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
- 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
I've been tracking around the world about a month and was so looking forward to staying on a beach hut over the water. The villa is about the only good thing at this hotel. There is no access to the water from your villa, the water doesn't look that appealing to even get in. There is one small pool for 400 rooms and is over crowded with families all day and closes at 7. There is a beach but its a small beach dug up my a machine and not presentable. The water activity options are super limited and not worth the money. I feel this whole hotel is way more expensive then it should be. Room service takes close to an hour to get and the food is inconsistent. There are two restaurants at the main club house that are both chinese style. The buffet isn't great as a back up option. This resort definitely caters to certain cultures and nationalities. There isn't a bar that you can just sit at and hang out. And to top is all off I had some cash sitting out and when I got back to my room the maid seemed to think it was for her. So after three days there isn't much to do other then stay in your very comfortable villa. I wouldn't recommend or come back.
We stayed at AVANI SEPANG Goldcoast for 5nights with my family. We had a good time, the staff were excellent, from the reception staff to cleaning staff, very professional.
I will mention few staff members that were so good to us:
Aidil- escorted us to our villa, he clearly explained everything that made our stay great.
Yugasiny- from AVANI kids, very gentle and polite
Santayana- from Bila Bila restaurant great service always smiling.
Indrawasih - from Bila Bila restaurant always gave us a welcome to the restaurant
Lorenza : from Bila bila restaurant exceptional service
Housekeeping team: Phurba, Sitiasyan, Saiful great team good work
This is our second time staying at avani - booked family villa. Very friendly and good service especially from indrawasih and imam. We enjoyed the inhouse services and food served. The spa is also good place for relax
Friendly staff cc Mr Bazmeer soft spoken and always smile, Brilliant Service especially shuttle service, Nice room with sea view. Really Recommended. A way far from the city that you and a whole family can enjoy the view and the moment together with your beloved ones.
This resort has great hospitality,,beautiful upper water villa..for this time we check in to room 226..little bit busy time check in but salute to the front desk staff for the good assist!Mr Bazmeer are incredible,always smile when send me to the room,show me all the facilities in the resort..
For room,amenities is good enough,