• Swimming pool

Tanjong Jara Resort

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.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £1,699  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1665 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Traditional Malay style accommodation
  • Spectacular diving between March and September
  • Excellent Spa Village
  • Cultural activities

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 100 rooms

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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Tanjong Jara Resort

  • Away from it all
  • approx. one hour by road from Kuala Terengganu Airport
1665 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1166
  • Very Good 365
  • Average 86
  • Poor 30
  • Terrible 18

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 12, 2019

7 night stay as part of 2 centre Malaysia trip - wonderful to wind down here

Birmingham

Beautiful resort - well appointed room and grounds. Watersports closed- website stated closed from Oct 15th- arrived 7th. Despite yellow flag, told currents/tide were choppy. Adults' pool quite tricky to get in and out of - ladder had circular rungs not flat steps. Poor communication about seafood restaurant opening times - it closed 2 nights without warning - one due to yoga group. Despite asking at lunchtime if we could book , told 'yes but you have to preorder this afternoon' when I asked at 4pm, told had to be selected by 3pm! Took trips - craft village, night market and elephant village - drivers/guides/venues were good. Special final night as turtle hatchlings released on beach by full moonlight. Malaysian lifestyle and hillwalk enjoyable complimentary events. Breakfast good - lots of choice. Chef Ann and colleague were characters. Alcohol expensive but free iced water around the pool and bar service good - happy hour available. If you want to relax, this is a great place. Always found loungers and towels. Disappointed at expensive spa treatment prices as I look forward to these but waited until I returned to UK which were cheaper. Never found this in Asia despite staying in 4-5 star resorts. A lower price would enable more people to try massage to add to their experience. Grand reception area with koi carp and turtles. Would like shop to stock more turtle related gifts (lovely wooden turtle puzzle in reception but unavailable in shop).Overall happy to recommend it
Nov 12, 2019

Wonderful & Memorable Stay

Kuala Lumpur

This is our 1st local resort stay in Dungun. We spent 3 days 2 nights here for our 16th anniversary. We managed to check in at around 1pm with lunch provided. i.e. residential package. There are variety choice of foods/meals including vegetarian option as long as you tell the chef. Highly recommend to opt for full board if you pay a visit to this resort. As for services, it was good hospitality throughout our stay start from during check in period that made you feels like VIP. There is welcome and goodbye "Gong" that's how the resort welcome us. Overall, this is a very nice place to enjoy honeymoon. Other surprises included the anniversary cake, free room upgrade to Serambi Sea View and hot water with flowers in bathtub after our dinner that really made us feeling warm throughout our stay here. Our Serambi sea view (i.e. room no. 150X) is excellent. Thank you.
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Tanjong Jara Resort

Facilities

a house next to a body of water

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.

an island in the middle of a body of water

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.

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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.

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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
a bedroom with a bed and desk in a room

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.

Tanjong Jara Resort

Special Offers

Neyalan Lounge

Free night offer

3rd Night Free

Book by 15 December 2019

Stay 3 pay 2

Valid for stays 01 October 2019 - 30 September 2020

Travelling
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Offer ends in 26 days

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