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  • Penang is a state in Malaysia known for the beauty it captivates in its treasure. The place is one of the best tourist attractions of Malaysia and hence embraces modernity and charm. There are some of the best Penang beach resorts that should be visited while coming to this place.

    The place is embellished with the modern architecture that gives this place truly an elegant and stylish look. The ambience is also great and the beautiful rooms and balconies make you crave for it. There is also the beach facing deck chairs and you will not be able to resist yourself from sitting on them.

    It is one of the most luxurious beach resorts of the Bay, offering various options to the tourists to enjoy. The resort gets you some of the breathtaking sea views that will be eye soothing for you.

    Here are some of the best Penang Beach Resorts:

  • 01Hotel Sentral Seaview, Penang

    The hotel's brilliant location allows guest a view of Tanjung Tokong beach, a treat for beach bums and guests with preference to panoramic scenic views. Experience hospitality beyond your imagination with a perfect combination of tranquility by the sea and modernity of the metropolis. The interiors of the hotel consist of wooden floors and standard amenities from broadband facilities to satellite television.

     

     Highlights: This 126-room hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and best in class services.

     Location: Located in Tanjung Bungah within a mile from Straits Quay Mall and within 2 miles from Ibox Museum of Glass.

     Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 310 MYR.

     

  • 02Four Points by Sheraton Penang

    On the tranquil stretch of white sandy beach overlooking the Straits of Malacca, Four Points by Sheraton is reviving the Tanjung Bungah coastline with conducive hotel getaway. Guests can expect the Sheraton hospitality within their 220 modern rooms fitted with comfortable bed, and exclusive amenities. Similarly with other international Four Points, the Penang property boasts one of the best brew pub serving hand crafted beers from around the globe. The hotel oversees the beach but still conveniently located on the main road connecting directly to George Town.

     

     Highlights: Enjoy the local and international cuisines at the all-day dining restaurant and 1132 square feet of total function space across four venues that boasts state-of-the-art audio-visual technology.

     Location: The Four Points by Sheraton Penang is perfectly located in Tanjung Bungah, between Batu Feringgi and Georgetown and just a 25-minute drive from the bridge that links the island to the  mainland.

     Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 330 MYR.

  • 03Flamingo Hotel by the Beach

    Unlike the belief that some things are better with age, this spot has fared better with its new crown of life under the Flamingo hotel chin. The rooms are kitted with modern day accents, cozy all-white linen will have you asleep in no time, and their beach-facing deck chairs beg you for a rest. You’ll have the option of street food close by, and it’s the romantic sunset view by the pool blows your mind.

      

     Highlights: Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Flamingo by the Beach Penang's full-service spa.

     Location: Situated on the beach of Tanjung Bungah and is within 1 mi from the Floating Mosque of Tanjung Bungah and PKSA Penang Water Sports Centre.

     Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 410 MYR.

  • 04Shangri - La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

    Shangri - La Rasa Sayang Resort is a perfect blend of the modern and authentic Malaysian architecture. While visiting the resort, you can behold the surroundings equipped with unique Minangkabau architecture, which is home to the diverse artefacts from Malaysian culture. The vintage and elegant foliage of the century-old rain trees serves the perfect feasts for your eyes and is the greatest gift to the resort from nature.

     

    Highlights: The resort is located beneath the verdurous canopy in a secluded paradise. The resort is the home to some award-winning sea-side restaurant serving the authentic Malaysian cuisine and the western delicacies. It’s Chi-The Spa, is a perfect fit to pamper your body and soul, serving Chinese and Malay treatments and have some relaxing time far from the hustle and bustle of city life. The resort has more than 150 rooms, opening to the sea or pool side giving, keeping you very close to nature.

     Location: The resort is located on the Batu Feringgi Beach in Penang

     Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 490 MYR. 

  • 05Parkroyal Penang Resort

    Parkroyal Penang resort is one of the most luxurious hotels in the Penang bay, offering many options to its guests. The resort is located in the vicinity of various major tourist spots in the city, which include The Owl Museum, Penang National Park and Penang Butterfly Farm.

