Tanjong Jara Resort

Dungun, Malaysia

Luxury resort and spa facing the South China Sea

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Important information: This hotel will be closed from the 12 Oc 2014 to 12 Feb 2015 for essential maintenance and upgrade work. Reservations can be made now for stays outside these dates.

At a glance

99 rooms

An unsurpassable destination for utter relaxation, Tanjong Jara Resort is the stuff of dreams. Resembling a 17th-century Malay palace, this is a stunning spa retreat set against a backdrop of tropical jungle and facing a golden beach and the glistening South China Sea. Expect fish caught by the resort’s own fishermen, a cookery school and a range of exciting excursions.


Terengganu. Near the reefs of Tenggol Island, part of the Terengganu Marine Park. 69 kms from Kuala Terengganu Airport.


Things to enjoy

Gym, two swimming pools, tennis, Malay spa treatments at the Spa Village, market visit with the chef, private dining on the beach.

In detail

Nose-to-nose with nature, immerse yourself in serenity and beauty that is all around at Tanjong Jara Resort. Every room and suite has a view of the sea, some with verandas and others with sunken outdoor baths in private gardens.

Take your welcome glass of hibiscus flavoured Roselle when you arrive at Tanjong Jara Resort and the spell begins. Stroll the tropical gardens and try ever-popular steamboat cuisine of fish, meat and vegetables steeped in savoury broth. Trek the jungle, dive the reefs around the island of Pulau Tenggol, cycle to villages and meet indigenous batik and bamboo weavers.


In line with our commitment to offer our guests both choice and diversity, Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties offer a range of room categories for you to choose from.

Tanjong Jara Resort

Bumbung Room

Bumbung (First Floor Room) - This standard of accommodation (55 square metres) is similar to the ground floor Serambi rooms. However, whilst they do not provide a private terrace, this is more than made up for by magnificent views of the ocean and gardens. They are located amidst lush tropical gardens. Intricately designed in Belian wood and teak. Satellite TV. IDD phone. Coffee / tea making facilities. Safe. Desk / table. Hairdryer. Refrigerator.

Tanjong Jara Resort

Serambi room

Serambi room (Ground Floor Room) - Situated on the ground floor of a double storey unit, there are 44 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 a private barbeque dinner. Intricately designed in Belian wood and teak. Satellite TV. IDD phone. Coffee / tea making facilities. Safe. Desk / table. Hairdryer. Refrigerator.

Tanjong Jara Resort

Anjung Room

Situated along the beachfront are 10 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 garden, 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. Intricately designed in Belian wood and teak. Satellite TV. IDD phone. Coffee / tea making facilities. Safe. Desk / table. Hairdryer. Refrigerator.

Tanjong Jara Resort

Anjung Suite

Resting above the river waters looking out into the South China Sea, the 176 square metre Anjung Suite is furnished with comfortable sofas in a spacious living and dining hall with its own bar and powder room. The bedroom provides a king-sized bed, a large writing desk, a sunken bath, two vanity units and a separate water closet. This is the premier suite within the Resort and is a one-of-a-kind location for a most memorable experience.


Tanjong Jara Resort has 99 rooms and a luxuriously appointed suite all designed to fit unobtrusively in their natural setting yet offering state of the art luxury and modern convenience, many with views of the South China Sea. Tanjong Jara Resort offers kayaking, water sports, snorkelling and diving as well as a state-of-the-art gymnasium and a therapy complex with a range of treatments. Authentic Malaysian cuisine is enjoyed in the hotel's 'Di Atas Sungei' restaurant overlooking the South China Sea. Or, there's the 'Nelayan' on the shore where seafood is the order of the day.

Directory of services

  • Car Parking ( complimentary )
  • Concierge
  • Daily maid service
  • Doctor on call
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Limousine service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turn-down service
  • WI-FI in public areas

On-site facilities

  • Boutique/Gift shop
  • Library
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Private beach
  • Spa (supervised)
  • Tennis Courts

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malay


In Tanjong Jara, the fare on offer is matched in variety only by the settings where you can savour your meal. Gazing out to sea at the Nelayan, under the shade of rustling palms at Teratai Terrace or over the meandering river at Di Atas Sungei.

Di Atas Sungei Restaurant

This restaurant offers an extraordinary and distinctive dining experience, as there is no printed menu available. The interesting twist is the "walking menu" in the form of the Menu Master. Their suggestions and recommendations will assist you in planning your personalised menu. 'Roselle Chicken', the Resort's signature dish is even featured in the official cookbook of Small Luxury Hotels. Try our special tropical desserts, the 'Souffles'. Selamat Menjamu Selera (Bon appetite).

