Penang hotels and beaches where to stay

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Penang hotels, where to stay

Penang hotels

If you go to For a beach holiday, it is best to settle in the beach area of Batu Feringgi (Batu Feringgi) in the north of the island. Tanjung Bungah Beach is a little worse, but closer to Georgetown. There are other beaches around the perimeter of the island, it remains only to choose a hotel by location and price. The beaches and their location can be found on our interactive map of Penang, and you can choose a beach by reading the descriptions below.

If you want to be in the thick of things, get acquainted with attractions and cuisine, have access to inexpensive public transport to explore the sights of the island, but at the same time partially abandon the beach holiday, then it is best to settle in the city of George Town, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and is saturated with historical and cultural attractions.

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Penang hotels on the map

You can download ⤓ points of interest, important transport points (bus stations, airports, etc.), districts and beaches from our map in KMZ/KML format. These files can be downloaded to the navigator or smartphone for use with offline or online Google Maps applications, and others that support this format, and use them to navigate and explore resorts.

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Beaches and tourist areas of Penang. Where to stay

  • Tourist district, Old Town of Georgetown

    Old Town Georgetown Street Food

    This is the most popular and most conveniently located area for tourist accommodation in Georgetown (district on the map). If you come to Penang to get acquainted with its sights, you need to stop here. Most hotels and hostels of different levels of price and quality are concentrated here. Most budget accommodation options are also here. The city's attractions, transportation hubs and public transport routes, including free tourist shuttle bus, are located and take place here.

    The district is formed by the streets Chulia Street (Lebuh Chulia), Love Lane (Lorong Love), Leith Street (Lebuh Leith), Penang Road (Jalan Penang), Transfer Road (Jalan Transfer) and others. Chulia Street (Lebuh Chulia) is the most touristic. There are many hostels and hostels, restaurants and cafes, markets, travel agencies, transport rental, exchange offices. It starts from the station Weld Quay, but you need to go a little further down the street, 500 meters deep into the city to find the most convenient and inexpensive hotels.

  • The area around the Komtar tower in Georgetown

    Komtar District

    Very popular for budget accommodation is the area around the tower Komtar (Komtar), located in the center of the city (Komtar on the map). What is good, here you will be close to tourist attractions, to the main transport hub and shopping center of Komtar. Also nearby are other major shopping centers. From the ferry and Weld Quay Station, from the airport, almost all city buses come here.

  • Gurney Drive in Georgetown

    Gurney Drive District

    Quite a good area for comfortable accommodation in expensive hotels, located within the city but a little away from the center (Gurney Drive on the map). There are no special advantages when placing in this area, except that it is a little cleaner. The surrounding area is mostly high-rise hotels, shopping centers and other high-rise buildings, and therefore the area gives the impression of a rather modern city. Located quite far from the transport hubs of Komtar and Weld Quay and city attractions, so you have to get to them either by taxi or by bus.

    Gurney Drive is famous for its open-air restaurants, cafes and food courts, and is the most popular place for tourist dinners in Penang. There is also an embankment and a conditional sandy beach, but even the locals do not swim here.

  • Batu Ferringhi Beach

    Batu Ferring Beach

    Batu Ferringhi (Batu Ferrigni, Batu Ferringhi or Batu Ferringgi) is a small town in the north of Penang and the main resort place of the island with a long sandy beach of more than 2 kilometers.Batu Ferringi on the map). There is a large number of beach hotels on the first line, a sufficient number of nightlife, cafes and restaurants, shops and markets. On the beaches organized a large number of water activities (bananas. jet ski rental, kayaking). In general, this is a full-fledged Beach Resort.

    However, do not expect too much from the local beach. It is quite clean and tidy, it has a good infrastructure, but the purity of the water can not boast, rather, on the contrary, it is very muddy here. The slope of the bottom varies throughout, but mostly it is very sharp, a few meters from the shore you can already swim. Accordingly, waves are formed only a few meters from the shore, and the influence of low tide is insignificant.

