The beach area is crowded, but if you have children it is relatively safe to let them wonder since the waves here is tamer compared to the rest of the island.
Sleeping in Cenang
If you love the sound of waves and the idea of waking up in the morning with blue sea outside your window, you may pick a hotel around here.
The good thing is the sea is near and the shops to satisfy your stomach is plenty. The bad is, because of the demand, good hotels are much pricier and the cheap alternatives are not as well maintained as ones in the city.
Attractions like the Underwater World is also within minutes walk.