10 Family Resorts In Malaysia For A Memorable Stay In 2021
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Resorts in Malaysia for Family

1. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
2. AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort
3. Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base
4. Holiday Inn Resort Penang
5. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa/
6. Sutera Harbour Resort
7. The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort
8. Parkroyal Penang Resort
9. Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
10. Macalister Mansion

The Malaysia Family Resorts are the perfect place to stay for a memorable vacation with your family. You can spend an exquisite time exploring the surreal and whimsical place, Malaysia, at its best. You will get to stay in extravagant luxury family resorts offering a comfortable and lavish stay. Enjoy outstanding amenities and watch your family have the time of their lives.

Dive into outdoor infinity pools and indulge in the recreational activities offered by the resorts, order scrumptious and mouth-watering cuisines and relax in the tropical air of this mesmerizing tourist destination that is the grandiose and beautiful Malaysia.

When looking for family resorts in Malaysia, you will have Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa where you can enjoy amiable services and amenities, Datai Langkawi which is known for its intricate ancient architecture, and Majestic Hotel known for its high tea experience. You can choose to stay at some of the best resorts in Malaysia for families like Seven Terraces for enjoying utmost privacy or Mangala Resort and Spa to marvel at the verdant wilderness around you. 

Here are some of the best family resorts in Malaysia:

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The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

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If you are in a plan to go on a long holiday filled with tranquillity and calmness, The Westin Langwaki Resort & Spa is the best choice that you could fall for. Luxury and comfort are offered in abundance at this hotel which is also a one stop destination for all your cuisine breaks, sports and wandering adventures.

This hotel is highly rated on the recommendation list by travellers. The hotel, which has been constructed on a private beach offers several recreational facilities and lies in very close concurrence to the Langwaki Terminal ferry, Kuah jetty, Eagle square, Lagenda Park and more. The abundant comfort offered with each of the hotel rooms will find way to please and relax you on the holiday.

The hotel is situated at Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, Langwaki, Kedah in Malaysia.

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Travellers suggest that the hotel can be visited at any time of the year.

Price: Starts at INR 12,000.

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AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort

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AVANI Sepang GoldCoast Resort is one of the best choices of resorts in Malaysia, if you are looking for a place very close to the beach..

Highlights – All the rooms have an excellent view of the sea, which guests can enjoy from their private balconies. The resort helps its guests to enjoy the authentic and rural flavour of Malaysia by organising various cultural trips, which you cannot afford to miss.

Location – Sungai Pelek, Selangor.

AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort

Price – Approximately RM500 to RM800 per night.

Activities & Amenities – Free WiFi, luxurious villas, 24/7 room service, outdoor swimming pool, 24/7 gym and fitness centre, bike tours, Yoga Classes, spas & meditation centres.

Distance from main city - 8km from Selangor city centre and at 10km distance from Masjid-Al-ulum mosque.

Food – 6 dining places; one exclusively focuses on Chinese. Resort has one bar at the beachfront as well.

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Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base

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Perfect for family vacations, Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base located in Johor, has been serving guests in the most professional manner since 1992. Set in the midst of tropical forests, jungles and a private beach, this resort offers great relaxation at affordable prices.

Highlights – Typical and authentic Malay culture is evident here in the architectural style of the resort with its wooden chalets. The bar never closes as long guests are here.

Location – Pulau Sibu, Johor.

Price – RM 230 to RM740.

Activities & Amenities – Exclusive Kids’ Club offering a wide range of activities and games, diving & snorkelling courses, sunset fishing, island hopping, jungle trekking, surfing and sailing and many more.

Distance from main city – 283km from Kuala Lumpur.

Food – Chinese, Malaya, Indonesian and Western cuisine styles available at the restaurant here.

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Holiday Inn Resort Penang

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With a panoramic view of the Batu Feringghi Beach, Holiday Inn Resort at Penang, proves to the perfect holiday getaway for people who yearn for tranquillity and relaxation.

Highlights – Since it is just 3km away from Tropical Spice Garden, do not miss to take up tours and cooking classes from these aromatic gardens, when you come here.

Location – George Town, Batu Ferringghi.

Holiday Inn Resort Penang

Price – RM265 to RM500.

Activities & Amenities – Outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, games room, 24/7 room service, Free Wi-Fi, rental bicycles, separate swimming pool for kids, traditional Malay style massages, sightseeing tours to some of the best places in George Town, PC stations, poolside cabana and many more.

