Tanjung Rhu Resort, Langkawi

tanjung rhu dawn

I was in Langkawi over the weekend for a dose of sun, sea and surf (not forgetting the other s – spirits ;)). It’s about a 1 hour flight from KL and as soon as I exited the airport, there was a sign with “Poh Huai Bin” waiting for me.

tanjung rhu ambience

It was the concierge from Tanjung Rhu Resort and I was pleased with the luxurious van that provided airport transfer to the resort (complete with the driver offering you a wet towel as soon as you make yourself comfortable).


Tanjung Rhu resort is one of the best resorts in Langkawi, or so I hear. I was there to check it out for myself. The lobby is built according to an open concept with various water features (of the natural kind), a nice cool sea breeze and birds chirping.


There’s even a real, live hornbill (and a six foot monitor lizard they call Jack). The check-in is very hassle free – it’s done in your room! This brings personalized check in to a whole new level. Heh!

check in

Your luggage is dropped in the lobby to be ferried to your room later while a nice lady shows you your room, offers you a wet towel (everyone needs a towel), takes out some ice cubes and pours a drink for you.

fruit basket

She fills in all your details too! I think every hotel should offer this service. In-room check-in FTW!

tanjung rhu room

The room is large and spacious – it has a huge tub and a gigantic bed which was rather wasted on one person. πŸ™‚

It’s the small touches that makes Tanjung Rhu such a luxurious place – Time magazine on a practical shelf beside the bed, a balcony overlooking one of the pools, and chocolates at night in a proper wooden box instead of paper.

tanjung rhu beach

There is a reason Tanjung Rhu is the hotel/resort with the 3rd highest spend in Malaysia – they treat their guests really well, with an amazing memory prowess which enables them to remember your name and greet you when you walk past them! MENSA grade, seriously.

tanjung rhu pool

Oh, and another reason could be the RM 155 champagne cocktail flutes, of which I had a few. πŸ˜‰

mangrove adventure

There’s no lack of activities to do in Tanjung Rhu – we went for a Mangrove Tour (RM 220) which brings you to:


Monkeys – Langkawi is INFESTED with primates, we even saw a family on the way to the airport

The mangrove swamp

mangrove tour

This reminds me of a certain scene in Apocalypse Now

This one brings back memories of The Two Towers


Bat caves

me louise


Eagles and kites

horseshoe crab

A fishing village…featuring the amazing spitting fish!

We took turns to operate the boat too – I think I freaked out the tour guide when I put it on full throttle. πŸ˜‰


I have to reiterate that it is of utmost importance to wear flip flops on this tour since you’re on a boat.

mangrove fruit

Leave your mosquito repellent at home since the bats here eats all of them so there’s none! πŸ™‚

I also went for a swim in one of their pools – they have several, with one reserved for adults only. One interesting thing about Tanjung Rhu is that they limit the amount of children in the resort to about 5 and of the restaurants – The Rhu – does not allow kids inside.


However, one of the best features in Tanjung Rhu is the remarkable sandbar which makes it possible for you to actually WALK to the Turtle Islands over yonder. They have an awesome spa and massage too!

room service

Tanjung Rhu Resort room rates ranges from RM 1,850 to RM 3,250 per night. I recommend going for the all inclusive package where all food and drinks are free, no matter how much you eat. It also includes room service, but unfortunately not alcohol.


Sunbathing naked is officially prohibited by the resort though.


It’s still a very chill and relaxing resort if for a nice beach holiday.

tanjung rhu end

Heck, with room rates starting from RM 1,850 per night, it better be good! πŸ˜‰

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35 thoughts on “Tanjung Rhu Resort, Langkawi”

  1. lots of white people! again.
    do you have to pay for that or is it free? come on be serious.
    who did you stay with in that fancy room?

  2. Mate, i really envy you. One weekend in Genting, next weekend in Tanjung Rhu. For us mere mortals, real can only dream. Is your dad is Mr Lee Ka Shing?
    For 3k a night, I expect life crayfish in my room.

