Luxury hotel holiday Tanjong Jara Malaysia

Tanjong Jara Resort offers guests the full luxury Malaysian experience. Inspired by Malay sultan palaces of the 17th century, the structures ooze charm and sophistication. Direct access to a sandy beach overlooking the South China Sea entices guests to spend a long holiday relaxing and rejuvenating in the serene surroundings. Amenities such as three restaurants, swimming pools and a spa village allow guests to enjoy the peace and seclusion of this exclusive retreat.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Kuala Lumpur and onward flights to Kuantan
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Tanjong Jara Resort

Tanjong Jara Resort is an intimate and exclusive 5-star escape, in a serene beachfront location. Gourmet dining, a sublime spa village and excellent activities to explore Malay culture, alongside luxurious accommodation and exceptional service afford guests a truly indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located on the coast, near Terengganu

Annual opening All year except the month of January

Closest airport Terengganu Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 1 hour and 15-minutes' drive from Terengganu Airport

Hotel facilities and services

3 Restaurants, 2 Bars, Private Dining Experiences, Spa Village, 2 Tennis Courts, Library, Boutique, 2 Swimming Pools, Local Tours, Waterfall Excursion, Jungle Treks, River Cruise, Handicraft Classes, Local Cooking Classes. 

Complimentary watersports

Diving, Snorkelling, Windsurfing, Kayaking (all seasonal).

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Bumbung room for 7 nights

From about

£1,385

Holiday Code EXH64

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Tanjong Jara Resort

On the east coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, Tanjong Jara Resort sits overlooking a golden sand beach and the South China Sea. A truly luxurious beach retreat, its architecture is inspired by the historical wooden palaces of Malay sultans, combining traditional craftsmanship with beautifully preserved 17th century structures. Lanterns illuminate the pathway that leads to the reception, where wooden pillars replace walls so that natural light and a sea breeze can sweep through the resort. The tropical grounds are lush with vegetation, through which river flows towards the sparkling sea. The traditional structure of Spa Village is surrounded by gardens with serene ponds and, inside, traditional Malay therapies can be enjoyed. Other facilities include two swimming pools, one of which is next to the beach, where a watersports centre offers spectacular diving and snorkelling experiences on a seasonal basis. Dining options are exquisite and Malaysian cuisine, Western dishes, and delectable seafood are all served in informal surroundings. Excursions are operated to the Chemerung Waterfall, whilst Eco River cruises and bicycle tours to the local villages are also available. Tutorials on local handicraft and delicacies can be provided. Guestrooms have been furnished using local timbers and fabrics, as well as fabulous panoramic views across the sea and landscaped gardens. All accommodation has direct access to the beach. Perfect for an exotic and relaxing beachside retreat.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Bumbung room for 7 nights

From about

£1,385

Holiday Code EXH64

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Tanjong Jara Resort

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Tanjong Jara Resort, we include flights to Kuala Lumpur with British Airways and other airlines such as Malaysia Airlines or Emirates, depending on where you are coming from in the UK and the overall holiday route you want to take, and then onward flights to Kuantan. Upon arrival in Kuantan we include a private car transfer. The hotel is about 1 hour and 45 minutes from the airport.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Bumbung room for 7 nights

From about

£1,385

Holiday Code EXH64

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Tanjong Jara Resort

About Malaysia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Malaysia is an experience of a fusion of cultures, replete with enticing sights and sounds. Conjuring up images of jungles brimming with exotic life, clippers cutting through the South China Sea and sultans sitting in opulent palaces, colonial Malaysia has thrown of its topi, and is today sprinting hot on the heels on neighbour Singapore, fast becoming a place of thrusting, modern self-confidence. Two countries for the price of one, Malaysia is cleaved in half by the South China Sea, dividing the country into two distinctive worlds. The peninsula is a multicultural buffet of Malay, Chinese and Indian flavours, while Borneo hosts a wild jungle of orang-utans, granite peaks and remote tribes. Within and throughout these two very different regions lie extraordinary extremes: from the space-age high-rises of Kuala Lumpur to the smiling longhouse villages of Sarawak and the calm, powdery beaches of the Perhentian Islands. Offering abundant riches for inquisitive explorers, Malaysia is also blessed with one of the most delicious cuisines in the world – and again, the influence from different, and differing cultures is key, with Chinese-Malay ‘nonya’ dishes appearing on the same table as Indian banana leaf curries, and Chinese buffets standing alongside spicy Malay food stalls. And despite all the pockets of ethnicities, religions, landscapes and the sometimes-great distances between them, the beauty of Malaysia is that it has somehow successfully fused all its influences, creating a country that is one of the safest, most stable, and easiest to explore in Asia. Malaysia is a highly recommended holiday destination.

Highlights of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, with the 1,483ft Petronus Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world, dominating the skyline, and a veritable smorgasbord of international cuisine; Pulau Langkawi, a quite stunning collection of beach-fringed islands with luxury resorts to match; the colonial delights of Penang’s Georgetown; the night market at Kota Bharu, with traditional kite and shadow puppet stalls and displays; Cameron Highlands, where you can step back in time wandering the tea plantations amid leafy, verdant, cool surrounds; the bone-white beaches of Pulau Perhentian; exploring the jungle and river systems of Taman Negara, Malaysia’s premier national park; Endau-Rompin National Park, Malaysia’s last remaining lowland jungle; the historic city of Melaka, famed for its Baba-Nonya cuisine and heritage architecture; Kuching, Sarawak’s most historic and attractive town; sail along the Rejang river in the heart of Borneo; walk to the summit of Mt Kinabalu, or go rafting and jungle walking from its base at Kota Kinabalu; explore the extraordinary cave systems of Gunung Mulu National Park, trekking the famous head-hunter’s trail; visit Sepilok orang-utan sanctuary; look for wildlife in the upland rainforest trails of the Kelabit Highlands; dive the world-class dive sites of Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

Travel around Malaysia

Roads on the peninsula are generally high quality; road rules are basically the same as in Britain, with right-hand drive vehicles, and cars driving on the right. This makes car-hire in Malaysia a breeze compared with most other Asian countries, although roads can be rough on Borneo, where 4x4 jeeps are essential. Buses are an excellent and cheap option, as are boats and ferries which sail between the peninsula and offshore islands. As for trains, Peninsular Malaysia has a modern, comfortable and economical railway service that has basically two lines. One runs from Singapore to KL, then to Butterworth and on into Thailand. The other line, known as the Jungle Railway, cuts through the interior of Malaysia linking Gemas, Taman Negara with Kota Bharu, a transit town for Pulau Perhentian.

Facts in brief

Capital Kuala Lumpur
Airport Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Penang and Johor Bahru all have international airports
Size 127,000 sq. miles
Population 31 million
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