     

    Highlights: Parkroyal Penang Resort has more than 300 rooms, providing the breathtaking sea views to all of its guests. If you are in search of some lip-smacking Malay cuisine, you can satisfy your taste buds in anyone of the umpteen world-class restaurants of the resort. From trying the continental food at Tiffins, Western and Asian buffets at Tamarind to mesmerizing cocktails in the Javana Lounge, the resort has everything, which anyone would ever dream of.

    Location: The resort is located in the rich greenery  of Batu Ferringhi Beach on the north coast of Penang Island, which is just 31 KM from the Penang airport and 18 KM from George town.

    Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 400 MYR.

  • 06Lone Pine Hotel

    Lone Pine resort in Batu Ferringhi is one of the most luxury boutique hotels in all of the Penang area. The resort is located just along the Penang’s coastline, making it easy for its guest to take a leisurely walk on the beach. Resort’s architecture is a mix and match of modernized and colonial spirit and highlights the idyllic charm of the same, allowing it to get listed in one of the Penang’s legendary hotels.


    Highlights: The resort is equipped with 90 luxurious guest rooms, opening to the sea terraces or private courtyards and making it the most intimate resort in the Penang area. Lone Pine has three world-class restaurants, namely Bungalow, Matsu and Batubar, serving a wide variety of cuisines, from authentic Malay to the continental delicacies.

    Location: The resort is located in the Batu Ferringhi area in Penang, just in the vicinity of major shopping malls, restaurants and night market.

    Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 500 MYR.

  • 07Hard Rock Hotel Penang

    On the beaches of Batu Ferringhi, the trendy Hard Rock Hotel Penang breaks the mold of conventional beach resorts and brings the implications to a whole new level. The iconic Hard Rock logo which is created with chandelier-like lighting's hover over the entrance of the rocky lobby, accompanied by metal music. For the diehard music fans, this is a must check in stay.

     

    Highlights:  The resort showcases more than 500 pieces of unparalleled rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia collection adorning the walls of the Hard Rock Hotel and Hard Rock Cafe Penang. Guests can also relax at Rock Spa or exercise at Body Rock Gym. The hotel also provides a children's and teen’s club, as well as a business center.

     Location: The Hard Rock Hotel and Resort in Penang is situated towards the end of Batu Ferringhi where the old Casuarina Beach Hotel once stood.

     Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 363 MYR.

     

     

  • 08Golden Sands Resort

    It has a desirable location right on the beach, and its recreation complex has all kinds of activities. Sip up the happy hour sun down cocktails at Sigi’s Bar and grill on the beach and enjoy the live music bands. The children-friendly resort on Batu Feringgi beach in Penang has undergone an extensive replenishment programme, complete with kids' club to complement the family play area with slides and play equipment. At the Garden Café enjoy the great Malaysian and Continental cuisine in an all-day-dining á la carte menus and weekly buffet dinner specials with live cooking action.

     

     

    Highlights: Featuring 3 outdoor pools in beautifully landscaped grounds, Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang is a four-star property in the heart of the popular Batu Ferringi Beach.

     Location: Located on Batu Feringgi Beach, about 15 kms from Georgetown.

     Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 710 MYR.

     

  • 09Bayview Beach Resort Penang

    Counterpart of the Bayview Hotel in George Town, this splendid beach resort has 360 rooms and suites that oversee the scenic bay of Batu Ferringhi. They’re all tastefully designed with private balconies facing the hills and sea, and if you need to pop into the city, George Town is a mere 20 minutes away. With the resort’s entertainment and recreational amenities comprising a swimming pool, tennis court, kid’s club and spa, you are certain to have an eventful stay.


     Highlights: There are several restaurants in the Bayview Beach Resort that can capture your increasingly high demand on taste and ambiance.

     Location: Located on the beach of the North-West coast of Penang Island.

     Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 385 MYR.

  • 10Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort

    A towering sight along the pale sandy beach of Tanjung Bungah, this hotel boasts a private stretch of beach and 315 rooms featuring panoramic sea and hill views. Guests can enjoy facilities like the fitness centre, swimming pool and seafront restaurant, but it’s families and large groups who will benefit most, as this resort features two-bedroom suites that measure almost 1,000 square feet.

     Highlights: Relish in the Asian delicacies at the Breeze Cafe, which gives a beautiful view of the pool or enjoy cocktails and snacks at Gaya’s Beach Side Bar & Restaurant.

     Location: Located in Tanjung Bungah, Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort is within a mile from the Floating Mosque.

