|Entrance to Spa Village, Tanjong Jara|
|Hibiscus Body Scrub|
|Leaving the Spa Village|
Spa Village, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu Malaysia
|Cool Drink and Cold Hand Towels|
YTL properties around Malaysia are known for their Spa Villages and Tanjong Jara Resort is no different. With a reputation of one of the best spa chains in Malaysia, a treatment at one of their spas never fails to impress. Each location celebrates its location by incorporating local ingredients and traditions into their treatments, so at Tanjong Jara on the East Coast, expect to see lots of Malay culture and tropical products infused into first class experiences.
Our treatment began with a procession designed to preserve and nurture local Malay customs, the Mandi Bunga. Originating in royal palaces as part of the coronation of a new king, this flower bath ceremony is also undertaken by young couples on the eve of their wedding. One lucky couple staying at Tanjong Jara Resort is chosen each day to be part of the ritual which starts with local ladies banging percussion instruments and collecting the pair from their florally decorated table after breakfast. On a walk around the resort, water is drawn from ancient water jars that symbolize the seven sources of fresh water used in the practice. Upon arrival at the Spa Village we were clothed in sarongs and bathed with this cool flower water and with each dousing wishes for happiness, prosperity etc were bestowed upon us. Invigorated by the soaking we stayed on to continue our treatments.
|Walkway to Treatment Villa|
Escorted to a private spa pavilion we already felt at peace amongst the natural spaces with garden surrounds, stone pathways and ceramic pots. This is where we prepared for our signature treatments. Both lasting 100 minutes, I took part in the Asam Roselle Experience, and hubby in the Traditional Malay massage.
A blend of roselle, ginger, nutmeg, galangal and karoteno oil was massaged into my skin in long kneading strokes relieving the tension in my back, neck and shoulders. This was succeeded with a roselle cream scrub serving to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. The addition of rice and coconut oil to the blend left my skin feeling supple and baby smooth.
Hubby could not praise his experience any higher. A full 100 minute massage consisting of long kneading motions and pressure point therapy left him feeling rejuvenated and cheerful. A special oil made with local ingredients such as turmeric, cinnamon, garlic, onion and citronella claims to invigorate circulation. Changing back into our clothing we ended our morning in the relaxation area with roselle tea.
Tanjong Jara Resort is now the fourth Spa Village I have experienced. 100 percent impressed with every one, I have yet been able to find even the tiniest of fault in any venue. Going above expectations, each experience has been uniquely different with the influence of local heritage and resources into treatments, yet maintaining the common thread of professionalism and first-class service in all locations.
Reason to visit: sublime spa therapies by professionals in peaceful tropical surrounds
Tanjong Jara Resort
Batu 8 off Jalan Dungun
YTL Travel Centre
+6 03 2783 1000