Tanjung Rhu is one of the places around Langkawi Island which welcomes visitors from the local and international front. Here, there are always people around the beaches, the shops and most notably around the spas and resorts which are among the most popular attractions here. In fact, Tanjung Rhu is often referred to as the spa haven where many visitors come here to take a break from the crowded areas of Langkawi.
Tanjung Rhu Hotel Guide
Lies in the northern most tip of the island is the quiet Tanjung Rhu surrounded by casuarina trees and mythical limestone caves. Vacationers can find one of Malaysia’s most unusual ecosystems on Tanjung Rhu. The enthralling limestone caves, white sandy beaches and mangroves make it a perfect destination for nature lovers. There are only two luxury hotels located here namely Four Seasons Resort and Tanjung Rhu Resort.
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is the ultimate resort perfect for a weekend getaway to relax and rejuvenate after a hard day’s work. The resort redefines spa experience by offering treatment to nurture and heal you from deep within the body. The 90 guest villas and pavilions are tastefully furnished with designer amenities complete with spacious verandahs in each unit to allow one to enjoy the soothing beachfront settings. Tanjung Rhu Resort is another five-star jewel nestled amidst the sprawling rainforest and rolling limestones. The resort offers experience unlike any other on the island with refined surroundings, excellent guestrooms, great service and signature haute cuisine restaurant.
Tanjung Rhu Food and restaurant guide
You can hardly find budget eateries except for hawker stalls lined along the major road. However, if you compare the delicacies available in the hawker stalls here with those in Pantai Cenang, most certainly the dishes here are appealing to you. If you have no intention to drive over to Pantai Tengah or Pantai Cenang throughout your trip yet you are hunting for delicious foods, then Ikan-Ikan, Kepala Grill and Saffron are the best places for you to dine and hang out with family and friends.
Ikan-Ikan is built to resemble a traditional Malaysian home but the restaurant offers spicy Thai cuisines, authentic Chinese fare and seafood prepared in Malay-style. Overlooking the panoramic ocean, remember to try udang rosell and light snack, popiah cendana.
Kelapa Grill which is also located within Four Seasons, serves a variety of cuisines such as the especially tasty pizzas, succulent rib-eye steak with thick bearnaise sauce and Asian stir fries. This is also a great nightlife spot as patrons can enjoy some unique sunset drinks. Finally, Saffron which is within Tanjung Rhu Resort serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisines such as seafood paella and chicken quesadilla. Even though the Mediterranean cuisines here are excellent, it is not worth it (murderously pricey).
Tanjung Rhu Activity Guide
It seems that Langkawi is a spa haven as there are spa centres everywhere around the island. Even the quiet beachfront, Tanjung Rhu is home to JivaRhu Spa and The Spa in Four Seasons Resort.
JivaRhu Spa allows you to escape into a world of total relaxation and rejuvenation. Set in a beautifully landscaped colourful and vibrant garden, the staffs will greet you at the pavilion. The Spa within Four Seasons Resort transforms your body and spirit with private and signature massages such as urut Melayu. However, the treatments here are quite pricey.
Tanjung Rhu Nightlife Guide
Tanjung Rhu is similar to Rebak Island where nightlife scene is very limited. Tourists tend to flock to Tanjung Rhu to search for tranquil and exclusive high-end resorts where they can spend their holidays away from the crowd.
If you are looking forward to enjoy lively local night scene, you need to drive over to Pantai Tengah and Pantai Cenang. However, if you are only looking for a spot to hang out with family and friends, you may consider the Rhu Bar located within the Four Seasons Resort. This elegant bar serves exotic Middle Eastern cuisines and standard selection of beverages.