Genting Highlands or 'City of Entertainment' is a perfect getaway destination for many Malaysians. The highlands are very popular with people that want to escape the hot and humid weather in Kuala Lumpur. Temperatures vary often around 16 to 24 degrees, which is quite cold for people from KL. There are a couple of massive hotels in Genting Highlands, where you can book a room for a very affordable price. Prices are this low because the only (legal land-based) casinos are located in Genting Highlands. You can compare it with a small version of Las Vegas.
Apart from the casinos, you also have a huge theme park, which makes it a perfect destination for families with kids. The highlands are at about 1760 meters above sea level, from the top there is a gorgeous view of the valley in which Kuala Lumpur is situated. Genting Highlands actually is more of a place of refuge for the local population. Entertainment and fun are the main reasons why people visit the place, but many people also come here to temporarily escape the heat of the capital Kuala Lumpur. The area is filled with hotels; they all offer some kind of entertainment, that being in the form of an amusement-park, or in the form of a casino. There are three amusement parks in Genting Highlands; an outdoor amusement park, an indoor amusement park (together they form the biggest theme park in Malaysia) and a water park.
Besides the main amusement parks, there are also fun attractions like entertainment centers (video arcades), snooker, bowling, archery, a climbing wall and even a skydiving wind tunnel. The Highlands are especially famous because of the gambling public. This is definitely the Asian version of Las Vegas. If you don't like a gamble, the region isn’t really worth a visit unless you bring along your children to visit the amusement park and other attractions. There are a few casinos spread throughout the huge Casino de Genting complex. Some casinos have a more exclusive atmosphere; others are more catering towards the mainstream gamblers.
The trip from KLIA/KLIA2 to Resorts World Genting will take approximately two hours (116km). Limousine service from KLIA/klia2 is available 24 hours a day. Prior arrangement is required.
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is an open-air shopping mall with an extensive collection of designer fashion, sportswear, luggage, accessories, and shoes. Set opposite Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Resort, these brands also offer impressive discounts of up to 65% daily, making it a must-visit for shopaholics on a tight budget. Known as the first hilltop Premium Outlet Centre in Southeast Asia, there are about 150 internationally-renowned brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Superdry, Aigner, Coach, Furla, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Moschino, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Kate Spade New York.
Comfort meets elegance in every room at the Maxims Hotel. Unparalleled facilities and superb location combine to present a hotel experience like none other. Wake up to a breathtaking view of majestic hills and dawn-tinged clouds right outside your window. What's more, Maxims keeps things convenient for guests, with entertainment and dining facilities all under one roof. Whether for business or pleasure, the elegant rooms and five-star service are bound to leave a lasting impression.
At Awana, comfort is rivalled only by the view. Indulge in five-star luxury while enjoying the breathtaking view of a majestic mountain range, and make full use of our 18-hole golf course, heated swimming pool, and other sports facilities.