Tanjong Jara Resort is located on a secluded stretch of Malaysia’s East Coast, just over an hour’s drive from Kuala Terengganu. Designed to reflect the elegance of 17th century Malay palaces, this 98-room and 1 suite resort offers a luxurious sanctuary set in natural surroundings where guests can enjoy the legacy of Malaysian warmth and hospitality.
Furnished in local timber and traditional fabrics, each room enjoys a view of either the gardens or the South China Sea. Serambi rooms are situated on the ground floor of a double storey unit and overlook the gardens from a private terrace, whilst the upper floor Bumbung rooms enjoy views of the gardens or the sea (but do not have a balcony). Perfect for honeymooners, the 10 single storey semi-detached Anjung rooms are set on the beachfront and, along with a private terrace, boast an outdoor sunken bath in a private courtyard.
Enjoy authentic Malaysian cuisine at Di Atas Sungei, which sits above the river, or delectable seafood cuisine with a hint of Western influence, at Nelayan, overlooking the sea. Teratai Terrace, set beside the free form swimming pool, offers light lunches during the day and cocktails in the evenings. Private dining on the beach under the stars or romantic dinners on your private terrace can also be arranged.
Facilities include an award-winning Spa Village, with traditional Malay healing therapies that have been passed down over generations, two swimming pools, two tennis courts and cooking classes where you can discover the art of local cuisine from the Resort’s skilled chefs.
Outside the Resort, enjoy cycle tours to nearby fishing villages, trek through the jungle, join a river cruise or explore the reefs by diving or snorkelling off Tenggol Island – one of Asia’s best kept dive secrets (March to end October).