Penang Holidays

With the sizzle of woks and hint of mouthwatering cuisine in the air, Penang is a feast for the senses. Thanks to a delicious blend of Chinese and Malay culture, a trip to this stunning island is one you’ll remember.

Explore the colonial charm of Georgetown, Penang’s capital city and urban epicentre, and enjoy watersports on the popular Batu Ferringhi Beach. For a truly authentic experience, we recommend visiting the night market for street food and souvenir shopping.

For a stark contrast to Penang’s busy hub, take a ferry to Langakwi with its beautiful beaches and serene scenery for a spot of relaxation. Or why not spend a few nights in nearby Kuala Lumpur with its modern landscapes and plentiful shopping malls? This trip has the ingredients for one that will pack a punch.

Destination Highlights
  • Colonial charm in George Town
  • Beaches and watersports
  • Batu Ferringhi night market
  • Great for families

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Swimming pool

Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

Penang

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,399 pp

Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

Penang

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,169 pp

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang
Shangri-La`s Golden Sands Resort

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Penang

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£939 pp

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Penang

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,019 pp

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
  • George Town after dusk

    With its ornate shop houses and buildings on stilts over the water, Penang's capital, George Town, has a distinct Chinese flavour and no visit to Penang is complete without a visit. Named after King George III, George Town is a window to the sights, sounds and scents of this fascinating part of the world; its architecture offers an intriguing fusion of colonial-fronted residential buildings with modern, commercialised high-rises, and the people prove that George Town is a charming heritage jewel.

  • Batu Ferringhi Night Market

    Batu Ferringhi is a famous Pasar Malam night market and is an extremely popular attraction in Penang. At night, Batu Feringghi comes alive with the bustle of the market vendors selling everything from clothing and fake designer handbags, to local crafts, souvenirs and artwork. Throughout the market, there are plenty of hawker stalls selling tasty local delicacies. The night market is within walking distance from most of our hotels in Penang and a great way to spend your evening. Don't be afraid to haggle while you're there and you could grab yourself a bargain

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
32ºC
165mm
Langkawi
32ºC
40mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
32ºC
157mm
Langkawi
33ºC
38mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
33ºC
236mm
Langkawi
34ºC
91mm

Average weather in April

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
33ºC
276mm
Langkawi
33ºC
187mm

Average weather in May

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
32ºC
222mm
Langkawi
32ºC
291mm

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
32ºC
136mm
Langkawi
31ºC
279mm

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
32ºC
129mm
Langkawi
31ºC
280mm

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
32ºC
162mm
Langkawi
31ºC
305mm

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
32ºC
202mm
Langkawi
31ºC
380mm

Average weather in October

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
32ºC
280mm
Langkawi
31ºC
370mm

Average weather in November

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
31ºC
290mm
Langkawi
31ºC
222mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Kuala Lumpur
31ºC
243mm
Langkawi
31ºC
70mm
  • Valerie, Destination Specialist

    Valerie

    Destination Specialist

    "Not many people know that Penang actually has its own National Park. Follow the jungle trails and discover the variety of tropical flora and fauna, you can even have a swim in the waterfall. It's definitely worth a visit."

Types of Penang holidays

Penang

Penang Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

The average length of stay in Penang is seven nights. If you want to combine island life with the capital Kuala Lumpur this will give you enough time to fit both in to a two week holiday. If you are choosing to stay in the capital George Town rather than on the beaches of Batu Ferringhi you may like to stay for four or five nights before moving on to your next destination.

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