    The disadvantage of accommodation here is the remoteness of about 10 kilometers along the road to Georgetown, where the main attractions of the island are concentrated. But, if necessary, you can get to the city by city bus number 101, which follows to the station Weld Quay and the station Komtar. The fare is 2.7 ringgit (currency of Malaysia, exchange rate). There are no attractions on Batu Ferringi itself.

  • Tanjung Bungah Beach

    Tanjung Bungah Beach

    The beaches of the resort area of Tanjung Bungah (Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah or Tanjong Bungah) are not as good as on Batu Ferringhi, but Tanjung Bungah is located twice as close to George Town, just 5 kilometers from the center (Tanjung Bungah on the map). Of course, the proximity to the growing and developing city makes itself felt. On the beach is not uncommon garbage washed ashore by waves, jellyfish, fish. For unknown reasons, sewage attracts a lot of jellyfish to the coast of Tanjung Bungah, so many tourists do not recognize this area as a beach area at all, and stay in it as an average option, from where you can get to Georgetown, and to the closer and cleaner Batu Ferringhi.

    We would recommend staying here only if you do not put beach holidays in the first place and are ready to limit yourself to sunbathing by the pool.

    You can get here by Rapid Penang buses No. 101, 103 and 104 from Weld Quay and Komtar stations.

  • Tanjung Tokong Beach

    Tanjung Tokong Beach Penang

    In our opinion, this place should not be called a place of beach holidays, but rather just a tourist area. It is located almost directly to Georgetown on the north coast of the island.Tanjung Tokong on the map).

    Choose this place if you want to be in Georgetown and at the same time get a quiet holiday a little away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    You can get here by Rapid Penang buses No. 101, 103 and 104.

  • Teluk Bahang Beach

    Tanjung Bungah Beach

    Teluk Bahang is another northern area with a sandy beach that resembles a village or Hamlet (Teluk Bahang on the map). It is difficult to highlight the advantages of this area, since there is almost nothing here. Nevertheless, tourists stay here, and here is an expensive four-star hotel. The beach here is almost without infrastructure and entertainment, except that the water is a little more transparent than on Batu Ferringi.

  • Monkey Beach

    Monkey Beach Penang

    Monkey Beach is located within the boundaries of Penang National Park (Monkey Beach on the map). It is an isolated place that can only be reached by boat or on foot. There is no infrastructure here, there are few people. This is a great place for a secluded beach holiday, but you can not settle here, just nowhere. It can be reached by boat from the jetty at Telug Bahang (approximately 50 ringgit), or by walking along a 3-kilometer jungle trail.

  • Kerachut Beach

    Kerachut beach in Penang

    Pantai Kerachut-another isolated beach, even more secluded than Monkey Beach, which in season, in fact, is crowded with vacationers (Kerachut Beach on the map). It can also only be reached on foot or by boat. The hiking trail passes through the jungle, and in itself this walk is worth it to get here. However, stock up on time, water and strength, because you have to go about two hours in one direction. You can get there by boat from the shore in Telug Bahang, or overcome on foot on a path through the jungle more than 3 kilometers. Nearby is an unusual meromictic Lake, a real miracle of nature, the only one in Asia. This is a kind of lakes in which fresh and salt water is present at the same time. A layer of salt water is below, and fresh water is on top, and they do not mix.

  • Teluk Kampi Beach

    It is the most isolated and inaccessible beach in Penang .Teluk Kampi on the map). To get on it, you first need to get to Kerachut Beach, and then another hour of travel through the jungle. Another way is by boat. There are almost always few vacationers, and sometimes there is no one at all. You should go on foot to it only with water and enough strength, since you will have to walk more than four kilometers along the path through the jungle.

  • Bayan Lepas District

    View Bayan Lepas district on the map.

    This area is on the road from the airport to Georgetown, almost at the airport. It is difficult to imagine why tourists should stop here, because there is no beach, no attractions (except that only the Temple of snakes). Nevertheless, there are quite a lot of hotels here.

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