At the edge of the coastal town of Batu Ferringhi on the island of Penang you will find the pleasant and very affordable Bayview Beach Resort. It is an excellent resort, mainly because of the great price to quality ratio. The resort is very suitable if you are traveling with kids.
The resort has a beautiful garden right in front of the beach, and an enormous pool. At Penang Island you usually go out for the entire day exploring the island, so it is great to be able to cool off a bit in the pool in the afternoon.
Bayview Beach Resort is located on the edge of Batu Ferringhi, which is a good location. The beach of the resort is beautiful, but the ocean isn’t crystal clear (same goes for all waters surrounding Penang).
In front of the resort you will find a small supermarket, a small travel agency and a couple of souvenir stores. Other than that you will find two bus stops in front of the resort; one for buses going to Georgetown and one for buses going to Teluk Bahang. You also have a taxi stand in front of the resort, where you can grab a taxi for a fixed price (taxi’s in Penang usually don’t use meters).
From the resort you can walk to the center of Batu Ferringhi within 5 minutes. Across the road you will find a lot of small stores, which usually don’t open until after sunset. At the resort you can order a taxi to the airport, or to the harbor. This is especially handy when you depart at an early hour.
The lobby of the hotel is massive. The rooms are pretty simple, but come with all the necessary amenities. All rooms come with a balcony, of which the more expensive rooms come with a stunning ocean view. Breakfast is pretty simple but fine; the breakfast room has a nice view onto the pool and the garden. Within the pool there is a fun bar where you can enjoy a drink while still being in the water. The garden is really big, and come with a lot of beach beds. The beach itself is fine, but not a great place to get a tan (because of the various beach activities). You are better off doing this in the garden.