  3. its nice to chill out but too xpensive..can go thailand with that price they charge sumore wil get more services… πŸ™‚

  4. WEEN: I didn’t pay for the room, it was courtesy of the good people at Tanjung Rhu.
    I went alone – there’s no one staying with me in the room. πŸ™‚
    Oh there’s a Scottish couple with their daughter in the same trip though.
    rocket: Haha! I knew you would say crayfish. Anyway, I like to travel – am staying in Sutera Harbor in KK now but paying for it myself. Tickets are free though. πŸ™‚
    ah nel: Tanjung Rhu caters towards the more affluent market – there’s a reason it’s the resort with the 3rd highest spend per guest in Malaysia. πŸ™‚
    eiling: Yup it was great! I’m now in KK, took one day leave since I had unused tickets from last year which I won in a contest. Next time we go on a trip k? πŸ™‚
    rocket: Heh! Eiling is a friend of mine, a good one. πŸ™‚

  5. Tim: Heh! Yeah, Tanjung Rhu is a premium resort, but it is worth it if you take the all inclusive package. You can eat as much and as often as you want at no extra charge! πŸ™‚
    Kancilbiru: Indeed! It’s the best resort I’ve been to too, crap, now it’ll be hard to beat this kind of service. πŸ™‚

  6. What a wonderful place…never been there myself…should be ashamed to call myself a Malaysian…but hey ho! Looks so wonderful…

  7. Social Stranger: Yeah, it’s an awesome place if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city! πŸ™‚

  8. HB, for a quick get away for me is Maui. No passport needed. I do like get away also. Free food I”m for that any day.

  9. You should have brought Joanne with you. She stuck with you through the hard times. Do you still keep in touch with her? I remember a post you did with her when you guys drank a lot of guiness togeather.

  10. fresh: Come Xinxian! πŸ™‚
    Anytime, travel companions are always appreciated especially if they’re not divas. =D
    We should go someplace sometime. πŸ™‚
    Michael (Mike): Hawaii! Sounds like an awesome place but a bit far from where I’m staying now though. Definately on the itenerary. πŸ™‚
    e: Yeah it’s a nice resort! I was surprised to hear that it’s ranked as the 3rd highest guest spend in the entire of Malaysia, which says somthing. Most people stay for a week or so. πŸ™‚
    WEEN: Heh! The daughter is cute, I just borrowed her for the photo. Everyone at Tanjung Rhu likes her, she has a way with people. πŸ™‚
    Justin: Which Joanne? The one from Miri?
    I would have brought a guest along but unfortunately this trip was for one person only. No +1 allowed. :S

  11. Rocket: But Huai Bin don’t wanna marry me…. lol.. Nah Missus P will be someone else whereas I’ll always be Huai Bin’s good friend.
    Huai Bin: Ok… one fine day yeah.. I want nice nice one k?

  12. eiling: Haha! There is NO Mrs Poh! :p
    The resort got it wrong, and the water sports people (not that kind of water sports) got it wrong as well coz they got their details from the hotel. We have different family names. πŸ™‚
    Yup, we’ll ALWAYS be good friends! =D
    Can, where do you want to go?

  13. HB,
    I enjoyed reading the post but please have fun responsibly.
    Hv you thought about any consequences as you put full throttle with passengers on the boat?

  14. Raymond: Thanks Raymond! Appreciate the comment – true enough, there are other passagers but all is well since the skipper was beside me. πŸ™‚
    However, that is a good point. Cheers bro!

  15. Eiling> Wah, this HB is such a playa. Better tell your parents not to give him ang pow next CNY. And ya, no cooking him crayfish either.
    HB>Wah, bay pai say ah? If you take her mum’s ang pow you have to marry Aunty’s daughter(s) liaw. ha ha ha

  16. rocket: Haha! What kind of rule is that one? If like that then I’ll have to marry a lot of people since I’m single so I still get ang pows. πŸ™‚

  17. It’s true. Once you pass 25 (you are offically OLD), you cannot collect ang pow unless you are intetested in marrying their daughter(s). You collect the ang pow, pretty much agree with their parents liaw. Contract in place liaw. Now I see why so many chicks throw themselves at you.
    Wah, you Ah Pa and Ah Ma didn’t tell you this rule ah?

  18. rocket: Yeah, I know I’m old. I’m 29. T_T
    Really? I always don’t accept ang pows anymore but people keep insisting saying that unless you’re married you still have to take it.


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