Golden Sands Resort – a tropical haven for the entire family

Golden Sands Resort © Adrian Cheah

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La in Malaysia, Penang is the epitome of premier resort getaway for families, groups and individual travellers. Opened in 1979, the Golden Sands Resort was the fourth hotel in the Shangri-La chain and is one of the first hotels along the famed tourist enclave of Batu Feringgi beach in Penang.

Golden Sands Resort © Adrian Cheah

In May 2008, Golden Sands went on the most extensive renovation in history lasting 18 months and costing approximately RM50 million, as part of the resort’s commitment to continuously provide the best staying experience for the guests.

The Resort has expanded its seating capacity in all its facilities and offers the largest family sized rooms for a hotel of its class in Penang.

Adventure Zone © Adrian Cheah

Adventure Zone © Adrian Cheah

Children staying at the resort are especially in for a treat with the Adventure Zone, a unique family entertainment venue that is one of a kind in Malaysia. The 10,300 square feet air-conditioned indoor facility houses three categories of exciting drop slides, multiple sections with modular play equipment, a game zone, a toddler area, themed birthday party rooms and café.

Golden Sands Resort © Adrian Cheah

The resort’s wide selection of recreational activities remains one of its key attractions. Facilities 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.

Golden Sands Resort © Adrian Cheah

There are always exciting activities in store for everyone with organised daily activities such as water aerobics, volleyball, golf-putting competitions, cooking lessons, tai chi, Petanque and jungle trekking.

Golden Sands Resort © Adrian Cheah

Golden Sands Resort © Adrian Cheah

Golden Sands Resort © Adrian Cheah

After an exciting day of fun-filled activities, guests are offered tantalising dining options. The all-day dining restaurant Garden Café with 360 degree view of the gardens and pools serves savoury local and international cuisine in a garden environment while Sigi’s Bar and Grill on the Beach serves grill and bar cuisine al fresco by the beach and pool. The Lobby Lounge is bright and breezy with an inimitable sense of casual chic, serving cool cocktails and drinks with happy hour options.

Golden Sands Resort © Adrian Cheah

The resort recognised for its warm hospitality and friendly service has received numerous awards each year. As you visit Golden Sands, you will receive a warm welcome at the Cool Lounge located in the lobby area. It is an innovative transit lounge for early check-in and late check-out stand ready to serve guests. From here, you will enter a tropical haven that has endless possibilities for an exciting day. As their website so cleverly puts it, " Let time linger, because the pleasures never cease at Golden Sands Resort, Penang."

Golden Sands Resort © Adrian Cheah

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Golden Sands Resort, Penang
Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
T: +604 886 1911
https://www.shangri-la.com/penang/goldensandsresort/

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Written and photographed by Adrian Cheah
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25 October 2013