My lifelong dream of staying in an overwater bungalow finally happened during our recent stay at AVANI Sepang Goldcoast in Malaysia! This resort is located about an hour south of Kuala Lumpur and the entire property is composed of overwater bungalows in the shape of a palm tree.
The “trunk” of the palm tree is lined with large units that hold 4 hotel rooms each. This is where all of the Superior rooms are. Although they aren’t technically overwater villas they are all located over the ocean so you do get great views. The eight “palms” of the palm tree are where the villas are located. The ends of each palm has the biggest villas, and the most uninterrupted views. The centre of the palm tree is where the Clubhouse and pool are located. It’s here that you’ll find three restaurants, the spa and the gym as well.
We stayed in a Two Bedroom Overwater Villa, located on Palm 8. We had a spacious living room with a flatscreen TV and comfy furniture. Off the living room there was a private office with stunning ocean views. As a full-time traveller I still need to get in 6-8 hours of work each day so this office was amazing for me!
Our villa was modern, luxurious and very comfortable. With so many windows we got to enjoy ocean views from almost every corner!
The first bedroom had two twin beds, making it perfect for those travelling with kids or with friends. This room had a huge window overlooking the ocean. Just outside of this room was a bathroom with a shower.
The master bedroom had a king sized bed and ensuite bathroom with double sinks, a rain shower and a bathtub. There was a spacious balcony off this bedroom that could also be accessed from the living room. The balcony also had a table for four, and was the perfect place to enjoy a few room service meals!
The food at AVANI Sepang Goldcoast was delicious! With five different restaurants plus room service we were spoiled with choices at every meal. Breakfast is served at Bila-Bila, and the buffet-style restaurant has a huge selection of asian and western dishes. I loved the custom ordered egg dishes and the fresh fruit!
For lunch my favourite meal was the chicken rice at Sepoi-Sepoi, but we also loved ordering room service to our bungalow to take advantage of our spacious balcony with ocean views. For dinner at AVANI Sepang you can’t miss Hai Sang Lou! This upscale Chinese restaurant was the best meal we’ve ever had in Malaysia and everything from the butter prawns to the mouthwatering desserts were memorable.
The beautiful infinity pool located by the Clubhouse is everyone’s favourite area. From the infinity pool you have sweeping views of the ocean, and around the pool is two rows of cabanas. Perfect for anyone who prefers some time in the shade!
Smiley Beach is the AVANI Sepang’s private beach area near the entrance to the resort. This area also has a ton of beach loungers. The pool is definitely my favourite area, but I did like the beach was always fairly quiet. The beach was the perfect place to relax or read a book.
There isn’t a lot to do in the area surrounding AVANI Sepang Goldcoast, but not to worry because there are endless activities at the resort! Bicycles are free to use and great for getting around the huge resort or for getting a bit of exercise into your day. They also have tons of activities by the beach, yoga classes, zumba classes, beach volleyball and more. Best of all, these activities are all free.
There’s also an Extreme Park next to the resort where you can race go karts, ride ATVs or try your hand at paint balling. We had an amazing time at the go kart track (see the video below!) and thought it was a thrilling addition to our stay! The resort also offers a free shuttle to and from Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall in Kuala Lumpur. This is a great option for anyone who wants to head into KL for a day of sightseeing.
To book your stay at AVANI Sepang Goldcoast check out their website. After having the chance to tour all of the different room types at AVANI Sepang I highly recommend picking the Two Bedroom Overwater Villa!
The team at Kelly Ella Maz were welcomed to AVANI Sepang Gold Coast as guests, however our opinions remain our own.