Top 10 Kid-Friendly Resorts In Malaysia

kid friendly resorts malaysia

Malaysia has grown into one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Asia due to its beautiful landscapes, rich traditions, and a blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures. Whether you are looking for quality beach time with family or some indoor fun activities, Malaysia has got you covered with some of the best resorts in Asia. To begin with, virtually every resort in the country either has a private beach and/or a swimming pool to keep kids occupied with different water games as adults relax at the spa or perhaps in the bar section. Other key amenities to expect in these resorts are children’s playgrounds and babysitting services for those traveling with toddlers. See this article to discover top kid-friendly resorts in Malaysia.

1. Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang (from USD 142)

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang derives its name from an old Malay song about falling in love and coincidentally, this is one place kids would love given its variety of amenities. For instance, the resort has two outdoor pools where kids can indulge in a variety of fun activities and games. Also, there are free cribs for infants, an on-site playground, free children’s club, and babysitting and childcare services, which guarantees mothers a great time at the spa without constantly worrying about their babies. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort provides easy access to Ferringgi Beach and the Penang Butterfly Farm among other attractions.

Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, Penang

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Batu Feringgi
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

2. The Danna Langkawi (from USD 235)

Have a luxurious vacation with your kids at award-winning The Danna Langkawi resort. Here, they will enjoy an elite holiday experience amidst unrivaled sceneries of the marina, clean beaches, and beautiful green hills. The hotel has an infinity swimming pool comprising a children’s pool where kids can enjoy a warm dip as they admire the cruising yachts and swaying coconut trees. Further, kids can partake in fish-feeding at the courtyard pond or even socialize with their peers at the kids’ club. Admission at the kid’s club is free, after which they can access several amenities including a playroom, a movie room, and a games room. Babysitting services are also available. These amenities are clear evidence that at The Danna Langkawi, even the youngest guests matter.

The Danna Langkawi

Wifi Available

Address: Telaga Harbour Park
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

3. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa (from USD 156)

Imagine waking up to a Mount Kinabalu sunrise. Well, this is just a snippet of what Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa has in store for its guests. This beach resort enchants with its natural set-up comprising of a spectacular beachfront and the vast tropical forests. What’s striking about this resort is that it has the Discovery Centre where you can view a variety of Borneo’s wildlife including the orangutan, proboscis monkey, colugo, and the maroon langur. Besides viewing, kids are also allowed to assist the rangers in taking care of different animals under their protection. For adventurous kids, outdoor activities such as jungle trekking and horse riding are also available at this resort.

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu

Wifi Available

Address: Pantai Dalit, Tuaran
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

4. Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor (from USD 82)

Another great kid-friendly accommodation is Le Grandeur Palm Resort where beautiful landscapes are visible and where the service is efficient, personalized, and family-centered. At Le Grandeur Palm, you will enjoy an unobstructed view of either the landscaped golf course, the garden, or even the swimming pool at the comfort of your balcony. Also, guests are provided with different dining options including buffet, an á la carte menu, cakes, specialty teas, and a range of Chinese and Japanese delicacies. There are also many outdoor and indoor activities worth exploring at Le Grandeur, some of which include bowling, mahjong, billiards, and lawn games.

Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Persiaran Golf, Off Jalan Jumbo, Senai
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

5. Miri Marriott Resort & Spa (from USD 51)

Discover the warm hospitality, top-tier services, and great sceneries of the luxurious Miri Marriott Resort & Spa. First, the resort offers a unique opportunity to enjoy beautiful sunset views over the vast South China Sea. The suites are spacious and properly ventilated, with private balconies and flat-screen TV sets for convenience and additional comfort. Miri Marriott Resort & Spa have several wonderful amenities such as a fully equipped fitness center, a large free-form swimming pool, and outdoor tennis courts. For kids, they offer an exciting kids’ club, special outdoor play equipment, and kids’ meals (for an additional fee). Also, the facility is surrounded by different points of interest including the spectacular Tanjong Lobang sea cliffs and beach which are famous for their natural charm and food options.

