Mother’s Day is just around the corner. So now is the perfect time to plan a special treat for your mum.
But this year if you really want to put a smile on her face, it’s time to move beyond handmade cards and breakfast in bed and give Mum the gift of travel.
For a truly memorable Mother’s Day escape, it’s hard to beat Malaysia. One of South East Asia’s favourite holiday destinations, it is a country rich in hospitality, culture, food, history, architecture and natural heritage, packed with attractions and activities sure to appeal to mums everywhere. A favourable exchange rate also means that it continues to one of the best value-for-money destinations in South East Asia in terms of quality offerings no matter what matter what your budget or holiday style. And if you are looking to treat Mum to a bit of affordable luxury, no one does it better!
Here are Tourism Malaysia’s top last minute Malaysian Mothers Day suggestions for…
Renowned for its stunning beaches, rainforests, and abundant wildlife, Sabah in Eastern Malaysia is the ideal destination for mums with a taste for adventure and the great outdoors. The luxurious five-star Hyatt Regency Kinabalu in the State’s capital Kota Kinabalu, is the perfect base from which to explore the city’s bustling markets, waterfront restaurants and the nearby Kinabalu National Park, home to the spectacular 4,095M Mount Kinabalu. And after a day of sightseeing, treat her to a delicious dinner at the newly renovated hotel restaurant Kota Kinabalu or a rejuvenating pamper session at the incomparable Avantang Spa.
From now until 29 June 2016, take advantage of the Hyatt regency’s Suite Surprise offer; book Mum into the luxurious Executive Suite including complimentary daily breakfast, all day beverages and evening cocktails at Regency Club Lounge and receive discount of up to 20%.
Priced from $437 per room night.
…Mums who like a little retail therapy.
The nation’s capital, Kuala Lumpur has been voted by CNN as the world’s fourth best shopping city after New York, London and Toyko and it’s not hard to see why. KL is home to over 120 malls throughout the city, plus a diverse and eclectic mix of shopping precincts selling everything from luxury brands through to local handicrafts and batik. Add to this duty free shopping and competitive prices, and the city has clearly emerged as South East Asia’s new retail nirvana.
Conveniently located within Kuala Lumpur’s shopping, entertainment and commercial hub, the chic and vibrant Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur represents the epitome of cosmopolitan living. The hotel’s serviced apartments are luxuriously appointed and readily accessible by foot to some of the city’s best attractions including the Petronas Twin Towers, the Suria KLCC and Pavilion Malls, and the hip and trendy Bukit Bintang Street, making it the perfect base for indulging in a little retail therapy.
One-bedroom suites at Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur priced from around $136 per night.
George Town on the island of Penang has recently been named one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities for 2016. Once an important Straits of Malacca trading hub, a unique combination of three distinct and ancient cultures, indigenous and colonial architecture, and a burgeoning tourism scene have all put Penang’s colorful, multicultural capital firmly on the map. But for foodies George Town’s greatest allure is its cuisine. The city has earned a well-deserved reputation for being Malaysia’s, if not South East Asia’s, food capital. Home to five distinct cuisines, cheap and delicious open-air hawker centres, abundant seafood and legendary fruit, it’s the kind of place that boasts both quality and quantity.
There are plenty of hotel and accommodation options in Penang to suit every budget. But two of best options include the luxurious five-star Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort in Batu Ferringhi with rooms priced from around $259 per room per night, and chic boutique Hotel Penaga in the heart of Georgetown priced from around $140 per room per night.
So, be inspired, make Mum’s day this Mother’s Day and book her Malaysia escape today!