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10 Kid Friendly Resorts In Malaysia For Your Next Family Vacay

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Nursyazana Kahardy  •  Mar 13, 2019

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[Updated 8 August 2020] Now that we're inching closer to the Malaysian school holidays, there's no better time to plan a trip to various kid-friendly hotels and resorts in Malaysia. Offering a wide range of activities and facilities that are catered just for kids, it's perfect for the whole family! Featuring built-in theme parks, babysitting services, themed rooms and kids clubs, we’ve prepared a list of the best kid-friendly hotels and resorts in Malaysia that will make your family vacation a totally hassle-free experience 😍 Disclaimer: All nightly rates are based on a search in August 2020 (for 2 adults and 2 children). Prices are subject to changes especially during peak travel periods and over weekends. We recommend that you do a search before booking.  Update: The original article listed 11 Kid-Friendly Resorts In Malaysia but we've removed Berjaya Tioman Resort following their recent closure on 15 June 2020
1. Legoland - Johor Bahru
Starting our list is Legoland Malaysia Resort , which also happens to be the first Legoland Resort in Asia. Located in Johor, the resort comes with a family-friendly restaurant, an arcade, themed lifts and an elaborately decorated themed play area for the children. Almost any child would crow in delight at the prospect of coming here for vacation and the remarkable sight of Lego knights standing sentry as a giant green dragon guards the hotel entrance 🐉 
Credit: LEGOLAND Malaysia on Facebook And if that’s not cool enough, the hotel even comes with intricately decorated themed rooms! You’ll get to choose from the three popular LEGO themes; Pirate, Kingdom or Adventure. There’s even a separate sleeping area for the kids, fully decked out with bunk beds and complimentary LEGO bricks so that the whole family can enjoy creating their own Lego marvels 🤩
Credit: LEGOLAND Malaysia on Facebook Not only does Legoland come with its own theme park, (featuring some pretty famous rides and Lego movie attractions), there’s also an amazing water park and Miniland where you can find true-to-life miniature versions of Asia’s most beloved landmarks! Rate: Starts at RM432 per night on Agoda Baby cots: Available upon request and advance reservation is required Kids club: Yes Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor Contact: +607 597 8888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. Club Med – Cherating, Pahang
Next on our list is the illustrious Club Med Cherating , the third-largest Club Med resort in the world and the largest one in Asia. Located in Pahang, this all-inclusive, tropical beach resort serves halal-food at its restaurant while also offering top-notch facilities and exciting activities for both children and adults of all ages 👌 
Credit: Club Med Cherating on Facebook The Family Resort goes to great length to provide an easy and hassle-free experience for all its guests; even going so far to allow children under the age of 4 years old to stay at the resort free of charge! Additionally, they also organise fun-filled activities for children aged 2 to 17 years old. Some of which include things like water games, cooking classes, archery, fashion shows, and so much more 😍
Credit: Club Med Cherating Beach on Facebook To top it all off, the Club Med Cherating also has competent Gracious Organisers (known as G.O.s) who are qualified childcare providers that will help to take care of babies under 2 years so that the adults can have a relaxing, childfree evening while the kids get to enjoy an impromptu party of their own! 😁 Rate: Starts at RM1,050 per night on their website Baby cots: Available upon request and advance reservation is required Kids club: Yes Address:  Hvom 29th miles Jalan Kuantan -Kemaman Pahang Darul Makmur, Jalan Kuantan Sungai Lembing, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang Contact: +609 581 9133 Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. Sunway Lost World Of Tambun Hotel – Ipoh, Perak
If you want an action-packed yet wholesome family adventure, you’ll probably enjoy staying at the Sunway Lost World Of Tambun Hotel. Located in Ipoh, this hidden gem of a hotel, theme park and hot spring is surrounded by lush greenery and stunning limestone features that are approximately 400 million years of age. The choice of décor also helps the Lost World of Tambun to live up to its name; giving off a sort of ‘Indiana Jones’ vibe that young adventurers would surely love 😎
Credit: Lost World of Tambun on Facebook As for the hotel rooms, depending on your preference, choose from a selection of rooms, ranging from Classical, Exotic, Deluxe Suites and Premier Suites. A majority of these rooms face the theme park so your kids will always have something fun to wake up to every morning! The best part is, all the food served in the hotel are halal-certified so you don’t have to worry about ordering up some room service.  Most importantly, the resort also offers a wide range of activities for both parents and their kids, ranging from splashing around in the waterpark to exciting eco-adventure thrills. There’s even a petting zoo where you can experience some pretty close encounters with a wide range of animals, like zebras, snakes, fennec foxes, and racoons just to name a few! Rate: Starts at RM325 on their website (Classical Room) Baby cots: Available upon request and advance reservation is required Address: 32-20, Jalan Sci 3/13, Sunway City, 31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak Contact: +605 540 8888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
4. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa – Selangor
Credit: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa on Facebook If you wind up in Kuala Lumpur, one of the must-visit attractions is definitely Sunway Lagoon; the ultimate Malaysian theme park that’s home to over 90 different attractions and 6 adventure zones (comprised of the Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park & Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon). This multiple award-winning theme park is also home to Malaysia’s first bungee jump, Malaysia’s first surf simulator, the world’s first Waterplexx 5D and the world’s largest water ride – the Vuvuzela. This theme park will definitely keep your children (and even yourself!) occupied and in a constant state of awe 🤯 
Credit: Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia on Facebook
Due to all these factors, staying at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is the obvious choice because you’ll be able to bring your family to the theme park at any time of the day without much hassle. The hotel itself features 468 Premier guestrooms, suites, and pool villas. To keep your kids feeling hyped up, you can even opt for a room with an unimpeded view of the Sunway Lagoon theme park. Food-wise, the hotel serves halal-certified meals and is also located right Sunway Pyramid Mall; another place for you to explore that also houses some pretty great halal restaurants! 🤩 If you don’t much fancy braving the crowd at the theme park, you can always have fun with your kids in the massive, free-form landscaped swimming pool that the hotel provides! To top it all off, if you’re feeling drained and need a little ‘Me time’ away from the kids, the hotel also has babysitting and childcare services 🙌 Rate: Starts at RM360 on Agoda Baby cots: Available upon request and advance reservation is required Address: Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Contact:  +60 3-7492 8000 Website | Facebook | Instagram
5. Four Seasons Resort – Langkawi, Kedah
Credit: Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia on Facebook Tucked away within a UNESCO World Geopark in Langkawi is the gorgeous Four Seasons Resort. With a 1.8km stretch of private beach along the Andaman coast and versatile three-bedroom villas, the place is perfect for a relaxing family-oriented retreat 👪 You can opt to stay in either the airy villas or the pavilions; both types of accommodation featuring bold blue accents, original artworks, unique objets d’art, revived teak floors and antique mirror inlays; giving them a fresh and stylish feel. Visually, the rooms are stunning and give off a calming vibe that can put even the most restless person at ease. Combined with the fact that they also come with a stunning view of the beach, both you and your kids will be set for a relaxing, fun in the sun experience! Another plus point is that the Four Season also offers halal-certified meals, babysitting services and complimentary children’s amenities (like adorable child-size bathrobes and even toys 😍).  If playing by the beach while enjoying the spectacular views the resort has to offer isn’t enough for your children, then they will definitely find solace in the Kids for All Seasons program 😊 With plenty of immersive activities such as rock climbing, kids’ yoga, batik painting, archery and even an educational Mangroves and Monkeys safari, your children will definitely have a great time! Rate: Starts at RM1,910 (for a Garden View room for 2 adults & 1 child) on Agoda Baby cots: Available upon request and advance reservation is required Kids club: Yes Kids swimming pool: Yes Address: Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Contact: +604 950 8888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
6. Hard Rock Hotel - Penang
Credit: Hard Rock Hotel Penang on Facebook Next on our list is the Hard Rock Hotel Penang! Located in the Batu Feringghi area of the island, this vibrant enchanting resort is the perfect spot for a family retreat to the beach. Situated right by the beach, with plenty of awesome amenities (including the largest free-form pool in Northern Malaysia!) that promise a fun time for everyone 😎
Credit: Hard Rock Hotel Penang on Facebook The resort definitely goes out of its way to cater to the little ones. Not only does the giant pool equipped with water slides and play areas, but the hotel also has dedicated kids' play clubs and play areas like the Roxity Kids Club and the Lil' Rockers Infants Club. In addition, the hotel has rooms catered specifically for families including the Roxity Kids Suite with fun additions like a Playstation 4, soft toys, kids books, and a kids-focused mini-bar! Rate: Starts at RM510 (for a Deluxe room for 2 adults and 1 child under 12) on Agoda Baby cots: Available upon request and advance reservation is required Kids club: Yes Kids swimming pool: Yes Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach Pinang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 11100 Contact: +604-881 1711 Website | Facebook | Instagram
7. Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La - Penang
Credit: Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La on Facebook Imagine having these amazing hotel grounds to wander around during your family getaway? Yes, please! Rounding up our list is another hotel in the Penang, the Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La.
