A Family-Friendly Oasis

By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan


Being the pioneer in the four-star resort category, Golden Sands Resort has successfully positioned itself as Penang’s most popular resort destination for families. The resort has bagged yet another accolade, being recently voted number one among the ‘Top 10 Best Family Resorts’ in Asia by Holiday with Kids magazine in


If Penang has grande dames, the Golden Sands Resort Penang isone of them. Standing proudly on Batu Feringgi Beach, the resort is one of the most established in the area, boasting a family-friendly appeal. With the sea as its backyard, the Golden Sands Resort’s draw card is its multifaceted recreational activities which include a water sports centre, three tennis courts, a Par-3 Executive Golf Course, a spa and beauty centre, as well as two lagoon-shaped swimming pools.

Early arrival calls for relaxation at the Cool Lounge — a veritable oasis for the jet-lagged. Relish in refreshments or freshen up in the changing rooms, lockers and shower facilities housed within this area, while waiting for your room.

Photographer: Rory Daniel


The 387 guest rooms are given a tropical sprucing of wooden carved panels with sea-kelp designs and embellished with an Asian touch. Clean lines and calming shades of the room are sympathetic to its picturesque surrounds. Travelling with a Full House-like family doesn’t prove a challenge for Golden Sands Resort, seeing as it boasts ‘family combo’ units of two interconnecting rooms that can easily accommodate up to six persons. Besides that, 14 suites and 208 deluxe sea-view rooms provide the pinnacle in resort living. While the rooms or slices of heaven provide a respite from the metropolitan bustle, it doesn’t take you away from modern day facilities such as LED TV, DVD player, satellite TV channels, USB/iPod/ modem, ports in a user-friendly AV panel and free broadband Internet access.


Golden Sands Resort has launched a Local Resident Rate (LRR) to usher in the excitement of Penang Experience Year 2020 and Visit Malaysia Year 2020. The Local Resident Rate (LRR) is available online at and applies to all Malaysian residents until Dec 20, 2021. The offer features a daily accumulative of RM100 resort credit that can be used to offset daily room rates or food & beverage charges. In addition to the RM100 resort credit, the LRR also includes daily breakfast for two adults and two children below six years old, 15 per cent discount on a la carte Chi, The Spa treatments.


Kids are not neglected at the Golden Sands Resort. At the Splash Zone, children can throw caution to the wind and chase after adventure in the form of two water slides, complete with a landing pool, and a splash pad with tipping water bucket, water cannons, a rainbow sprayer, a butterfly and turtle sprayer, and a floor water jet. Carefully designed with safety in mind, the splash area has an anti-slip surface that allows children to interact easily with new friends without the fear of getting hurt. All the pool facilities throughout the resort employ a special technologically advanced water management system that keeps water in its natural condition, making it suitable for all guests, including children.


After a fun-filled day, settle down at Sigi’s Bar & Grill, an Italian restaurant nestled at the beach. Cosy up to a loved one with some sundowners in hand and revel in the amazing atmosphere, as the sun sets. The fare at Sigi’s is as good as the view, offering authentic Italian cuisine that spans a selection of antipasti, homemade pastas, authentic Italian meats, fish dishes and delectable desserts. From the bar, an impressive collection of premier wines, creative cocktails and the signature out- of-this-world mojito makes a nice digestif. Choose the Upper Deck with an elevated view or the outdoor seating next to the beach for a wholesome experience.

Address: Golden Sands Resort, Penang,
                 Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang

Tel:          04 886 1911

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