MalaysiaLangkawi $$$$$ Beachfront

Tanjung Rhu Resort: Review

Wake up overlooking the turquoise waters and towering islands of Tanjung Rhu Beach from the comfort of a 5-star resort. Sandwich your day with walks along the powder-fine sandy shores to catch a golden sunrise and colorful sunset.

After a wholesome breakfast, visit the beachfront activities kiosk to jump on a mangrove tour or simply hire a kayak to paddle around nearby islands. Choose between the sea and the pool for a refreshing swim, or visit the luxurious Mandara Spa for a relaxing massage.

Spend the evening sipping cocktails while engrossed in a book at the Reading Room, or head back to your suite to soak in the bathtub or get comfy with a free on-demand movie.

With 5-star views and 5-star pampering, you'll have to drag yourself out of the Tanjung Rhu Resort to explore the beautiful sights of Langkawi.

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5 star Resort


$$$$$Rates start at $120-$199 per night


  • 72 Rooms
  • Airport transfer available (charged)
  • Free on-site parking
  • Breakfast included
  • All ages welcome
  • Opened 1992
  • Last renovated 2013
  • Check-in 3:00PM
  • Check-out 12:00PM


Front of lobbyFront of lobby
Gardens in center of accomodation wingsGardens in center of accomodation wings
Golf buggy in front of lobbyGolf buggy in front of lobby
Entering the resort
White sand and turquoise watersWhite sand and turquoise waters
Lounges on the beachLounges on the beach
Beachfront swingBeachfront swing
Walking in the warm waterWalking in the warm water
One-eyed crab crawling at sunriseOne-eyed crab crawling at sunrise
Hermit crab found a new homeHermit crab found a new home
Beautiful beach
View of beach and resort from behind islandView of beach and resort from behind island
Islands off the coast of Tanjung Rhu BeachIslands off the coast of Tanjung Rhu Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach with Kilim River and mangroves in backgroundTanjung Rhu Beach with Kilim River and mangroves in background
Peninsula with boat harbor for mangrove toursPeninsula with boat harbor for mangrove tours
Golden sunrise over Tanjung Rhu Beach

Internet & Tech

SpeedTest results:
Download speed
6.71 Mbps
Upload speed
9.17 Mbps
14 ms
These results are an average of 3 tests completed at a random time of day.
  • Wifi access: Free (all guests)
  • Wifi strength: Average
  • Wifi comments: WiFi signal varies substantially depending on where in the resort, or even in the room, your device is positioned.
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Power outlets: Convenient (local input)
  • Business center
  • Printer: Free (Lobby)
  • In-room safe: 13 inch laptop friendly
  • HDMI input in TV
  • In-room music player: None


  • Cloud 9 bed comfort
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Good soundproofing
  • Ultra dark (bliss!) window coverings
  • 42" Cable Smart TV
  • Medium size in-room safe
  • Paid minibar
  • Mini fridge
  • Kettle
  • Iron & board
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Rain shower head
  • Luxury Soaps

Room types:

Damai Suite 50 sqm
1 king

Entry level room with a small seating area, bathroom with a bathtub, and a small balcony facing the garden and courtyard.

Cahaya Suite 60 sqm
1 king

Available with either garden or sea views, these rooms include a small balcony and indoor lounge area for relaxation.

Bayu Suria Suite 80 sqm
1 king

Larger rooms with 2 balconies overlooking the pool or garden area, separate bed and lounge rooms, and a larger dressing area outside the bathroom.

Bayu Senja Suite 80 sqm
1 king

Same as the Bayu Suria rooms except with ocean-facing views.

Anjung Suite 100 sqm
1 king

The resort’s largest rooms with separate lounge, dining, and bedrooms, a larger work desk, and jacuzzi tub.

King size bedKing size bed
Personalized welcome message on bedPersonalized welcome message on bed
Balcony view over the beachBalcony view over the beach
Inside Cahaya Suite
Spacious storage with fluffy robesSpacious storage with fluffy robes
Security boxSecurity box
Lounge and TVLounge and TV
Laptop-friendly workstationLaptop-friendly workstation
Features Cahaya Suite
Large showerLarge shower
Bath and vanityBath and vanity
Soaps and toiletriesSoaps and toiletries
Spacious toilet areaSpacious toilet area


  • Indoor pools: 2
  • Poolside Bar
  • Swim-up Pool Bar
  • Beach lounges
  • Watersports
  • Fitness center
  • Spa services
  • Kids club
  • Kids playroom
  • Bar
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Busboy
  • Concierge service
  • Tour & activity desk
  • Tennis court
  • Reading room
  • Library
  • Manicured gardens
Activities kiosk on beachActivities kiosk on beach
Fully equipped gymFully equipped gym
Business center with computers and printersBusiness center with computers and printers
Facilities & activities
Sunset Pool

Food & Drink

  • Very good food quality
  • Friendly food service
  • Room service available
  • Gluten friendly
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Wheat-free options
  • Restaurants nearby: A couple


$$$$$Chef's Table
Asian Mediterranean

Intimate dining setting with emphasis on quality service and food. Menu items reflect Asian Mediterranean fusion. Advance bookings are recommended.

Asian International

Breakfast restaurant with a large outdoor dining area with fountains and views over the beach. Range of local and internationally inspired menu items.

$$$$$Sands Pool Bar

Poolside bar selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as well as snacks and light meals from the Sands restaurants by the pool.

$$$$$Sunset Pool Bar

Small bar located near the freshwater pool selling drinks and snacks.

$$$$$Reading Room Cafe

A relaxed lounge area with a selection of books and magazines as well as a small café selling tea, coffee, wine, beer, and light snacks like pasties. A small duty-free shop selling wine and spirits is located in the lounge.

