The lap of luxury
For those hoping for a tropical escape beyond the usual destinations, Dungun awaits. This sleepy fishing village may not be teeming with upmarket boutiques, but it is packed to the brim with beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. A smattering of waterfront resorts encourage you to sit back, relax and enjoy Dungun's easygoing pace.
What finer way to unwind and rebalance than with a room at a 4.5-star hotel. Tanjong Jara Resort offers such a place, modelled in the style of Malaysian palaces. Snorkelling, guided walks and cooking classes are just some of the activities available. If comfort for less is what you seek, the Ulek beach Resort is a great alternative.
Beyond the hotels, Dungun serves up some unique experiences that will leave a lasting impression. Giant leatherback turtles take to the beaches to lay their eggs from May to September, and the verdant lands are great for hiking. Explore the town, or simply spend lazy days on Kelulut Beach.
When it comes to an authentic stay in Dungun, there are a few local inns and B&Bs that provide reasonable rates and friendly hospitality. This includes the Six Villa Inn, which is close to such local attractions as Masjid Pak Sabah mosque. The Teluk Lipat Seaview Inn is another option with comfortable amenities less than two kilometres from the city centre.
Gateway to Pulau Tenggol
One of the major appeals of Dungun is it's close proximity to Tenggol Island. Known as the gateway to the tiny island, Dungun is a mere one hour speedboat ride from the tranquil shores of this pristine getaway. You may want to explore the reef and marine life of Terengganu Marine Park, or watch the turtles return to the shores to nest.
The Tenggol Island Beach Resort is the only available accommodation on the island, offering guests easy access to Teluk Air Tawar Beach. 20 natural timber chalets provide simple and clean accommodation with beautiful views. Snorkelling and diving tours are also available from the hotel.