Going on vacation with the kids? Here are 10 child friendly resorts in Malaysia you should check out for a much needed holiday with your troops.
1. LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort – Johor Bahru
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One of the must visit places in Malaysia is this large theme park in the southernmost state of Peninsular Malaysia, that boasts a huge water park and famous rides. Arrive at the spectacular dragon-guarded entrance and be captivated by interactive LEGO features, themed play areas and kid’s entertainment and family restaurant. To take full advantage of the park’s entertainment, you should stay at the LEGOLAND hotel. You will get to choose from one of the three popular LEGO themed rooms at this resort; Pirate, Kingdom or Adventure. There’s a separate sleeping area with bunk beds for the kids and complimentary LEGO bricks in the room. Treasure hunts, secret whoopee cushions, themed lifts and exploding toy boxes are part of the package at this fun resort.
There are various combo ticket packages available with privileges like early access to the theme park and more. See LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort’s website for more information. http://www.legoland.com.my/
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See Also: 9 Things to do in Johor
2. Club Med Cherating – Pahang
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Asia’s largest Club Med and the third biggest in the world is the perfect beach getaway for the whole family. Sprawled over 197-acres on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia’s Cherating Beach, this all- inclusive resort shines in its facilities and activities for children and adults of all ages. The Family Resort has club facilities for children from 2 years old with activities like water games, cooking classes, archery, fashion shows, and more. Babies under 2 years will be taken care off by the competent G.O’s (Gracious Organisers – qualified childcare providers). To make packing for your trip a breeze, the Club Med Baby Welcome package provides baby foods, cot, changing mat, baby bath, high-chair and even pushchairs. There’s a 24 hours baby feeding and equipment room that has a mixer, microwave, bottle warmer, fruit, yoghurt, biscuits, cereals and long-life milk. For an adult evening, you get to leave your children at the group babysitting Pyjama Club.
Kids under 4 years stay for free and places for childcare facilities are limited. See Club Med Cherating’s website for more information. http://www.clubmed.com.my/
3. Hard Rock Hotel – Penang
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This luxury resort along Penang’s famous Batu Ferringhi is known to give Rock Star treatment to the young. The large free-form pool hosts a water playground, water guns and slides that should be enough to keep your little ones occupied the whole day. There is a Lil’ Rock Kids Club for kids aged 4-12 years old and a TABU Teens Club to keep teenagers entertained during their stay. The Lil Rock Suite is a kid-focused suite that comes with a separate children room with their own TV, Play Station 3, music videos, special in-room dining menu, a mini bar stocked with snacks, toys, books and kids bathrobes.
See Hard Rock Hotel Penang for more information.
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4. Sunway Resort City – Selangor
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Fun in the sun on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur? Sunway Lagoon at Sunway Resort City has the ultimate theme park experience with over 80 attractions, including the world’s largest man-made surf beach with waves up to 8-feet high! This multiple award-winning theme park is home to Malaysia’s first bungee jump, Malaysia’s first surf simulator, the world’s first Waterplexx 5D and the world’s largest water ride – the Vuvuzela. With a 206-metre flying fox line and a 428-metre suspension bridge plus a wildlife park with 140 species of exotic animals, this park will keep adventurous children occupied while parents shop at the Sunway Pyramid shopping mall or relax at the Sunway Resort Hotel’s Mandara Spa.
Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa and Sunway Pyramid Tower East have a Family Fun package that includes accommodation and entry tickets to Sunway Lagoon theme park. See Sunway hotel’s website for more information.
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5. Mutiara Taman Negara – Pahang
Fancy walking, hiking and more walking in the tropical rainforest? Situated in the Titiwangsa Mountains on Peninsular Malaysia, Taman Negara or ‘National Park’ is reputed to be the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. It is estimated to be more than 130 million years old. There are various excursion and recreation activities for the whole family, like the Night Jungle Walk, jungle trekking to Canopy Walkway and Teresek Hill, visit to the aborigines’ settlement and even a Malay village evening market.
Family Eco packages are available for accommodation and activities. See Mutiara Taman Negara’s website for more information.
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6. Golden Sands Resort – Penang
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This family-friendly resort entertains its young guests with rainbow-hued slides. The Adventure Zone, located on the grounds of Golden Sands Resort, Penang, by Shangri-La, is a massive indoor facility with various drop slides and multiple sections of modular play equipment. The Cool Zone Kids Club is catered to those aged 5 to 12 years old with fun activities like sand art, pool games, kite making and golf putting. Meals and snacks are provided for the children and mobile phones are available for loan if you really want to stay in contact with your child. There are also baby-friendly services at the resort such as bottle sterilization, breast milk storage, baby cot and stroller for rent. The resort has coin-operated laundry machines so you can pack light.
See Golden Sands Resort Penang website for more information and advance bookings.
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7. Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai – Sabah
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Dad golfs on the award-winning greens while mum rejuvenates at the Borneo Spa. Children from 4 to 11 years old can engage in colouring contests, storytelling, origami, finger painting and much more at the Nexie Club. The Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is also moments away from the Lagoon Park, where the whole family can water ski, Jet Ski, kayak, take a river cruise or go sport fishing. There are also educational Eco tours to the mangroves and water villages where aquaculture activities like breeding of shellfish are carried out.
See Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai’s website for more information.
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See Also: 23 Reasons to Love Sabah
8. Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base – Johor
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Off the east coast, south of Peninsular Malaysia, the Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base boasts great diving sites, beach chalets, a private sandy beach and a bar that never closes as long as the guests are drinking. Oh,and there are ‘Nasty Activities’ like mask painting, jewellery making, kite making, scavenger hunt, sandcastle building and more for young guests. The Kid’s Lounge will keep children occupied in the evenings with ‘Nasty Let Off Steam’ activities like swing ball, rope swing and crab hunt, so that they go to bed happily exhausted. The resort encourages you to pack light as they provide baby blankets, monitors, colouring sheets and crayons, baby baths, high chairs and customized baby food depending on the baby’s age. This Eco-friendly resort also sells biodegradable baby diapers.
See Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base’s website for booking information.
9. Lost World Of Tambun Hotel, Resort & Spa – Ipoh
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A great family retreat from the busy city life, the Lost World Hotel is nestled amongst the lush hills of Ipoh, Perak with views of limestone hills and lush greeneries. Next to the hotel grounds is the Lost World Of Tambun theme park with a wave pool, giant water slides, various amusement rides, a petting zoo and the Tin Valley where young visitors can learn about Ipoh’s historic tin mining heritage. In the evenings, the Lost World Hot Springs & Spa is open to those who wish to soak in the natural therapeutic benefits of the hot springs.
See Lost World Of Tambun Hotel, Resort & Spa website for more information.
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10. Four Seasons Resort – Langkawi
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The complimentary Kids for All Seasons club was created to fill your child’s time with fun-filled and educational experiences, from batik painting and kite making, to kids’ yoga and excursions to the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. Family time can be spent at the Family Pool which is a combination of four pools in one with waterfalls, fountains and underwater jets. The Family Beach House comes complete with a private plunge pool, reflecting pond, PS3, beach toys, special in-Villa Dining menu and children’s amenities and toys. The Four Seasons Resort Langkawi also has a reliable babysitting service so you can seek relaxing treatments at the Geo Spa or unwind at the Adult Quiet Pool.
See Four Seasons Resort Langkawi website for more information.
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