I have to confess, I’m a sucker for beautiful beaches and an avid island lover. Snorkeling was my number one passion. I would go to each island and compare the beauty of the underwater life in each of the islands.. and here’s the secret guys… compared to Boracay, Phi Phi, Phuket, Lombok and other South East Asian islands I’ve been to.. Malaysia still had the best corals and underwater life where snorkeling is concerned (which island? Well i’ll leave that for another post).
Last year, I decided to take my love for the underwater world a step further.. I was going to take my license to dive so I could really explore the deep waters.. But then, this little bundle of joy happened and everything changed!
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It’s been 10 months since I’ve last travelled and I’m starting to get really deprived.. I need a vacay! Pronto! But since i have this little one now.. my hotel searching is not just about cheap rates and a decent room- facilities and service now matters a lot! So researching I went and I’ve decided to put together some island resorts that are child friendly for my own future reference and hopefully it helps other mommies out there looking for the same thing.
So here it goes.. 5 child friendly island resorts in Malaysia for you to consider:
1.BERJAYA TIOMAN RESORT, PULAU TIOMAN
Besides the comfortable rooms, great facilities and stunning beach, I found out from the reviews of Berjaya Tioman Resort that they also provide baby sitting services!! Like seriously! This is heaven for parents okay (it can’t be just me right? :P)! I thought that my snorkeling days have to be on halt for a few years, but THIS… this gives me the opportunity to snorkel with hubs for a few hours without having to worry to much! I also love that they have a full-board package, so I don’t have to think so much about extra cost and spending.
2.MERITUS PELANGI BEACH RESORT & SPA, LANGKAWI
Look at how cute this little water park is! It definitely looks like a lot of fun! The Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa is a little bit on the high-end, but it has it’s own beach, it’s set around a man-made lake and have lagoon-style swimming pools. They also have a Children’s Club that offers entertainment and activities for the kids. So while the kids are at the club.. the adults can take a break at the spa or just chill at the swim-up island bar.
3.SEA GYPSY VILLAGE RESORT & DIVE BASE, PULAU SIBU, JOHOR
A hidden gem of the coast of Johor is this beautiful island called Pulau Sibu. Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base is a great place for kids and parents who love diving! The amount of kids facilities and activities offered by the resort is jaw dropping! They have a kids lounge.. a kids bar.. some ‘nasty activities’ such as kite making, painting, pirate fun, sandcastle competitions, treasure hunts and outdoor activities like ‘poison ball’, crab hunting, swing ball etc etc.. They even have baby and toddler menus for parents to choose from! This place is super kid friendly.. and the island is freaking beautiful!
4. THE GOLDEN SANDS RESORT, PULAU PINANG
Golden Sands Resort, Penang has won several family-oriented awards. They have the Cool Zone Kids Club, lunch and dinner are provided, even mobile phones are available on loan for parents who wish to be in contact with their children at all times. And mummies.. don’t worry cause they have bottle sterilisation service, baby sitting service, you can rent a stroller too and for breast-feeding mummies like me.. they have Mother’s milk storage service at the Front Office!! Wow! I’m suprising myself with all this discoveries!!
5. HARD ROCK HOTEL, PULAU PINANG
Besides their large free-form pool that hosts a water playground, water guns and slides, Hard Rock Hotel Penang also has a Lil’ Rock Kids Club that comes with a separate children room with their own TV, Play Station 3, music videos, special in-room dining menu, a mini bar stocked with snacks, toys, books and kids bathrobes. The Tabu Teens Club on the other hand will take care of the 13 to 18-year-olds with a collection of pool tables, electronic games, foosball and lots more
6. AMVERTON COVE GOLF & ISLAND RESORT, PULAU CAREY, SELANGOR
A place that is close to home (for me), The Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort also has kid friendly amenities such as the Kids’ Fun Zone and the Kids’ Game room. The entire family can also relax at The Hummingbird Entertainment Lounge which is well equipped with pool, snooker and foosball tables. Great for a staycation in my opinion! hehe!
I seriously am surprised with the amazing facilities and services of all of these hotels and more.. I wouldn’t have known of all this amazing mummy friendly services that were available to us! These are just a number of the child friendly hotels.. You can check out more hotels and even book a flight at the same time here. Can’t wait for my next holiday! It’s going to happen in July.. so wait So excited!
Have you experienced any other kid friendly hotels in Malaysia? Do share them with me in the comment section below.. Would love to check them out!