Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Batu Feringghi Beach, Penang

I finally have the time to blog about our stay in Penang. This is what happens when we have too many pictures to share and do not know where to start. We almost did not make it for this trip. Reason being it clashed with a job of mine so I had to cancel our holiday plans a week before the actual date but later found out that my job had been postponed to another date so I quickly called the resort to ask if they still have any room available for us. Thank goodness they did and the next thing I know, we are here at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Batu Feringghi Beach, Penang.

The reason we chose this resort is because we wanted a place not too crowded during the super peak month of December. Hard Rock Penang is out of the question as we had been there several years ago and the swimming pool was a nightmare; over-crowded and very noisy. With Ayden around, I cant risk my 16 month old boy to be knocked down by excited kids running everywhere. We contemplated Golden Sands but again it can be crowded due to their Adventure Zone and sea sport activities. Finally we decided on Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang and we are glad we did as we had a marvellous 4 Days/3 Nights stay here.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang.
Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang welcome drink nutmeg juice

As soon as we arrived, our luggages were taken care of and we were ushered to be seated and served this refreshing nutmeg juice while Darling proceeded to do the Check-In.

We were then escorted to our room. We requested for a high floor room with one extra bed so we got a room at Level 8.
Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Deluxe Seaview Room with extra bed

Our Deluxe Sea View Room with an awesome extra bed. Unlike other hotels where we have to pay for the extra bed, here, the extra bed is complimentary. Our room also comes with complimentary breakfasts.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang deluxe seaview room with extra bed 1

I like the sofa bed. It looks nice. Ethan doesn’t usually agree to sleep on the extra bed in hotels as it is always just a piece of mattress but here, it looks so good that he immediately volunteered to sleep on it.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Extra bed

But come night time, look who conquered the bed first! LoL! My cute sleeping beauty. I ended sleeping here with Ayden while Ethan sleeps on the bed with Daddy -.-

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Deluxe Seaview Room huge mirror

There is a huge mirror outside the washroom. I love full length mirrors. I am that vain.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang fresh fruit in room

We get complimentary fresh fruits sent to our room every single day we were here.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Drinking water

We never run out of drinking water as they go around in the evenings checking if we need more water, clean towels, pillow or anything else.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Mini Bar

These are the items in the mini bar.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Beach Minibar snacks

Some snacks and the coffee/tea making facilities.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Bathrobe and room slippers

Bathrobe and bedroom slippers.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang

This is where I sit to update my Facebook from time to time :P

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Deluxe Seaview Room

The breath-taking view of the sea horizon from our balcony.

Shangri La Rasa Sayang balcony view

The kids love looking out but I always keep the sliding door closed unless I am there with them at the balcony. Also because this place has some kind of smart system where the aircond will stop or decrease if the sliding door is ajar as that indicates that we are at the balcony hence the decrease of the aircond power.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Washroom

Nice washroom.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Washroom longbath

With a long bath. The kids’ favourite.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang shower

Shower room.

We spent most of our time in the resort, going out only to meet up with friends and eat.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La mascot turtle

We had daily breakfasts at the resort. See, I turned into a turtle after spending so many days by the beach :P It’s so cute to see their turtle mascots making its rounds every single morning greeting guests.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Hammock

There are many hammocks around the resort and the boys love it.


Ayden (and Ethan) love walking around the resort every morning.

Shangri La Rasa Sayang beach

But they love the beach more.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Beach Ayden and ethan sand

The sand here is coarse but clean.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Beach Ethan

The beach’s unique landscape. Ethan made a slide every single day out of this steep part of the beach.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Beach Ayden and daddy

Even Ayden loves sliding down that steep part.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Beach Ayden and ethan

The boys spent a considerably large amount of time at the beach but that is expected as we don’t have a beach to go to in KL.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Beach Ayden

Ayden got tanned by the day. He came here fair like tofu and left dark like charcoal. LoL. Good thing is he is not at all afraid of the sea water and wave. The sea was quite choppy when we were there end of December.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Beach

Ethan loves the beach too but he spent most of his time at his ‘slide’. He can slide down that sand a million times a day and never get bored -.-

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Beach Submerryn

Yes, I love the beach too. One for the album :)

Rasa Sayang Shangri La beach

Another one with Darling in it :)

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang swimming pool

We did spend some time in the pool too.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Pool Jacuzzi

Mostly at the jacuzzi as Ayden LOVES the bubbles! Hehe. Chicken soup, anybody? :P

fruit skewer

Actually, I am only here at the pool for this fruits on skewers. The staffs go around handing this out to guests at the pool so this is one of our reason to be at the pool :P It’s especially good on a hot, sunny afternoon.

Rasa Sayang Shangri La Penang Pool

Still in the pool at dusk. We were either at the beach or in the pool throughout our 4D/3N stay here. Never before have we had such a relaxing holiday. As Darling said it, we must fully utilize every penny spent paying for our stay by spending as much time as possible here. Haha!

Shangri La Rasa Sayang swimming pool

The calm pool at night.

Shangri La Rasa Sayang sunset view

The sunset view from our room. 

Rasa Sayang Shangri La

One thing I noticed about this resort is there are plenty of super huge trees around. One of them is as shown in the picture above. These old, gigantic trees complement the resort so well, giving it a sense of calm and serenity. 

This must be one of the best holidays I’ve been too. The quality time spent with the boys and catching up with several friends whom we’ve not seen for ages is priceless. Thank you Darling for forcing me to go for this trip. I almost did not want to as we were extremely busy the second half of December. 

It’s the last weekend of calmness now for in two days’ time the school will reopen and all hell will break loose. I’m so not looking forward to that! >_<

9 Comments + Add Comment

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    Oooo…so cute, the sleeping beauty. Ummmm…not the one in the hammock! Love the pic of Ayden in the bubbly spa. Eeeeee…I see teeth. Does he bite? Some kids do.

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    Beautiful room. Shangri La boh….^^ that extra bed is cute too. Fit for kids.

    Lovely staycation.

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    wow, didn’t know they have such awesome service! i like the skewered fruits by the pool :D

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    its sure an expensive stay i guess? I was there once and the room cost me RM 800 plus and was there for not more than 24 hours :((

    Anyway looks like you guys had fun!

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    Arguably the most expensive hotel in Penang. Syok lah!

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    I remember I stayed at this resort before in 1984 …hahaha…. Glad they still staying strong and maintaining it well!
    Nice family pixs!

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    Ayden is really so cute! He looks like he enjoyed every bit of this hotel as much as his parents and brother.

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    Beach & pool, kid’s favourite!

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    School just started and I am looking forward to holidays edy…ahahha..Body yet to adjust to the morning routine.

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