Credit: Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La on Facebook The resort has 387 comfortable guestrooms that combine modern comforts with traditional Malay decorative elements. You can choose from rooms facing verdant hills or sea-facing rooms!
Credit: Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La on Facebook We won't blame you if you spend most of your time outside your room though, because who wouldn't? Besides having access directly to the beach, there are plenty of child-friendly facilities available at the resort including the Adventure Zone, an indoor playground featuring fun slides and activity rooms to keep kids entertained. There's even a mini waterpark called Splash Zone, along with water slides that lead straight to the children’s pool! Golden Sands Resort also offers child-minding services just in case mum and dad need a date night! Just be sure to reserve at least 24 hours in advance with the Guest Service Centre. Rate: Starts at RM369 (for a Superior room for 2 adults and 1 child under 12) on Agoda Baby cots: Available upon request and advance reservation is required Kids club: Yes Kids swimming pool: Yes Address: Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Pulau Pinang Contact: +604 886 1911 Website | Facebook
8. Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa - Desaru, Johor
Credit: Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa on Facebook Come to Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa, and you'll be a few steps away from Desaru Beach. A family-friendly resort that is brimming with modern amenities, this resort houses several room types ranging from deluxe garden view to a family suite. 
Credit: Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa on Facebook Bring the kids along during the school holidays and check-in to a family suite. In a duplex layout, Mummy and Daddy can rest comfortably upstairs while the kids will have a space of their own complete with private ship-themed beds. Your kids can also get competitive in the Games Room, spark their imagination at the Kids Play Room or splash away in the Tropical Pool. Rate: Starts at RM1,413 per night on their website Baby cots: Available upon request and advance reservation is required Kids club: Yes Address: Lot 2263, Jalan Desaru, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor Contact: +607 822 2222 Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa - Langkawi, Kedah
Credit: Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi on Facebook Treat your family to a wonderful vacation at Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa . This resort is situated right by the shores of Pantai Cenang, which means you can walk your kids to the beach any time of day. It has 355 rooms set in wooden chalets complete with private balconies that look out to the view of the sea or lush greenery. You can stay the night in the Family Room that's perfect for a family of four. 
Credit: Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi on Facebook If your family wants to spend the day outdoors, they can enjoy an afternoon in the Horizon Pool that comes with a separate dinosaur-themed Children's Pool. Aside from that, the resort also offers water sports activities and nature walks that'll be absolutely fun for the whole family. Rate: Starts at RM1,000 per night on Agoda Baby cots: Available upon request and advance reservation is required Kids swimming pool: Yes Address: Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman Contact: +604 952 8888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
10. MyRus Resort Langkawi - Kedah
Credit: MyRus Langkawi Resort on Facebook If you're planning to spend a fun family weekend in Langkawi, how about spending a few nights at MyRus Langkawi Resort? One of the newest kid-friendly resorts in Malaysia, this resort is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and sprawled with igloo-like Studio that is decorated with adorable cartoon characters. It also has a private garden that your family can hang out after a long day.
Credit:  MyRus Langkawi Resort  on Facebook One of the main highlights in MyRus Langkawi Resort is the kids swimming pool and mini water theme park that's within walking distance from the Studio! What a great way to cool off during a sunny vacation in Langkawi! Rate: Starts at RM440 per night on Agoda Kids swimming pool: Yes Address: Lot 33 Jalan Teluk Baru, Jalan Pantai Tengah, Kampung Tasik Anak, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Contact: +6014 797 3922 Website | Facebook | Instagram And that concludes our list of top kid-friendly resorts in Malaysia! In conclusion, depending on what and where your interests lay in, all these places would make excellent potential vacation spots for your next family trip! They’re super accommodating, have excellent facilities and are jammed packed with fun activities that will have both you and your kids entertained and occupied for days on end! 😆