• Swimming pool

Tanjong Jara Resort

A sanctuary of luxury and well-being

Set on the pristine white sands of Malaysia’s east coast and surrounded by lush rainforests and sprawling gardens, Tanjong Jara is a charming resort designed in a traditional Malay style. A member of the highly respected ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ group, the resort is designed to reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces and features authentic Malay furnishings and design. The resort’s 99 rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed. All feature verandas or balconies with garden or sea views.

Ideal for those looking for complete rest and relaxation, the resort is based on the Malay concept of Sucimurni which encourages rejuvenation of body and spirit. Indulge yourself at the award-winning Spa Village with its unique restorative treatments or enjoy romantic views of the ocean and drinks at the Terrace, for a truely rejuvenating experience. Delicious seafood can be enjoyed at the beachfront Nelayan Restaurant.

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Hotel Category
Location Type
Away from it all
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Tripadvisor rating 1639 Reviews
Tenggol Island

Hotel highlights

  • Luxurious rooms
  • Spa Village

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • Check-out Time:
  • 100 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. one hour by road from Kuala Terengganu Airport

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • Hidden gem
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Entertainment
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Tanjong Jara Resort

  • Away from it all
  • approx. one hour by road from Kuala Terengganu Airport
1639 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1144
  • Very Good 362
  • Average 86
  • Poor 30
  • Terrible 18

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Aug 19, 2019

Very disappointed by the service & the standing

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I came there many times 2/3 years ago and the standing of the hotel changed a lot.The rooms are very humid and dusty. Around the pool the sun beds and the side beds are old and not maintained, and the floor is sandy not sweep since a long time. The walls of the pool are green in some area. The service at the restaurants is very poor not enough staff, no manager. Only 2 waiters when the restaurant on the beach was full , the same at the main restaurant. The 2 chefs are obliged to be there because there is not enough staff. They forgot to set up very often the tables(tissus, forks, glasses....). They increase the wine list. Too expensive, I didn't see a lot of people buy a bottle and wines in this list are not incredible. I don't speak about the house wine at RM50/glass and so cheap wine. It's a chame ! So sad that this beautiful place doens't keep the 3 years ago standing.
Aug 18, 2019

Stunning location, disappointing food

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Once you get there you get instantly impressed by reception area with turtles pool- what a great welcome! Design wise all hotel areas are well-thought and allow you to relax your body and mind. The sun beds and nicely spaced, the beach is clean and service is good. I really liked the small super deep adult pool- is a great place to relax! Food wise we were quite disappointed, as its quite clear you are in the resort, but the price for fish and rice is truly ridiculous, the presentation is far from ideal as well. It was really basic. Same goes to spa prices, they were much higher than in KL. Overall the place is very relaxing and snorkelling tour was fantastic, but I believe they really need to balance price/value issues with food and increase the quality and presentation or decrease the price.
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Tanjong Jara Resort



Enjoy a Malaysian cooking class and take home the Malaysian flavours and vibrant memories. Alternatively try some Batik Painting or kite making.


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

Sports & Entertainment

A range of activities can be enjoyed at the resort including snorkelling, jungle tours, kayaking, bird watching, river cruises, bicycle tours, golf and diving (PADI Courses are available at the resort). A range of dive sites can be found a short boat journey from the resort, including wreck dives whilst a number of eco tours to waterfalls and areas of natural beauty can also be organised close by.In addition back at the resort, situated near The Spa Village are two tennis courts which open daily at no extra charge. Rackets are available for hire and balls may be purchased at the Gift Shop. Restrictions: Due to the sea conditions, Tanjong Jara Resort has closed their water sports activities for the remainder of this season and re-open in March 2017.

Two Swimming Pools

There are two swimming pools at Tanjong Jara Resort, a free-form pool near the Teratai Terrace and lobby, and another adjacent to the beach near the Spa Village. Each pool has deck chairs and refreshments are served at the pool deck.


Tanjong Jara Resort offers wedding packages on the beach. Please call for further details.

Tajong Jara Spa Village

Tajong Jara’s spa village is located in a tropical haven of gardens, pools and Thai style treatment rooms. Here you can enjoy a range of wellbeing and beauty treatment to promote wellbeing and good health.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in Public Areas.

Tanjong Jara Resort

Room Types

Bumbung Room

Bumbung Room

Bambung Rooms come with 55 square metres of living space and are located on the upper floor. The room’s windows and terrace offer magnificent views of the tropical landscaped gardens. In-room Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Towels included
  • TV

Serambi Room

Serambi Rooms come with 55 square metres of living space and are situated on the ground floor with a partially covered verandah overlooking the tropical gardens. In-room Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

Your Serambi Room is fitted with a king-sized bed whilst your bathroom comes with separate bath and shower facilities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV

Bumbung Sea View

Bambung Seaview Rooms come with 55 square metres of living space and are located on the upper floor. The room’s windows and verandalook out to breath-taking vistas of the tropical gardens and the South China Sea. In-room Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Towels included
  • TV
Serambi Room

Serambi Seaview Room

Serambi Seaview Rooms come with 55 square metres of living space and are located on either the ground floor or the first floor. Here you can enjoy panoramic views of the South China Sea and verdant tropical gardens from your verandah. Your bathroom features a separate bathtub and shower. In-room Wi-Fi is available for a fee.


Tanjong Jara Resort

Food & Drink

Swimming pool

Teratai Terrace

Situated beside the resort's free-form pool with a view of the South China Sea, Teratai Terrace serves cocktails in the evenings and offers private dining experiences. Enjoy dinner and drinks under a canopy of stars to the sweet strains of live gamelan music.


Di Atas Sungei Restaurant

'Di Atas Sungei' is Malay for 'Above The River' making this restaurant easy to find. With no menu, guests are guided by the resort's menu masters, experts in local cuisine, who provide a distinctive dining experience. Surrounded by lush tropical greenery, and shaded by a huge Ketapang tree, the restaurant opens for breakfast and dinner, and serves authentic Malaysian cuisine.

Neyalan Lounge

Nelayan Restaurant

'Nelayan' in the Malay language means 'Fisherman'. Situated by the sea, the atmosphere at Nelayan is relaxed and informal. A variety of Asian and Western light meals are served for lunch and Western cuisine at dinner.

Board Basis Options

Full Board
Tanjong Jara Resort

Family Friendly Facilities

Kids' Pool

There is a children's wading pool near to the main pool.

Family friendly activities

A range of activities are on offer at the resort including batik painting, fish feeding and traditional handicraft making. Older children may also like to join their parents on the Jara Hill walk or a bicycle tour. Please note some activities are payable locally.

Baby Sitting

A baby sitting service is available and payable locally.

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