One thing I have to take my hat off to is the chefs here at TJR. From breakfast till dinner, I could not compliment them enough with the amazing quality of dishes churned out. There are three main restaurants here - Di Atas Sungai which translates as Above The River serving some amazing local fusion dishes, Teratai Terrace by the pool which serves private dining experiences from an overall menu and Nelayan which means Fisherman offering fine dining western cuisine for dinner. Was the food good? Yes, yes and yes plus I simply cannot get enough of the local fried rice at Di Atas Sungai.
Tenggol Island is located about 45 minutes away from Tanjong Jara Resort (TJR). Therefore, the resort offers snorkeling and scuba diving packages to the island which includes a barbecue lunch. Transportation to the jetty and then a return boat ride is also included in the package.
All you need to do is bring your swim wear. If you are a scuba diver, TJR has a very experienced in-house dive instructor and guide that will take you on a very interesting dive at Tenggol Island. full diving gear is also available for rental. If you get seasick easily, I would advise against going for this trip as the waters can be a little choppy depending on the season.
Turtle watching at Tanjong Jara was one of the main highlights as this special package is only available during the turtle season at Rantau Abang in Terengganu. Seriously, this is one of the most amazing things to witness when the mother turtle lays her eggs and even more joyous when the baby turtles are released back to the sea. There are plenty more activities available here and you can find them at the end of the article.
- Snorkeling or Diving in Tenggol Island
- Nature Walk
- Cooking Class
- Chemerung Waterfall Excursion
- Eco-adventure Marang River Cruise
- Guided Bicycle Tour
- Batik Painting
- Traditional Handicraft Tour
- Birdwatching around the resort
- Turtle viewing (subject to season)
The journey is only and hour and a half from the airport to the resort. As for me, I love driving out of the city as there is much to see along the way so if you are up for a good mixture in a driving holiday, take that challenge and head over to Tanjong Jara Resort in Terengganu.