Distance from main city – 9km from Taman Negara Pulau Pinang National Park.

Food – A couple of restaurants located indoor and outdoor, in addition to the lobby bar

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Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

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Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for you to get pampered away to glory during your vacation. It is a 5-star luxury hotel and one of the important landmarks in Malaysia. It is an absolute architectural splendour and contains beautiful rooms and suites that are decorated with classy interiors. The ambience of the place is so excellent that guests start feeling comfortable right from the moment they start stepping into the resort.

Highlights – This is one of those luxury resorts that is suitable for people of all age groups, as it has ample facilities for having fun as a couple and as large families.

Location – Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya Selangor.

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

Price – RM477 to RM850.

Activities & Amenities – 24/7 Free Wi-Fi, interiors and floors decorated with marble, 55 spacious event spaces, outdoor swimming pool, spa, fitness centres etc.

Distance from main city – 14minute walk from amusement park and shopping mall.

Food – 5 restaurants serving local Malaysian delicacies and international cuisines.

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Sutera Harbour Resort

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This resort provides a majestic view of the mighty Mount Kinabalu and is nicely sandwiched among the shores of the South China Sea. High-class customer service is the hall mark of this resort, constructed over 384 acres.

Highlights – This is one of the premier resort properties in Malaysia and it is well complemented by the Magellan Sutera Resort. Both of these are known as Sutera Harbour Resort.

Location – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Sutera Harbour Resort

Price – RM428 to RM805.

Activities & Amenities – Free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and parking, spas, fitness centres, swimming pool, golf clubs, private balconies, water sports activities, golfing and many more.

Distance from main city – At a close distance of 3km from Sabah Museum and 6km from Atkinson Clock Tower.

Food – 6 restaurants can be found here, including 3 open air dining places. There are also a couple of bars here.

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The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort

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Langwaki has a lot to offer to travellers and tourists and The Andaman Resort is a fine way to discover that spirit. It is a luxury collection resort that is located in the tropically set Langwaki island of Malaysia. The location of the hotel rests between the Datai Bay and the ancient rainforests of Langwaki.

The resort is known for creating its own Coral nursery which is the first of its kind in South East Asia. The attractiveness of the resort has landed it with many honours and awards. The hotel rests on a private beach and offers complete recreational facilities to its inmates. It is also ideal to access the Datai Golf club or the Air Terjun waterfall from the hotel.

The hotel is located at Jalan Teluk Datai, Langwaki in Malaysia.

Best time: The beauty of the hotel can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Price: Bookings start with INR 12,000.

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Parkroyal Penang Resort

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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.

 Parkroyal Penang Resort

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.

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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

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Set on the edge of the azure blue South China Sea near Kota Kinabalu, the 29-year old beach resort has been a visited winner of the international awards for its outstanding hospitality, facilities and conservation ventures. With a picturesque setting close to the coral islands of Tunku Adbul Rahman National Park and other historic monuments, this is perfect for rainforest treks and devoted beach life.

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Highlights: Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa features a private sandy beach and 2 outdoor pools set in lush gardens. The spa's open yoga pavilion includes a deck over the South China Sea.

Getting There: This beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 760 MYR.

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Macalister Mansion

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This is a beautiful colonial style hotel located in the famous tourist destination of Penang. Constructed with brilliant interiors, this resort provides a scenic view of beautiful Penang Hill.

Highlights – There are eight suites in this mansion, with each one having its own individual design, style and character. The furnishings are intricate and exquisite all over the mansion. Marble-embellished spiral staircases, balconies replete with mosaic tiles and bathrooms enclosed with glasses are some of the special features here.

Location –
Jalan Macalister George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Macalister Mansion

Price –
Tariff starts from approximately around RM980 per night.

Activities & Amenities – Free Wi-Fi, free-standing tubs, gyms and fitness centres, outdoor swimming pool, swim-up bar, elegant lounge, great interiors and 24/7 room service.

Distance from main city – 2.4km from the beachfront of Gurney Drive and 9km from the famous Penang Hill.

Food – Wine cellar and excellent restaurant serving exquisite quality of drinks and food.

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  1. What are the best resorts in Malaysia?

