Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu, Mala

Discover how Malay kings once crafted their palaces. Fronted by an emerald sea glittering with diamonds of light, shaded by tall palms rustling in the breeze, attended to by a people steeped in traditions as timeless as the land.

Located on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Tanjong Jara Resort is a sanctuary of luxury and well-being steeped in age-old Malay traditions. Designed to reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces, Tanjong Jara is a 99-room resort with an authentic taste of the region’s spirit and an enduring embodiment of the gentle Malay art of service and hospitality.

The philosophy of the Resort is as unique as the Resort itself. Based on the Malay concept of Sucimurni, which emphasises purity of spirit, health and well-being, Tanjong Jara encourages true rejuvenation of both body and spirit.

Tanjong Jara is an opportunity to withdraw from the pressures of this ever-changing world by offering you a chance to immerse yourself in a place of serenity and beauty. Authentic in architecture and attitude, always warm and welcoming, it is an environment to let go, to relax deeply and take time to rediscover yourself, your family or your friends; all this whilst staff members drawn from the local villages truly live the age old legacy of Malaysian warmth and hospitality.

Location and Transfers

Tanjong Jara Resort is situated on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, between Kuala Terengganu in the North and Kuantan in the South.
It is a one hour 15 minute drive from Kuala Terengganu Airport or a 4 hour 30 minute drive from Kuala Lumpur.


Bumbung Rooms – these 44 rooms are situated above the Serambi Rooms and are similar in size and furnishings, excluding private terraces, however the windows offer a magnificent view of the ocean and gardens

Serambi Rooms – situated on the ground floor of a double storey unit, there are 44 rooms in all. Each features a king-size bed, a spacious indoor bathroom and a partially covered veranda overlooking the tropical gardens

Anjung Rooms – situated along the beachfront are 10 single-storey beach rooms. Each room is furnished with a king-size bed, a sofa bed, a symmetrical sunken outdoor bath in its own private garden, an indoor bathroom and a canopied veranda looking over the beautifully landscaped tropical gardens and sea

Anjung Suite – resting above the river waters looking out into the South China Sea, the 176 square metre Anjung Suite is furnished with comfortable sofas in a spacious living and dining hall with its own bar and powder room. The bedroom provides a king-sized bed, a large writing desk, a sunken bath, two vanity units and a separate water closet. This is the premier suite within the Resort and is a one-of-a-kind location for a most memorable experience


Di Atas Sungei – sits above a river that flows into the South China Sea. With no menu, guests are guided by the Resort’s Menu Masters, experts in local cuisine, who provide a distinctive dining experience using only the freshest produce of the highest quality. Serves authentic Malaysian cuisine

Nelayan –  means ‘Fisherman’ in Malay. Befitting the restaurant’s name, seafood is the speciality of this outlet. A variety of Asian and Western light meals are served for lunch and Western cuisine at dinner

Teratai Terrace – serves cocktails in the evenings and offers private dining experiences

Facilities and Activities

Spa Village Tanjong Jara
Indera Dera exercise (Malay style yoga)
Fitness centre
Swimming pools
Tennis courts
Water sports centre
Gift shop & boutique
Jara hill walk with Resort Naturalist
Cooking class
Batik painting
Kite making
Bird watching
Guided bicycle tours
Snorkelling & diving
River cruises
Firefly Tour
Waterfall excursions
Morning market visits
Night market visits
Traditional handicraft classes

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MON – FRI    9:00 AM – 5.30 PM 
SAT               10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
SUN              CLOSED


TEL: 01753 653 646

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