A laidback resort with a heart for inclusion

Lost Paradise Resort

An eclectic home away from home, Lost Paradise Resort is an escape from downtown Penang. And in its midst is an inclusive school for kids with special needs.


Good for kids

Getting there

Penang International Airport welcomes flights from many countries. But if you cannot find a direct flight to the island, there are many daily, domestic flights from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. It only takes one hour.

From the airport, grab a cab for a 45-minute drive to Batu Ferringhi, where Lost Paradise Resort is located. We recommend paying for a ride at one of the official taxi counters in the Arrival Hall first. 

About the host

Married for over 30 years, Dr Chew Yu Gee and Melody Chew are united in their love for the people they help in their community, from the less fortunate to the marginalised, the young and the elderly. 

Their home was never meant to welcome strangers to enjoy its peaceful grounds and unobstructed views of the Malacca Strait.

But health issues forced Dr Chew to find another source of income, besides his medical practice. This was so Melody and he could continue to fund their school, Lighthouse Academy, in the resort. They opened their doors to paying guests in 2014. 

Traveller’s notes

Bring mosquito repellent or mosquito coils, it never hurts to keep the mozzies at bay

Stock up on snacks and drinks before arriving. Lost Paradise serves only breakfast. Food delivery options are available for those who want to eat in

While it rains most days for short periods of time, best to avoid October, the wettest month

Wake up at dawn for a chance to meet otters at high tide

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