Award-winning resort invites guests to explore the wonderful world of Tenggol Island.
YTL Hotels is excited to announce that dive season returns once again to Tanjong Jara Resort, revealing one of Malaysia’s best kept secrets. With monsoon season coming to an end, the award-winning Tanjong Jara Resort invites guests to explore Tenggol Island and discover the curious and colourful realm residing just beneath its calm and serene surface.
Inspired by the architecture of 17th century Malay palaces, the 100-room Aga Khan Award for Architecture winner is situated along a crescent shaped beach on the rustic east coast of Malaysia. Tanjong Jara Resort is anchored in Sucimurni, the ancient Malay way of life that embraces tranquility and purity through wholesome living, offering an authentic taste of the region’s spirit. The Spa Village Tanjong Jara completes the experience as it honours the ancient heritage of Malay healing therapies, using spa treatment that have been passed down through generations.
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.
Authentic in architecture and attitude, always warm and welcoming, here is an environment to let go, relax deeply and take time to rediscover yourself, your family or your friends; surrounded by the resort’s staff drawn from the local villages, who truly embody the gentle Malay art of service and hospitality.
Discover 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.
From March to October, the waters of the Terengganu Marine Park burst to life, offering visitors a unique window into a vivid world of untouched coral gardens and rare aquatic species. For novice divers and snorkelers, the abundance of marine life provides an unforgettable introduction. Additionally, the park’s wealth of underwater adventures promises to mesmerise and dazzle even the most seasoned experts.
Situated within the Terengganu Marine Park, Tenggol Island is home to some of the country’s best dive sites. While small and compact, the temperate waters coupled with rocky outcrops provide a rich seabed resulting in a diverse ecosystem. Here, dense colonies of hard and soft coral carpet the seafloor, providing a spectacular and colourful home for Tenggol Island’s varied and exotic residents – from giant double-headed parrotfish, yellowtail fusiliers and sea turtles to eagle rays, barracudas and even the elusive whale shark.
The beauty of Tenggol Island lies 50 minutes from Tanjong Jara Resort by private speedboat. As a PADI Dive Resort, a full range of equipment as well as courses and programmes are offered to help guests get the most of their snorkelling and diving tours. What’s more, guests will be able to explore the best of Tenggol Island and uncover its hidden gems thanks to knowledgeable and experienced instructors.
Guests can enter the awaiting underwater haven by booking the Tenggol Diver’s Delight package; for a minimum three nights’ stay, the package includes two leisure dive sessions over two days, barbecue lunch for each excursion and daily breakfast and dinner. Additionally, bookings and reservations made directly via the Tanjong Jara Resort website or YTL Travel Centre will be applicable for exclusive benefits.
A diving holiday at Tanjong Jara Resort offers something for everyone, from a relaxed glimpse at Malaysia’s stunning marine life seen through a snorkel mask to an exciting and unforgettable diving adventure. A visit to Tenggol Island will surely be a colourful and memorable experience.
The Tenggol Diver’s Delight Package starts from £228 per room per night for a minimum three nights’ stay. The package includes two leisure dive sessions over two days, barbecue lunch for each excursion and daily breakfast and dinner.