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Tanjong Jara Resort

Tanjong Jara Resort

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1393 Reviews

A sanctuary of luxury and well-being

Set on the pristine white 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 99 rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed. All 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.

  • Luxurious rooms
  • Great Diving Location
  • Excellent Spa Village
  • Traditional Malay style

Top Tips from our Experts

Tejal

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."

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
1393 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 977
  • Very Good 305
  • Average 70
  • Poor 26
  • Terrible 15

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 22, 2018

Tranquil escape from city

New York City, New York

Great resort, great cleanliness. nice beach and serenity. Worth the drive away from the city. Be sure to reserve the rooms in advance and according to your preference of location (seaside or garden view)
Jan 21, 2018

Lovely but expensive

London, United Kingdom

Stayed here as a treat for a week after 5 weeks in Borneo and Malaysia travels. We were surprised that not all rooms had balconies as its such a great location and were lucky enough to get upgraded to a wonderful room with a great outdoor space and view of the beach. It was comfy and well stocked. We came prepared with alcohol and snacks as we had a feeling it would be expensive. It was. The weather was mixed with rain but we managed to swim in the sea everyday. It can be rough but it was good. We swam in the adult pool once but preferred the other pool. There were never enough loungers on the beach so we lay at the main pool. We decided we preferred it there. Great views. The pool guys were wonderful, refilling our ice water as soon as we got back from a swim. They also saved us the last two loungers one day. We were also lucky to see turtles released during our stay. We have food restrictions and there was a mix up that was sorted out really well. We found the staff really nice. The food was expensive and even though we were told there was nothing outside we ventured out to the main road to the P Wee restaurant. It was fantastic. They also serve beer and wine at much more affordable prices. We walked there and luckily got a lift back in a huge downpour. Loved the tranquility and going for walks way down the beach and sitting at the table on the rocks. The snorkelling and other activities were crazy prices. You can do it on your own or ask at the local restaurants. We were promised to be sent birthday photos and turtle photos but they never sent them. It's a lovely place but be prepared to pay a lot for your meals and drinks, especially if like us you're on a budget.
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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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