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A fascinating fusion of the east and west

Linked to the west coast of mainland Malaysia by a four mile long bridge Penang is the most well-known of Malaysia’s beach destinations and generally considered an ideal choice if you are looking for entertainment as well as a relaxing beach destination. Embracing modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm, the island is home to an historic capital, miles of dense, tropical rainforest, paddy fields, hills and of course, sun-drenched beaches. Batu Ferringhi, where the majority of hotels are located, is the best beach on the island and sweeps along a stretch of the northern coast of the island. Do take the time to explore the island’s capital, Georgetown, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Why visit Penang?

  • Fantastic beachfront hotels
  • Lovely beaches
  • Culture and heritage in Georgetown
  • Delicious food
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Bayview Hotel Penang - Pool

Bayview Beach Resort

From £32 pp

Bayview Beach Resort is attractively set overlooking Batu Ferringhi beach within easy reach of local shops, bars, restaurants and the bustling night market.

Holiday Inn Resort Penang - Swimming Pool

Holiday Inn Resort Penang

From £44 pp

Holiday Inn Resort is ideally situated in the heart of Batu Ferringhi and is a great choice for relaxing or enjoying the many recreational activities.

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La - Aerial

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

From £49 pp
Silver Plus

The Golden Sands enjoys a beautiful beachfront setting on Batu Feringgi Beach, just a short walk from the night market, local restaurants and shops.

Parkroyal Penang - Exterior and Beach

Parkroyal Penang

From £74 pp

Parkroyal Penang enjoys a lively beachfront location on Batu Ferringhi, an informal atmosphere and myriad of leisure activities. Excellent value and fun for all!

Lone Pine Hotel - Pool

Lone Pine

From £76 pp

Lone Pine is a luxury boutique hotel tucked away in an idyllic spot along Penang's coastline. Lovingly restored to provide contemporary comfort and old world charm.

Eastern & Oriental Penang Entrance

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

From £89 pp
The Prestige Collection - for those who demand the ultimate in luxurious accommodation

Eastern & Oriental Hotel is situated in Georgetown and stands as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era.

Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Exterior

Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

From £99 pp
The Prestige Collection - for those who demand the ultimate in luxurious accommodation

Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa is Penang's finest luxury retreat and nestles enticingly beside Batu Ferringhi beach amid an expanse of tropical gardens.

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Premier Holidays & Penang

Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about Penang With first-hand knowledge of the island they can advise which resort and hotel is best for you to create the perfect holiday, at the best possible price.

The facts:

Getting there: There are no direct flights from the UK to Penang. Kuala Lumpur is approximately 13 hours (non-stop flights) from the UK and the onward flight to Penang is approximately 1 hour.

Best time to travel: Penang enjoys a tropical climate and can be visited throughout the year. The island does experience a relatively mild monsoon period between April and May and again from October to November during which visitors can expect sunshine throughout most days, with rainfall in the evening.

Penang climate:

Penang, Malaysia  Climate Chart