    1. Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa: Being one of the best family resorts in Malaysia, this 35 acre resort hosts amiable services and amenities and is tourist favourite accommodation. The major highlights of this resort are the outdoor pools, amidst the lush green forests and the fascinating recreational activities.

    2. Datai Lankgwaki: Tourists looking for a break from their tiresome vacation can reside at this extravagant luxury resort, with 121 suits featuring commendable and intricate ancient architecture. The amenities and facilities at this resort are top notch and award winning.

    3. Gaya Island resort: Rent a sea facing room at this paradisiac resort rendering a picturesque view of the tropical island. Holding a statuesque for award winning resorts in Malaysia for families, this accommodation is extremely budget friendly and serves amiable hospitality.

    4. Majestic Hotel: If you can't get enough of the glory and hustle of Kuala Lumpur, then experience some more of this lively and high spirited city at this majestic hotel resort. With high end architecture depicting the colonial times, enjoy a high tea at the dining area overlooking the glamorous cityscape.

    5. Seven Terraces: Adding a unique twist to ordinary accommodations, seven terraces' splendid engineering and architecture will blow your mind. Providing utmost privacy and tranquillity amongst the wilderness cocooning this resort, travellers can relax and enjoy all the impeccable services.

  2. Which are the beach resorts in Malaysia with private pools?

    1. Mangala Resort and Spa: Built on the wetlands of Kuantan, this lush green tropical resort is a sought after family getaway. Treat yourself to the world class luxury spa treatments at one of the most exquisite resorts in Malaysia for family, and admire the verdant wilderness surrounding you.

    2. The Orchard Wellness and Health Resort: A large private pool adorns this beautiful resort hidden in the impenetrable canopies of Melaka, with a well maintained fruit farm for visitors to enjoy at. Apart from this orchid resort also offers yoga and meditation sessions to heal and rejuvenate your mind and souls.

    3. Maneh Private Pool: Situated in langkawi this island is home to most sought after family resorts in Malaysia, with a fantastic private pool, a capacious room and bewildering room services. Enjoy a time in solitude while the sea breezes rekindle your energy and prepare you for a fun venture ahead.

    4. Shangri Las Resort: Perfect for a whimsical getaway with your family this resort renders world class services and a private pool overlooking the well maintained and beautiful architectural garden of the property. Well known for scrumptious meals and dining options this resort is a high end accommodation and is a must try!

  3. Which are the best luxury resorts in Malaysia?

    1. Four Seasons Resort: There are a great number of Resorts in Malaysia for families and four seasons top the list in offering opulent and comfortable stay for all its guests. Surrounded by the thick wilderness of this extravagant tropical country, and rendering top notch amenities, accommodation at this resort is the most luxurious and glamorous start to your trip.

    2. The Danna Resort: This resort is an impeccable and paradisiacal blend of colonial and modern architecture, making it one of the best family resorts in Malaysia. Overlooking the busy and lively langkawi beach, Danna resort provides exquisite and extravagant facilities to its guests and ravishing dining options.

    3. Banjaran Hot Spring Retreat: Geothermal hot springs and naturally heated pools are the major attractions of this resort, making it one of the most sought after family resorts in Malaysia. Dive into the private pools in your own villa, and admire the picturesque views of the tropical forest. Don't forget to take a Malay special spa treatment and let that aromatic oil cleanse and heal your soul.

    4. Vivanta By Taj: This popular franchise, has made its way in Malaysia and is undeniably one of the best resorts in Malaysia for families. Take your loved ones on a whimsical yacht cruise with a Jacuzzi and witness the entrancing sunset. Other major highlights are private pools, car rentals and children’s parks.

  4. How to Reach Malaysia?

    - By Flight: The Kuala Lumpur International airport offers flight frequency to all countries. It houses one of the largest and oldest airports. 
    - By Rail: Rail transports from the neighbouring countries of Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore are also a viable option. 

  5. What is the best time to visit Malaysia?

    The best time to visit Malaysia would be during the dry season which is experienced from the month of December till the month of April. You will get to experience occasional rain showers and pleasant mornings and sea breeze adorning the island, perfect for all tourist activities.
  6. What is Malaysia famous for?

    Known for being one of the most visited south-east Asian countries, this country houses some of the panoramically beautiful and picturesque beaches, an entrancing tourist attractions in the capital of Kuala Lumpur, featuring the deep and cultural heritage of the country.

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