. Offering the benefits of select elements of the Chenot Method® – a rigorous and research-driven framework for achieving optimum health, the spa integrates the latest scientific advances in Western medicine and diagnostics such as Body Composition Analysis and Cardio Respiratory Fitness Assessment with the best in Chinese and alternative medicines, the menu of research-led and holistic wellness programmes is designed to reset the body, strengthen resilience and improve metabolic efficiency.
Guests are encouraged to enjoy spa treatments depending on their physical needs, and highlights include the Chenot Detox Body Massage to drain away deep toxins, Chenot Connective Tissue Massage to release tension due to muscle inflammation and Chenot Regenerating Treatment designed to stimulate deep breathing and relieve stress. Those looking to accelerate their fitness journey can also opt for the signature three-day Chenot Fitness Programme, which includes nutritional consultations, a full physical and biochemical assessment as well as deep tissue massages and personal training sessions.
The Ironman Desaru Coast offer is available from 17 – 19 April 2020, starting from MYR7,000/SGD$2,315 per suite for two nights and includes a daily healthy tailored breakfast, exclusive Ironman welcome amenities, specialist snacks including protein bars and electrolyte water, resort credit of MYR 500/ SGD$164 per suite per night and an invitation to Bonfire Legends evening hosted by a panel of esteemed speakers (terms and conditions apply).
One&Only Desaru Coast will begin welcoming guests on 23 March 2020. For more information on the resort, please visit: oneandonlydesarucoast.com