A wonderfully charming family-friendly hotel with a fantastic spa, Tanjong Jara is the kind of place that people return to year after year. The whole resort is geared up to the rejuvenation of body and spirit and has been created along the lines of Sucimurni, a Malay concept which emphasises purity of spirit, health and well-being.
Situated on the upper floor of double storey units that look out into tropical landscaped gardens, blue sea and sky, the Bumbung rooms are constructed from warm timber in traditional Malay style. Each 55sqm room contains a spacious king-sized bed with a luxurious en-suite bathroom.
Located on the ground floor of a double storey unit, each room is 55sqm 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 a private barbeque dinner.
Each kampong style Anjung Room provides a canopied terrace that extends into lush gardens with views of the sea and a golden beach. Each 88sqm room is furnished with a king-size bed, as well as a sofa bed. A symmetrical sunken outdoor bath sits in its own private garden, and an indoor bathroom features two vanity units with a large indoor shower. An ideal location for a romantic honeymoon.
Resting on stilts, in the style of the traditional homes of local fishing villages, the Anjung Suite is a spacious 176sqm room that overlooks the river that runs through the Resort into the South China Sea. An expanse of space and light, the living and dining area has its own bar and powder room. Along with a king-size bed, the bedroom provides an adjoining en-suite bathroom with a sunken bath and two vanity units. This is the premier suite within the Resort and is a one-of-a-kind location for a most memorable experience.
Every breath is pure refreshment, a relaxation of the soul, a pure journey of revival. In Malay we call this Sucimurni. In Malaysia it is Tanjong Jara.
The philosophy of Sucimurni emphasizes purity of spirit, health, and well-being. The award-winning Spa Village Tanjong Jara is a sanctuary anchored in this ancient Malay way of life.
This beautiful complex of structures, gardens and pools, houses a therapy centre featuring programs for relaxation, reinvigoration and stress relief based on traditional healing methods.
These unique restorative Malay treatments have been handed down from generation to generation, ensuring their authenticity, and therapeutic value. With a history of more than a thousand years, the practices are believed to have their origins in the convergence of Malay, Arab, Indian and Chinese influences during the days of the Malacca Sultanate.
At the Spa Village Tanjong Jara these long held health and beauty traditions are revived for you to enjoy. Treat yourself to this rich history, in which unique natural ingredients found in various indigenous herbs and plants are combined with the skills of our resident Malay healers to provide a very special health and beauty experience.
Once you have completed your treatment at Spa Village Tanjong Jara you will receive a beautiful Batik Sarong, providing you with a memento of your own personal Sucimurni experience.
Authentic Malay cuisine is served in Di ATas Sungei, where there’s no menu, just fantastic food created by masterful chefs. There’s also a seafood restaurant and a terrace where you can enjoy private dining experiences. The resort is also home to a celebrated cooking school.
Di Atas Sungei
‘Di Atas Sungei’ is Malay for ‘above the river’ so guests will find it easy to spot this restaurant which literally 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. Surrounded by lush tropica greenery, and shaded by a huge Ketapang tree, the restaurant opens for breakfast and dinner and serves authentic Malaysian cuisine.
‘Nelayan’ in the Malay language means ‘Fisherman’. Befitting the restaurant’s name, seafood is the speciality of this outlet. 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. Nelayan assumes a romantic ambience after sunset and guests have the option of enjoying a delightful alfresco dining experience on the beach featuring bamboo torches and the gentle sound of the waves.
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.
Private Dining Experiences
For more intimate dining experiences, there is a selection of stunning locations each with its own choice of menu. From Dinner on the Beach, a romantic dinner on the golden beach under a sea of stars to a personal barbecue dinner on your balcony, discover a special world set in the gentle grandeur of ancient Malay kings.
Dinner on the Beach
Indulge in a romantic dinner under the indigo sky as the cool sea breeze drifts past you both, accompanied by the soothing melody of the Gamelan. While guests feast their eyes on the moonlit waters of the South China Sea and luxuriate in the beauty of the natural surroundings, a delectable five-course set dinner is served. The golden sands, glowing hurricane lanterns and tranquil setting make for an ideal outdoor dining experience.
Dine in the privacy of your own personal terrace. The intimate villa dining experience is available for those who do not wish to leave the comfort of their room. Enjoy an exquisite candlelit dinner served by one of our dedicated wait staff beneath a starlit sky. Available for the Anjung and Serambi rooms only.
Luxuriate in a private dining experience under the stars with a moonlit view of the South China Sea. Enjoy a delectable Japanese dinner accompanied by the soft symphony of the Gamelan.
The reefs close to the resort are fantastic and subsequently diving is highly recommended when staying at Tanjong Jara. On land, guests can use the resort’s two swimming pools and two tennis courts.
- Jara Hill Walk with Resort Naturalist
- Cooking class with Chef Ann
- Kampong Sucimurni lifestyle
- Batik painting
- Sucimurni exercise (Malay style yoga)
- Bird watching
- Guided bicycle tour of the surrounding village
- Snorkelling or diving at Tenggol Island
- Eco-adventure Marang River Cruise
- Chemerung Waterfall Excursion with picnic lunch
- Morning market visit with Chef Ann, the Menu Master
- Firefly watching tour
- Turtle watching tour
- Dungun night market
- Traditional handicraft tour
- In-door handicraft class
- Tennis courts
- Fitness centre
- Water sports centre
- Swimming pools
- Gift shop & boutique
- Library (which includes wifi and computer terminals with internet access)
- Children’s playroom
- Flat screen TV with satellite channels
- Personal care toiletries
- Coffee and tea making facilities
- Electronic safe
- Hair dryer
- International direct dialing telephone
- In-room refrigerator
- Writing desk
- Complimentary daily mineral water
- Transfers and hotel bookings
- Airline reservations and confirmations
- Internet access including wireless connection at the library and reception area
- Baby-sitting, upon request
- Foreign currency exchange
Beautifully located on the wild eastern coast of Malaysia, the resort had been designed to replicate the feel of 17th century Malay palaces. Built using local timber and furnished with rich, colourful fabrics, some rooms have views of the South China Sea, whilst others have outdoor baths and private gardens. The spa is beautifully laid out with a stunning complex of gardens, pools and buildings.
- Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu airport 55 mins
- Road transfer Kuala Terengganu Airport to Tanjong Jara Resort: 1 hr 15 mins
- Driving from Kuala Lumpur to Tanjong Jara Resort 5 hrs
Rooms on the north side of the island have a view of the beach.