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
This resort strikes the right balance between cost - which is reasonable - and facilities. But at 11 years old, age is starting to show and a major refurbishment should be in the mid-late planning stage. Otherwise, like so many other resorts in Malaysia, it will deteriorate and with that will go customers and staff ratios. I hope not. Good at the moment but starting to creak a little.
Complimentary stay for one night as golden plan tree premium card members.
Our package come with dim sum for 2 at hai sang lou. Warm welcome by the manager Wong once we stay in the restaurant.
Sook Chan our server well explain our package entitlement. Our food come with 4 types of dim sum, chili chicken, ginger fish, vegetables, fried rice and dessert. The food was awesome.
Thanks to anngy also for update us on night activity in the resort. The fire show at the beach was fantastic.
Thank you for giving us a memorable holidays!
Stay 3day 2night at family villa room 405 on 14feb - 16feb, the room it was above from my expectation, the room very big, clean and and very large for couple like us. at first when arrive thanks alot for bellman staff (MR ANUAR, MR NAVALAN, AND MR NASEER) for helping us alot, giving information what to eat and very friendly especially MR ANUAR AND NAVALAN. thanks again to MR ANUAR helping to taking our picture as our memoris staying in AVANI, MR ANUAR (bellaman) really a good staff, need to be example to other staff because he the most friendly and helping the guest even we did not asking for help. thanks alot MR ANUAR for the good picture.
Me and my husband having candlelight dinner package at perahu on 15feb. the booking very easy and fast thanks to customer services staff and perahu staff. when arrive at perahu I would like to thank MR ANNO for welcome us with great smile and good services. Mr ANNO give the menu and explained the menu to us with jokes that makes our dinner was so comfortable and happy. I'm very appreciated and happy with services by MR ANNO during our dinner. FOOD quality was good, the taste very nice. presentation was perfect with good services from perahu staff MR ANNO, IDA, CHEF LAN, CHEF MA and kitchen staff.
thanks also for bila bila restaurant staff, live band and housekepping guy (I forgot the name) who help makeup my room on 15feb. my room was clean and the guy was very friendly.
its was great and memorable to us during staying at Avani. all the best for staff who help us alot during ours staying here. Look forward to come again with my family. THANKS AVANI SEPANG
Food is acceptable but not many choices , service is good especially staff Aidil. Can ride bike or by buggy there. Not too much activity here, far from city and restaurants outside. Room cleaness can be improve
AVANI GOLD COAST SEPANG THE BEST, Nice sun rise wiew and sunset. Good for holidays vacation and nice fire show too at night. The House also great, nice and comfortable to stay. Thanks a lot for buggie driver (Farizan) helping us👍🏻