Tanjong Jara Resort
Dungun, Terengganu

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".


Anjung Room
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.
Serambi Room
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.
Bumbung Room
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 gardens.


Guest Room Features:
- Colour TV
- Satelite Channels
- IDD Telephones
- Coffee & Tea Making Facilities
- In-room Safe
- Refrigerator
- Toiletries
- 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 Malaysian cuisine.
Teratai Terrace
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.
The Nelayan
"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.
Beca (Trishaw)
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.
Villa Service
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.
Tennis Courts
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 and toiletries.
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 on call.

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
  • Golf






Location Map


Tanjong Jara Resort
Batu 8, Off Dungun, 23000 Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia.