The Tanjung Sanctuary Resort on Langkawi island
in Malaysia is to re-open in the first half of 2009 following a total
refurbishment that has taken over a year to complete.
The 16-villa (32-key) resort occupies
six acres [2.4 hectares] of a 62-acre [25 hectare] plot
of native mixed hardwood trees which sweep down on to,
in effect, one private sandy beach and five separate
sandy coves, two with their own streams.
Dusky-leaf and crab-eating
monkeys inhabit the Tanjung Sanctuary grounds. Sea
eagles, hornbills, sea otters and pink dolphins are
regularly sighted. Tanjung Sanctuary's showpiece
restaurant, The Point, sits over rocks on the coast.
"Tanjung Sanctuary has been designed
for couples who want to retreat to privacy surrounded by
nature," said general manager, Mr John MacNeill. "We aim
to appeal to guests who want a luxury experience in a
resort which is proud to show its Langkawi heritage
through its design, setting and the staff's unbeatable
Each of the 32 rooms offers separate
views of forest, beach or headland. All units offer 81
square metres of
space including a large balcony, in-room dining table, sofa set,
40-inch wall-mounted LCD TV, tea/coffee making set, electronic
safe and minibar. All rooms include a large spacious bathroom with
The resort, the first beach resort by Coronade
Hotels based in Kuala Lumpur, has its own spa with views over the
ocean. An executive meeting room for up to 15 looks out onto the
tree tops adjacent to the coast.
Tanjung Sanctuary is a 10-minute
drive from Langkawi airport and the many restaurants of Telaga
Harbour, which is popular with the international yachting
community. The resort is also a 15 minute drive from Panti Cenang
restaurant and shopping area.
"Many of the themes we use to
promote Malaysia apply to Langkawi," said Mr Roslan Othman,
director of Tourism Malaysia's Kedah office. "If your holiday
focus is islands and beaches, honeymoon, romance, diving, fishing,
yachting, spa and relaxation, Langkawi offers all of this and
more. Don't forget, Langkawi is also known for its geoparks.
UNESCO has branded the geoparks in Langkawi among the top geoparks
in the world."
Langkawi, which is an archipelago
of 99 islands 30 km off the coast of Kedah state in northwest
Malaysia, near the Thai border, reaches up to 890m above sea
level. The island enjoys duty-free status making it popular with
shoppers. Langkawi has direct scheduled flight connections with
Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Penang. There are also seasonal
charter flights from Europe, Russia and Korea.
other recent news regarding: