Hard Rock Hotel Penang
The Hard Rock brand has always been synonymous with a good time and their hotels have a little something extra compared to the usual family resort. The Hard Rock Hotel in Penang has the largest free-form swimming pool you can find up north and it gets pretty lively, especially during weekends and school holidays. This is the ideal pool for kids with twisty slides and water guns – the two things that will keep them occupied for hours. Parents can reserve a private cabana near the pool to keep an eye on the kids but still have the chance to relax. The hotel hosts a foam party at the pool on the first Saturday of the month with the kids’ session being held from 5pm to 7pm. Hotel guests get complimentary tickets, but if you’re not staying there RM20 for a ticket is a small price to pay to watch your children have fun in a sea of bubbles. Another plus is that the pool looks very cool all lit up at night!
Batu Feringghi Beach, Penang (04 881 1711/penang.hardrockhotels.net). Foam parties: (Kids) 5-7pm; (Adults) 7.30-11pm. Kids, RM20nett; Adults, RM30nett.