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Genting Highlands Introduction

Set at an altitude of around 1,800 meters, Genting Highlands lures vacationers with cool temperatures and lush mountain scenery. Much of the area is dominated by Resorts World, a neon-lit enclave of casinos, malls, hotels, and amusement parks. Jungled hiking trails and a scenic gondola make it easy to discover the stunning natural beauty of the region. The resort town is an easy trip from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, which makes Genting Highland hotels popular with weekend warriors and international vacationers alike.

Hotels in Genting Highlands

Home to half a dozen high-end hotels and a total of 10,000 rooms, Resorts World dominates the accommodation scene in Genting Highlands. Luxury hotels in Genting Highlands treat guests to spacious rooms and sleek decor. You'll enjoy stylish drinking and dining options, as well as nightclubs and casinos. Traveling with kids? Take advantage of in-house childcare services and try your luck at the tables, or indulge at the day spa. Self-contained studios are a great option for families, offering separate bedrooms and kitchenettes. Budget travelers can snap up cheap hotels and homestays outside the Resorts World complex.

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Where to stay

If you want to be just steps from the action, it's worth splurging on hotels in the Resorts World complex. You'll enjoy easy access to over 200,000 square feet of casino space, as well as upscale bars, lounges, and restaurants. Expect everything from Italian pizzerias and Parisian cafes to a hawker-style food market selling Malaysian classics like chicken skewers and spicy laksa. Hotels in Resorts World also offer entertainment, shopping, and amusement parks at your fingertips. Discount hotels can be found outside the main resort area.

Things to see

Set over 2 floors, the SkyCasino offers one of Asia's top gambling experiences. Play high-stakes table games in the exclusive Silver Club or work your way through 100s of the latest electronic slot machines. Look up to take in the impressive LED atrium ceiling, which provides a canopy of blue skies, fluffy clouds, and cherry blossom trees. Kids will love visiting the indoor theme parks and riding the Awana SkyWay, a scenic gondola that whisks passengers to the summit of a local mountain. From the top, you'll enjoy breathtaking views over Genting Highlands and the 100-million-year-old rainforest canopy. Hit the shops and you'll find everything from designer boutiques to outlet stores. Beyond glitzy casinos, Genting Highlands offers easy access to Malaysia's emerald-green mountains. A series of well-marked hiking trails will take you deep into the rainforest, where you can spot rainbow-colored butterflies and monkeys.

How to get to Genting Highlands

Set in the Titiwangsa Mountains, Genting Highlands is almost 50 kilometers north-east of Kuala Lumpur. Road access is via the Kuala Lumpur-Gua Musang Highway (E33). The drive takes around 1-hour or more, depending on traffic. Private bus companies and tour operators offer direct shuttles from Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands and the Resorts World complex. The Genting Skyway cable car links Resorts World with Gohtong Jaya, a laid-back plateau town. Flights arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, a 1-hour drive from the KL city center and 2 hours from Genting Highlands and Resorts World.