4.0
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Palm tree–shaped overwater villa extravaganza with top-notch water sports, just over an hour from Kuala Lumpur

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort
No.67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang
Sungai Pelek, 43950 Malaysia

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 5831 Reviews
Gathering tiktokers 2019
Reviewed 7 hours ago

We are so enjoyed your kind of service in avani hotel
We are big group having a majlis berbuka puasa.food was really good and delicious. Seriously superb.service was amazing by banquet team and bellman.need to mention all name here. Start with hizam,prakash,hadi,bob,farham,kurniawan,sufian and their manager mr george was absolutely the best.good arrangement. Will coming with big group again for sure. Love avani.

Majlis Berbuka Puasa bersama keluarga TYF
Reviewed 10 hours ago

Perjalanan mmg jauh. But when we arrive to this place...mind blowing. With the sea view along the way to our room. Amazing!! The best place to rest......bring your children. Swimpool so child friendly. The best Layanan and servis dari staff bernama Fariz and Mr. George. Makanan buffet yg sedap. TQ atas layanan diberi. Akan datang lagi kesini. ❤❤

Family Stay
Reviewed 22 hours ago

It was superb experience. The location was exotic. Rooms were very spacious. All the staff members were very friendly and helpful.
Especially the Chef Rezwan and Chef Richie for the food they made with special request (Jain Food). And from other staff Mr Bhupal and Ms Santhy who served us throughout our stay.

Family Friendly
Reviewed 2 days ago

Location is a little secluded but good in the sense that it is only about 20 minutes drive to restaurants. Rooms are big and cosy for family stay. Additional guests are allowed but the resort does not provide extra bedding.

Buffet dinner
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great buffet dinner at bila bila restaurant. Wide buffet range roasted lamb chicken sharmawa among the best in buffet. Thanks Mr Wong Sarala imam shafiq for the hospitality. We really enjoyed the our stay here