Beachfront dining area at duskBeachfront dining area at dusk
Vegan-friendly fried noodlesVegan-friendly fried noodles
Vegan-friendly fried riceVegan-friendly fried rice
Outdoor kitchen at breakfastOutdoor kitchen at breakfast
Custom request veg-friendly breakfastCustom request veg-friendly breakfast
Food at Reading Room Cafe

What's Nearby

Tanjung Rhu Beach


Tucked away at Langkawi’s northeastern tip, Tanjung Rhu Beach is a secluded bay surrounded by a leafy jungle and towering mountains. It’s no wonder why some of the island’s most prestigious luxury resorts chose Tanjung Rhu. The beach itself welcomes visitors with a wide stretch of fine white sand and crystal-clear yet warm water ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

100 meters (330 feet) Walking time: 5 mins

Map... Get walking directions... Full attraction details...

Pantai Rekreasi Kastam


Only a 10-minute drive from luxurious beach Tanjung Rhu, the lesser known Pantai Rekreasi Kastam offers an equally pristine beach lined with comfy lounge chairs under colorful beach umbrellas. Located beside the prestigious Four Season’s Resort’s private beach, visitors here can indulge in a world-class beach without the price tag.

3.12 kms (1.95 miles) Driving time: 6 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Black Sand Beach (Pantai Pasir Hitam)


Located on Langkawi’s north coast, Black Sand Beach is remarkable for its marble-textured black and white beach sand. Several theories claim to explain the two-toned beach, from local folklore about a battle between land and underwater kingdoms, to scientific studies revealing the presence of minerals washed down from Mount Raya.

5.60 kms (3.50 miles) Driving time: 10 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Ayer Hangat Village

Hot Spring

These natural saltwater hot springs were formed by unique layering of sedimentary rocks deep within the island heated by geothermal forces. The water and algae in the springs at Ayer Hangat Village contain restorative minerals and nutrients known to heal skin conditions like eczema and also relieve joint pain. Visitors can dip their feet in one 3 communal springs, ranging in temperature from cool to 42 degrees Celcius, or hire a private jacuzzi to rejuvenate their whole body.

6.03 kms (3.77 miles) Driving time: 11 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Langkawi Craft Complex (Kompleks Kraf Langkawi)

Retail Store

Your one-stop-shop for authentic, handmade Malaysian handicrafts. Products for sale represent traditional items from all 14 Malaysian states, including batik sarongs and clothing, woven baskets and homewares, and wooden toys. Modern handicrafts, like ceramics and hand-blown glass are also available. Towards the back of the complex are several product demonstrations, cultural shows, and 2 small museums, 1 dedicated to marriage customs and the other to heritage.

7.39 kms (4.62 miles) Driving time: 12 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Durian Perangin Waterfall (Sona Waterfall)


This lush, jungle-clad picnic grounds centers around a series of cascading waterfalls and natural rock pools. Durian Perangin waterfall consists of 14 shallow tiers, accessible via a series of footpaths and bridges. Those adventurous enough to climb the 200-meter long steep staircase to the highest level are met with a gushing vertical stream and cooling pool to swim in.

9.29 kms (5.81 miles) Driving time: 14 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park


One of 3 main sections of Langkawi's UNESCO-listed geopark, Kilim Geoforest Park is home to some of the island's most exquisite and geologically significant landscapes, with Setul rock formations dating back 490 million years. At 100 sq kms, Kilim Geoforest Park is best explored by boat. Local tour operators ferry tourists to a selection of 14 attractions, covering caves, islands, beaches, eagle spotting, and a floating fish farm.

11.55 kms (7.22 miles) Driving time: 17 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Insider Tips For Tanjung Rhu Resort

  • Limited vegan and vegetarian options are available at in-house restaurants. Dine at the hotel for breakfast and lunch, but vegans should consider having dinner at neighboring resort, The Four Seasons where specialized plant-based options are available.
  • The 60m swimming pool may look slightly green, but only because it is freshwater and tiled in green instead of the common blue.
  • Some wings within the resort are currently closed. Don't be surprised if you see windows boarded up, it's been that way since new management took over in 2017.
  • The hotel operates a flag system for beach safety. It's not advisable to swim in the sea if the flags are purple or red. If you do swim, stay in between the flags.
  • All hotel rooms have bathtubs. Guests can buy bath sets including bath salts, exfoliating soap, and lavender body wash from Mandara Spa for RM30 (USD$6.28).
  • The free guest parking lot is located about 200m from the lobby. Guests can request a complimentary buggy service to and from the carpark, or choose valet parking for RM30 (USD$6.28) per day.
Rules for Sunset Pool

COVID-19 Response

  • Social distancing measures and touch-free sanitisation stations are available around the resort complex. One pool and all but one restaurant has been temporarily closed (Reading Room Café).
  • Like many hotels in Langkawi, Tangjung Rhu Resort has struggled due to national and international travel restrictions in 2020. With fewer staff, a multitasking approach has resulted in lowering the restaurant's typically high standard in service.


Best Parts:
  • Mandara Spa. Excellent quality massages and luxurious spa products to purchase.
  • Beachfront activity desk offering ATV rides, kayak hire, mangrove tours, and more for reasonable prices.
  • Large rooms with open spaces and comfy furniture.
  • Direct beach access to Tanjung Rhu Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia.
  • Landscaped gardens and koi ponds between lobby and guest rooms create a peaceful atmosphere.
  • Free on-demand movies in guest rooms.
Could Be Better:
  • More vegan and vegetarian options are needed on breakfast, lunch & dinner menus.
  • No elevators to access rooms, only stairs.
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Contact Details

Tanjung Rhu Resort

Mukim Ayer Hangat, Langkawi 07000, Kedah, Malaysia.



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