School holidays are the best times to create precious family moments. If you want to ensure both the young and the not-so-young have fun, try these great Malaysian kid-friendly hangouts.
If you’re in Kuala Lumpur, the closest destination to you would be Sunway Lagoon and its famous theme park, which is just 35 minutes away from KLIA.
The park encompasses six zones: Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park & Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.
Right next to the park, you can choose between the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Sunway Pyramid Hotel and the Sunway Clio Hotel. All are connected to the Sunway Pyramid mall for a great shopping place as well as a cinema.
Address: Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Further down south, fly to Johor Bahru to Legoland Malaysia Resort at Iskandar Puteri. It’s also less than two hours drive from Singapore, giving you the option of flying there and then hiring a private car.
The Legoland hotel has fun Lego-themed rooms with each having two separate sleeping areas, one for the adults and another for up to three children that even comes with a TV just for them.
Special kid-friendly Lego activities are held every day besides the obvious attractions such as the rides and water park.
Address: No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor
Sea Gypsy Village Resort
Johor Bahru also houses the Sea Gypsy Village Resort on Sibu Island at the Sultan Iskandar Marine Park.
With diving, snorkeling and island trekking options there’s plenty to do or you could just choose to enjoy the beach and resort bar.
You won’t need to worry about entertaining the kids; the resort’s supervised Kids Club has activities both in the day and night. It’s perfect for parents who deserve some guilt-free holiday R&R.
Address: Lot 71, Pulau Sibu, Mersing, Johor
Fancy some fresh highland air? Head over to Genting Highlands, which is just two hours away from KLIA/klia2.
Your kids will be delighted by the newly renovated indoor Skytropolis Theme Park that offers fun for the family as well as great shopping experiences at the nearby premium outlets.
Resorts World Genting offers plenty of choices for accommodation, from the affordable First World Hotel (the largest hotel in the world!) to the five-star Crockfords@Genting with luxurious suites that include an in-room steam bath.
Address: Level 1, SkyAvenue Genting Highlands, Pahang
Shangri-La Rasa Ria
Take a trip to East Malaysia, the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort in Sabah is a beach paradise that is also super-accommodating to children.
The Kids Club offers a safe environment and plenty of activities for children from 4 to 12 years old.
For their parents, there’s beach-size gazebos, the secluded Pantai Dalit Beach, a golf course as well as a spa.
Kids and adults can also learn more about Borneo’s wildlife at the resort’s unique Rasa Ria Reserve, a nature sanctuary and learning centre.
Address: Pantai Dalit Tuaran, 89208 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Now you can take your kids for an adventure while leaving your worries behind. All you need now are some plane tickets!
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