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Tanjong Jara Resort, Malaysia

from price £127 pp / per night
Bumbung Room - Breakfast
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Unmistakably Malay and undoubtedly East Coast Malaysia's premier luxury resort, the Tanjong Jara Resort lies almost mid-way between Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu, overlooking the South China Sea on a beautiful crescent-shaped stretch of golden sand. Designed to reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces and the region's culture and history, it is a sanctuary of peace that seeks to embody the Malay concept of 'Sucimurni', which emphasises purity of spirit, health and well-being. The resort's striking architecture combines with uniquely designed and elegantly furnished rooms to provide a relaxing palm-shaded private oasis of comfort and tranquillity. This hotel is a fully non smoking hotel.

Situated on the top floor of a double storey unit, these 29 rooms are contemporary with traditional Malay decorative elements and offer views of the lush landscaped gardens. They do not have balconies but the windows offer a magnificent view of the gardens. Each room contains a spacious king-size bed with an en-suite bathroom.
Air Conditioning
These 7 rooms are similar to the Bumbung Rooms but come with located above the Serambi Sea View Rooms and are similar in size and furnishings, excluding the veranda. Instead, its windows look out to breath-taking vistas of the tropical gardens and the South China Sea.
Air Conditioning
Positioned on the ground floor of a double storey unit and similar to the Bumbung rooms in style, there are 29 rooms in all. Each Serambi Room features a partially covered veranda which overlooks the tropical gardens.
Air Conditioning
Bath Robe
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Safety Deposit Box
Satellite TV
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Located on both the ground and first floors, each of the 23 units feature a spacious en-suite indoor bathroom with two vanity units, separate bath and shower facilities. The Serambi Sea View Rooms enjoy panoramic views of the South China Sea and verdant tropical gardens from a veranda.
These semi-detached single-storey rooms are spacious havens, facing the beach. Every room features a symmetrical outdoor bath which sits in its own private courtyard as well as an indoor bathroom. The doors and windows open out to a canopied veranda overlooking the beautifully landscaped tropical gardens and sea, an ideal location for a romantic honeymoon.
Open-air bath
These exclusive semi-detached single-storey rooms are set right over the river, 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.

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Activities & Facilities

Baby Sitting
Complimentary Access to Floodlit Tennis Court
Internet Access
Laundry Service
Swimming pool

Dining on the rocks
Set on the rocks by the resorts crescent-shaped beach, feast your eyes on the moonlit waters of the South China Sea, as a delectable five-course set dinner is served. The soft sea breeze, golden sands and dramatic beauty of your natural surroundings make for a truly romantic outdoor dining experience.

Kampong Sucimurni Lifestyle
Tanjong Jara Resort reveals a personal insight into the Malay way of life that strongly reflects their strong sense of community. Every Saturday, at the resort''s beachfront gardens, tantalising aromas fill the air as authentic local delicacies are served and guests can discover the rich traditions of the Terengganu area.

Secrets of a Malay Kitchen
Gain an insight into the wonders of traditional Malay home cooking guided by a local culinary master. From a trip to the morning market with its variety of seafood, spices and fresh herbs, pause for an easy Malaysian breakfast, before returning to discover the secrets of creating local cuisine and savouring the authentic dishes you have prepared.

Padi Snorkelling and Dive Programmes

Tenggol Island, part of the Terengganu Marine Park, lies approximately 45 minutes by speedboat and is famous for its white sandy beaches, untouched coral gardens and diverse marine life. The island with its clear waters, tropical latitude and unspoiled reefs offers fantastic marine biodiversity for divers and snorkellers alike between March and September.  With over 20 dive spots around the island, Quiver (R-6578) features a full range of programmes, adaptable to the levels and preferences of each snorkeller or diver.

Traditional Handicraft classes

Learn a new skill and bring home a unique souvenir to remember your stay. Classes include lessons on paper flower decorations and making ketupat, a diamond-shaped pouch of woven palm leaf locally used during festive occasions to contain and cook rice.

Jara Hill Walk & Malay Herbal Garden Visit

Discover interesting facts about the local flora and fauna still used by many of the nearby villagers in their daily lives. Led by the resort's resident naturalist, this gentle walk includes a tour of the Malay herbal garden and a gentle climb up the steps of Jara Hill, for a panoramic view of the coastline and a sighting of the sea eagles' nesting ground. Do wear suitable, covered walking shoes and bring along mosquito repellent.

Outdoor Games: Gasing, Volleyball, Sepak Takraw and Petanque
Try your hand at gasing, a traditional top spinning game popular among the locals, play a round of volleyball or a traditional woven rattan ball game called sepak takraw. Guests can also enjoy a game of boules, known as petanque in France where it originated. All games are available on a daily basis. For groups, friendly tournaments can be organised.

Turtle Hatchery
Discover more about these magnificent creatures at the resort's turtle hatchery, launched in partnership with Lang Tengah Turtle Watch. Between March to September, 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. Guests can also, during nesting season, get involved in inspecting the nests (subject to availability) during the day, and if fortunate, to witness the emergence of hatchlings by night.
Spa Village Tanjong Jara

Every breath is pure refreshment, a relaxation of the soul, a pure journey of revival. In Malay this is called Sucimurni. In Malaysia it is Tanjong Jara.

The philosophy of Sucimurni emphasises purity of spirit, health, and well-being. And 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 ponds, houses a therapy centre featuring programmes 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 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.

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. At breakfast you may relax with a coffee and a newspaper, eggs can be done to order including traditional Malay delicacies such as Nasi Lemak and Nasi Dagang. For dinner, the absence of a menu requires the guest to be guided by the Menu Masters, experts in local cuisine who will ensure a distinctive dining experience using only the freshest produce of the highest quality.

Teratai Terrace
Situated beside the resorts free-form pool with a view of the South China Sea, Teratai Terrace is an alfresco dining experience that offers light meals in the afternoons, steamboat dinners and cocktails in the evenings under a canopy of stars.

Nelayan, meaning ‘Fisherman’ in the Malay language, was inspired by the locally and internationally acclaimed signature restaurant, Fisherman’s Cove. Nelayan offers a variety of Asian and Western selections for lunch while dinner features a unique symphony of seafood themed dishes which focuses on sustainable fishing practices and the freshest ingredients. Its seaside setting and romantic ambience sets the perfect tone for a relaxed dining experience.

Private Dining Experiences
For more intimate dining experiences, there is a selection of stunning locations each with its own choice of menu. From a romantic dinner on the golden beach under a sea of stars to a dining experience on the rocks, discover a special world set in the gentle grandeur of ancient Malay kings. For those who would like to personalise their own private dining experience, the resort staff will always endeavour to fulfil any special requests.
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