Tanjong Jara Resort

5* out of 5 stars

Fronting a golden sandy beach, lapped by gleaming turquoise of the South China Sea, Tanjong Jara Resort is the perfect Far Eastern getaway. Inspired by 17th-century Malay palaces, the resort’s 100 guest rooms are a serene collection of elegantly crafted wooden buildings but it is the genuine warmth of service at the resort that makes it so special.

Steeped in ancient Malay tradition, the hotel bases its philosophy on the Malay concept of Sucimurni, which promotes purity of spirit, health and well-being. The Tanjong Jara Resort itself actively encourages the true renewal of both mind and body.

Dining is scenic, exquisite and informal; offering traditional Malaysian cuisine or delectable seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. At the award-winning Spa Village guests can enjoy Malay treatments that have been passed down through the generations.

With seasonal diving and snorkelling, guests can discover teeming coral reefs off Tenggol Island in the Terengganu Marine Park, learn the secrets of cooking local cuisine or discover the natural charms of sleepy fishing villages at this tranquil hideaway.

What's more, guests can now enjoy the seasonal on-site turtle hatchery programme. In an exclusive partnership with Lang Tengah Turtle Watch, the resort offers guests a chance during the turtle nesting and hatching season to discover more about the magnificent sea turtles that grace the surrounding ocean waters, 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. This seasonal joint initiative which generally begins from March till September (depending on weather and sea conditions), will offer guests the opportunity to get involved with nest inspections by day (subject to availability), and, if fortunate, to witness a mother turtle laying their eggs or the emergence of hatchlings by night. A nest adoption programme will also be available, where guests’ pledges will save a nest from poachers preventing them from being sold as food at the marketplace.

Please note: The Ministry of Health has issued a new No Smoking Policy under the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2018. Smoking is now prohibited in all common areas of this hotel, including guestrooms, room balconies, lawns & gardens, driveway, entrance way and other common building facilities. Smoking means the inhaling, exhaling, breathing, or possession of any lighted cigarettes, cigar, pipe, e-cigarette and other similar lighted product. Persons contravening the No Smoking Policy may face an on-the-spot fine of RM10,000, or imprisonment for a term of not exceeding two years. Please be informed that any guests who violate the No Smoking rules will be held responsible. The management appreciates your cooperation and understanding.

Please note: Ramadan dates are from 22nd March to 20th April 2023. Visitors during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.




These 29 rooms are situated above the Serambi Rooms and are similar in size and furnishings, excluding private terraces, however the windows provide a magnificent view of the lush, landscaped gardens.


Bumbung Seaview

These 7 rooms are located above the Serambi Sea View Rooms and are similar in size and furnishings, excluding the verandah. Instead, its windows look out to breathtaking vistas of the tropical gardens and the South China Sea.


Situated on the ground floor of a double storey unit, there are 29 rooms in all. Each room is 55 square metres in size and features a king-size bed and a spacious indoor bathroom with two vanity units, separate bath and shower facilities. A partially covered verandah overlooks the tropical gardens and is perfect for an evening night cap to the sounds of the waves lapping against the shore.

Serambi Seaview

Each of the 23 units feature a spacious en-suite indoor bathroom with two vanity units, separate bath and shower facilities. Located on the ground floor as well as on the first floor, Serambi Sea View Rooms enjoy panoramic views of the South China Sea and verdant tropical gardens from a verandah.


Situated along the beachfront are 10 semi-detached single-storey beach rooms, each 88 square metres in size. Each room is furnished with a king-size bed, as well as a sofa bed. A symmetrical sunken outdoor bath sits in its own private courtyard, and an indoor bathroom features two vanity units with a large indoor shower. The doors and windows open out to a canopied verandah looking over the beautifully landscaped tropical gardens and sea. An ideal location for a romantic honeymoon.

Anjung Seafront

These exclusive semi-detached single-storey rooms are set right on the seafront, facing a golden crescent-shaped beach brushed by the turquoise waters of the South China Sea. The traditional Malay architecture of the exterior is elegantly juxtaposed against a modern interior with full-height mirrors providing a sense of space complemented by a warm colour palette and a luxurious indoor bath. Average room size: 66 square metres.


  • Adult Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting Facilities
  • Bars
  • Beach
  • Concierge
  • Family Pool
  • Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurants
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV in rooms
  • Spa
  • Tennis Courts
  • Tours
  • Wi-Fi



Food & Drink

Di Atas Sungei

Delicious, lovingly crafted meals are served on a dark timber balcony set over a flowing river and in a generous indoor area of high beams and warm wood. With no menu in the evenings, 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. Open for breakfast from 7am to 11am and dinner from 7pm to 10:30pm.


Providing a magnificent view of the sea, Nelayan meaning ‘Fisherman’ in the Malay language, offers a variety of Asian and Western selections for lunch while dinner features a symphony of seafood themed dishes focused on sustainable fishing practices and the freshest ingredients. Guests can enjoy their meals indoor as well as al-fresco, while its seaside setting and romantic ambience sets the perfect tone for a relaxed dining experience. Open for lunch from 12pm to 5pm and for dinner from 7pm to 10:30pm. Cocktails are served from 6pm to 11pm.

Private Dining Experiences

Explore the resort’s range of private dining experiences under the indigo sky as the cool sea breeze drifts past. Delectable five-course menus bursting with local flavour are served in a variety of stunning locations from a wooden platform on the rocks surrounded by the lapping waves to your own personal gazebo right on the sandy beach.

Teratai Terrace

Situated beside the resort’s free-form pool with a view of the South China Sea, Teratai Terrace serves grilled items and rice dishes for lunch, cocktails in the evenings and offers private dining experiences. Enjoy dinner, drinks and movie screenings under a canopy of stars to the sweet strains of live Gamelan music. Open for lunch from 12pm to 5pm and 7:30pm to 10:30pm (private dining upon request). Cocktails are served from 5pm to 11pm.