Destination

Penang Holidays

Sizzling woks and colonial charm

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

Top Tips from our Experts

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."

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

£1,269 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

£1,129 pp

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Penang

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£889 pp

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

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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