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Popular amenities for Sungai Petani vacation rentals

Stay near Sungai Petani's top sights

Amanjaya Mall6 locals recommend
Tesco Sungai Petani Selatan3 locals recommend
Mydin Taman Batik Hypermarket4 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sungai Petani

  • Total rentals

    240 properties

  • Total number of reviews

    2K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    170 properties are a good fit for families

  • Rentals with a pool

    10 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    70 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Wifi availability

    140 properties include access to wifi

Your guide to Sungai Petani

All About Sungai Petani

Sungai Petani is the largest city in the Kedah state of Malaysia, about an hour south of the state capital, Alor Setar. The modern city with shopping corridors, restaurants, attractive green spaces, and an impressive clock tower on the main street also has several water parks where kids and grownups can enjoy the beaches, rides, and shops.

The city also makes a convenient base for exploring several nearby attractions, as well as George Town, the capital of neighboring Penang, which is about an hour southwest. Within a 30-minute drive, you can reach the Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum and the Sungai Batu Archaeological Site, which have collected 2,000-year-old remnants of one of the oldest civilizations in Southeast Asia. Thirty minutes to the west, you’ll find Pantai Merdeka on the coast of the Straits of Malacca, offering a sandy beach with food stalls and picnic grounds. And less than a half-hour north of town, the Tupah Recreational Forest offers trails near streams and waterfalls with spots for swimming and picnics. Just 20 minutes away, the Merbok River Mangrove Forest has boats that will transport you through the ecological reserve to take in the Mangrove forest and spot monkeys, birds, and other wildlife.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sungai Petani

The climate in Sungai Petani is tropical, which means it is hot all year round, with humidity that ranges from moderate to steamy. The rainy season is April through November, with October generally seeing the most rainfall. The most pleasant time to spend time outdoors in the area is the dry season between December and March, when the skies are clearer and the humidity is slightly lower. During the Lunar New Year, which usually falls in late January or February, you will find the city embracing celebrations and holding festivals with activities, performances, and lion dancers. The city also celebrates many Hindu festivals. Deepavali — also known as Diwali or the Festival of Light — is a public holiday throughout Malaysia occurring in October or November.

Top things to do in Sungai Petani

Merbok River Mangrove Forest

Just 20 minutes from town lies the 10,000-acre Merbok River Mangrove Forest. You can take the river cruise from Semeling Jetty through the forest, where you may come across eagles, herons, lizards, monkeys, and kingfishers. The journey lasts about 2.5 hours but involves a few stops where you can disembark and take short walks if you choose. You’ll want to bring binoculars for this.

Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum and Archaeological Sites

The Bujang Valley, 11 miles northwest of town, is one of the richest archaeological sites in Malaysia. At the museum, you’ll find a collection documenting the thriving civilization that inhabited the area from the third through 14th centuries. You’ll also learn about the existence of a Hindu-Buddhist civilization that flourished in the 1100s. The attached archaeological site is not developed as a tourist attraction, but you may be able to witness archaeology in action.

Pantai Merdeka and Pulau Sayak

Pantai Merdeka is the beach that Sungai Petani locals flock to on weekends. It’s a lovely spot for wandering along the water, although it’s not swimmable due to dangerous currents. If it only whets your appetite for sand and coast, make the short three-mile drive west to Pulau Sayak, a scenic beach that offers a bit of quiet and sunsets that are particularly stunning.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Sungai Petani?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 70 vacation rentals in Sungai Petani featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • How much does it cost to stay in bungalow rentals in Sungai Petani?

    Experience the best of Sungai Petani with our bungalow rentals, starting at about $50 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Sungai Petani have wireless internet?

    Absolutely! We offer over 110 house rentals with wireless internet in Sungai Petani. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there Sungai Petani vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 10 vacation homes with pools in Sungai Petani, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • What are the most popular amenities for Hotel Rentals in Sungai Petani?

    Enhance your stay in our Hotel Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with air conditioning, over 10 homes with wireless internet, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Do hotel rentals in Sungai Petani have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 hotel rentals with air conditioning in Sungai Petani. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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