Miri Marriott Resort & Spa

Address: Jalan Temenggong Datuk Oyong Lawai, Sarawak
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna

6. Thistle Johor Bahru (from USD 66)

Thistle Johor Bahru is a top recreational destination in Johor Bahru boasting five-star accommodation and services, beautiful scenery and a wide range of health and wellness activities. Here, parents can take quality rest at the sun loungers while the children play at the kids’ pool. The suites at Thistle Johor Bahru are designed with spectacular views of the Johor Bahru skyline and the Straits of Johor. Moreover, the rooms are fitted with an air-conditioning system and flat-screen TVs showing children’s television networks. For additional recreational activities, you can visit either Legoland Malaysia or 2nd Link Expressway for sightseeing; both facilities are situated just in the vicinity.

Thistle Johor Bahru

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Sungai Chat
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

7. The Haven Resort Hotel (from USD 158)

While in Ipoh, drop by The Haven Resort Hotel and enjoy great service, an array of fun activities, quality accommodation, and great, scenic landscape. The Haven Resort Hotel, Ipoh is nestled amidst several scenic tourist attractions including tropical forests, lakes, and limestone cliffs. Additionally, this resort hotel boasts luxurious courts for different games such as tennis, basketball, table tennis, squash, and badminton. There is also a jogging track for those who need to keep up with their training routines. For kids and amateur swimmers, The Haven Resort Hotel has a five-level swimming pool where they can learn to swim or better their skills.

The Haven All Suite Resort, Ipoh

Wifi Available

Address: Lot 41396, Persiaran Perpaduan, The Haven Lakeside Residences
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

8. Tanjung Rhu Resort (from USD 101)

Tour Langkawi Island and enjoy five-star service at the exquisite Tanjung Rhu Resort. The facility has outdoor pools where kids can engage in many fun water activities. Also, Tanjung Rhu Resort provides cruises and a variety of water sports including fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. If your kids are adventurous you can even enroll them in one of the eagle-feeding sessions available at the resort. It is also noteworthy that guests, irrespective of their age are offered books, magazines and other reading material to browse through while having light delicacies at the reading room.

Tanjung Rhu Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Mukim Ayer Hangat
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna

9. The Andaman Resort (from USD 89)

Nestled amidst thick canopies of a picturesque rainforest is The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi, well-known for paranomic landscapes and sea views. This family resort is furnished with the following key amenities: beautiful decor, high ceilings, ample seating area, private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and spacious balconies with breathtaking views of a beautiful garden, the rainforest, and the vast sea. Further, whereas some of the suites have direct access to the main swimming pool, others have in-house pools. At the Young Explorer’s Club (YEC), kids can engage in different nature-themed fun activities such as bug hunting, building a terrarium, nature weaving, and painting with fresh petal paints.

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

Address: P.O.Box 94, Jalan Teluk Datai, Pulau Andaman

Snack bar Daily housekeeping Garden Spa and wellness centre Barber/beauty shop Free WiFi Laundry Valet parking

10. The Pacific Sutera (from USD 132)

Another kid-friendly resort in Malaysia is The Pacific Sutera, a famous destination boasting an Olympic-sized pool and many dining options. The rooms in this resort feature contemporary décor, satellite TV, an electric kettle, and clean bathrooms that are well-furnished with all essential toiletries. Further, guests can enjoy snacks and Chinese delicacies in sitting areas having unobstructed views of the picturesque golf course, sea, and surrounding tropical islands. There is also a kids’ playground for children’s entertainment, while adults can make use of the fitness center. Undoubtedly, kids would love bowling–you’ll be glad to know The Pacific Sutera provides its guests with full access to the bowling alley and its resources.

The Pacific Sutera

Address: No 1 Sutera Harbour Boulavard

Bridal suite Breakfast in the room First aid kit available Trouser press Indoor play area Squash Concierge service Outdoor pool

Family fun in Malaysia

Indeed, Malaysia is one of the most kid-friendly countries in Asia. The country has many family-friendly resorts nestled in natural settings and offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor amenities to help your kids have fun and also to strengthen family bonds. Bring your family to Malaysia and let your kids have the best time of their lives.

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Josiah Ndung'u is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and a travelling enthusiast who loves networking with new people, learning new cultures, having fun (especially at the beach), and sampling new...Read more

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