If you’re a fan of Anantara hotels, then you’ll love its swanky little sister Avani, which just opened its fifth property—this time in Malaysia. A 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, the Avani Sepang Gold Coast Resort is bringing its rustic relaxation vibe to Malaysia’s west coast, complete with 392 guest rooms, sailing, go-karting and a spa. From above, the over-water villas fan out like a palm tree—and from below? Like a home you don’t want to leave.
From US$124. 67 Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang, Malaysia, (+603) 3182-3600, www.avanihotels.com/sepang