Best Western Premier: The Haven Ipoh
Jalan Haven (Persiaran Lembah Perpaduan), Tambun, Ipoh (05 220 9000/ www.thehavenresorts.com). The Haven is Perak’s tallest and most luxurious ‘condotel’ (part condo, part hotel). The spacious suites range from a onebedroom lake view suite to a two-plus-one bedroom premier suite – all with full facilities including a well-equipped kitchen. Step outdoors and make use of the squash court, badminton court and even a via ferrata. The entire landscaped area is wheelchairand stroller-friendly, with elevated slopes alongside stairs and large elevators.
Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Damai Laut
Persiaran Swiss-Garden, Jalan Damai Laut, off Jalan Teluk Senangin, Lumut (05 684 3333 / www.swissgarden.com). Located just across the Dinding Straits from Pangkor Island, Swiss-Garden has a kids’ club that leads activities such as face painting, sand art, T-shirt painting as well as a complimentary movie screening of the day. There are also a host of activities that the whole family can enjoy including paintballing, jungle trekking, snorkelling and archery. Keep an eye on the hotel’s website for frequent family stay packages.
Tiger Rock Pangkor
WD.2 Pangkor, Pangkor Island (04 264 3580/04 226 3016/ tigerrock.info). Surrounded by lush greenery close to the island’s rainforest reserve, Tiger Rock Pangkor offers well-designed accommodation constructed from local materials. The gorgeous buildings, which are available for rent, date back to the past with colourful colonial styling. There’s a pool, a library with internet access, and a tennis court to keep kids occupied. They can also go bird watching in the jungle or join a tour of the island.