Restaurant details
Type: Extraordinary & distinctive dining experience
Dress Code: n/a
Opening Hours: Opens daily from 07:00 to 22:30. Cascade-style breakfast is served daily from 07:00 to 11:00.
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)

Nelayan Restaurant

Serves delicious lunch and snacks. Quench your thirst with an unmistakably Malaysian long drink or simply try our 'MataHari'. Revitalise yourself with a refreshing Roselle Smoothie. Dinner: Our 'Catch of the Day' forms part of the Samudera Stir-Fry Barbecue, from the sea to the grill - our catch of the day could not be fresher. Samudera Stir-Fry Barbecue is available 19:00 to 22:30 (subject to weather conditions).

Restaurant details
Type: Malaysian
Dress Code: n/a
Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 to 18:00
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)


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.

Restaurant details
Type: Bar
Dress Code: Casual
Opening Hours:
Smoking: Yes (Smoking)


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.

Spa Village Tanjong Jara

Spa Treatments
  • Body scrub
  • Cupping
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Duo massage


18 hole golf course (nearby). Beach. Boating. Fishing. Fitness centre. Golf (nearby). Gymnasium (on-site). Health club. Spa. Lap swimming pool. Library. Massage. Snorkelling. Spa / beauty facilities. Treadmills. Weights. Yoga meditation


  • Bike Riding - On Request
  • Jogging Track - On Site
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool - On Site
  • Sailing - On Request
  • Scuba Diving - On Request
  • Tennis - On Site
  • Water Skiing - On Request
  • Windsurfing - On Request
  • Private Beach - On Site
  • Snorkeling - On Request

Meetings and Business

Audiovisuals equipment to office services which can be hired on request. Typing, faxing, e-mail services also available on request.

Getting there

Hotel Address

Tanjong Jara Resort
Batu 8 (off Jalan Dungun)
23000 Dungun
Terengganu. Malaysia DungunMalaysia


Charges (One Way Route Cost Per Car) Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Tanjong Jara Resort or vice versa (Starex) RM1400.00 Kuala Lumpur city to Tanjong Jara Resort or vice versa (Starex) RM1300.00 Subang Airport to Tanjong Jara Resort or vice versa (Starex) RM1400.00 Kuala Terengganu Airport to Tanjong Jara Resort or vice versa (Starex) RM500.00 Kerteh Airport to Tanjong Jara Resort or vice versa (Starex) RM300.00 Kuantan Airport to Tanjong Jara Resort or vice versa (Starex) RM800.00 Kuala Lumpur city to Subang Airport or vice versa (Starex) RM350.00 * The rates are nett and non-commissionable. All transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice and are advised at the time of booking. Waiting charge applies at RM100.00 per hour. 50% surcharge applies for transfers between 12am to 6am.


Nearest international airport: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (More than 50 Km.)
Nearest local airport: Kuala Terengganu Airport, Kerteh Airport (More than 50 Km.)

Trains & Buses

Nearest bus or coach station: Dimgun


Nearest motorway junction: North / South Highway


Directions by Road 1. To drive to Tanjong Jara Resort from Kuala Lumpur, take the East-West (Karak) highway to Kuantan, starting at the first toll plaza at Gombak. Toll charges are approximately RM5 per car. 2. Follow the signboards to Kuantan. 3. You will exit the East-West highway at the second toll plaza at Karak. Charges are approximately RM3 per car. 4. Take the Pantai Timur Express Highway. Exit at Jabor. Toll charges are approximately RM21.00. 5. The trunk road will lead you to Cherating, Chukai/Kemaman, Kerteh and Paka where you can see the Paka Power Plant on your right. 6. After driving for approximately half hour after Paka, you will reach Dungun town. At the first traffic light, proceed straight for another 8 km 7. Just about 500 meters before the turning to Tanjong Jara Resort, you will see a yellow signboard indicating the Resort, which will be on the right side of the main road. 8. Turn right at this junction. Approximately 1km from the main road, you will see the Tanjong Jara Resort signboard on your left just outside the main entrance.

Near Tanjong Jara Resort

Snorkelling and scuba diving at Tenggol Island, kayaking, jungle trekking, Marang river cruise, night market, cycling, Malay‘kampong’ or village activities, batik painting and cooking classes.

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