Tanjong Jara Malaysia Hotel

Batu 8, Off Jalan Dungun, 23000 Kuala Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia

Wellbeing is everything but an afterthought at this luxury resort on Malaysia’s east coast; in fact, it’s the cornerstone. With a traditional timber design evoking a 17th-century Malay palace, and set on its own crescent beach, Tanjong Jara is based on the concept of sucimurni, meaning wholesomeness. This translates into experiences from invigorating waterfall treks to yoga on the beach, alongside respect for nature, exemplified by an on-site hatchery that helps newborn turtles back into the ocean. You can even follow them into the waves – though not straight away – on a diving trip to explore the reefs off Tenggol Island, part of the Terengganu Marine Park. Rooms come with sea or tropical garden views – or splash out and secure yourself The House of Terengganu, a secluded one-bedroom villa with its own pool.

Words by Alex Mead

Doubles from £104. 00 60 3 2783 1000 https://www.tanjongjararesort....

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