Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, Penang 

A tropical treat of sand, sea and swimming

Beautiful grounds are scattered with century-old trees and tropical flowers at this classic Penang resort.

Rasa Sayang is a tropical beachfront escape with all the advantages Shangri-La's world-renowned style and service. It’s got a joyous mix of swimming pools, spa treatments, golf and kids activities alongside an excellent choice of restaurants and bars including the 3D art-led FIP lounge, all-day dining at the Spice Market and al fresco meals at Pinang.

Why we love Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, Penang

  • Rasa Wing Rooms come with complimentary afternoon tea, evening cocktails and an adults-only pool.

  • Garden Wing Rooms are great for families, thanks to the more casual atmosphere in this wing.

  • A schedule of daily activities includes pitch and putt golf, jungle walks and kids' art classes.

  • A beautiful beachfront resort with comfort and service to match.

5 stars
Dec - Mar
14 hours (not including stopover time)
On the island’s main beach Batu Ferringhi
Approx. 45 minutes' transfer from Penang airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Children
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

The resort’s restaurants have everything from fine dining to refreshing poolside snacks. If you stay in the Garden Wing, a buffet breakfast will be served at the Spice Market Café. If you opt for a Rasa Wing Room, you can choose to dine either here or enjoy an à la carte breakfast at the Feringgi Grill. The Feringgi Bar is open throughout the evening and is an idyllic spot for pre or post-dinner drinks. For an al fresco lunch or dinner, head to the poolside Pinang Restaurant and Bar, which serves light meals and drinks and has views out over the sea and a daily happy hour. At the Fun, Interactive, Play Lounge (FIP), chill out and enjoy the laid-back ambience.

Ferringi Grill
Open for breakfast and dinner Ferringi Grill serves modern European cuisine.

Spice Market Café
Throughout the week there are a variety of themed international buffets.

Pinang Restaurant & Bar
Set under a kettapang tree, Pinang offers a range of food throughout the day including burgers, salads, sandwiches, tacos and seafood grills.

FIP (Fun Interactive and Play) is the contemporary bar with live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Ferringi Bar
Located next to Ferringi Grill, this is a popular venue for pre-dinner drinks and nightcaps.

The location of Pinang Restaurant & Bar is rather special, particularly to watch the sun set over the water whilst sipping on a cocktail made by the mixologists.

What's included

Breakfast at the Spice Market Café for Garden Wing guests and breakfast at the Spice Market Café or Feringgi Grill for Rasa Wing guests.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at the Spice Market Café for Garden Wing guests and breakfast at the Spice Market Café or Feringgi Grill for Rasa Wing guests • Dinner at Spice Market Café

The relaxing CHI, The Spa is set amidst tranquil gardens beside the ocean. Unwind in one of 11 spa villas or the yoga pavilion. Therapies at the spa include: massages, body scrubs, body wraps and facials.

There is a daily programme of activities including water volleyball, heritage walks and even coconut leaf origami. The Batu Ferringi night markets are just a short stroll from the resort.

As well as three swimming pools, the resort is set directly on Batu Ferringi beach where there are plenty of watersports.

Shangri-La Rasa Sayang is involved in turtle conservation and guests can learn more at the on site Eco Centre. They also support a children's home association, with staff volunteering and sharing their skills to improve the quality of the children and their carers.

Families are welcome at Rasa Sayang. There is a dedicated Adventure Zone - an air-conditioned area with slides, play equipment, toddler area and kids' club. The children's swimming pool is located in the garden wing. There are daily age-specific activities including golf putting competitions, kite flying, cooking demonstrations and jungle walks.

Cool Zone Kids' Club: Open from 9:30am to 9pm daily, the kids' club is complimentary for children aged between 5 and 12 years old. Fun activities include traditional Malaysian games, a Little Chef session, kite flying, pool games, sand sculpture, story telling sessions and much more.  

As well as a practice green there is a nine-hole pitch and putt golf course.

Minimum stay: 3 nights 21 Dec-04 Jan.

Compulsory New Year’s Eve party supplement applies.

A tourist tax is payable at the resort.

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