Take your pick from our favourite all-inclusive family resorts in Malaysia

Last updated 31st May 2024

Malaysia may not be known for all inclusive resorts, but we’ve found the best family options so you can check in knowing everything has been taken care of.


Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort, Borneo

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu

This idyllic all inclusive resort is situated on the northern tip of Sabah, and provides a range of unique activities for guests. Families can take mahjong lessons, learn the art of napkin folding and the language of Bahasa, or even join in blowpipe competitions and mudball making.

The first and only one of its kind in Borneo, the water play area comprises a dedicated section for toddlers and teenagers, as well as an interactive area for all ages. Featuring theme-park-quality water slides for adults and children, the park also offers water battle stations with water balloon launchers, a 2000m² swimming pool which has a tapered shoreline for younger kids, and an infinity pool for adults.


Family fun at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru

What’s included at this all inclusive resort

Daily meals and drinks, family fun activities, free kids ice cream, one-hour complimentary usage of non-motorised water sports, unlimited entry to water play area and kids zone, and round-trip airport transfers and access to resort’s expansive facilities.

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The Danna, Langkawi, Small Luxury Hotel of the World

The Danna, Langkawi

Giving traditional colonial style a contemporary Mediterranean twist, The Danna is a luxury hotel located on the west side of the island. It’s less than half an hour’s walk from the Langkawi cable car that takes visitors to the Sky Bridge, and the Seven Wells Waterfall (great to do as part of a zipwire rainforest tour).

Within the hotel, chose from more traditional rooms in the elegantly appointed main building, or the beach villas with private pools. Spend your days swimming in the three-tier infinity pool, the kids pool and hot tub, or visit the spa, kids club and array of games rooms.

Check out the Danna Jr package to treat children to a sleeping tent with lanterns, beach toys and home-made sweet treats.


Kids Club at The Danna, Langkawi

What’s included at this all inclusive resort

Breakfast, daytime meals, Italian three-course dinner or buffet dinner, and complimentary meals for children under the age of four when dining with parents.

Find out more and book The Danna 


Pangkor Laut Resort, Pangkor Laut island

Pangkor Laut Resort, Pangkor Laut

The private island of Pangkor Laut Resort sits three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. This peaceful five-star resort features spacious villas, luxury facilities, a beautiful beach, and a variety of excellent dining options.

The resort itself is made up of a collection of wooden buildings that blend seamlessly into the forest. Roofs that open up to the sky allow guests to view a variety of wildlife, including long-tailed macaques, oriental pied hornbills, white-bellied sea eagles and large monitor lizards.


Lush, forested grounds, Pangkor Laut Resort

What’s included at this all inclusive resort

With the all-inclusive Residents’ Package (for residents of Malaysia), you’ll enjoy accommodation, daily set breakfast, set lunch and set dinner. Coffee, tea and mineral water served during meal times are included too. Plus, the all-inclusive also covers return scheduled speedboat transfers to and from Marina Island Pangkor, as well as in-room WIFI, and Jungle Walks with a Resident Naturalist.

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Club Med Cherating Beach, Pahang

Club Med Cherating Beach, Pahang

Club Med Cherating Beach all-inclusive family beach resort, facing the South China Sea, sits in the heart of an 80 hectare forest, perfect for jungle adventures and serene spa breaks alike.

Made up of traditional teak buildings, stroll around and listen out for macaques and gibbons in the surrounding trees or the crashing waves in the nearby sea.

Kids will love the family splash zone or enjoy ocean views from the adults-only zen zone pool while little ones explore the kids club. There are so many activities included in the packages, from learning to fly on a trapeze to sea turtle watching, Club Med offers many unique Malaysia family holiday packages and activities.


Everything is included in a stay at Club Med Cherating Beach

What’s included at this all inclusive resort

The price includes it all – accommodation, food, drinks, sports and entertainment, and kids club. Additionally, if you book your flights with Club Med, your transfers are included too.


Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabula

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Borneo

Set amidst a nature reserve overlooking the South China Sea, Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu is an open-plan, spacious resort, featuring 26 pairs of interconnecting rooms in the family-friendly Garden Wing.

Swimming pools are designed to feel like tropical lagoons and there’s a putting green, tennis court, croquet lawn and water sports centre where kayaks and paddleboards can be hired. There’s also an adjacent 18-hole golf course and a spa.


Child friendly fun at Shangri-La Rasa Ria

What’s included at this all inclusive resort

Families can enjoy daily breakfast, lunch, buffet dinner, unlimited beverages, as well as return airport transfers. Unlimited access to the Rasa Ria Reserve is also included and kids will love the guided nature walks, forest garden and discovery centre.

There’s access to a range of other activities for adults and children too, including unlimited wall climbing and bike rides about the resort. Fun at the Cool Zone Kids Club and Adventure Point – Outdoor Playground are part of the resort’s all-inclusive package. And all families benefit from a complimentary one-hour hire of kayak or body boards.

Find out more and book Shangri-La Rasa Ria