Last night's sunset

Love in Langkawi: Tanjung Sanctuary

It is day three of the official “honeymoon leg” of our trip and Jase and I are completely and constantly blown away by all that Langkawi and Tanjung Sanctuary have to offer.

As the complimentary airport transfer van took us to our resort I was feeling the mixed emotions that I’m sure many tourist feel, seeing the impoverished conditions of some of the locals and feeling as those holidaying westerners are exploiting these people and their beautiful island home. However, on the flip side I feel that it is the tourism that is providing their main source of income. Irrespective of my concerns, I have absolutely loved every minute of our stay here.

Tanjung Sanctuary is an amazing resort. I know that while Jase was researching where to stay he had several, simple criteria that we wanted our accommodation to meet. It wasn’t much, just things like complimentary breakfast and airport transfers, private bungalows and a private beach, in a great environment – and all for a reasonable price. Tanjung Sanctuary certainly fulfills all of that.

The staff have made us feel very welcome and we are definitely getting special treatment. Upon arrival we were told we had been upgraded to a beach view room as it was our honeymoon, and when we arrived at our room after dinner at the restaurant we found a bouquet of roses and a candlelit bathroom scattered with rose petals and smelling of scented oil awaiting us.

Over the last three days we have enjoyed relaxing in our beautiful room or on our balcony, using the gym, laying on the beach lounges and swimming in the clear and calm waters of the private beach. Most recently, we have been kayaking around the coastline – which I really enjoyed. The view from our room is simply breathtaking. Even now as I sit on our bed my eyes cast through the lush greenery of the rainforest trees to the crystal blue waters of the beach, all the while listening to the calming sounds of the waves gently crashing on the shore.

The food has been delicious, with a wide variety to choose from – both from room service and at the restaurant, and I loved the cocktails we sipped on last night while watching the sun set. The prices have been quite reasonable in our opinion (after all, we are at a resort) with meals typically between 30-60MYR.

Quite simply, we are loving it here.