Set on the pristine east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, alongside a golden sandy beach, lapped by gleaming turquoise waters.
Designed to reflect the simple elegance of 17th century Malay palaces, Tanjong Jara Resort is a tranquil resort that offers guests a genuine taste of the region’s spirit and its rich natural heritage with a warmth of service that makes it unique.
The 100 rooms are a serene collection of elegantly crafted wooden buildings, offering traditional luxury accommodation, while the award-winning Spa Village embraces unique and local Malay healing therapies passed down over generations.
Dining at the resort is scenic, exquisite and informal; serving the freshest of ingredients, the two superb restaurants offer either traditional Malaysian cuisine, or delectable seafood and western style dishes. Private dining options are available at several stunning locations across the resort and the chefs there are happy to adapt dishes to your personal tastes.
Explore natural wonders at the resort’s turtle hatchery during the nesting season or with seasonal diving and snorkelling on nearby Tenggol Island, one of Asia’s best kept dive secrets. Discover the rich culture of the Malay heartland with excursions that offer a unique insight into the local way of life, from a market visit with the chef followed by a cooking class to viewing the charms of the sleepy fishing villages on a guided bicycle tour.
During nesting season, generally between April and September, guests may visit the turtle hatchery on site to learn about the conservation efforts in the resort’s exclusive partnership with Lang Tengah Turtle Watch. Due to these ongoing initiatives, some turtles have been returning to nest on the beach in front of the resort. If lucky, guests might see them laying their eggs or witness the hatchlings returning to the sea. There is also a turtle adoption programme that allows guests to protect the turtles long after they have left the resort.
Tanjong Jara Resort offers a wide variety of possible experiences – lazy and languid, energetic and outdoors, indulgent and regenerative, cultural and enlightening – choose whether to fold them into a single visit, or craft each visit differently to meet your needs.
WINING AND DINING
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 tropical greenery, and shaded by a huge ketapang tree, the restaurant opens for breakfast and dinner, and serves authentic Malaysian cuisine.
Breakfast 7.00am to 11.00am; Dinner 7.00pm to 10.30pm
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 crafted by Chef Wai, the pioneer of Fisherman’s Cove, 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.
Lunch 12.00pm to 5.00pm; Cocktails 6.00pm to 11.00pm; Dinner 7.00pm to 10.30pm
Situated beside the resort’s free-form pool overlooking lush tropical foliage, Teratai Terrace serves healthy salads and local desserts for lunch, steamboat dinner, as well as a selection of wines and cocktails in the evenings. Movie screenings nightly from 9pm.
Lunch 12.00pm to 4.00pm; Dinner from 7.00pm. The Bar serves cocktails and other beverage drinks until 11.30pm
RELAX AND KEEP FIT
There are two swimming pools at the resort, an adult-only free-form pool near Teratai Terrace and the lobby, and another adjacent to the beach near Spa Village. Each pool has towels and deck chairs for sun lovers, and refreshments are served at the pool deck.
SPA VILLAGE TANJONG JARA
Every breath is pure refreshment, a relaxation of the soul, a pure journey of revival. In Malay they call this Sucimurni. In Malaysia, it is Tanjong Jara.
The philosophy of Sucimurni emphasises the 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 ponds, 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 skilled Malay therapists to provide a very special health and beauty experience.
GYMNASIUM + TENNIS COURTS
Keep up with your fitness regime in our gymnasium or enjoy a few rounds at the resort’s two tennis courts. Rackets are available for hire and balls are available for purchase at the gift shop.
1 hour and 15 minutes by road from Terengganu Airport or 4 hours and 30 minutes by road from Kuala Lumpur International Airport
1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH
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