     Price: The approximate cost for a room in the resort starts from 285 MYR.


Attractions

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Turtle Beach

Located in Pulau Perhentian Besar Island or Big Perhentian Island, Turtle Beach, as the name indicates, is famous for its sea turtle preservation and wildlife reserves.

Highlights – During the night hours (from 9PM to 5AM), green turtles are seen coming and laying their eggs on the shores. You can volunteer with various groups to help in incubation of these eggs. This is the widely preferred island amongst all the islands found in Perhentian Island. Snorkelling, scuba diving and sea turtle watching are some of the great experiences that you can get from here. Perfect spot for families and honymooners.

Location – Perhentian Island.

Timings – March to October.

Price – Water taxis are available to this island at RM50 to RM70.
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Penang National Park

Penang National Park was previously popular as the Pantai cheh Forest Reserve. This beautiful site is a known to house 143 fauna species and 417 flora species.

Highlights:
 Located at the north western tip of the Penang island, the Penang National Park acquired the status of a National Park in the April of 2003. It is the first protected area that is legally gazetted under the Malaysia's National Park Act of 1980. You can carry out a range of activities at the Penang National Park. These include the jungle trekking, boat trips, canopy walkaway, camping and visiting the Monkey beach

Location: Penang National Park is located at Pejabat Taman Negara P. Pinang, Jalan Hassan Abbas, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, 11050 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Timings: You can visit the park from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM on any day of the week.

Price: Entry to the Penang National Park is free of Price.
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Penang War Museum

Penang War Museum was basically a fort which was built by the British in the 1930s. At present, this fort has been transformed into a museum which was opened for the public in 2002. This structure has been tagged as Southeast Asia’s largest war museum. Penang War Museum is also known as Muzium Perang Pulau Pinang. The beauty of this place is the presence of historical artifacts like cannons and underground military tunnels.

Location:
The Penang War Museum is situated in Bukit Batu Maung.
 
Highlights: The Penang War Museum has ammunition bunkers which are located nine meters below the surface. There are some tunnels which lead to the sea. The tourists can also check out gun emplacements, cookhouses and other interesting structures.

Best Time: The museum is open for the public on all days from 09:00 – 19:00.

Price: The entrance fee is RM15 for Malaysians and RM30 (USD9) for foreigners.


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Little India in Penang

Little India in Penang is basically an ethnic Indian enclave. There is an old Hindu temple called the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. One can easily sense a resemblance after entering the market streets. The tourists might feel that they have entered any market in Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai. The cuisine in Little India is quite famous. This region is also known for its cultural and commercial activities.

Location: Little India is situated at the centre of Penang Heritage zone. It covers an area around three streets namely, Lebuh Queen, Lebuh Chulia and Jalan Pasar.


Highlights: During the festival times like Christmas, Deepavali and Thaipusam, this area gets more vibrant and lively. The tourists can hop on a trishaw from Georgetown to reach little India. One can also rent a scooter or motorbike to cover different sections of this area.

Best Time: One can visit this area anytime.

Price: No Fee.


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Penang Bird Park

The Penang Bird Park is the largest bird sanctuary in Malaysia. This park was built in 1988 which is home to over 300 species of birds. One can easily spot tiny exotic sunbirds along with kingfishers in this sanctuary. There are gigantic eight-feet tall ostriches which are also present in this area. The birds are offered an amazing natural habitat which makes Penang Bird Park a perfect enclosure.

Location: Penang Bird Park is located in Seberang Jaya.



Highlights:
Tourists can spot mandarin ducks, storks, swans, pelicans and flamingos in Penang Bird Park. The whole area has an interesting setup which looks attractive. There are Chinese-style wooden bridges along with natural ponds. Penang Bird Park also has a fine range of plants ranging from lilies, lotus and palm trees.

Best Time: This bird sanctuary is open daily between 9am- 7pm.

Price: The ticket price for adults is RM 38. For children, the ticket price is RM 20.


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Clan Jetties

A part of the Penang heritage trail, Clan jetties is a conglomeration of six jetties. It was one of the last Chinese settlements on the island which is still home to various Chinese clans. The name of every jetty has been kept after a Chinese clan. The place offers plenty of Kodak moments to visitors, especially the Chew jetty.

