AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort – Malaysia

Golden Palm Tree water villas

Featuring a total of 392 overwater villas, AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort (known until early 2014 as the Golden Palm Tree Resort & Spa) was by far the largest of its kind in the entire world until the 2016 opening of the nearby Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson. Reviews were mixed during its first few years of operation, but after two ownership changes they have found their stride and this is now the posh resort it was intended to be.

The location very close to the huge Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which is one of Asia's best for affordable flights, means that this resort has become very popular for people from throughout the region. The smaller water villas are modestly priced, so it should offer very good value compared to the boutique resorts in the Maldives.


The AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort is located on the Malacca Straight along the coast of Malaysia, just 10 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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392 overwater villas

Superior Room (downstairs, 4 to a structure)

  • Beds: 2 single beds & 1 day bed
  • Area: 560 sq ft (52 m²)

Superior Room (upstairs, 4 to a structure)

  • Beds: 1 king size bed & 1 day bed
  • Area: 560 sq ft (52 m²)

Two Bedroom (2 bedrooms)

  • Beds: 1 queen bed and 2 single beds
  • Area: 883 sq ft (82 m²)

Family Villas (2 bedrooms + study)

  • Beds: 1 king, 2 single beds & 1 day bed
  • Area: 1,313 sq ft (122 m²)
  • Sunken tub in marble bathroom
  • Walk-in wardrobe

Three Bedroom Villas (3 bedrooms)

  • Beds: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 single beds & 1 day bed
  • Area: 2,497 sq ft (232 m²)
  • Sunken tub in marble bathroom
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • End of pier location and views

Special features in all rooms

  • Wi-Fi: Available free
  • Entertainment system: Flat-screen TV
  • Room service: 24 hours
  • Private deck
  • Sofa and table
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Full-length windows
  • 5-star amenities


  • Low season online specials from US$107 per night
  • High season online specials from US$132 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Perahu
  • Stimbot
  • Bila-Bila
  • Hai Sang Lou
  • Sepoi-Sepoi
  • Buloh Bar
  • Selat Bar

Resort features

  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Clubhouse
  • Fully-equipped modern gym and fitness center
  • Boutique
  • Sailing
  • Cart Sailing
  • Speed Sailing
  • Canoe
  • Windsurfing
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • Aqua Gym
  • Optimist
  • Archery
  • Canopy Walk
  • Biking
  • Beach Soccer
  • Beach Volley
  • Frisbee
  • Kite & Stunt Kite
  • Golf & Monster Golf
  • Wedding facilities and planning
  • Business center


Escapade Spa offers holistic signature therapies, carefully blending traditional practices from different ethnic cultures in Malaysia

Nearby activities

  • Daily shuttle to Kuala Lumpur

What the reviews say

Reviews for the AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort were weak for its first few years but have become much more positive since 2014.  Most guests have a very good experience, but others complain about disorganization and long waits for things.

Generally the rooms and the facility get very high marks all around, and it's the service and speed of those services that seems to be the problem, which isn't really surprising considering the size of this place.

Getting there

The AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort is located just off the coast of Malaysia in the district of Sepang. In spite of being very close to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, it's a 45-minute drive, and cheap taxis are easy to find. It's nearly a 90-minute drive from the center of KL.

Overwaterbungalows.net video room tour of a Superior Water Villa

Overwaterbungalows.net video resort tour

Gallery of the Golden Palm Tree Resort