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Tanjong Jara Resort

Tanjong Jara Resort

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
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1486 Reviews
Guide Price £1,259 per person
Based on 04 October 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Malaysia Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Serambi Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A sanctuary of luxury and well-being

Set on the golden sands of Malaysia’s east coast and surrounded by lush rainforests and sprawling gardens, Tanjong Jara is a charming resort designed in a traditional Malay style. A member of the highly respected ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ group, the resort is designed to reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces and features authentic Malay furnishings and design. The resort’s 100 rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed. Most rooms feature verandas or balconies with garden or sea views.

Ideal for those looking for complete rest and relaxation, the resort is based on the Malay concept of Sucimurni which encourages rejuvenation of body and spirit. Indulge yourself at the award-winning Spa Village with its unique restorative treatments or enjoy romantic views of the ocean and drinks at the Terrace, for a truely rejuvenating experience. Delicious seafood can be enjoyed at the beachfront Nelayan Restaurant.

  • Traditional Malay style accommodation
  • Great Diving Location (seasonal)
  • Excellent Spa Village
  • Cultural activities

Top Tips from our Experts

Tina

Destination Specialist

"From March to October each year you can enjoy snorkeling and diving at the reef off nearby Tenggol Island, just ask reception and they will help arrange a trip".

Valerie

Destination Specialist

"There is an onsite turtle hatchery at this hotel and as a guest you can even sponsor a nest in return for regular email updates and photos on the progress of the hatchlings."
This is a natural seasonal occurance which usually takes place between April/May and October each year.

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Away from it all

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • Hidden gem
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Entertainment
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Tanjong Jara Resort

  • Away from it all
  • approx. one hour by road from Kuala Terengganu Airport
1486 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1038
  • Very Good 327
  • Average 77
  • Poor 27
  • Terrible 17

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 18, 2018

Our Syawal in Tg Jara...

My 2 girls and I checked into this resort on the 17th July 2018.....for a 3 nights stay here. Check in was smooth and personalised, we had a staff who gave us a briefing on the facilities provided by the resort and to walk us to our rooms. Our baggage was efficiently handled and delivered to our rooms. Score 1! We booked 2 Serambi Kingbed Rooms....the rooms were spacious, the bed comfortable, bathroom complete with amenities, free wifi, huge screen TV, subtle decor and they also provided turning down services. I could just stay in the room all day and sleep! Score 2! The resort was beautifully landscaped, it was such a joy to walk around it....the beach was clean and there were gazebos for us to sit and enjoy the sea view. Even with other guests around, the air of privacy and exclusivity was still maintained and that suited us very well as we were looking forward to some peace and quiet. Score 3! Staff was friendly and helpful..even the gardeners! From housekeeping, front desk, restaurant staff, tour desk, and bell service accomodated us and made our stay enjoyable. Score 4! We booked a tour to the Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village through the resort. The minimum number of people for the tour was suppose to be 6 nos. However, the resort somehow accomodated our group of only 3 people with a slight cost increase which was okay with us. We had a great time there! The elephants were such a joy to see...and our guide Hafiz did an excellent job of showing us around the village. Lunch was provided for in the tour package. Kudos Hafiz and the driver Amirul! Score 5! Now food.....The breakfast spread was to die for at D'Atas Sungai!! Awesome spread! Score 6! However, dinner was a bit less awesome. We felt that since we were locals, there was no real need for us to consult with the talking chefs on what we wanted to eat....hence, waiting for the chefs before we could order sort of dampened our mood for dinner. The food served was very good though, no complaints. Also, we made reservations to dine at Nelayan Restaurant on our final night. However, it was fully booked...sad. Nope, we didn't try the spa...but we were no less rejuvenated after our 3 nights stay here. Score 7! Checkout was a breeze.......and we were actually pretty sad to leave Tg Jara to go back to the realities of city life..*sigh* Score 8! We will come back Tg Jara..or not, we'll try your sister resort in Pangkor Laut!! Thank you for an awesome holiday!
Jul 11, 2018

