Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes buffet breakfast
- The sheer bravura of the design — 315 villas built on stilts in the Strait of Malacca
- Free bikes for guests to use around the resort
- Fabulous free water sports (paddleboarding, surfing, kayaking)
What To Know
- Free daily shuttle service to/from Kuala Lumpur
- A choice of five restaurants
- Free WiFi
- The mud flats are pleasant underfoot, but they give the water a murky wash; don’t expect Caribbean clarity
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
All 315 Balinese-style thatch-roofed villas are built on concrete stilts in the Strait of Malacca, arranged in the shape of a mammoth palm tree. The central trunk starts at the open, airy lobby and extends almost half a mile into the water, terminating at the Club House, the circular hub (home to the pool, a couple of restaurants and the spa) from which eight branches of villas fan out. The scope of the project, which took six years to complete, is mind-boggling. Guests make use of free bicycles to get around. In addition, golf carts regularly loop between the lobby and the Club House.
Bed and Bath
All villas have stained oak floors, solid teak furnishings, a generous sofa, a work desk that doubles as a TV stand, a four-poster bed, plain white walls and lofty pitched ceilings that highlight the workmanship of the roofs. Each has a spacious balcony with views of the water, rattan chairs and sometimes a full-size table. Marble bathrooms are remarkable for their restraint, and the showers’ picture windows overlook the water. Family Villas have a spacious separate living area and Two-bedroom Villas feature a large master bathroom with a sunken tub, dual vanities, a study and two bedrooms. In the three-bedroom villas you’ll find spacious Jacuzzi tubs, daybeds on the split-level balcony, a kitchenette, and a consummate sense of privacy, since they are located at the ends of branches 5 and 6.
The five restaurants include Perahu, which specializes in Malay seafood and has a romantic setting by the beach, and Stimbot, which serves, not surprisingly, steamboat (seafood, noodles and vegetables cooked in a tableside hot pot). Hai Sang Lou’s Cantonese dishes are remarkably light, while Sepoi Sepoi’s all-day menu includes pizza, pasta and Penang street food. Bila-Bila, in the Club House, caters to guests who don’t want to stray far from the pool. The four-room spa is a classic dimmed-light, hushed-tone, corridors-lined-with-black-and-white-pebbles environment. The resort’s strongest card is the water sports center, where guests can attempt to master stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and blo-karting (three-wheeled masted carts propelled along the sand by the wind), all for free. At low tide the mud flats teem with sea life, including sand bubbler crabs scurrying into their holes. Daily bike tours take visitors through villages and past palm oil plantations.
In the Area
Extreme Park, across the road from the Golden Palm Tree, offers go-karting, archery, ATV/quad rides and paintball. About 25 minutes from the resort, the Sepang International Circuit (where the Formula 1 Grand Prix is held) is open to visitors to take a spin, though you’ll need to bring your own car. Alternatively, you can try the go-kart circuit. The village Tanjung Sepat, about 20 minutes away in the direction of Klang, is famous for its seafood joints, and also the immensely popular Hainanese steamed bun restaurant Hai Yew Heng, where six varieties of pau come filled with pork, preserved vegetables, red bean paste, coconut jam, peanut paste or vegetables. The resort also offers two free shuttle buses daily to Kuala Lumpur for anyone craving the urban life.
How to Get There
My 2nd time here. Very happy with the great hospitality and service here. Credit to the duty manager of the day Mr Bazmeer and Madam Eeda for the hospitality. The band is good, keep eventho no audience at that time.
Thank you AVani. Will come again.
Very nice lobby and front line staffs. Beautiful scenery from lobby to the rooms. The most beautiful sunset scenery from the lobby, pool and beach area . Facilities are very good with good maintenance. Free use of bicycles , free buggy transportation from and fro lobby to club house. SPA is very good and reasonable price. Few good cafe are there at the club house and near the beach . Your can stroll along the beach for good seafood restaurant nearby the resort.
Good resort for you to rest your mind .
Our stay was amazing but was made even better by the staff!
Kay at BilaBila restaurant was so kind and helpful, always greeted us with a smile and made an effort to ask about our day.
Avani spa was also wonderful! My daughter and wife had a hot stone massage from Cyinthia and Azlin - they said it was the best massage they've ever had - the girls were very skilled at what they do and were also very nice.
Thank you, we will definitely be back!