Nelayan pool

At a glance

  • Classic Malay architecture
  • Snorkelling and diving on Tenggol Island
  • Award-winning spa

Tanjong Jara Resort

5

A unique and traditional resort in a striking location on Malaysia's unspoilt east coast.

If you’re looking to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds for a peaceful beach retreat that combines perfectly with a Borneo or Pangkor Laut holiday, Tanjong Jara Resort is a great choice. Shaded sunbeds and cabanas surround the pools, providing an idyllic place to unwind. The landscaped gardens house the renowned Spa Village Tanjong Jara, where ancient locally-inspired treatments and therapies are available. You can reach the pristine reefs of Terengganu Marine Park in around 45 minutes from the resort, where there is spectacular seasonal snorkelling and diving opportunities.

There are three restaurants here, including Di Atas Sungai, which has lovely river views. This exciting restaurant doesn’t have a fixed menu; instead, Menu Masters, who are experts in regional cuisine, are on hand to help you create incredible dishes using fresh local ingredients. The beachside restaurant Nelayan (the Malay word for fisherman) is a beautiful venue serving up seafood specialities, as well as superb Asian and western dishes.

The Asian-style décor throughout the resort is also reflected in the rooms. The Bumbung Rooms and Serambi Rooms both overlook the tropical gardens; the latter also has a spacious terrace, or you can upgrade to a Seaview Room for gorgeous ocean views. The Anjung Rooms are ideal if you’d like some extra space, and these luxurious semi-detached cottages all face the beach.

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Key information

On the east coast of the Malay Peninsula, overlooking the South China Sea

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1¼ hours' private transfer from Kuala Terengganu airport
Rooms: 100

Good to know

A tourist tax is payable locally at the resort.

Accommodation information

100 rooms

Activities

• Head out on a scuba diving or snorkelling excursion to nearby Tenggol Island (March to September)* • Enjoy a Marang River eco cruise* • Set out on a guided bicycle tour* • Explore your surrounds on a jungle trek to beautiful Chemerung Waterfall* • Between May and September, you can head out to spot green turtles nesting and hatching at the resort's own turtle hatchery.

Dining

3 restaurants

What's included

Breakfast at Di Atas Sungei.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Full Board from £82 • Breakfast at Di Atas Sungei • Lunch at Nelayan • Dinner at Di Atas Sungei or Nelayan

*Denotes local charge