Tanjung Bidara commands a magnificent sweep of the state’s coastline, and its beach is very popular among locals as well as foreigners. Amenities include parking lots, children’s playgrounds and food stalls.
Located between Melaka and Port Dickson, it is quiet and well away from the main road, and though the water is murky, the sandy beaches are pleasant and there is abundant greenery. The main beach is at the Tanjung Bidara Beach Resort, where there are also food stalls.
A long two-lane driveway fringed by swaying palm trees leads into the compounds of this quaint, old-style resort motel by the beach. Resembling a pre-war bungalow that might have well housed a prominent tycoon or colonialist decades ago, it is a unique and rare setting for a hospitality enterprise. Guests who desire an alternative style of lodging from downtown’s standard offerings can choose among 50 motel rooms or 15 standalone chalet suites (with kitchen facilities). In-house amenities include the Bidara Café, tennis courts and arrangements for horseback riding and island tours.