Tanjung Rhu Resort
by Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Peace, privacy, and plenty of pampering make this resort a tropical escape for lovers from around the world...

The name "Tanjung Rhu" refers to the willowy casuarina trees that dot this lush property. Along the powdery shoreline, those trees whisper the call of a tropical breeze that speaks of days and nights the two of you will never forget.

For lovers, the meaning of Tanjung Rhu needs no interpretation: it's pure paradise.

Located on the island of Langkawi, just off the west coast of Malaysia, this 136-room resort pampers its guests with an atmosphere of privacy and peacefulness.

Tanjung Rhu offers many quiet hideaways for the two of you to enjoy.At an adjacent 1100 acre mangrove park, eagles glide along the undeveloped banks of a remote river. Quiet beaches gaze out at the tranquil waters of the Andaman Sea. Gaze into the tranquil sand garden. Stroll the powdery beach and, at low tide, tread on watery sandbars to a neighboring island. Pamper yourself with an outdoor massage. Sail to a nearby island for a secluded picnic.

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tanjung rhuAlong with three dining venues, a focal point of the resort is its unique pools. A saltwater pool features a waterfall and tropical foliage. An expansive freshwater pool, with the feel of a jungle river, invites the two of you to glide through its dark waters as mina birds fill the air with the playful calls.

With the romantic atmosphere at the this island resort, it's no surprise that many couples opt for a destination wedding at Tanjung Rhu. Guests can select any spot on the property for an exchange of their vows, a ceremony that can be as unique as the two participants. "Because we tailor-make our wedding packages to a guest's needs, we can have a Western wedding followed by a Chinese tea ceremony," explains Tanjung Rhu tanjung rhuspokesperson Anthony Wee. "We are into making it so easy for the guests. All they have to do is give us the particulars and we take it from there.

Special touches can range from contemporary jazz music to local tunes to the sounds of nature. For flowers, many brides opt for local blooms such as heliconia. Honeymooners are treated with special treats such as a drawn bath with screwpine leafe, lily, and rose petals and a bed strewn with roses petals.

Nature lovers will find this resort in perfect harmony with its peaceful setting. With eco-friendly guest products, only non-motorized watersports, and a full menu of ecological activities on Langkawi including eagle feeding, Tanjung Rhu works to blend into the tropical scene as a luxurious, exclusive hotel, one that romantic travelers love to love.

For more on Tanjung Rhu, see http://www.tanjungrhu.com.my

Wedding Ceremonies at Tanjung Rhu

Weddings at Tanjung Rhu can be as simple or as elaborate as the two of you choose. The basic wedding package at this elegant resort includes seven nights in the Bayu Senja suite, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, bridal bouquet and bridegroom's corsage, ceremony set up including flower arrangements, a private tanjung rhubarbecue dinner on the beach for two on any day of your choice (right) , a session of relaxation massage for two on any day of your choice, a bottle of champagne, flowers, cakes and chocolates, airport transfers, and use of non-motorized water sports equipment.

The on-site wedding coordinator at this resort can walk the two of you through the legal requirements which are simple and will require you to be on-island just two or three days before the ceremony takes place. For more information on getting married at Tanjung Rhu, write resort@tanjungrhu.com.my


Photos 3- 5 courtesy Tanjung Rhu

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