Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Discover one of the most popular destinations in Penang at Batu Ferringhi. Renowned for its sparkling blue waters and soft sandy shorelines, this idyllic resort is a popular retreat for travellers looking to escape the busy city.
From this beautiful stretch of coastline, life moves at a slower pace. Vibrant markets, interesting tourist attractions and delicious restaurants add energy to Batu Ferringhi, while its surrounding landscapes and beautiful shoreline help create an atmosphere that’s distinctly relaxed. Discover it all from PARKROYAL Penang – just a short distance from the best Batu Ferringhi has to offer.
Batu Ferringhi beaches
The beaches at Batu Ferringhi are the most popular on the island of Penang, offering visitors a slice of paradise beside the water. The palm-tree lined beaches hug the coastline and offer a prime spot for sun worshippers. On the water, visitors can rent paddle and electric boats or charter a private tour to go further out to sea, while on the shore, beach volleyball and other sports are a popular pastime.
Shopping in Batu Ferringhi
Batu Ferringhi is famous for its night market bazaar, drawing people from all over the island who come to shop for bargains and sample fresh local cuisine. Every night after sun down, Jalan Batu Ferringhi is transformed into a buzzing outdoor shopping centre, with hundreds of sellers offering everything from DVDs to souvenirs, clothing, jewellery and even knockoff designer bags. Aside from its beaches, the night market is Batu Ferringhi’s most popular tourist attraction, where travellers and locals from all over the island come to haggle with sellers and snatch bargains every evening after the sun goes down.
Batu Ferringhi restaurants and nightlife
The nightlife in Batu Ferringhi is famously laidback; when the sun goes down, visitors flock to the bars and restaurants to enjoy a refreshing drink or listen to live music. The restaurants here are no less varied – from relaxed al fresco eating under the stars to fine dining along the beach – visitors can enjoy local Malaysian dishes or take a culinary tour around the globe, sampling Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Indian and American cuisines.
Cultural highlights on Batu Ferringhi
While primarily renowned for its status as Penang’s best resort, Batu Ferringhi is within close reach of some of the island’s most prominent cultural attractions. From interesting museums and natural parks to excellent wildlife reserves, the cultural attractions near Batu Ferringhi help visitors better understand the many different facets of life on the island.
Just a short drive away is Penang National Park, where visitors can explore the island’s famous rainforest jungles. Those less inclined to go trekking through the wilderness can visit the island's Tropical Fruit Farm, Botanic Gardens or Entopia – unique attractions that are all well worth a visit.
With an enviable beachside location, our Batu Ferringhi hotel puts the area’s best attractions on your doorstep. Our luxury hotel in the heart of Penang offers guests a comfortable home away from home, with spacious suites, excellent amenities and gourmet dining options that guarantee the holiday of a lifetime.