Sepang Gold Coast, Sepang
Sepang Gold Coast is an award winning development in Sepang. This resort development was built to embrace the cultures of a global village and aims to be an international tourism destination. Providing luxurious living, this multi-billion ringgit integrated development consists of 2 areas on a 5000-acre piece of land in order to create Asia's largest coastal paradise. The 2 different areas are the Gold Palm Tree Water Villas and the Tropical Cluster Village.
Taking a leaf off of Dubai's famous palm tree island residential area for the rich and famous, the Gold Palm Tree Water Villas area is a residential retreat for those seeking an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are 4 different types of villas present at this resort, and they are the Travelers Palm Villa, Canary Palm Villa, Ivory Palm Villa, and Royale Palm Villa.
These villas comprise of the world's 1st eco-friendly sea hotel. There are also several facilities currently available as well as 'in the works'. These include retail outlets, restaurants on the shore, cafes, kids hotel, and a theme park. These are all expected to be completed in 2010. The Travelers Palm Villa is a double storey villa. The lower unit prices start from RM741,000 and the upper unit prices start from RM791,000. The Canary Palm Villa costs RM1,147,900. The Ivory Palm Villa costs RM1,748,500, and the top of the line Royale Palm Villa costs RM3,148,600.
Sepang Goldcoast is managed by Swiss Bel-Hotel, and offers potential investors a 15-year rental package starting at 8% per annum, is estimated to have a 15% - 20% capital growth, and zero capital gains. In addition, there are guaranteed returns for 7 years, it comes fully furnished, investors can stay for free up to 14 days a year during leaseback, there is no maintenance fee during the rental guarantee period, full membership to the beach club, and more. As mentioned above, the other development here is the Tropical Cluster Villas which is situated at the heart of Sepang Walk. Combining tropical Malaysian and modern design, these villas offer a casual yet luxurious lifestyle. The village comprises of 1 block of low rise 'villas'.
These apartments range from a 1 bedroom suite that is 500 sf big to 3-bedroom 2,050 sqf penthouses complete with a private jacuzzi and pool. There is also a sky gym and sky lobby, glass lifts, loi ponds attached to the resort's pools, landscaped gardens, and is also fully furnished. It has the longest resort pool in Malaysia. Other facilities include restaurants, fitness spa, multi-purpose hall or conference room, cycling track, and a jogging track. Prices range from RM593,400 to RM1,151,150. This area is about 5 minutes walk to the Golden Palm Tree Water Villas. Location wise, Sepang Goldcoast is a leisurely 30 minutes drive to KLIA and the Sepang F1 Circuit. It is also 75 minutes away from KLCC.
Due to the price tag, Sepang Goldcoast only caters for one kind of investor - the rich investor who is interested in timeshare resorts. Obviously this will not suit all, as investors cannot live in their investment properties here except for about 2 weeks of the year unless they take up the villas. There are a number of financial incentives which will assist investors to go ahead with purchasing a part of this property, such as guaranteed rental returns. However, it is not stated on the website how much these rental returns will be. Location wise, Sepang Goldcoast is perfect for those who want to take advantage of the activities being held regularly at the Sepang racetrack, such as the annual F1 race.