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10 Nights at the Tanjong Jara Resort (5*)

Bumbung Room

Room & Breakfast

  • Includes daily buffet breakfast at Di Atas Sungei
  • A 50 minute massage for 2 people per stay
  • 1 cooking experience per stay
  • Jara Hill walk with the resident naturalist per person per stay

A unique and traditional resort in a striking location on Malaysia’s unspoilt east coast.

If you’re looking to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds for a peaceful beach retreat that combines perfectly with a Borneo or Pangkor Laut holiday, Tanjong Jara Resort is a great choice. Shaded sunbeds and cabanas surround the pools, providing an idyllic place to unwind. The landscaped gardens house the renowned Spa Village Tanjong Jara, where ancient locally-inspired treatments and therapies are available. You can reach the pristine reefs of Terengganu Marine Park in around 45 minutes from the resort, where there is spectacular seasonal snorkelling and diving opportunities.

There are three restaurants here, including Di Atas Sungai, which has lovely river views. This exciting restaurant doesn’t have a fixed menu; instead, Menu Masters, who are experts in regional cuisine, are on hand to help you create incredible dishes using fresh local ingredients. The beachside restaurant Nelayan (the Malay word for fisherman) is a beautiful venue serving up seafood specialities, as well as superb Asian and western dishes.

The Asian-style décor throughout the resort is also reflected in the rooms. The Bumbung Rooms and Serambi Rooms both overlook the tropical gardens; the latter also has a spacious terrace, or you can upgrade to a Seaview Room for gorgeous ocean views. The Anjung Rooms are ideal if you’d like some extra space, and these luxurious semi-detached cottages all face the beach.

• Return flights from London.

October 2022.