Tanjong Jara Resort


Beautifully placed on 17 hectares of land adjacent to a large stretch of pristine beach on the north east coast of Malaysia

Why you'll love it here

  • A 17th-century Malay palace-style resort set against a backdrop of tropical jungle
  • Design your own dishes at the lakeside Restaurant Di Atas Sungai Restaurant
  • Enjoy scuba diving or snorkelling excursions, Marang River eco cruises, and jungle treks to the Chemerung Waterfall
  • Spot green turtles nesting and hatching at the resort's own turtle hatchery between May and September


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Taking its architectural cue from 17th Century Malay palaces, this 100-room resort is steeped in age-old Malay traditions and is a member of small luxury hotels of the world.
Each of the rooms is traditionally designed utilising local timber and rich fabrics. All offer exquisite views either across the gardens or out to sea, and some come complete with an outdoor bath.
There are two restaurants in the resort that both offer tempting cuisines. Di Atas Sungei has a ‘no menu concept’, and guests are guided by the Menu Masters who are experts in local cuisine and can create a personalised meal. Nearby, the Nelayan has a seaside setting and a selection of sustainably-caught seafood dishes.
Around the resort guests can relax around the beautiful free-form swimming pool or indulge in a treatment at the award-winning Spa Village. Enjoy traditional Malay therapies designed to leave guests feeling rejuvenated and relaxed
Bumbung Rooms

Bumbung Rooms

These rooms are on the first floor of the double storey units, overlooking the gardens. Sea view upgrades are available.
Serambi Rooms

Serambi Rooms

The Serambi Rooms are on the ground floor of the double storey units and feature a partially covered terrace. Sea view upgrades are available.
Anjung Rooms

Anjung Rooms

The Anjung are single storey units with sea views and are much larger than the Serambi and Bumbung Rooms. They feature a sunken outdoor bath in a private garden, indoor bathroom with large shower and a spacious canopied terrace that overlooks the gardens and beach. Perfect for honeymooners.
Anjung Seafront Rooms

Anjung Seafront Rooms

The Anjung Seafront rooms are exclusive semi-detached single-storey rooms set right on the seafront, facing the beach. The traditional Malay architecture of the exterior is elegantly juxtaposed against a modern interior with a warm colour palette and a luxurious indoor bath.
The House of Terengganu

The House of Terengganu

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

Escape to a secluded hideaway surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens and featuring decadent regal interiors. The House of Terengganu is inspired by 17th Century Malay palaces and is complete with traditional Malaysian designs, creating the ultimate home away from home.
  • For a unique dining experience head to Di Atas Sungei. With no menu, you’re guided by the resort's Menu Masters, experts in local cuisine!
  • Journey through the lives of those who live on the shores of the east coast with a guided cycling tour through a local fishing village.
  • The seasonal diving and snorkelling excursions to Tenggol Island, one of Asia’s best kept secrets teeming with beautiful marine life.

Malaysia travel information

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  • Time zone: +8 GMT
  • Flight time: 13-16 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Qatar, Emirates
  • Currency: Malaysian ringgit
  • Tipping guideline: 10-15% of total bill
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of altitude illness when travelling to destinations of 2,500m or higher. There is a risk of dengue. There is a risk of Zika virus. There is a low risk of malaria in mainland Malaysia. There is no risk of yellow fever in Malaysia, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Population: 34,671,896
  • National languages: Malay, English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type G, 240 V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: You don't need a visa for Malaysia if you have a British passport - for a maximum of 90 days

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 


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