Shangri-La Golden Sands, Penang

At a glance

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

Facilities Shangri-La Golden Sands, Penang

2 pools, kids’ pool with slide and splash zone, Adventure Family Zone*, kids’ club, fitness centre, Wi-Fi

Restaurants & bars

The main eatery, Garden Café, is a fresh dining venue with a contemporary design, serving local, Asian and International cuisine. Alongside the buffet dishes there is a children’s a la carte menu – perfect for picky eaters. The beachfront Sigi’s Bar & Grill is a family restaurant with an open grill kitchen and wood-fired pizza oven where you can enjoy grilled meat and seafood dishes as well as a variety of Asian cuisine. The Cool Lounge is a stylish yet laid-back venue offering teas and coffees, pastries and light snacks while the open-air Lobby Lounge offers a chic space in which to enjoy a refreshing drink on an evening.

Children's club

Cool Zone Kids' Club: Open between 9.30am and 9pm, the kids' club at Shangri-La Golden Sands is complimentary for children aged 5-12 and includes two meals. There are a variety of fun activities to be enjoyed, including traditional Malaysian games, a Little Chef session, kite flying, pool games, sand sculpture, story telling sessions and much more.

For Children

What’s nearby? This resort is on Batu Ferringhi Beach, on Penang’s north coast. It’s in the suburb of George Town, and the heart of the capital is about 25 minutes away. Closer to home, Batu Ferringhi Night Market is right opposite the hotel and a nice place to shop for little souvenirs. The Tropical Spice Garden – a huge garden with more than 500 plant species – is 10 minutes away.

Tried and tested We particularly love Sigi’s Italian Bar & Grill. It’s right on the beach, and serves everything from classic pasta dishes to freshly-baked pizzas, with plenty of outdoor seating and live entertainment in the evening. To get out and explore, we’d recommend the Jungle Walk*. It’s a two to three-hour morning walk, so it’s a good one for nature loving older children.

The sleeping arrangements Families of three can share a Superior Room here, with a child up to 12 in a rollaway bed. Or, choose a Deluxe Room and you’ll have a pull-down bed that can be folded away in the day. These come with a balcony overlooking the gardens and pools. Executive Seaview Rooms are higher up with great views. For larger families and groups, there are some interconnecting rooms available.


On the popular Batu Ferringhi beach.


9-hole Pitch and Putt Golf Course

*Denotes local charge