Hiring our own car for the holiday, we practically roamed every nooks and corners of the Island. Early in the morning we drove to Tanjung Rhu which lies on the northern cape of Pulau Langkawi. Aptly named for its abundance of casuarinas, its enchanting beach affords magnificent views of nearby small islands which can be reached at low tide on foot.
On the northwest corner of the island, near Tanjung Rhu beach, is a large mangrove forest full of wildlife and spectacular natural scenery. It is part of the Kilim Geopark territory. You can take a trip through the mangrove forest by boat. Alternatively, cruising by kayak silently through the channels of maze created by aerial roots and thick fleshy leaves of the mangrove trees to appreciate what these natural living buffer zones mean to the ecology. Wildlife is abundant, and one can observe the bizarre land walking fish, vividly coloured kingfishers, eagles and often otters and dolphins.
Tanjung Rhu Beach Located at the northernmost point of Langkawi Island. On clear days, you can see a number of islands within the Thailand's border such as Ko Turatao and Ko Adang. The many rocky islands that dot the whole area is worth exploring. Boats can be hired for such a trip. Then there are those subterranean caverns that have made Langkawi one fantastic place for cave exploration. Take your pick of Gua Teluk Udang, Gua Siam and Gua Teluk Dedap if you dont fancy visiting the much talked-about Gua Cerita. The tidal creek behind the beach area is mostly made up of mangrove forests.