Tenggol Coral Beach Resort is an exclusive getaway location for scuba diving and snorkeling based on Tenggol island. Our customer service is our top priority and we always do our very best to accommodate your needs and service whilst on a resort. Our team is very proud of taking care of our customers which reflects in our resort reviews and trip advisor feedback alike, for which we hold yearly certificates of excellence. Its located in a Malaysian national marine park and our resort extends the harmony of the island to our visitors through beachfront chalets, hillside view apartments, our restaurant, and PADI dive center.
Tenggol Island, Malaysia
Tenggol Island shares its name from “Tenggak” which in local Bahasa Malay means to Perch. The island from afar looks like a person perching, and so its name was found. It is pronounced ‘Tenggol’ in Terengganu’s local dialect. Tenggol Island is located on the East coast of Malaysia just 45mins from the coastal jetty of Dungan. For many years this desert island has stayed off the maps and tourist trails, not even mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide. Apart from the local fishermen who would take shelter on Tenggol during storms, the island was mostly left alone to nature and remained a secret even to the people of Malaysia.
Tenggol is a small island and now a protected marine park, approx only 3km long and only 2km at its widest part. It is mostly wild untouched Jungle with a few pristine white sandy beaches. On the west beach, the largest on the island, Tenggol Coral Beach Resort has built a resort beautifully blended within the natural surroundings of the island. On the island, it’s hard to imagine your only 45mins from the mainland as you glace out across the blue clear blue waters lapping the soft sandy beach or look up and around at the surrounding 800ft rocky hills with enormous towering jungle trees that must be ancient. Tenggol in these moments feels like a lost world.
Tenggol Island Life
When you’re not scuba diving or snorkeling on Tenggol, you will find it has a very tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. If you like wildlife or photography you could spend hours around the resort observing the Tenggol Island Wild Life. Each day we see Monkeys, Monitor lizards, Praying Mantas, Squirrels, Crabs and sometimes if you have a good eye for seeing things you can spot snakes or giant fruit bats high up in the trees above. This is just on land, imagine what variety of Sea Life Tenggol is hiding around its rock outcrops and fringing reef areas.