"Discover tropical charms in a cerulean haven at the wonderful Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La."

The glorious sun basks its rays through the curtains to announce morning’s arrival. Through the windows, you see hints of a blue sky. Your lips relax into a slight smile as you feel a surge of energy. You are at Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang.

It is hard to resist walking to the wrap-around balcony of your room to admire the lovely day that awaits you. The coconut palms stand tall on the Batu Feringgi Beach with their lush, evergreen leaves perfectly complementing the cerulean blue of the ocean. A gentle knock on the door tells you that breakfast has arrived.



As Penang's premier family resort, Golden Sands Resort presents guests with the comforts of home and the luxury of warm Asian hospitality. The 387 beautifully furnished rooms and suites offer a choice from three categories of rooms. They evoke an ambience of modern luxury while retaining the spaciousness and sophistication that Shangri-La is known for.



Batu Feringgi, or the “Foreigner's Rock”, has been a popular beach among locals for centuries. It is now home to some of the most luxurious resorts in Malaysia. Shangri-La’s Golden Sands Resort, Penang, is located directly on the beach, with a beachwalk for the use of our guests. The resort has two lagoon-shaped swimming pools set amid tropical gardens, open from 7am to 8pm each day. The children's pool and waterslide is open from 7am to 7pm. The activities pool and whirl pool are open from 7am to 8pm.

  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Beauty salon
  • Babysitting
  • Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Watersports
  • Massage
  • Table Tennis
  • Laundry/valet
  • Clinic
  • Business centre


Guests of Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, will have access to restaurants that provide scrumptious cuisine in a relaxed, tropical environment. Garden Café has a fresh, contemporary décor where diners can enjoy their meals in a relaxed and inviting environment. Meanwhile, the new Sigi's Bar and Grill is a fun, family-style restaurant with one of the best dining views in Penang. Whether on the beach or by the pool, refreshing drinks and light snacks are never far away. Situated at the heart of the resort's reception area, the newly redesigned Lobby Lounge seamlessly blends the outdoor with the interior.

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Penang’s equatorial climate means high heat, high humidity and high rainfall all year round. There are two main seasons – the dry season from December to March and the wet season from April to November. However, Malaysia is affected by two monsoon seasons so wet weather is always a possibility. Most people opt to visit Penang during the dry season, when rainfall and humidity are at their lowest.

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