Batu Ferringhi is a hugely popular tourist destination in Malaysia, with people flocking to the long stretches of sandy beach to enjoy themselves. Water sports, a vast choice of restaurants and a range of other tourist attractions keep people happily ‘busy’ during their visit. PARKROYAL Penang Resort is right on the beach and manages to provide everything you might need all in one place. It’s well located to access the other famous Batu Ferringhi attractions, including the very popular night market. Even though PARKROYAL Penang Resort enjoys a beachside location, guests are spoilt for choice with two giant pools in the resort. One is perfect for children and families with a paddling pool and 2 water slides. The other is a freeform leisure pool where guests can cool down, swim and generally relax. But even if you love the pool or the beach, you might find yourself tempted by one of the cosy looking basket seats, set underneath the shade of the palm trees. This place seems to be set up for people who want to relax. The hotel itself has an informal and relaxed vibe and seems particularly well set up for families; there’s a complimentary kids club that is so well equipped it might be hard to get your kids to leave at the end of the day. The ‘Cool Bananas Poolside Cafe’ offers another family haven with food, pool tables, video games and a mini library. We really felt the family friendly atmosphere during our stay in the resort. There are a total of 309 guest rooms in the resort, all with the in-room facilities you might expect from a 5 star resort. Each room has an LCD TV (with international channels), hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, safe, iron and ironing board as well as wifi (which is available throughout the whole resort). The room and hotel design is ‘contemporary Asian’, expect to find bold colours, wide open spaces and a few traditional features to remind you of your exotic location.