Penang Vacations


From the colonial charm of George Town to perfect white sandy beaches, discover a captivating vacation to Penang with a tailor-made luxury itinerary from Lightfoot Travel.

Penang is like a delectable menu that holds an infinite amount of delicious options, ready to order. Tropical beach enclave, charming colonial outpost, foodie heaven – prepare yourself for a vacation bubbling with attractions of all kinds.

Penang was founded as a seaport and used as a trading centre by the East India Company before becoming a center of commerce, entrepreneurship and piracy! Even to this day, it has retained the multicultural crossroads many feel it’s always had.

Vacation ideas

Explore every fascinating corner of Penang on our Ultimate Malaysia: Highlands, Heritage & Islands itinerary. Our representative greets you at the airport, ready to show you the sights and sounds of this enticing state.

Immerse yourself in culture and customs by taking a Heritage Tour around Penang, admiring the skills of resident craftspeople and tasting local cuisine as you go. Visit Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the country, before heading out of the city to experience life in traditional villages.

Things to do

Eating out – from street food to fancy restaurants – is a reason alone to visit Penang. Malaysian, Chinese, and Indian cuisine is found here in endless varieties, but this spice capital holds so many surprises. Trust us when we say this is one of the best places to eat in Southeast Asia if not the entire continent.

Wander past prominent sites such as the Kapitan Keling Mosque or surround yourself with nature in Penang National Park. Let us not forget that being in Malaysia, golden sandy beaches ring the island and glorious weather means relaxing in the sun is always an option.

Places to visit

Make sure to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town. The narrow streets, lined with colonial buildings and remnants of a thriving past, have barely changed in a century. Churches, museums, galleries and other buildings of significance are located here and you may easily get lost uncovering George Town’s fascinating history.

Penang Hill rewards trekkers with breathtaking views over George Town, a popular spot to watch the sunrise. We highly recommend a detour to the luscious Botanic Gardens, as well as the Tropical Spice Garden, butterfly farms and fruit orchards.

As always, Lightfoot Travel’s highly experienced specialists prepare ultra-luxury bespoke vacations to Penang and offer impartial advice on the best places to stay. Enquire today or browse below for more destination inspiration. Enquire Now!
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