Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, Penang, Malaysia

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Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, Penang, Malaysia

Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa is a 5-star property that exudes an elegant sense of history and tradition, nestling beneath a verdant canopy of century-old rain trees. The expansive tropical gardens, with a fantastic lagoon-style pool as the focal point, create a lovely setting for a relaxing holiday. Well-maintained facilities, awesome choices of activities and complimentary daily shuttle service to George Town, make it highly convenient to explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The resort features 304 premier guest rooms and suites fitted with good quality linens spanning 2 distinctive wings furnished in traditional Minangkabau style. Well-decorated interiors, delicately carved fixtures, modern and comfortable surroundings create a serene and peaceful haven.

For those who wish to reward themselves with a higher level of indulgence, then upgrade to the Rasa Wing where each room comes with a large bathroom, soaking tub on the balcony overlooking the great view outside. Guests of this wing enjoy a complimentary fruit bowl throughout their stay, wonderful afternoon high tea and cocktail hour before dinner at Rasa Lounge. Enjoy access to an adult only swimming pool meant exclusively for Rasa Wing guests.

For Garden Wing guests, lounging, sipping cold drinks by the poolside is all yours to savour. With plenty of lounge chairs, relaxing by the large swimming pool, reading a book while watching others punctuated by delightful shrieks at the children’s pool is among the many ways of whiling away the hours.

Dine at the casual Spice Market Café in the open air among rain trees or air-conditioned comfort indoors for an excellent breakfast apart from delicious choices for a la carte lunch and buffet dinner. Buffets are a sumptuous affair with great selections of local and international cuisines served at the excellent open concept kitchen that allows chefs to interact with diners.

For formal dining, head to the classy Feringgi Grill, voted Best Restaurant in the international category by Tourism Malaysia. Soups and salads are prepared and tossed in front of your very eyes, with roast beef and Yorkshire pudding from silver wagon among the favourites in its menu, enjoy freshly baked bread and desserts such Crepes Suzette flambé at your table and chocolate lovers will go crazy over fluffy Chocolate Mousse. The world class, European cuisine and excellent table service are among the enduring charms of the Feringgi Grill that has won over generations of diners and guests since the early 70s.

For sunset watching, order your favourite cocktail or mocktail at Pinang Restaurant & Bar, nibble on its scrumptious Mediterranean finger food by day and delicious grilled menu by night. This outlet is the closest you can get to the beach to enjoy the sunset and for snapping best moments on Instagram. For something where novelty meets 3D art, head to the hip FIP Lounge, a cosy and trendy hangout known for its delicious cakes, pastries, playful take on snacks complemented by freshly squeezed fruit juices, coffee and tea selections.

If you want to burn calories, the well-equipped gym at the Health Club has the latest equipment for a full body workout. Taking a stroll can well turn into a stop for a relaxing foot massage by the pool or in the peaceful garden from one of the reflexologists.

The resort provides all the elements to completely switch off and unwind in style. Indulge in a traditional spa ritual at the amazing Chi, The Spa. Enjoy your treatment in one of the treatment villas linked to their respective outdoor rain showers and private little gardens. Emerge rejuvenated, ready to tackle a hike through pristine rainforests or enjoy a game of golf. A Par-3 Pitch and Putt golf course awaits golfers for a swing next to the seaside. Tennis courts are available for a spot of serve and volley shots. There is also a beach volleyball court near the sea and many activities planned to keep everyone entertained.

To top it off, polite, helpful and friendly staff, willing to go beyond the basics with outstanding service yet discreet efficiency ensure that you have a delightful stay.