Plan at least three days in Penang, there’s so much to see and do, good food everywhere, beautiful beaches to relax your mind, excellent & well maintained hotels, and fascinating shopping malls and pasar malam (night market). Here are some itineraries. Most of Penang’s fancier accommodation is in the form of beach resorts on the main tourist beach of Batu Ferringhi.
More backpacker-friendly options, as well as a few classical luxury hotels, can be found in Georgetown, Other areas to stay in island include: Tanjung Bungah, Gurney Drive, and Bayan Lepas. Seberang Perai (Mainland) offers several other accommodation alternatives.