Monday, September 2, 2013

Tanjung Rhu: Langkawi's Best Kept Secret

If you are looking to get some peace and quiet far from the madding crowds, you should perhaps consider a holiday at the remote, stunningly, gorgeous beach resort, Tanjung Rhu, located in northern Langkawi. Accessible via a short drive from Padang Lalang town and its black sand beach, Tanjug Rhu is enveloped by tall casuarina trees and features shallow waters. The off shore islands located off the beachfront can only be accessed during low tide.

Tanjung Rhu with its crystal clear waters and powder sand beaches is considered to be one of Langkawi’s best shorelines and best-kept secret.  The beach, which fronts the blue waters of the Andaman Sea is bordered by limestone formations and is perennially serene and peaceful all year round. Moreover the beachfront perhaps due to its unusual topography is miraculously devoid of the stifling heat that encompasses much of Langkawi all year round.

The roads leading up to this stunning beachfront are clean and clear of commercial trimmings it is no wonder then that two ultra-luxurious hotels, the Tanjung Rhu resort and the Four Seasons have set up camp here for at this protected, well-guarded beach enclave they can easily assure their guests much coveted privacy.

Both these ultra-luxe hotel properties offer sumptuous accommodation options in the form of well-appointed guest rooms and villas offering stunning views of the sea. A whole host of facilities like full-service spas, water-sporting facilities, jungle treks and multi-cuisine restaurants are further available at both hotel properties to cater to guests’ needs.

Jalan Tanjung Rhu doesn’t feature the mass commercialization characteristic of other beach resorts in Malaysia but there exist a small cluster of shops selling souvenirs and popular local foods at the end its far end. At Tanjung Rhu Boat Quay, a few tour operators offer island hopping or mangrove tours.  Tanjung Rhu provides the quintessential Kampung experience and also offers sightseeing opportunities at its Kraft Complex, a attraction that displays arts and crafts hailing from the 13 states of Malaysia and is free and accessible by the general public.

However, in order to protect this stunning beach front, the number of visitors to Tanjung Rhu  is strictly regulated by the security personnel belonging to the two resorts. So if you are not staying at the resorts but just want to visit don’t be disheartened by their over-zealousness, they are only trying to protect Langkawi’s little corner of paradise, definitely well worth the ride.

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