Langkawi, Malaysia · 5 hotels available
Tanjung Rhu is a cape with beautiful beaches located in the Langkawi Island, an island famously known as a tourist destination and its duty-free goods. Tanjung Rhu contains one of the best shorelines on the island and are among the main reasons people come to the island. Nonetheless driving to this island is not as easy since there is a dense jungle to be passed before the cape is found. However, this makes the area particularly secluded from the rest of the island, creating a peaceful and serene atmosphere. What’s more, the beaches are white with fine sands all over and the water is crystal clear too, making the view of Tanjung Rhu spectacularly breathtaking. In addition to the amount of visitors relaxing here, fishermen and their boats are a common sight here with the jetties located close by. A lot of these fishermen have changed their ways and modified their boats for tourism purposes as well.
There are flights to Langkawi Island provided by Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. From there onwards, guests can make way via taxi or rent a car to the Tanjung Rhu Beach.
The Shahab Perdana express bus terminal is located at Jalan Sultanah Sambungan, Alor Setar. Take the direct trip from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) terminal using express bus services such as Etika Express or Sri Maju Express. From here, take the local bus to the Kuala Perlis or Kuala Kedah jetties, both will provide water transport to Langkawi Island.
Pulau Dayang Bunting or literally Pregnant Maiden Island in English is the biggest island after Langkawi. It takes 17.6 kilometres or 15 minutes worth of journey from the Kuah jetty to reach the island. The island is named such because from a glance, it looked like a maiden named Mambang Sari who got cheated by a lad named Mat Teja till she got pregnant with his child. Among the major attraction point here is the Tasik Dayang Bunting or literally Pregnant Maiden Lake, a massive freshwater lake with the size as big as three football fields. Due to the size, a separate jetty is built only for this lake with gift shops and kayaking services provided. One is advised to swim here with a safety jacket – never go dive recklessly since the lake is quite deep, around ten metres in approximate. Fun fact about the lake – according to the legends, a barren women who bathed in this lake will be blessed with a child.
Langkawi Underwater World is a huge aquarium which spans about six acres. Located within the proximity of the Cenang Beach, the aquarium is one of the biggest in the country with 200 species of freshwater fish and marine life being housed here, including the Amazonian Araipama, the biggest freshwater fish in the world as well as rockhopper penguins. Upon entering, visitors shall find that the place is divided into three separate sections – Tropical Rainforest, Temperate and Sub-Artantic. There are also an Educational Research Centre, cafeteria and three-dimensional theatre – the staple show is about a little prehistoric fish and his life before turning into a fossil.
Taman Lagenda Langkawi is a folklore theme park located just beside the Kuah Jetty – meaning visitors can quickly go and check this place once they reach the island. Opened in 1996, the place is beautifully landscaped, making it such a tourist attraction. At the entrance is the Gondwana Wall, a mountainous formation looking over the Burau Bay. It holds at least 17 different sculptures of different Langkawi legends such as mythical giants and ogres. There are four manmade lakes as well with walking trails and a beach strip that visitors can stroll around.
One of the more prestigious hotels located in Tanjung Rhu. A five-star resort with premium rates, a lot of ample facilities are available such as satellite cable television, shower, private bathroom, bathtub, WiFi and many more.
A decent hotel situated in Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Padang Lalang. A clean and minimalistic two-star hotel that offers comfort stay and decent atmosphere.