The Golden Sands Resort is situated on the touristic sea resort of Batu Ferringhi on the island of Penang. It is part of the luxurious resort chain of Shangri-La. The hotel is beautiful and it has its own beach (the sea itself is not that great, but the private beach is very beautiful!). There is a stunning swimming pool and an even better garden. After lunch you can join a pool fitness class, with a trained teacher giving everyone proper instructions.
There is also an extended kids program. Golden Sand Resort was once named the most child friendly hotel in Malaysia. It is still one of the best resorts on the island to stay at if you are traveling with your kids. The Tai Chi master is probably the one who will be kept in our memory the longest. We have gotten out of bed at 8am in the morning a couple of times, to follow his classes.
The rooms have been decorated stylish, they are big and come with all the comforts you want. There is free Wi-Fi and a television which also broadcasts kid programs. The rooms with a balcony looking out over the sea are the prettiest. Breakfast at Shangri-La’s Golden Sands is very good with a large choice and a comforting atmosphere.
The hotel has plenty to offer, and there is something to do for the visitors pretty much every night. At the entrance of the hotel there is a nice daily evening market, that starts at about 7pm (Pasar Malam) and ends around midnight. Guests of the hotel are also allowed to use the facilities at the next door 5-star sister resort Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resport and Spa.
The hotel is a great base for several trips and tours around the island of Penang. Golden Sands Resorts has been named the best resort of Penang several times.