Location: The Clan jetties are located straight down from Lebuh Chulia at Pengkalan Weld Quay.

Highlights: Tourist friendly aura and stilt houses await the keen eye of travelers. There is a temple which is worth watching. None of the people here pay any taxes to this day as they contend that they are not living on land. The place has a rich history associated with its existence.

Best time: Be wary of the fact that people still live here. So travelling here during the evenings is best for clicking best shots.

Price: No entry fee.

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Penang Tropical Fruit Farm

The Penang Tropical Fruit Farm is an exemplary proof of Malaysia’s 370 species of edible fruits which include some very exotic ones too that entice even the fussiest eaters. The fruit farm preserves the green heritage of Malaysia. It contributes to the future generations as plantation of local as well as fruits from around the world is done at these farms.

Location: The Penang Tropical Fruit Farm is located at Jalan Teluk Bahang in George Town, Malaysia.

Highlights: The farm sprawls across an area of 25 acres. More than 250 types of tropical and sub-tropical fruits are planted here. The quality of plantation and the dedication of the workers here contribute to the fruitful results, literally. You are most welcome to relish the taste of numerous tropical fruits.

Best time: The farm opens daily between 9 to 6 PM. A breezy day will be best to travel.

Price: 10 RM for adults and free for children.


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Tanjung Bungah Beach

Half an hour drive from Georgetown sits this beautiful beachside in the suburb of Tanjung Bungah. Despite being a sleepy fishing village, Tanjung Bungah has become popular among the tourists due it its accessibility from the main and world-class scenic resorts. If you visit Malaysia and want to try the adventure water sports then this place should be on your bucket list as it’s the Mecca of adventure.


 Highlights:  Tourists can explore the famous Tanjung Bungah Market and pay a visit to the Floating mosque. Once can also book a cruise and set on a day expedition to the Blue Whale sighting location.  If you are an adventure junkie then there are lots of adventure lined up for you, there are water sport activity which happens through the year.

 Location: It is located in the suburbs of Penang, in the northeast Penang Island.

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Pulau Kendi Beach

There is nothing more refreshing than swimming in the sea water and enjoying the sunlight on your face. Now, explore this beautiful island Pulau Kendi on the southwestern tip of Penang island. If you love to be a little isolated and enjoy the pristine view of nature than you should definitely visit this beach. The best thing about this beach is that you can have a wonderful swim without the fear of jellyfish.

 

Highlights: Explore this isolated island and enjoy the steep hills and the dense forest. The most interesting thing about this place is that there are scores of tiny idols hidden at the most secrective crevice, on the steepest slope.This beach is the best for snorkelling.Because of its serene water there are many coral reefs you will find in this beach.

 Best Season: October to March

 Location: Southwestern tip of Penang island, Gertak Sanggul.

 

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Teluk Bahang Beach

Planning to have some excitement with your family and friends then head out to this gorgeous beach Teluk Bahang  in Penang and enjoy the rocky and the shady surroundings of the beach. This place is the perfect getaway for you as it is a bit isolated from the huge crowds which we usually find in the beaches.

 

 Highlights: If you are a nature lover then this is the best place for you as it is the home of Penang Butterfly Farm. You can enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape and also go on the trekking after  enjoying a sunbath. You can also enjoy the mouthwatering seafood which is served there in the restaurants.

 Best Season: May to October

 Location: North western tip of the Island Penang.

 

 

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Penang National Park Hike

Need to explore the nature in its pristine form? One surely has to visit Penang National Park which is spread across 2,563 hectares. This national park was officialised in April 2003 and consists of lowland forests, sandy beach habitats and some open coastal seas. The hike trail in this area is counted as the best activity. It mostly starts from Teluk Bahang and covers the hilly terrain that can reach up to a height of 75 metres.



Highlights: During the hiking session one can visit the fishing village, Pantai Kerachut and even Muka Head which are the prime locations that possess natural marvels.

Location: This National Park is situated near North-western Penang Island. The park entrance is located at Teluk Bahang which is approx. 30 minutes from Georgetown.

Best Time: 7:30 am- 6:00 pm on all days.

