Penang, nicknamed Pearl of the Orient, is a popular holiday destination for locals and tourists. Renowned for its delicious street food and various attractions, Penang Island is the perfect choice for a relaxing getaway.
If you’re wondering where to stay when you visit Penang, you can’t go wrong with the coastal town of Batu Ferringhi. Located close to numerous attractions including Batu Ferringhi beach, waterfall, ESCAPE Theme Park, Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm, and Tropical Spice Garden, this charming town offers plenty of accommodation options.
Here are some of the best staycation spots in Batu Ferringhi:
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Located right by the Batu Ferringhi beach, this 5-star hotel is the epitome of comfort and luxury. At Hard Rock Hotel Penang, the lavish rooms boast contemporary design and guests can choose between hill, pool, and sea views. All rooms are furnished with BOSE Sound System and HD Blockbuster movies on demand for your viewing pleasure. Wine and dine at the Hard Rock Café and enjoy live music from 10.30 PM onwards.
Hard Rock International is renowned for collecting iconic rock n’ roll memorabilia from all over the world. If you’re a music lover, be sure to book a Memorabilia Tour and check out over 500 pieces of rock n’ roll memorabilia showcased at Hard Rock Hotel Penang.
Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang
Phone Number: +604-881 1711
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa
This 5-star beachfront resort offers comfortable rooms with mesmerising views of the ocean and rolling hills. Enjoy the various amenities offered at Rasa Sayang Resort including spa, swimming pool, and golf course. After a day of exploring the island and frolicking on the sand, enjoy a cold beverage at the in-house Pinang Restaurant & Bar, located by the beach. This is a favourite spot for guests to kick back with a drink and enjoy the sunset.
Address: Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang
Phone: +604-888 8888
Bayview Beach Resort
Enjoy spacious and comfortable rooms at this premier 4-star resort. The rooms are furnished with earthy tones and the occasional pop of vibrant colour, creating a cosy environment perfect for a relaxing staycation.
There are plenty of things to do at this beachside resort. Have a blast with beach activities such as parasailing and jet-skiing, enjoy some family bonding on the outdoor sports courts, or get a body massage at the spa. Savour a combination of Western and Asian dishes at the in-house restaurants and enjoy an inventive cocktail or two at the poolside Kelapa Bar.
Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Phone Number: +604-886 1111
Lone Pine Hotel
This boutique hotel by the beach offers an array of options from cosy rooms to more spacious suites with balconies or private courtyards. In addition to the usual amenities such as spa and swimming pool, Lone Pine also offers a games room equipped with a pool table and carrom board.
If peace and quiet is what you seek, head over to the ‘lepak’ corner and library. Sit back and ‘lepak’ or relax in this cosy corner where you can pick up a title from the guest-made library and get lost within the pages of an exciting book. If mouthwatering food and family time is what you crave, Lone Pine can arrange a picnic in the garden or by the beach, just for you!
Address: 97 Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang
Phone Number: +604-886 8686
By The Sea
If you prefer homestays, opt for this beachfront apartment. By The Sea is a suitable option for friends or families who wish to have a cosier, homely stay.
Choose between 2-room and 3-room apartments equipped with a full kitchen (including kitchenware and appliances), comfortable TV/living area, washing machine, and clothes dryer. After exploring the island, take a dip in the pool or visit the playground area with your kids for some play time.
You can book your stay through homestay booking platforms.
Address: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Ready for a relaxing staycation in Batu Ferringhi, Penang? Don’t miss out on the exciting attractions while you’re there! Book your tickets to ESCAPE Theme Park, Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm, and Tropical Spice Garden in advance through KKday for an unforgettable holiday!
Words by Vidhya Sathyamoorthy
Featured image from Hard Rock Hotel Penang & Shangri-La’s rasa Sayang Resort & Spa