Malaysia is a famous holiday destination and with good reason. It’s not just loaded with beauty and adventure, but it’s also tourist-ready in every way. Anywhere you go in Malaysia, you’ll find a slew of resorts that cater to your every need, no matter how discerning you are. However, while it is quite easy to find resorts for romancing couples and a family of adults, if you’re taking kids with you, you need to look for family and kid-friendly resorts. Fortunately, Malaysia doesn’t lack there either! Check out our list of family-friendly Malaysian resorts and make your choice for your next trip
Four Seasons Resort, Langkawi
Kids love beaches, and the Four Seasons has the most gorgeous white sands on its mile-long beach. If that weren’t enough, the resort offers rock climbing adventures, rain forest cruises, a Mangroves and Monkeys safari, beach side barbecues and archery as well. Dining is al-fresco luxury under the stars on your private patio. This Malaysia island resort offers complimentary babysitting services, plus kid-sized bathrobes, towels, toys and cool batik painting and kids yoga classes. It is the best place to travel with kids.
Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base, Johor Bahru
Older kids will love diving in the shallow waters for clams while younger ones will love their time here on the private beach. Kids can also enjoy mask painting, kite making, scavenger hunt, jewelry making, sandcastle building and other fun activities. There’s a ‘Nasty Let Off Steam’ program in the Kids’ Lounge each evening that leeches off their excess energy with activities such as rope swing, crab hunt and more. The resort provides baby monitors and blankets, coloring sheets and crayons, high baby chairs, and baby food for all stages of infancy and baby baths. What’s more, you can even purchase biodegradable diapers at this place
LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort
Legoland is one of the best Malaysia resorts that you can stay at. Select one of the famous LEGO-themed rooms: Pirate, Kingdom or Adventure. There’s also a bunk bed dormitory for kids built entirely out of LEGO bricks. Kids can enjoy treasure hunts, themed lifts, and exploding toy boxes, secret whoopee cushions and more at Malaysia luxury resorts like Legoland.
Club Med Cherating, Pahang
Looking for the perfect beach getaway for your family to enjoy? Check out third biggest Club Med in the world, located in Peninsular Malaysia’s Cherating Beach on 197 acres of land. This resort offers cool activities for kids like cooking classes, archery, water games, fashion shows and much more. Babysitting facilities are provided for small kids at the Pyjama Club by competent Gracious Organizers who are qualified childcare providers. If you have a little baby, don’t bother packing baby foods, baby bath, high-chair, pushchair, cot, changing mat and several other items. The resort will provide them for you as part of the Club Med Baby Welcome package. Plus, the resort has a 24-hour baby room equipped with a microwave, mixer, bottle warmer, fruit, yoghurt, biscuits, cereals and long-life milk.
Golden Sands Resort, Penang
This family-friendly resort has an unbeatable Adventure Zone, a massive indoor entertainment zone that has modular play equipment, drop slides and fun stuff for kids. The Cool Zone Kids Club keeps kids aged 5 to 12 years engaged with sand art, kite making, mini golf, pool games and more. The resort provides meals and snacks for the kids, and even offers them cell phones so you can stay in touch with them. Baby care facilities offer breast milk storage, baby cot, bottle sterilization, and strollers for rent.
Hard Rock Hotel, Penang
If you want rock star treatment for your kids, then head to the Hard Rock Hotel. Here your kids can enjoy the large free-form pool with water guns, slides and a water playground. For kids between 4 and 12 years of age, there is the Lil’ Rock Kids Club and a TABU Teens Club to keep your moody teenagers entertained. Plus, your kids can stay at the Lil Rock Suite, which is offers kids their own Play Station 3, TV, music videos, in-room dining menu, mini bar with snacks, books, kids bathrobes, toys and more. Heaven for kids.
Gold Coast Morib International Resort, Kuala Lumpur
The Gold Coast Morib delights its little guests with a huge water park which has colorful pretzel-shaped water slides that are great fun! Plus, there are hot jacuzzis in selected rooms. If you stay at the hotel, you can obtain free tickets to the Gold Morib water park, which your kids will love. The hotel offers a number of other amenities and luxuries aimed at pleasing its little guests that your little ones will find very appropriate for their stay. Kuala Lumpur is one of the top Malaysia holiday destinations, and the Gold Coast Morib is the best family resort in KL.
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Sabah
At the Nexus Resort & Spa, parents can do their thing while kids are taken care of by the resort’s staff. So daddy can go away for a day of golf and mom can get her day at the spa while the kids are busy at the Nexie Club participating in coloring contests, storytelling, origami, finger painting and more. Plus, the Lagoon Park is nearby, where the whole family can enjoy sport fishing, water ski, Jet Ski, kayak or take a blissful river cruise. You can take your kids on a mangrove tour to help them learn about the importance of mangroves, and how the mangroves keep the shores from eroding. Also take them to the water villages where they breed shellfish.
Shangri-la Tanjung Aru, Sabah
Shangri-la is just a few minutes from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. That’s point 1 in its favor. The second point is that the resort has a dedicated play area for kids, with separate sections for younger and older kids. Your kids can enjoy theme park quality water slides here, plus splash around in a 2,000 square meter swimming pool that comes with a child-friendly shoreline. Then there’s the Cool Zone, a huge kids club complete that has a craft room, a media zone and a toddler section. Every Friday the resort launches a theme party for its young guests, where the kids dress up in funny costumes that they help to make. The resort offers babysitting services plus all of your child’s needs, which makes your packing lighter. This is one of the top Malaysia beach resorts that we know of, so look into your Malaysia visa requirements and visit this incredible destination soon
Lost World Of Tambun Hotel, Resort & Spa, Ipoh
Nestled in the lush hills of Ipoh, this gem among holiday resorts in Malaysia offers fabulous views of limestone hills and lush landscapes. Right next to the resort is the Lost World Of Tambun theme park that kids love. It has giant water slides, a wave pool, an assortment of amusement rides and a petting zoo. Having a theme park right next to your resort is a great way to keep your young ones happy and engaged, while you focus on matters that are more grown up. There’s also a Tin Valley where youngsters can learn more about Ipoh’s tin mining heritage. Your entire family can soak in the hot waters of the Lost World Hot Springs & Spa during the evenings.
So many resorts in Malaysia are providing excellent facilities for kids. They offer entertainment, baby care facilities, and even babysitting facilities, managed by qualified child-care professionals. In fact, if you call your chosen hotel beforehand and obtain a list of all their baby facilities, you can save a lot of time. This makes it easier for parents to plan their trip to this wonderfully tourist-friendly country.