Tanjong Jara Resort
Opened on 1 March, 1979, the Tanjong Jara Resort was formerly owned
by The Tourist Development of Malaysia (TDC). YTL Hotels & Properties
later took over the management of this Resort and initiated a plan
for the extensive refurbishment of the property to restore it to
a deluxe international resort. It is now one of the Small Luxury
Hotels of the World.
This vision of an exclusive resort in Terengganu was based on the
belief that the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia was fast developing
as a significant destination for tourism. The challenge in the major
refurbishment and renovation exercise was to preserve Tanjong Jara's
17th century traditional Malay architectural structures, which won
the coveted Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The design of this
Resort is derived from the elegantly crafted wooden palaces of Malay
sultans from long ago and involved extensive research into traditional
forms of craftsmanship, mainly from the East Coast of Malaysia.
The Malay culture and heritage are clearly present in every aspect
of this Resort, from the way the rooms and suites are designed,
the elaborate details in the woodwork, to the Gamelan music played
every evening. Tanjong Jara Resort promises you an experience that
is "Unmistakably Malay".
Situated along the beachfront, there are 10 single-storey beach
rooms, which are approximately 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 is set in its own private
garden, while an in-door bathroom features two vanity units,
and a large indoor shower. The doors and windows open out into
a canopied verandah overlooking the beautifully landscaped tropical
gardens and sea.
Situated on the ground floor of a two-storey building, there
are 44 rooms in all. Each room is approximately 55 square metres
in size, and features a queen-size bed and a huge in-door bathroom
with two vanity units, bath and shower facilities. A partially
covered verandah overlooks the tropical gardens and is perfect
for sun bathing.
These rooms are situated above the Serambi Rooms and are similar
in size and furnishings. They do not have private terraces but
the windows open out to a magnificent view of the ocean and
Guest Room Features:
- Colour TV
- Satelite Channels
- IDD Telephones
- Coffee & Tea Making Facilities
- In-room Safe
- Writing Table
- Hair Dryer
Food & Beverage:
|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. Surrounded
by lush tropical greenery and shaded by a huge Ketapang tree,
the restaurant opens for breakfast and dinner, and serves authentic
The Teratai Terrace is situated adjacent to the free-form pool.
Light meals and refreshments are served through the day. Ideal
for pre-dinner or after-dinner drinks to the soothing sound
of the Gamelan music and a cool breeze from the sea.
"Nelayan" is Malay for "Fisherman", and
seafood is indeed the speciality of this outlet, with its relaxed
and informal atmosphere. Situated by the sea, a variety of local
and Western light meals are served for lunch. The Resort's own
fishermen bring in the catch of the day for dinner. When the
weather permits, a delightful alfresco dining experience is
featured on the beach amidst a bonfire, bamboo torches and the
gentle sound of the waves.
This mobile bar, in the form of a trishaw, makes its hourly
rounds along the promenade overlooking the sea. It serves soft
drinks, beers and young coconuts - the perfect thirst quenchers.
Available upon request between 7.00 am and 11.00 p.m.
|BBQ At Your Doorstep
Dine in a private environment with the attributes of a personal
restaurant, complete with a Chef who will barbecue your dinner
exactly as you like. We bring all the fixings for an outdoor
barbecue to your door, and your Butler serves you on your terrace.
You bring your appetite and enjoy the experience. Available
for Anjung and Serambi rooms only.
Banquet and Meeting Facilities:
Ideally situated away from the beach and recreational areas near the
tennis courts, the conference hall is able to accommodate between
80 and 100 people. It is a perfect venue for corporate conferences
and meetings as well as themed events. Themed events may also be arranged
to take place in the garden or on the beach, providing guests with
a unique dining experience.
|The Tanjong Club
The award-winning Tanjong Club is a complex of structures, gardens
and pools, housing a state-of-the-art gym, and a therapy centre
that features programmes for relaxation and stress relief. Based
on Malay healing treatments, traditional Malay medicine and
treatment is a national treasure house of Malay health disciplines
that have been handed down from generation to generation. With
a history of more than a thousand years, the practice is believed
to have its origin in the convergence of Malay, Arab, Indian
and Chinese influence during the days of the Melaka Sultanate.
At the Tanjong Club, these long held health and beauty secrets
are revived. Treat yourself to the rich traditional formulation
of age-old customs, a unique blend of natural ingredients found
in various indigenous herbs and plants as well as remedies for
total health and beauty in the authentic Malay tradition. As
a memento of your experience with us at Tanjong Jara, a Batik
Sarong is presented daily with treatments.
Situated near The Tanjong Club, there 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.
A wide variety of magazines and multi-lingual novels can be
found in the library, which is located in a quiet, cosy corner
within the Resort.
||Gift Shop & Boutique
Situated behind the Reception area, this is a convenient spot
to look for sundry items and gifts for family and friends. Items
sold here include local handicraft, Kelantan Silverware, Batik
There are two swimming pools here, a free-form pool near the
Teratai Terrace and lobby, and another adjacent to the beach
near the Tanjong Club. Each pool has towels and deck chairs
for sun lovers, and refreshments are served at the pool deck.
For guests who wish to visit selected attractions and tourist spots
in Terengganu, a local tour service is available. A minimal fee
will be charged.
Airline Reservations & Ticketing
Assistance will be provided to guests who wish to reconfirm or book
their flights. Guests may also check for departure times or make
further travel arrangements at the Reception.
The Resort has key staff members who are certified to provide first
aid should an emergency arise. A medical doctor is also available
Stamps and postcards are available at the Gift Shop. Arrangements
can also be made for other delivery services such as Overnight Mail,
Courier Services or Express Services.
Other services available include Concierge, Babysitting, Laundry,
Secretarial and Limousine services.
- Dungun Night Market
- Jara Hill Walk
- Chemerong Waterfall Hike
- Tenggol Island
- Water Activities
- Monkey Plucking Coconuts
Tanjong Jara Resort
Batu 8, Off Dungun, 23000 Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia.