AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort
AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort is an over water 5-star resort located about half an hour away from Kuala Lumpur airport. The layout of the houses are in the shape of a palm tree, each with its own balcony that gives you a nice view of the straight of Malacca.
To get there from Kuala Lumpur airport, we took a GrabCar. Supposedly, the drive was only supposed to take half an hour, but the traffic was bad that day and it took us twice as long. When we got to the resort, we checked-in and a buggy took us to our room. There’s a buggy service that will take you around the resort, or you can also just grab any of the bikes that are left out for the guests.
Our room itself was spacious and relaxing (we spent most of our time drinking iced drinks at the balcony, lol). There are other activities that you can book such as touring dragon fruit farms, exploring Malacca, etc, but we opted to just laze around for two days. There’s a swimming pool in the club house but it’s quite small and can’t accomodate the amount of guests, and the beach isn’t all that amazing (great for lazy walks though). There are also people selling kites and ice cream by the beach which is great.
Activity-wise, there isn’t a lot to do if you’re planning to just stay in the resort like us. They have free scheduled activities organized by the resort (such as towel design classes), but we didn’t try it.
For food, there are a number of restaurants owned by the resort. Our favorite, albeit the pricier one, was Perahu which was a gourmet restaurant overlooking the beach and had a fire show at night. Aside from the resort restaurants, if looking for cheaper options, there are a lot of local seafood restaurants that are within walking distance of the resort.
It was a nice, relaxing staycation, my only complaint is that the breakfast buffet was a mess… too many people and most of the dishes were empty, with flies also dining with you, ugh. I hope they’re able to take care of that since it took away from the experience. Overall though, I enjoyed the food, the view, and the lazing around.
Budget: 140 SGD per night for a superior room, 40 SGD per meal (hotel restaurants), 20 SGD per meal (non-hotel restaurants)