We are a family of 5 (3 children, 9, 6 and 4) planning a month's holiday on Peninsular Malaysia August 2011.
We are planning on flying to Singapore beginning of Aug, acclimatising for 3 days before heading off to Malaysia staying in a mix of nice hotels and beach huts.
We've done this on our own before and have been happy not to book anywhere but it's a bit different with kids so we need some certainty (and advice).
I am struggling to find anywhere that is free in the Perhentian Islands. Are we likely to find availability if we just turn up? All the popular resorts on Trip Advisor as fully booked already.
Also, All hotels I've contacted elsewhere give me a price for a family of four, despite me explaining we are five. Are hotels happy to put a pull out bed in room?
Also - it will be Ramadan for the whole of August - is this why it's so busy? How will this affect our holiday?
Any personal experience of visiting these places with kids gratefully received.