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Lazy Days At The Idyllic Tanjong Jara, Malaysia

Inspired by a 17th Century Malay palace, the Tanjong Jara is a true haven. Centered around the distinctly Malaysian philosophy of Sucimurni, the award-winning resort is dedicated to ensuring the purity of spirit, health and well-being. Sounds like the perfect place for fraught, tired city-dwellers like us… we had to know more!

With a history of more than a thousand years, the resort’s spa practices are believed to have their origins in the convergence of Malay, Arab, Indian and Chinese cultures during the days of the Malacca Sultanate.

A true oasis of calm, the hotel’s focus lies with the well-being of its visitors in every possible way. The therapists at the Spa Village endeavour to deliver their most trusted health and beauty traditions, treating guests to a snippet of their rich history. Unique natural ingredients found in various indigenous herbs and plants are combined with the skills of resident Malay healers, to provide an unparalleled spa experience. Count us in…

But soothing massages and foot rubs are not all this stunning hideaway has to offer – the resort’s location on Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast means it is home to one of the country’s best-kept diving secrets – Tenggol Island.

Renowned as one of the most beautiful and serene islands in the South China Sea, the untouched island provides access to some of the finest diving and snorkelling sites in the world. Underwater wildlife, often only found in these waters, are abundant and include whale sharks, turtles, barracudas and the infamous nudibranchs.

Tanjong Jara is situated on a 17-hectare site, with an extensive stretch of private beach on the north east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. The resort’s design is based on traditional Malay architecture, where each room incorporates authentic local timbers and rich fabrics.

Dining at Tanjong Jara is an experience in itself. With no menu at the Di Atas Sungei restaurant, your meal is customised to your taste and desires.

The skilled chef will guide guests through their options, cooking up a fabulous personalised meal. Other restaurants include Nelayan, where you can enjoy freshly cooked seafood on the beach surrounded by bamboo torches and the sounds of the lapping waves. Alternatively, opt for a private romantic dinner in a location of your choice. Decisions, decisions…

After a week of tailor-made meals, scuba diving with rare species, deep sleeps and mind-blowing massages, we don’t think we’ll be coming home…

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