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Riders Lodge

Se­de­nak, Jo­hor (07 652 5330/www. rid­er­slodge.com.my). If you have a child who’s en­am­oured with horses and ponies and won’t stop beg­ging you for one, plan a fam­ily trip to Riders Lodge right away. They of­fer plenty of rid­ing lessons and camps for be­gin­ners. A stay in the 27-room man­sion will be some­thing your kid re­mem­bers for­ever.

Sea Gypsy Vil­lage Re­sort and Dive Base

Pu­lau Sibu, Mers­ing (07 222 8642/www. sibu­re­sort.com). Div­ing en­thu­si­asts will go wild over Sea Gypsy’s nat­u­ral house reef (max depth of six me­tres). You need not worry about the lit­tle ones as chances are they’ll be oc­cu­pied at the Kids’ Club where they’ll be mak­ing kites, paint­ing co­conuts or build­ing shel­ters to hide in. With games ga­lore, all lean­ing to­wards ed­u­ca­tion with fun, we can’t get enough of this place and thor­oughly rec­om­mend a visit. What’s more, there are three baby and tod­dler menus (six to nine months, nine to 12 months and 12 to 24 months) with all meals pre­pared from scratch.

Kedah

Four Sea­sons Re­sort

Jalan Tan­jung Rhu, Langkawi (04 950 8888/ www.foursea­sons.com/langkawi). Four Sea­sons of­fers an idyl­lic base for fam­i­lies and ex­tends an es­pe­cially warm welcome to their younger guests, from serv­ing milk and cook­ies to pro­vid­ing spe­cial gifts such as colour­ing books with crayons, cho­co­late treats, board games, books and toys. There is a ded­i­cated Kids For All Sea­sons Club with ac­tiv­i­ties like batik paint­ing and rock climb­ing, or you can get them out on a child-friendly sa­fari to the man­groves. As of Jan­uary 2015, kids can en­joy pony rides on the beach or in the gar­den­with Lucy, Lirra and baby Star.

The Frangi­pani Langkawi Re­sort & Spa

138 Jalan Teluk Baru Pan­tai Ten­gah, Mukim Kedawang, Langkawi (04 952 0000/ www.frangi­pani­langkawi.com). and the spa even has a kids’ and teens’ menu for eight to 14-year-olds with mas­sages and Lit­tle Princess man­i­cure and pedi­cures. Take a Gar­den Ter­race room where at least one of you can kick back on the spa­cious bal­cony while the kids go crazy at the play­ground be­low (they need to be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult here).

The Westin Langkawi Re­sort & Spa

Jalan Pan­tai Dato Syed Omar, Langkawi (04 960 8888/www.westin­langkawi.com). Down past Jetty Point Shop­ping Com­plex, The Westin Langkawi is one of Malaysia’s most ex­clu­sive and re­ju­ve­nat­ing places to stay. As with other Westin ho­tels, kids re­ceive com­pli­men­tary welcome bags stuffed with treats while par­ents of in­fants and tod­dlers will get their own spe­cial bag with Band Aids, an­ti­sep­tic wipes, socket cov­ers and a night­light. The Kids’ Club here ex­cels in get­ting kids out to ex­pe­ri­ence the is­land with its na­ture walks, beach dis­cov­ery ad­ven­tures, bird watch­ing ex­pe­ri­ences and batik ac­tiv­i­ties. For chil­dren aged four to 12, the club is open daily from 9am to 7pm. Some ac­tiv­i­ties also take place in the ho­tel’s Dis­cov­ery Room, where kids can play board games, read books or just catch up on some TV.

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