The Batu Ferringhi beach is probably the most popular beach in Penang, and it is certainly the most accessible. The beachfront itself offers really nice sand and decent, if not perfectly clear, water. You can partake in various water-sports activities here: jetski rentals, banana boat rides, and parasailing vendors are easy to find throughout the beach. There are also a small handful of beach bars – Bora Bora being the most popular.
Batu Ferringhi is such a tranquil and friendly place that you may just find yourself browsing through real estate brochures before your trip is over. However, that is not to say that there is not much to see and do here – on the contrary, whether you are looking for a wet and wild time in the water, or just interested in immersing in local culture, Batu Ferringhi has the go-to spots to accommodate all travelers.
From learning how to batik-paint, visiting a charming butterfly farm, strolling through a one-of-a-kind spice garden, or enjoying watery thrills and spills in an amusement park, this area has something for everyone. Take a look at ten all-time favorite things to see and do in Batu Ferringhi before you check out of this thriving beach strip.