Tanjong Jara

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Idyllically situated on the east coast of the Malaysian peninsula between Kuala Terengganu and Kuantan, the halal friendly Tanjong Jara Resort Terengganu is built on a 17 hectare site facing the South China Sea. The river town of Dungun lies to the west of Tanjong Jara approximately 8 kms away.


The resort is just a 20 minute drive from the Duncan Night Market. Constructed in a 17th century traditional Malay architectural style the hotel has won the coveted Aga Khan Award for Architecture.  Malay culture and heritage are reflected with every turn and the guest rooms feature beautiful rich local timbers, luxurious local fabrics and spectacular views of the South China Sea and the tropical gardens. For the ultimate in impeccable service, hospitality and relaxation, look no further. 


Facing a crescent-shaped beach of golden sand, shaded by tall palms rustling in the breeze with views of the turquoise sea, Tanjong Jara Resort is attended to by a people steeped in traditions as timeless as Terengganu itself. Located on the pristine East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, explore a sanctuary of traditional luxury and well-being steeped in age-old Malay traditions.
Designed to reflect the elegance of 17th century Malay palaces, this tranquil resort offers a genuine taste of the region's spirit and its rich natural heritage. Based on the Malay concept of Sucimurni, which emphasises purity of spirit, health and well-being, this secluded hideaway encourages true rejuvenation of both body and spirit.

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Halal friendly features

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100% Halal dining

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Alcohol Free Room

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Female Spa Facilities

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Mosque Nearby

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No Casino

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No Nightclub

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Central Location

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Family Friendly

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Great for Kids

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Perfect for Honeymooners

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Secluded Beaches

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  • Where: Batu 8 Off Jalan Dungun - 23000, Kuala Terengganu Malaysia
  • Check In: 3pm
  • Check Out: 11am
  • Distance from airport: 70 kms
  • Transfer time from airport: 60 minutes
  • Official star rating: Five star
  • Local taxes: Included in our rates
  • Accessible Rooms: Subject to availability
  • WiFi: Complimentary for in-house guests
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Bumbung Room
Approximate room size : 55 sqm
Maximum occupancy : 2 adults and 2 children

Situated on the top floor of a double storey unit, these rooms are contemporary yet also feature traditional Malay decorative elements and offer views of lush landscaped gardens.

Serambi Room
Approximate room size : 55 sqm
Maximum occupancy : 2 adults and 2 children

Positioned on the ground floor of a double storey unit and similar to the Bumbung rooms in style, each room features a partially covered verandah which overlooks the tropical gardens.

Serambi Seaview Room
Approximate room size : 55 sqm
Maximum occupancy : 2 adults and 2 children

Located on the ground floor as well as on the first floor, Serambi Sea View Rooms enjoy panoramic views of the South China Sea and the verdant tropical gardens from a personal verandah.

Anjung Room
Approximate room size : 88 sqm
Maximum occupancy : 2 adults and 2 children
These semi-detached single-storey rooms are spacious havens, facing the beachfront. 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 verandah overlooking the beautifully landscaped tropical gardens and sea, an ideal location for a romantic halal honeymoon.

Anjung Seafront Room
Approximate room size : 66 sqm
Maximum occupancy : 2 adults and 2 children

These exclusive semi-detached single-storey rooms are set right on the seafront, 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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Di Atas Sungei

Di Atas Sungei is Malay for 'Above the River' so guests will find it easy to spot this halal friednly 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. Open from 7 am to 11 am and 7 pm 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.

Teratai Terrace

Situated beside the resort's free-form pool overlooking lush tropical foliage, Teratai Terrace serves healthy salads and local desserts for lunch and steamboat dinner. Movie screenings nightly from 9pm. Lunch is available from 12pm to 4pm and dinner from 7pm.

Resort Features

Traditional Handicraft Classes
Cooking classes
Gift shop & boutique
Spa village
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