Just 45 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort has opened within a 22-kilometer stretch of shore. The above-water resort employs a palm structure with 392 Polynesian-inspired guest rooms fanning out from wooden walkways. Boasting the sheltered sea of Malaysia’s Malacca Straits, the resort beckons with warm, shallow waters and picturesque sundowners accompanied by live music and Malay barbecue. Rooms start from a generous 52 square meters and feature airy balconies and direct access to the waters below. One, two, or three bedroom villas all feature a sea views and guests staying in Three Bedroom Villas can experience butler service throughout their stay including special check-in service and escort by private buggy. For those looking to explore beyond the resort, shuttle service is available to Kuala Lumpur’s city center or guided excursions to Putrajaya, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Historical Malacca. Activities for families include croquet, cart sailing, beach soccer, go-karts, and ping pong among others. Following a significant refurbishment the hotel has opened under the management of Minor Hotel Group, which also manages Anantara Resorts, marking the fifth Avani property since its 2011 launch.
For more information, visit Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort (No. 67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang, Kg Bagan Lalang; 603/3182-3600; rooms from US$150).