Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island · 9 hotels available
Situated at Lot 595 Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, there is a premier ecotourism destination called Tropical Spice Garden. It is a home for over 500 species exotic flora and fauna. Back then, this 8 acres land was just an abandoned rubber plantation. However, David and Rebecca Wilkinson proposed for a tranquil and tropical garden. Getting a fund by Bertam Consolidated Rubber Co. Ltd, with the helps from talented people, they managed to build this ecotourism that received prestigious awards such as Gold Award, Laman Floral Garden Award, The Malaysia International Landscape & Garden Festival 2004 and Merit Award, Tourism Malaysia ‘Best Man-Made’ tourism attraction 2005/06. With the awards won, this place has become the must-visit attraction point by the tourists who tour in Penang Island. The management team works on preserving the indigenous flora and fauna in order to make this garden everlasting. By visiting this garden, the tourists will get to know and learn about the flora and fauna, especially the spices, and get to relaxing their mind from the hectic cities. This garden operates daily from 9am to 6pm and the last admission would be at 5.15pm. The rate starts from RM15 to RM35.
Penang Island is famous for its beaches and the most popular one is Batu Ferringhi Beach. The locals from the north will usually bring their family for picnic at this beach. Either visiting this beach for a day or stay a night here, it is easy for them to choose their stay since there are many international- standard resorts line up along this coast. Other than sitting and picnicking at the beach, there are also water activities that the visitors can do such as wind-surfing, canoeing, jet-skiing, parasailing and so on. As the sun sets down, there is an open-air bazaar selling souvenirs for the tourists and visitors to bring back home. Besides, this bazaar becomes more vibrant with the presence of local artisans the intricate art of craft-making and batik- painting.
Sited at Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 George Town, a well-known name of Hard Rock Hotel has had a place in the tourists’ hearts to choose the hotel as their stays. It was built along the famous Batu Ferringhi beach. A bit different from other hotels or resorts, this place has a hip and trendy vibe which makes the guests to enjoy their stay here. There are 10 options for the guests to choose their rooms and make it a total of 250 rooms and suites that this hotel has. The rate starts from RM373. The vibes set up to this hotel as well as the interior design of the rooms and suites will surely make the guests to not wanting to leave this place. Undeniably, this is best hotel in the Penang Island.
Sited at the shore of Batu Ferringhi Beach, this hotel and resort does not lose to the previous hotel. On par with Hard Rock Hotel, PARKROYAL embraces the sun, sand and sea and makes it a serene resort and suitable for a family trip. There are a total of 10 options of rooms for the guests to choose from depends on their family size. The rate starts from RM390. The rooms are designed with modern and sophisticated furniture and make them look so luxurious. There are also rooms and suites with private balconies for the guests to feel the Malacca Straits breeze. This hotel provides all facilities, swimming pool, gymnasium, kid’s club, business centre, spa and even touring guides for the guests to enjoy their stay and trip in Penang. Other than that, this hotel is so thoughtful by making sure that the their rooms and public areas are wheelchair friendly.