GOLDEN SANDS RESORT
This well-established resort in Batu Ferringhi, Penang, has long been a family favourite. Opened in 1979, this four-star Shangri-la proper ty has 387 rooms and suites with views of the surrounding hills and sea, as well as a host of facilities and activities to keep every member of the family happy and occupied. This makes it the perfect destination for weekend breaks and long school holidays. There are inter-connecting rooms with Murphy pull-down beds, specially catering to families.
What makes this hotel truly stand out in this category are the facilities for children, which includes the Kids’ Club within the Adventure Zone - the largest indoor play park on the island. There’s also the incredibly popular mini water park where children can have fun on water slides and under tipping buckets, guaranteed to keep them occupied for hours.
The resor t’s pools and manicured grounds are spacious enough so guests can find a quiet cor ner to relax or par ticipate in the various activities (classes for cooking, fitness and handicraft) held throughout the day. Dining has always been the strong point of the Shangri-la group and here there are several outlets offering the best local and European cuisine. Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang Tel: 04-886 1911