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Hotel

Tanjong Jara Resort

Tanjong Jara Resort

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1623 Reviews
Guide Price £2,119 per person
Based on 04 August 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Malaysia Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Bumbung 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
  • Spectacular diving between March and September
  • 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
1623 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1131
  • Very Good 360
  • Average 84
  • Poor 30
  • Terrible 18

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jul 14, 2019

A Great Break

Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Our family trip to Tanjong Jara Resort in Dungun, Trengganu is a marvelous one. The resort is sited within greenery along the Tanjong Jara Beach. Beautiful beach with blue greenish South China Sea. Nice sunny weather but its a pity that the sea is not safe to swim as jerry fish is aplenty. Nevertheless the swimming pool is not too bad. Breakfast is good with different choices of food from traditional Malay, Chinese porridge, Indian and International breakfast. The dinner under the stars (open air hawkers style) is enjoyable. The local cuisines are flavorable with local live traditional music. Having meals at different restaurants is a great dinning experience. A real good break from city life and hectic work schedule with free and easy relaxation laidback in the middle of nowhere. Good ambience full of coastal vegetations and coconut groves. Matured gardens with well grown Angsana, Casuarina and many other trees and flowering plants. Acoustic sounds and sea breeze with blank mind was a real retreat. The woodern chalets with traditional Malay architecture with spacious bedroom and interior deco is comfortable. Sun rise from South China Sea is scenic. Watching release of sea turtles at night was a learning experience for the family. Friendly service and helpful staffs made the holidays a remarkable one. A good choice for family outing.
Jul 13, 2019

Short getaway..

Kl

We were in TJ for 4D2N.Love the location of TJ and the space.On our arrival day,We arrived at TJ in the evening.We were greeted by 2staff,1 was the porter and the other was the receptionist and later on their manager Frank. We drove to TGG instead of taking A flight.So as we arrived we dropped our bags off and registered before we parked our car at the parking area nearby. We were given welcome drinks,cold towels and some local kuih.The receptionist showed us around the area and to our room and before she leave us she gave us a map of the resort and also a paper with daily activities that they have at the resort. There’s only 2 main restaurants(western or malaysian cuisine)theres another 1 at the adult pool area and they only served lunch but just some light snack’s.The food in TJ is quite pricey btw. There’s 2pools.1 is near the lobby and that’s the adult pool and the other one is far end on the other side a bigger pool for children and adult,and the gym and spa village is there as well. The staff there was all very nice and friendly. There were quite a few intern’s as well and they were nice too.(Hamdan,Xian,Makunda,Alice, Jasmine,Chef Ann,Buja,Mar) Ohh not to forget,You have to do alot of walking. And if you are chilling at the pool or beachside the staff will come around giving out ice water to you. There’s a beach bag in the room for you to use.And they provide mosquito repellent and healing balm as well.The healing balm is very good. The room..Room was great.Spacious and clean. Shower was awesome and there’s a bath tub as well.2 sinks(perfect)and they provide plenty of towels.The only downside of it is they do not have curtains.They replaced curtains with those wood kind of blinds and same goes to the door. During the night when we close up everyting and we were outside our room,We could still see inside(No privacy during the night).Other than that i am happy with the room and the view (seaview). Conclusion to my short trip to TJ.I love it!!
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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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