Batu Ferringhi Beach Area Penang


Why stay in Batu Ferringhi in Penang?

Batu Ferringhi is a great choice if you want to enjoy resort-style accommodation with access to private beaches and watersports. This area is located on the Northeastern tip of the Island and is accessible by a 25-minute drive from the main city area. 

Note that unless you have your own car, this area will not be easily accessible by public transport in later hours. Therefore, staying in the Penang city area and visiting Batu Ferringhi in the daytime can be a great option as well.

The area, however, is densely populated and has a number of quality 5-star resorts including Bayview Resort Batu Ferringhi, Hard Rock Resort Batu Ferringhi, and Hilton Doubletree Resort Batu Ferringhi. 

Where to stay in Batu Ferringhi in Penang

Batu Ferringhi is ideal for a resort-style beach holiday. A number of watersports including water scooters, banana boats, paragliding, boat tours, and fishing charters can be organized at the Penang Beach coastal area.   
Night markets are popular tourist attractions that are held in the commercial area near the resorts. 

Here is a list of recommended hotels in different price ranges:

High-End Resorts

Mid-Range Resorts 
Budget Choices
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Where to Stay in the Gurney Drive Area in Penang

Gurney Drive has a beautiful esplanade commanding a great view of the coastline extending to Butterworth. Gurney Drive is home to modern-day dining, cafes, bars, and shopping malls. 

Visitors seeking modern accommodation to easy access to continental food outlets prefer to stay in the Gurney Drive area. 

Luxury Hotels

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Where to near the Old Town Area in Penang

In Old Town Penang you will have easy access to a number of shopping malls, historical places of interest, cafes, and bars. The location is suited to the culture and food lovers. Most historical places of interest and museums are located in this part of the town. 

Recommended Luxury Hotels in the Old Town 
Mid-Range Hotels in the City Area in Penang

What are some of the interesting things to do in Batu Ferringhi Penang?

With luxury resorts in the area, Batu Ferringhi is ideal for water sports, seafood restaurants, night markets, and outdoor adventure including Butterfly Park, Spice Garden, and Batik Factory

The hilly terrain behind Batu Ferringhi offers trekking trails and jungle adventures for outdoor lovers. 

I drove from Gurney Drive to Batu Ferringhi and was surprised by the amount of the latest development along the seaside. This part of Penang has a large number of holiday properties. 

Batu Ferringhi Beach
Batu Ferringhi Beach  Penang
Water sports at Batu Ferringhi Beach Penang
Hard Rock Resort in Batu Ferringhi
Ozasiatraveller at Hard Rock Hotel in Batu Ferringhi Penang
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Watersports at Batu Ferringhi Beach in Penang
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Ozasiatraveller at Batu Ferringhi Beach Area
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A beautiful mosque Masid Tunjung Banga is located on the waterfront and looks like a floating mosque. The architecture of the mosque is typical of the amazing architecture of Malaysia Mosques. I offers my Asr prayers at the mosque and enjoyed the amazing ambiance of the beautiful structure. 

I stayed in Batu Ferringhi at Bayview Resort Batu Ferringhi . There was a wedding reception at the establishment and enjoyed the commotion and activity in the lounge area. The breakfast is not to be missed if you book your holidays at Bayview Resort.

Bayview Resort at Batu Ferringhi
Bayview Resort at Batu Ferringhi
Hard Rock Resort Batu Ferringhi
Hard Rock Resort Batu Ferringhi
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A beautiful cafe in front of the restaurant is a great place to enjoy coffee and light snacks. The commercial area is Batu Ferringhi offers all basic services, cafes, and shopping options. A number of budget holiday rooms and hotels are also located in the area. 

Weekend markets are held along the main road leading to Batu Ferringhi. The vendors sell plenty of locally manufactured products, artifacts, and souvenirs. Walk around the market to find a bargain. Do not hesitate to negotiate for the best price. 

Seafood in Batu Ferringhi Beach
Seafood Restaurants in Batu Ferringhi Penang
Batu Ferringhi Beach Penang
Seafood Restaurants in Batu Ferringhi
Seafood in Batu Ferringhi Beach Penang
Seafood Restaurants in Batu Ferringhi Penang
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Seafood Restaurants in Batu Ferringhi
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Is Batu Ferringhi Beach good for Water sports?

A number of operators offer watersports near the beach area. If you are staying at one of the main resorts on the coast, you will enjoy access to a private beach and a number of activities including water scooters, speed boat rides, banana boats, snorkeling as well and Island Tours. 

I feel the beach area was not very clean when I last visited the area and staying and swimming in the resort pools seemed like the best option at that time. 

A charter tour to the Islands around Penang offers a great opportunity for diving, fishing, and snorkeling. 

Is Batu Ferringhi Penang worth it?

Penang is one of the most visited popular destinations in Malaysia. Where the old part of the city is the hub of culture, food, and nightlife, Batu Ferringhi offers a different feel for people seeking resort resort-styled holiday with access to beach and water sports. With easy access from Gurney Drive, the area between Gurney Drive and Batu Ferringhi has seen massive growth in the last 5 years with a number of luxury resorts and long-term stay options for visitors. 

Can you swim at Batu Ferringhi?

 The beach area has plenty of luxury resorts with outdoor pools and a splash area for the children. The beach area is popular for water sports and is OK for swimming and enjoying water sports. Watch out for the blue bottles (jellyfish) at certain times of the year. The hotel staff can provide you with more details on the beach conditions. 

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Penang, Malaysia
Batu Feringgi, 11100, Penang, Malaysia
Geographic coordinates: (5.4708863, 100.2485811)
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