Price: One needs to register at the park office where they can access various services like camping, bird watching etc at different prices.
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Batu Ferringhi Beach

Batu Ferringhi is a popular town in Penang. The reason for its popularity is due to its seaside location. This region is popular for its classic hotels and tourist resorts. Golden Sands Resort and Shangri-La’s Sayang Resort & Spa have supreme facilities for the visitors. The sandy beaches are the main attraction of Batu Ferringhi. The tourists can access a number of beach sports and water sports in this region.



Location: Batu Ferringhi Beach is situated in North-east Penang Island.

Highlights: The Batu Ferringhi Beach is well known for jet-skiing, parasailing, deep sea fishing and water skiing. The fish spa service in this area is very relaxing. Batu Ferringhi Beach has a wonderful climate that would surely people the visitors mind & soul.

Best Time: The perfect time to visit this area is in the evening when all activities are available for the visitors.

Price: There is no visiting charge to enter this beach.
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Penang Khoo Khongsi

You can call Penang Khoo Khongsi as the largest clan temple in the country. This monument was built to mark the dominance of Chinese in Penang. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The architecture of this temple is mind blowing which has retained its beauty till date.

Location: Penang Khoo Khongsi is located in the oldest part of Georgetown, Penang.



Highlights: The temple has different sections which are decorated in interesting ways. There is an association building along with a traditional theatre which is attached to the temple. The main entrance of Penang Khoo Khongsi is very vibrant. The hallway consists of ancient monuments which are wonderfully carved.

Best Time: Penang Khoo Khongsi opens daily. The visitors and tourists can visit the temple between 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.

Price: The entry ticket for adults is RM 10 and the entry fee for children is RM 1.


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Pantai Kerachut Beach

Ever wondered how the  baby turtles crawl out of their shells in the quartz veins and igneous rocks. Then pack your bags and leave for this wonderful Pantai Kerachut located in Penang National Park. Along with its breathtaking landscape, this beach serves as the nesting ground for the green turtle, olive ridley turtle and hawksbill turtle. This is one of the most popular beaches in Penang.For nature lovers this place is the best as you can have a view of the monitor lizards, crabs, stork-billed kingfishers and mouse deers.

 

 Highlights:  If you are planning to enjoy your weekend in the serene atmosphere than this beach is the perfect getaway for you and your friends as you can enjoy basking in the sun in the white sand of  the beach.Pantai Kerachut is said to be the home to one of the  four meromictic lakes in Asia which is a combination of freshwater and seawater

 Best Season: November to February.

 Location: Pantai Kerachut, Penang National Park.

 

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Escape Theme Park Penang

In this fast paced world today, there is a big dearth of natural surroundings for kids to play around. This is where Escape Theme Park, Penang comes as a refreshing surprise for you. Replete with many fun and exciting rides in a natural setting for adults and kids, Escape Theme Park promises you unlimited fun and excitement.



Highlights
– Rides in a natural setting, winner of “Certificate of Excellence” from Tripadvisor for 2014 & 2015. Provides ultimate safety to kids and protects environment.

Location
– Teluk Bahang, Malaysia.

Activities
– Atan’s Leap, Monkey Business, Go Ape, Gecko Tower, Tubby Racer, Zoom Bug, Foxy Burrow, Tots Trail, Discovery Dig Tunnel, Greenie Program, Learning House, Serambi etc.

Price
– RM50 for kids aged between 4 and 12, RM72 for kids aged between 13 and 60, free for senior citizens and kids aged below 3 years.

Timings
– 9AM to 6PM from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays, except on public holidays.
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Penang Hill Train

 The Penang Hill Train or Penang Hill Funicular Railway is a rail service that helps people travel to the top of the Penang Hill that holds a marvelous scenic beauty. The Funicular Railway was remodeled and re-opened in 2011.



Highlights: Rapid Penang bus 204 is the only bus service that takes people to the Penang Railway Station. This bus service starts from Penang Jetty and crosses Esplanade to reach KOMTAR bus station and at last Penang Hill. During this route the tourists can also view the big temple at Kek Lok Si.

Location: Penang Hill Train is situated in Air Itam, Penang Island. There is a walking route of 5 Km which starts from Botanical Gardens and reaches the top of the Penang Hill.

Best Time: First train at 6:30am, while the last train at 11:00 pm on all days.

Price: Adult- 3RM, Children- 3RM and different prices for students and senior citizens.

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