Tanjong Jara

Location: Peninsular Malaysia | Malaysia & Borneo

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Designed to reflect the splendour of 17th century Malay palaces, the luxurious Tanjong Jara Resort combines rich local craftsmanship, first class service and breathtaking views of the South China Sea. Based on the Malay philosophy of Sucimurni, which emphasises health and wellbeing, this resort also offers an excellent, award-winning Spa, which in 2007 was named by Tatler as the world’s ‘Most Innovative’.
Perfect forThose who appreciate beautiful natural surroundings, attentive service and superb spa facilities.
In the knowThis is one of the best places in Malaysia for diving and Puluau Tenggol, a small island in the South China Sea off Tanjong Jara Resort, is still a well-kept secret. With the reef in almost perfect condition, where better place to learn to dive with the hotel’s PADI instructors.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview


On a long stretch of perfect private beach on the East coast of Peninsular Malaysia, between Kuala Terengganu in the North and Kuantan in the South.

Rooms at Tanjong Jara

The 99 Bumbung, Serambi and Anjung rooms and suites incorporate sumptuous dark wood timbers and elegant rich fabrics and face the crystal clear waters of the South China Sea. Book one of the 10 single storey Anjung beach rooms and relax in the symmetrical sunken outdoor bath in your own private garden.

Food and Facilities

Dive into fresh seafood at Nelayan or head up to Di Atas Sungei, Malay for ‘above the river’, which is precisely where you’ll find this wonderful restaurant which serves authentic Malaysian dishes under the shade of a huge Ketapang tree. Or take advantage of the balmy evenings, with a five course dinner on the golden sand, lit by the soft glow of lanterns.

Activities at Tanjong Jara

The fabulous, highly acclaimed Spa is a must. After you’ve ticked off a few treatments, there are two swimming pools, tennis courts, a gymnasium, golf and literally countless activities which take advantage of the surrounding area. Easy jungle walks with the resident guide, waterfall excursions with picnic lunches, eco-adventures with a cruise along the Marang River and spectacular snorkelling and diving… take your pick.

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