Golden Sands Resort, Penang is a 4-star hotel within the Shangri-La group. It is located in Batu Ferringhi, just next to its sister hotel, Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa.
My wife and I experience the hospitality of Golden Sands Resort on 20-22 April, 2018. Upon our arrival, we were smoothly checked in at the Golden Circle Lounge, and then personally ushered to our room, the Executive Suite, located on the sixth floor of the resort.
The Executive Suite is incredibly spacious. From the main door, it is divided into two parts. The bedroom occupies one section, while the living room the other. It is in fact the size of two standard rooms, and thus have two bathrooms and two television sets. A basket of fruits, along with chocolates, cake and a bottle of Shiraz Cabernet were compliments of the hotel, along with a personalized welcome.
To be frank, the furniture is a little worse for wear. That surprised me at first, but then I remember that the resort has been around for so many years, but everything works and was spotlessly clean.
From our room, we enjoy a gorgeous view of the sea as well as the resort grounds. The resort's swimming pools and Sigi's Bar & Grill were visible from our suite.
We had our meals at Golden Sand Resort's main dining outlet, Garden Café. It is a huge eatery located on the far end of the crescent-shaped building. From our suite, we negotiated the entire length of the resort to reach the café. Along the way, we passed by the gym as well as shoplots.
Garden Cafe offers a huge selection of food for breakfast, representing both Oriental and Western cuisine. Everything we would want for breakfast is there, be it sausages, eggs, cheese, porridge, nasi lemak and anything else we would fancy.
On Saturday evening, Golden Sands Resort offers us the opportunity to enjoy their From The Ocean Buffet Dinner. This is a seafood buffet with a huge selection of seafood.
In the afternoon and the next morning, we wasted no time to enjoy Golden Sands Resort's facilities, the main one being its gorgeous swimming pools. There is also a whirlpool where you can sit and enjoy the bubbling water.
Our three days passed quickly and soon it was time for us to leave Golden Sands Resort, which we did, with much reluctance. We shall always enjoy fond memories of having done a staycation here. Thank you so much, Golden Sands Resort, for such a lovely stay!
Golden Sands Resort (20 April, 2018)
View of the grounds from our 6th floor Executive Suite (20 April, 2018)
This card is the key to a perfect vacation (20 April, 2018)
Welcome fruit basket, a bottle of wine and lots of mineral water (20 April, 2018)
Personalised welcome from Mr Noel D'Couto, the Hotel Manager (20 April, 2018)
Living room in the Executive Suite (20 April, 2018)
Another view of the Living Room (20 April, 2018)
The Master Bedroom (20 April, 2018)
Wefie in the bedroom (20 April, 2018)
Walking along the curved corridor of the resort (20 April, 2018)
Having breakfast at Garden Café, with the resort's spacious garden spread out behind me. (20 April, 2018)
My wife having her breakfast with me. (20 April, 2018)
Breakfast at Golden Sands Resort. (20 April, 2018)
Cabanas at the resort's garden area (20 April, 2018)
Children's water park within the resort (20 April, 2018)
The garden area of the resort is beautifully kept (20 April, 2018)
Areas for different activities, with glimpses of the sea in the background (20 April, 2018)
Adventure Zone, a dedicated building for children's play area (20 April, 2018)
SIGI's Bar & Grill at night (20 April, 2018)
Pizza Corner, a place where guests can order freshly baked pizza (20 April, 2018)
Enjoying the pool at Golden Sands Resort (20 April, 2018)
The deep end of the pool (20 April, 2018)
Sheltered pool for the kids (20 April, 2018)
Daily activities at Golden Sands Resort (20 April, 2018)
Enjoying the From The Ocean Buffet Dinner (20 April, 2018)
Our seafood buffet dinner (20 April, 2018)
Having a wefie with Chef Lim Soon Leong, the Executive Chef of Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, coming over to sister property Golden Sands Resort (20 April, 2018)
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