8 Amazing Accommodations In Terengganu - From Family Homestays To Nature Resorts


Ili •  Oct 12, 2021

Best homestays and resorts in Terengganu

If there's one place in Malaysia where you can count on its scenic nature views, it's Terengganu. Home to many gorgeous islands, you're in for a treat with all the awesome accommodations you'll find dotted along the beach and nestled in the countryside. For those who've been yearning for an amazing vacay, this list of nature resorts and homestays in Terengganu is perfect for you.

1. Terrapuri Heritage Village

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Sandwiched between the South China Sea and Setiu Wetland, you'll find Terrapuri Heritage Village. Sprawled with century-old traditional wooden houses that have been restored, this resort is inspired by 17th century Terengganu Palace and provide splendid accommodation for anyone who wants to spend a few nights in Terengganu. Each heritage villa is kitted out with a comfortable bed, ensuite bathroom complete with rain shower, and more.

Address: Kampung Mangkuk, 22120 Setiu, Terengganu Malaysia

Contact: +609-624 5020

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2. Tanjong Jara Resort

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Located along the tranquil Tanjung Jara beach located north of Kuala Dungun, this luxury resort promises a stay within heritage-rich splendour. Inspired by the architecture of 17th-century Malay palaces, the resort features a collection of rooms and villas made out of local timber and decorated with local and traditional-inspired furnishings. The resort is located right by a quiet stretch of beach, so you can expect to be blown away by beautiful views of the ocean.

Address: Tanjong Jara Resort, Batu 8, Off Jalan Dungun, 23000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Contact: +609-845 1100

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3. Isetia Homestay

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For those planning a quiet getaway in Kuala Terengganu, plan your vacay at Isetia Homestay. The kampung-style bungalow is located in Bukit Batu Putih and while decorated minimally, has everything you can possibly need for a comfortable stay including private bathrooms with hot showers, spacious living room and flat-screen TV.

Address: 1233, Bukit Batu Putih, Chendering 21080 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

Contact: +6010-656 3030

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4. Alunan Resort

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Overlooking the stunning landscape of the South China Sea, Alunan Resort is where you should stay on your next trip to Perhentian Island. With a secluded beach as your playground, this modern resort caters to all types of travellers ranging from families to honeymooners. If you can splurge on a room in this contemporary boutique resort, let it be the double-storey Serenity Suites that offers floor-to-ceiling glass panel for ocean views and a private rooftop sundeck.

Address: Petani Beach Perhentian Island Kecil, Terengganu

Contact: +6016 448 8297

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5. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

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Perched elegantly on the white sands of Pulau Redang is The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort. A luxury beach resort that overlooks the stunning view of the South China Sea, it's amazing to stay so close to the beauty that this island has to offer. There are nine types of rooms and suites available in this resort, ranging from the Cliff Hill Deluxe to the Taaras Villa - perfect for any type of traveller.

Address: Peti Surat 126, Main Post Office, 20928 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Contact: +609-630 8888

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6. Redang Beach Resort

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Leave your footprints on the white sandy beach of Redang Island while staying at Redang Beach Resort. Overlooking the crystal clear waters, which is only a five-minute walk from your room, this resort has five accommodation types, ranging from Standard to Club Deluxe. For a small family, you can choose the Superior Room that has one queen-size bed and two single beds. Besides having a garden view, it has an attached bathroom and a private balcony.

Address: Pulau Redang, 21090 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Contact: +603 2031 5079

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7. Bubu Villa

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If you walk towards the southern end of Long Beach, a popular beach in Perhentian Kecil, you'll find Bubu Villa. Featuring 18 private villas that strike a balance between traditional design and modern amenities, you can choose between Garden Villa, Beach Villa and Family Villa. Don't coop up in your room all day because there are many things to do at Bubu Villa like snorkelling, hiking, sunset cruise, island-hopping and fishing trips.

Address: Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Besut, Terengganu

Contact: +603 2142 6688

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8. Arwana Perhentian Resort

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While there are plenty of reasons to step out and enjoy the sun at Perhentian Island, Arwana Perhentian Resort provides comfortable accommodation to rest after a long day. The resort has five room categories, ranging from the Standard Room to the Family Supreme. Depending on your interest, you can make the most of your trip by getting their room packages that include snorkelling, nature exploration or a romantic honeymoon retreat.

Address: Perhentian Island, Terengganu

Contact: +609 7780888 / +609 7781888

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For sun-seekers who want to explore other beautiful islands in Malaysia, check out our recommended reads for accommodations in Redang Island, Cherating and Langkawi!