THE TANJONG JARA STORY


Facing a crescent-shaped beach of golden sand, shaded by tall palms rustling in the breeze with views of the turquoise sea, Tanjong Jara Resort is attended to by a people steeped in traditions as timeless as Terengganu itself.

Located on the pristine East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, explore a sanctuary of traditional luxury and well-being steeped in age-old Malay traditions.

Designed to reflect the elegance of 17th century Malay palaces, this tranquil resort offers a genuine taste of the region's spirit and its rich natural heritage. Based on the Malay concept of Sucimurni, which emphasises purity of spirit, health and well-being, this secluded hideaway encourages true rejuvenation of both body and spirit.

Authentic in architecture and attitude, always warm and welcoming, here is an environment to let go, relax deeply and take time to rediscover yourself, your family or your friends; surrounded by the resort’s staff drawn from the local villages, who truly embody the gentle Malay art of service and hospitality.

Discover a wide variety of possible experiences - lazy and languid, energetic and outdoors, indulgent and regenerative, cultural and enlightening - choose whether to fold them into a single visit, or craft each visit differently to meet your needs.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

The first breath of inspiration drawn from our plot of paradise infuses the very spirit of our resort — traditions are embraced, colours absorbed, stunning scenery folded into every encounter. We celebrate the magic of our locale and impart slices of enchantment in uniquely curated signature experiences to create treasured memories.



dining on the rocks

Set on the rocks by the resort’s crescent-shaped beach, feast your eyes on the moonlit waters of the South China Sea, as a delectable five-course set dinner is served. The soft sea breeze, golden sands and dramatic beauty of your natural surroundings make for a truly romantic outdoor dining experience.

secrets of a malay kitchen

Gain an insight into the wonders of traditional Malay home cooking with a trip to the morning market with its variety of seafood, spices and fresh herbs guided by a local culinary master. Return to the resort with your fresh produce to discover the secrets of creating local cuisine and savour the authentic dishes you have prepared.

kampong sucimurni lifestyle

Tanjong Jara Resort reveals a personal insight into the Malay way of life that strongly reflects their strong sense of community. Every Saturday, at this beach resort's seafront gardens, tantalising aromas fill the air as authentic local delicacies are served and guests can discover the rich traditions of the Terengganu area.

CRAFTED EXPERIENCES

Encompassing the vibrant culture, raw natural beauty and captivating people of the area in which it resides, these experiences celebrate all that is inherent to the resort. Here the curious can choose to actively engage or just peacefully absorb all the destination has to offer as they embark on their own personal journey of discovery.



lang tengah turtle watch at tanjong jara resort

Discover more about these magnificent creatures at the resort's turtle hatchery, learn about the dangers they face and the conservation efforts made to protect their hatchlings from poachers and return them to their natural habitat in the sea.

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diving at tenggol island

Explore the reefs off Tenggol Island, set within the Terengganu Marine Park. The seasonal diving in its waters between March to October, is one of Asia's best kept secrets as the tropical latitudes give the waters an extraordinarily rich seabed and great marine biodiversity, providing unforgettable underwater experiences for beginners and exciting adventures for experienced divers.

marang eco river cruise

Discover the beauty and wildlife of the Marang River on this half-day cruise. Then disembark at the jetty of a traditional Malay village and wander through a world where villagers still practice ancient traditions in their daily lives, in this perfect opportunity to witness first-hand age-old skills that have almost been forgotten.


jungle trekking to chemerung waterfall

Embark on an exhilarating hike to the base of the 300-metre Chemerung Waterfall. This bracing trek leads you through a lush jungle landscape before ending at the waterfall, for a packed lunch, with its magnificent view of the crystal clear waters slipping past the craggy mountainside to pool in the basins of rock below. Do wear hiking boots and bring along your swimwear to take a dip in the pools below the waterfall.

syurga tujuh

The Syurga Tujuh or Seven Steps to Heaven programme offers a holistic lifestyle experience with a focus on balancing the seven chakras. Anchored in the Malay belief of Sucimurni, a philosophy of wholesome living through purity of spirit, health and well-being; this programme features a combination of yoga, spa treatments, activities and cuisine to achieve peace and balance.

bicycle tour

Experience a taste of authentic Malay life with a guided bicycle tour past the shores of the East Coast and along the paths that weave through Dungun's fishing village; meeting the people who call it their home, drinking kopi kampong, the thick sweet coffee of the region, sampling local snacks and discovering the area that surrounds Tanjong Jara Resort.

FACILITIES

swimming pools

There are two swimming pools at the resort, a free-form pool near Teratai Terrace and the lobby, and another adjacent to the beach near Spa Village. Each pool has towels and deck chairs for sun lovers, and refreshments are served at the pool deck.

meeting room

Ideally situated near the lobby, the meeting room is able to accommodate up to 80 persons. It is a perfect venue for corporate meetings as well as private functions. Events may also be arranged to take place in the garden or on the beach, providing guests with a unique dining experience.

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gift shop & boutique

Situated behind the reception, this is a convenient spot to look for sundry items and gifts for family and friends. Items sold here include local handicraft, Kelantanese silverware, batik and toiletries.

tennis courts

There are two tennis courts at the resort, both situated near Spa Village. Rackets are available for hire and balls are available for purchase at the gift shop.

library

A wide variety of magazines and multilingual novels can be found in the library located in a quiet, cosy corner within the Resort.

SERVICES


  • A local tour service is available at a fee should you wish to visit selected attractions in Terengganu.



  • Check for flight departure times, book your flight home or even make further travel arrangements with us.



  • We have key staff members who are certified to provide first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich Maneuver, should an emergency arise. A medical doctor is also available on call for a fee.



  • Babysitters can be arranged for you at a fee.



  • Stamps and postcards are available at the gift shop while arrangements can be made for other delivery services such as overnight mail, courier or express services.



  • Other services available include the Concierge, Laundry, Secretarial Service and Limousine Service. Internet access is available including wireless connection at selected areas.



Tours

A local tour service is available at a fee should you wish to visit selected attractions in Terengganu.

Airline Reservations & Ticketing

Check for flight departure times, book your flight home or even make further travel arrangements with us.

Medical Service

We have key staff members who are certified to provide first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich Maneuver, should an emergency arise. A medical doctor is also available on call for a fee.

Babysitting Service

Babysitters can be arranged for you at a fee.

Postage & Courier Services

Stamps and postcards are available at the gift shop while arrangements can be made for other delivery services such as overnight mail, courier or express services.

Others

Other services available include the Concierge, Laundry, Secretarial Service and Limousine Service. Internet access is available including wireless connection at selected areas.

LOCATION

A YTL LUXURY RESORT