Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

At a glance

  • Kids Adventure Zone
  • Three swimming pools
  • Lively beachfront location

Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La

4.5

A gorgeous resort with a family-friendly vibe, situated on popular Batu Ferringhi Beach.

The focus here is firmly on family fun with an indoor Adventure Zone which has drop slides and play equipment, a Cool Zone Kids’ Club where guests between 5 and 12 years old can enjoy games and activities, and three pools; one including waterslides and a new splash zone – a mini waterpark with interactive water jets, a tipping water bucket, water sprays and more. If you’re looking for an active holiday, there are also tennis courts as well as regular beach and water volleyball matches.

Casual and relaxed, the dining venues here include the main buffet restaurant, the Garden Café, and the al fresco family restaurant, Sigi’s Bar & Grill, which sits directly on the beach. Sigi’s serves delicious wood-fired pizzas, barbecued meat and fresh seafood. Continuing the modern theme throughout the hotel, the Cool Lounge has internet stations, magazines, five televisions, board games and refreshments, making it a great place to hang out.

Back in the tropical grounds of the resort, you’ll find the relaxing outdoor Jacuzzi. If you want to completely unwind, head to CHI, The Spa at the nearby Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa. Or if you like to keep busy on holiday, there are also cooking lessons, craft classes and a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course here, and you can visit Penang’s capital George Town on the complimentary shuttle.

The rooms have a fresh and vibrant style and are set in the resort’s main building. The Superior Rooms overlook the island’s jungle-covered hills, while the Deluxe Rooms have a balcony and views of the resort’s garden and pool areas. On the top floors are the Executive Seaview Rooms, which have spectacular views out towards the ocean.

For Families

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Key information

On popular Batu Ferringhi Beach

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45 minutes' private transfer from Penang airport
Rooms: 387

Good to know

Minimum stay: 3 nights 21 Dec-04 Jan. A tourist tax is payable at the resort.

Accommodation information

387 rooms

Activities

• Jungle walks* • Water and beach volleyball games • Early morning t'ai chi* • Children’s traditional Malaysian games and treasure hunts.

Dining

2 restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

Breakfast at the Garden Café.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £24 • Breakfast at the Garden Café • Dinner at a choice of the hotel’s restaurants

*Denotes local charge