Top Family Beach Resorts in Malaysia

Planning a family holiday to a beach resort? With so many options to choose from, it is quite difficult to decide especially if you don’t want to end up being frustrated since you are bringing the kids. Hence, we have put up the list for you.

Criteria for choosing the best family beach resort

What should you consider before you decide?

  • Cost – This is the most obvious reason where you need to work around a budget for the whole family.
  • Time/ Season – Depending where intend to go, the time of the year is very important. Towards the end of the year, east coast resorts might not be a good idea as that is when it is the rainy season
  • Transport – It would be nice if there are resorts that provide transportation. This means you only need to get there and everything else is taken care for you

Club Med Cherating

You should consider this option if budget is not a major concern. It is actually the largest Club Med in Asia and is the third in the world. It is a perfect beach resort for the whole family. they have the Gracious Organisers or GOs who are trained to ensure you have a rewarding getaway.
In fact, Club Med caters to kids from as young as 2 years old and they have all types of water games and even dancing classes. Their exciting Pyjama Club is a babysitting group where you can leave your kids there while the adults head out for something exciting.

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

The common misconception is that Hard Rock Café is a place for adults. The Hard Rock Hotel Penang is entirely different. In fact, it is one of the best places to go for the whole family. Located by the beach of Batu Ferringhi, the adults will love the food and the bar. For the young ones, the Lil’ Rock Kids Club which is perfect if you are bringing your kid who is between 4 and 12 years of age. If they are older, they can join the TABU Teens Club. Trust us, the kids will love these clubs.

Golden Sands Resort Penang

If Penang is your cup of tea, then you could consider the Golden Sands Resort Penang. This is one of the few resorts which provide a lot of offerings for the kids. They will surely be enticed with the rainbow-coloured slides. The adults can go for a stroll along the beach while the kids can join the Cool Zone Kids Club, a place for those between 5 and 12 years of age. They will enjoy the kite making and sand art activities, among others.

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

This is perhaps one of the most luxurious resorts in Sabah, East Malaysia. The seaside here is simply breathtaking and there is a world-class golf course here. For the kids, the Nexie Club prepares a myriad of activities like origami, finger painting, colouring contests and such. If you like the water sports, indulge into the kayaks or jet skis.

Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base

Located in the southern part of Johor and towards the east coast, this is where you get to enjoy a wide range of activities like diving and swimming. For the kids, they have the Kid’s Lounge where they organize all types of items like rope swings and crab hunts while the adults can enjoy a quiet dinner by the seaside. If you are bringing toddlers, they provide baby chairs, colouring material and baby blankets and they even have biodegradable baby diapers for sale.


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