Malaysia’s east coast boasts some of the country’s best islands such as Perhentian Islands, Redang Island, Lang Tengah, Tioman, Rawa and many more! However, if you’re looking for a quick family getaway that’s not too far from Kuala Lumpur, then your best bet will be to head over to Kuantan – precisely to Teluk Cempedak. Overlooking the white sandy beach and South China Sea is undoubtedly the east coast’s best five-star family beach resort hotel in Malaysia – Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort.
The Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort is rated the best family resort in Malaysia as it offers family-centric rooms, dining options and a range of facilities to suit guests of all ages. This kid friendly beach resort has been designed to cater to small and large families looking for a quick getaway from the city life. The resort is located a short distance from Kuantan City Center in Pahang, making it the ideal family vacation destination to relax with your loved ones without sacrificing on comfort and conveniences.
ROOMS FOR ALL
Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort in Malaysia’s East Coast is a kid-friendly luxury beach front hotel that caters to children and adults alike. The resort has 300 guestrooms, including 12 luxurious suites and 19 family-oriented rooms. Each of these rooms feature modern aesthetics, accentuated by traditional Malaysian craft elements. Many of its rooms are family-friendly adjoining rooms, each fitted with a king-sized bed and twin beds. Baby cots are also provided upon request.
As a five-star family beach resort, Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort has you covered with all the essential amenities. Bathrooms are stocked with shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, hand soap, alcohol wipes, cotton buds and other essentials. There is also a list of items that can be provided at no charge should you forget some of your own amenities such as baby toiletries, makeup remover, shavers, hair curlers and many more.
The resort also offers a choice of different pillows to choose from to ensure that your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
As a precaution, food should not be left outside the balcony and balcony sliding doors should be locked at all times. Devious monkeys roam freely around the resort and are always finding food to steal. If you or your child encounters one of these monkeys, please do not tempt or provoke them as they are not afraid of people and can attack.
FACILITIES AT HYATT REGENCY KUANTAN RESORT
The resort has not one, not two but three swimming pools making it the best family resort in Malaysia. There is a baby wading pool, a swim-up pool bar and a deeper lap pool. Children are allowed to use all pools. No lifeguards are on duty so children must be supervised by adults at all times. Soak up the sun in one of the numerous deck chairs around or relax under the trees. Towels are provided at the towel hut for all guests. There is also a water dispenser at the hut to keep you hydrated at all times.
Spend more time as a fit family under the sun with a round of tennis. The resort has two tennis courts on-site. The hotel does not provide equipment rentals so guests are to bring their own tennis rackets and tennis balls along with them.
Parents can keep fit and maintain their beach body at the Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort’s Fitness Center. The indoor air-conditioned gym is equipped with treadmills, stationary bicycles, free weights and exercise machines.
*Due to the government restrictions and RMCO safety measures, the CHILDREN'S RECREATIONAL CENTER, STEAM & SAUNA ROOMS, SURAU, SPA and REGENCY CLUB LOUNGE are closed until further notice.
DINING AT HYATT REGENCY KUANTAN RESORT
This casual dining venue offers spectacular views of the sea in the morning. Asian and Western buffet breakfast is served daily from 6:30am until 10:30am during the weekdays and from 6:30am until 11:00am on weekends and public holidays. Kampung is also open for lunch and dinner from 11:00am to 11:00pm.
Feast on traditional Italian favourites such as pizzas, pastas and special menus at the Italian Bistro. Highly recommended are the Zuppa di Pesce (Tuscan Seafood Soup) and Grigliata Mista di Pesce (Mixed Grilled Seafood). Naturally, the seafood here is freshly caught and cooked to perfection.
The restaurant has its own wine cellar with a good selection of red, white and sparkling wines from all around the world to accompany your meal.
Diners can opt to dine inside the air-conditioned restaurant or sit outside in an al-fresco setting to listen to the waves and take in the views of the night sky. Italian Bistro is open for dinner service only from 7:00PM to 11:00PM.
Located right next to Kampung, The Deli offers sweet and savoury items to snack on anytime of the day. This is a great place for hungry kids after swimming and for adults to enjoy teatime. Grab a slice of your favourite cake from their vast selection of desserts, stop by for freshly brewed coffee or pick your own box of gourmet chocolates here.
Enjoy the seabreeze with a delicious cocktail in hand when the sun sets and watch the world go by from the decks of Sampan Bar. Sampan in Malay translates to boat in English. The shape of the bar has been crafted to look like a traditional wooden boat and is a lovely spot to relax and unwind. Adults can cosy up in the cabanas while watching the kids play with the sand. Opens daily from 3:00PM until 11:00PM.
For a more relaxed meal without the crowds, opt for Hyatt Regency Kuantan’s in-room dining service. For only MYR40.00, you’ll get a choice of American, Continental or Malaysian (choose from the Chinese, Indian and Malay sets) breakfasts. Highly recommended is the Char Kuay Teow which has a generous amount of seafood. The breakfast sets come with freshly squeezed juice, a hot drink and a seasonal fruit platter. In-room dining breakfast is available daily from 7:00AM to 11:00PM.
All-day-dining room service with an array of Asian and Western cuisines is also available daily from 11:00AM to 11:00PM.
TELUK CEMPEDAK BEACH
Teluk Cempedak Beach is a public beach with wide sandy areas and gorgeous rocks scattered on both sides of the bay. There is a lifeguard observatory tower, however, swimming is at your own risk. There are red and yellow beach flags which will inform beachgoers if it is safe to be in the sea or not. Currents can be strong and jellyfish have been sighted along the beach during certain months. Teluk Cempedak beach is relatively clean as the municipal cleans the area every morning.
The five-star Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort is the only beach resort to occupy Teluk Cempedak’s main stretch of beach. As part of the resort’s facilities, thatched umbrellas with deck chairs are provided for guests and security guards are present at the entry points from the beach to ensure guests’ safety and privacy.
At the far left end of the beach right next to the Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort is a food complex which houses fast food joints such as McDonald’s, KFC, Subway, Starbucks and more. You can access these restaurants from the beach or by walking out from the carpark. There is also a row of shops with a cafe, chinese kopitiam serving decent curry mee for breakfast, and a souvenir shop. If you plan to walk out from the main entrance during the day, be wary of the wild monkeys along the road.
The location of Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort is also a key factor in why this is best family resort in Malaysia.
HOW TO GET TO HYATT REGENCY KUANTAN RESORT
One of the best ways to get to Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort is by car if you’re travelling with your family. The resort is under a three-hour leisurely drive from Kuala Lumpur City using the Karak Highway and Lebuhraya Pantai Timur (East Coast Expressway). There are multiple Rest & Relax (R&R) stops along the east bound route namely the larger ones such as Genting Sempah, Temerloh and Gambang.
The resort is also just a mere 10-minute drive from Kuantan City Center. Complimentary 24-hour secure parking is available for all resort guests on site.
Fly into Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport (KUA) in Kuantan from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and even Singapore. The airport is a 30-minute drive from the resort. You can opt to rent a car at the airport or arrange a pick-up service from the resort at a fee. Kerteh Airport (KER) is also another option and is an hour and a half drive from the resort.
Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort is a five-star kid friendly beach hotel and one of the best family resorts in Malaysia for a fun-filled getaway.