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Holidays with Kids 2016 TOP10

1Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Kota Kinabalu, 5 stars

You’ll never experience a more exquisite breakfast than the one you’ll have at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort. With prime views of the sun rising above Mount Kinabalu, what could be better? Located within a deep reserve, this resort is host to its own eco-friendly championship golf-course, private spa as well as a Kids’ Fun Club. There are plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy: go for a horse ride in the morning before deep sea fishing in the afternoon, welcome the evening under the open night sky, where you and the family can enjoy a beach-side dinner with your own private butler.


2 Club Med Cherating Beach

Cherating Beach, 4 tridents

3 AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort

Sepang, 5 stars

This eco-friendly jungle beach resort provides a perfect location for a family getaway. Experience activities like the outrageous flying trapeze or release your own turtle hatchlings into the ocean at the local turtle sanctuary. Go on a family adventure walk in the jungle or even snorkel with the fish. Indulge the family in a poolside lunch as you take in the stunning decor surrounding the resort’s Mutiara restaurant. The kids can enjoy themselves at one of the four exclusive kids’ clubs onsite, as you immerse yourself in some quiet adult time at the AdultZenPool, perched right on the edge of Malaysia.

Blend tropical relaxation with Island adventure at AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort where happiness abounds. 315 rooms and villas are arranged in the shape of a palm tree over the bay…yes that’s right, literally over the water! Your little ones will love the amazing accommodation, but we’ll bet they love the adventure and exploration even more. Tour though the local mangroves, visit a rural village, check out the extreme park and take advantage of all the water sports on offer. Make sure to try all five of the dining venues and unwind on the upper level of the overwater palm at the AVANI Spa.


4 LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort

Nusajaya, 4 stars

5 The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Langkawi, 5 stars

First your family can play, and then they’ll stay! This adventure packed resort is the ultimate sleepover staycation guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience for your little ones. Enter through the dragon guarded entrance and escort yourselves to the lobby, complete with a LEGO Pirate ship and LEGO castle. Once you’ve settled into your LEGO themed bedrooms, your kids will be bursting to explore the theme park. With exclusive theme park packages for guests, as well as extra dining and leisure options, embark on a holiday of laughter and imagination.

Treat your little ones to a luxurious getaway as you balance the joys of nature and spoils of opulence at the coveted Westin. The resort is privately located in an ideal beachfront setting, with sparkling views of the Andaman sea to lose yourself in as the sun sets over the water. Relax in one of the private pool villas for a true 5 star experience, as your kids marvel at the wonder of the infinity pool. Check your little ones into the resorts Kids Club, whilst you check out the Heavenly Spa for some much needed indulgence.


6 Golden Sands Resort, Penang by Shangri-La

Batu Ferringhi, 4 stars

7 Holiday Inn Resort Penang

Batu Ferringhi, 4 stars

Discover the tropical charms of a utopian haven renowned for its awards and recognition as a family friendly resort. Your kids can settle into the Kid’s Club in the Adventure Zone play park where they’ll be provided with meals, break times and never ending entertainment. The Adventure Zone is Penang’s biggest indoor play park, where your kids will explore and play for hours on end. They will splash about in the resort’s mini water park, giggling as they dart between showers, tipping buckets and race one another down the thrilling water slides. Whilst your kids are being entertained, treat yourself to some private and quiet R&R in the manicured gardens and poolside lounges. Kids under 12 will eat for free at Sigi’s Bar & Grill by the beach, and an outdoor Jacuzzi steamily awaits.

Situated on the tropical shores beneath the resorts swaying palm trees, your family can watch the sparkling waves roll in. You can take a trip to the spa and let the massage therapists work their magic, or sink into a lounge chair by the pool with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Your kids will love the resort pools and kids club, or indulge in some family bonding as you hire bikes from the resort and explore the island’s breathtaking natural scenery. With all the must-see Penang highlights such as markets, historical sites and architecture near the resort, you couldn’t ask for a better location.


8 Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base

Pulau Sibu, 4 stars

9Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Batu Ferringhi, 4 stars

Dive into classic holiday fun as Sea Gypsy fuses private sandy shores with lush and tropical jungles. Your family will relax completely and harmoniously in the surrounding nature and embrace the romantic yet sporty paradise. This island getaway is a professionally run dive base and will show your family the glory of the Marine Park in the form of scuba diving, snorkelling excursions, island hopping and jungle trekking. With adventurous activities to suit everyone, Sea Gypsy Village makes for a holiday to remember!

For a superstar experience, the Hard Rock Hotel has it all. The iconic musically inclined resort will have your family connecting with multicultural Penang whilst keeping on trend. Enjoy the hip dining experience synonymous with tunes and great times. The 250 plush guestrooms are contemporary, featuring free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations and free HD blockbusters. Guaranteeing that techy kids won’t grow bored. With a swim up pool bar and live daily music in the lobby, the Hard Rock Hotel is the family party you’ve been waiting for.


10 Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Batu Ferringhi, 5 stars


Nestled beneath a canopy of lush foliage, waits a secluded paradise. With trees rising above the resort, the hidden retreat is the prime spot for tropical relaxation. With spa treatments, seaside miniature golf and sprawling gardens, the resort is an ideal getaway. Take a day trip into Penang’s capital, George Town with the resorts complimentary shuttle and expose your family to the cultural history and vibrant street art of the town. Back at the hotel, if your young ones grow peckish, settle down to a meal at Spice Market Café, where enticing spices are on display referencing the old spice trade of the region.



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