Amazing experience, Highly recommend

London, United Kingdom

I take great pleasure in providing feedback for Tonjong Jara resort where I spent my 15th year anniversary. I wish there were more stars to give as my experience surpassed my wildest expectations. I cannot thank enough all the staff at the resort who gave absolutely everything from the warmest smiles to the perfection of service and attention to detail, it would be a disservice to not name every individual so I will include all staff in this review from the front desk, the kitchen staff, the chefs, the waiters and waitresses, the room service attendants, the tour guides and spa employees and not forgetting the management who put a great team together. We experienced a 5* service in all areas from accommodation, room service, fine dining (deserving of Michelin stars) resort cleanliness maintenance / upkeep, activities and facilities but most importantly providing the highest standards of R&R. Our stay was magical to put it plainly, we enjoyed it so much, it is definitely a repeat destination and we will be recommending it to all our friends and family. Malaysia, Our second home, TJJ, Thank you All, and see you soon.
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Tanjong Jara Resort

Facilities

Two Swimming Pools

There are two swimming pools at Tanjong Jara Resort, a free-form pool by the lobby and another adjacent to the beach near the Spa Village. Each pool is surrounded by loungers and refreshments are served at the pool deck.

Sports & Entertainment

A range of activities can be enjoyed at the resort including tennis, snorkeling, jungle tours, kayaking, bird watching, river cruises and bicycle tours. A range of dive sites can be found a short boat journey from the resort whilst a number of eco tours to waterfalls and areas of natural beauty can also be organised close by.

Tajong Jara Spa Village

Tajong Jara's spa village is located amidst gardens, pools and has Thai-styled treatment rooms. Enjoy a range of massage and beauty treatments to promote well being and good health.

Library

A wide variety of magazines and novels can be found in the library located in a quiet cosy corner of the resort.

Classes

Enjoy a Malaysian cooking class to take home the Malaysian flavours and vibrant memories. Alternatively try some Batik Painting or kite making. Some classes are payable locally.

Tanjong Jara Resort

Room Types

Serambi Room

Serambi Seaview Room

Serambi Seaview Rooms come with 55 square metres of living space and are located on either the ground floor or the first floor. Here you can enjoy panoramic views of the South China Sea and verdant tropical gardens from your verandah. Your bathroom features a separate bathtub and shower.

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Serambi Room

Serambi Rooms come with 55 square metres of living space and are situated on the ground floor with a partially covered verandah overlooking the tropical gardens. Your Serambi Room is fitted with a king-sized bed whilst your bathroom comes with separate bath and shower facilities.

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Bumbung Room

Bumbung Sea View

Bambung Seaview Rooms come with 55 square metres of living space and are located on the upper floor. The room’s windows and veranda look out to breathtaking vistas of the tropical gardens and the South China Sea.

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Bumbung Room

Bambung Rooms come with 55 square metres of living space and are located on the upper floor. The room’s windows and terrace offer magnificent views of the tropical landscaped gardens.

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Tanjong Jara Resort

Food & Drink

Restaurant

Di Atas Sungei Restaurant

The name of this restaurant is Malay for 'Above The River' which is exactly where you will find it, surrounded by greenery and shaded by trees. Enjoy authentic local cuisine this venue is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Neyalan Lounge

Nelayan Restaurant

'Nelayan' in the Malay language means 'Fisherman'. Situated by the sea, the atmosphere at Nelayan is relaxed and informal. A variety of local and western meals are served for lunch and seafood is the main attraction at dinner.

Swimming pool

Teratai Terrace

Overlooking the sea and set beside the main pool, the Teratai Terrace serves snacks for lunch, cocktails in the evenings and also offers private dining experiences under the stars.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast is served at Di Atas Sungei Restaurant.

Full Board

Full Board includes three course lunch at Nelayan Restaurant and three course dinner at either Nelayan or Di Atas Sungei Restaurants. House mineral water, coffee and tea are included.

Tanjong Jara Resort

Family Friendly Facilities

Kids' Pool

There is a children's wading pool near to the main pool.

Family friendly activities

A range of activities are on offer at the resort including batik painting, fish feeding and traditional handicraft making. Older children may also like to join their parents on the Jara Hill walk or a bicycle tour. Please note some activities are payable locally.

Baby Sitting

A baby sitting service is available and payable locally.

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