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Avil­lion Port Dick­son

3rd Mile, Jalan Pan­tai, Port Dick­son (06 647 6688/www.avil­lion­port­dick­son.com). Highly rec­om­mended for those trav­el­ling with lit­tle ones, Avil­lion has a pet­ting zoo where kids can feed the an­i­mals, a safe and se­cure kids’ club with soft floors for rough and tum­ble mo­ments, and a fan­tas­tic kids’ pool with a slide. Guests with fam­i­lies rave about the staff’s at­ten­tion to de­tail and cheer­ful man­ner. With a va­ri­ety of ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions on of­fer for those with kids and F&B dis­counts thrown in for larger fam­i­lies, Avil­lion re­ally does live up to the hype. What can we say about Club Med’s child­friendly fa­cil­i­ties that hasn’t al­ready been said? Part of the fa­mous French chain, this lux­ury re­sort em­ploys an all-in­clu­sive con­cept for lodg­ings, food, fa­cil­i­ties, sports, games and shows. Billed as a ‘Hol­i­day Pack­age’, the re­sort is a vil­lage lo­cated in the heart of an 80-hectare trop­i­cal park with 4km of fine sandy beaches. No age group is left out with Baby Club Med open for the very lit­tle ones (four months to two-years-old), Petit Club Med, for two to un­der-fours, and Mini Club Med for those from four to 10-years-old. Teenagers are catered for as well with Club Med Pass­world (open for those be­tween the ages of 11 and 18). The per­fect recipe for a great fam­ily hol­i­day. Don’t for­get to pop by the tur­tle sanc­tu­ary next door for some marine con­ser­va­tion ed­u­ca­tion for the young ones.

Hy­att Re­gency Kuantan

Jalan Telok Cempedak, Kuantan (09 518 1234/www.kuantan.re­gency.hy­att.com). Blend­ing into the seren­ity of the coast, this idyl­lic re­sort is lo­cated on the lux­ury stretch of Telok Cempedak’s pris­tine beach­front (how­ever, do note that the ho­tel it­self could use a re­fur­bish­ment). Within the re­sort there are a va­ri­ety of beach and wa­ter sports avail­able for chil­dren and a recre­ational room for the tra­di­tional con­gkak and other board games. There are guided bi­cy­cle tours of­fered ev­ery Satur­day by the ho­tel to the Terun­tum Mini-Zoo. For a hol­i­day to re­mem­ber, spend a mes­mer­iz­ing evening firefly-watch­ing on Cher­at­ing River, lo­cated just 45 min­utes away from the ho­tel.

Mu­tiara Ta­man Ne­gara Re­sort

Kuala Ta­han, Jer­an­tut (09 266 3500/2200/ www.mu­tiara­ho­tels.com). First things first – you’re in the mid­dle of the jun­gle. So there will def­i­nitely be mosquitoes, pos­si­bly mon­keys on the bal­cony and the wa­ter pres­sure is more than likely to be low. All that said, Mu­tiara has great staff who greet each guest like a friend, pretty good fam­ily-sized chalets, bunk beds for the kids, a sit-out liv­ing area good for card games, and best of all, the ho­tel or­gan­ises well-guided trips into Ta­man Ne­gara, thor­oughly en­joy­able for both adults and chil­dren (five years and above).

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