Discover paradise with the kids on Malaysia family holidays with Kuoni

Malaysia is often cited as one of the most family-friendly destinations in the Far East. With hospitable locals, pristine beaches, unique wildlife, a mixture of cultures and plenty of attractions and activities for children and adults, it is not hard to see why. A blend of modern and traditional charm awaits you from the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur to the tropical rainforests of Borneo.

The ideal time to visit Malaysia is dependent on your destination; the beaches of Langkawi and Penang are at their finest between November and April while the wildlife of Borneo is best discovered between the months of March and October. Wherever you end up dine on world renowned Malaysian dishes, a varied cuisine resulting from the nation’s melting pot of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures – older children may enjoy sampling dishes with a fusion of styles, while for the younger kids western food is widely available. 

Family holidays in Penang

Penang has a combination of colonial architecture and resplendent Taoist and Buddhist temples. Beautiful gardens, museums, splendid national parks and a cable car ride to the summit of Penang Hill make this an ideal destination for families. The Golden Sands Resort by Shangri La is one of our favourite family resorts in Malaysia. The Adventure Zone has 960 square metres of fun for both children and adults with speed slides, a jungle gym, an arcade style games room and toddler zone. The Golden Sands’ kids' club provides an array of activities to keep your young ones amused including traditional Malaysian games, arts and crafts and pool games.

Family Holidays in Borneo

Malaysian Borneo is considered by many to be one of the world’s best wildlife destinations; combined with the nation’s welcoming nature, this makes it a remarkable destination for families who are looking for adventure. Explore the national parks, diverse coral reefs and relax on white sand beaches and enjoy the fabulous resort facilities.

The Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is home to a wonderful kids’ play area decorated with hand-painted creatures that are unique to the Malaysian state of Sabah, a water play area with slides and a huge pool. 

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