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Islands and Beaches – Cherating

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Asia’s first Club Med and the nocturnal ritual of turtle nesting give Cherating its appeal. Discover one of the finest beach spots on the east coast of the peninsula.

The calm blue waters of the South China Sea make Cherating one of the most alluring beach resorts in Malaysia.

Located 47km north of the capital of Pahang, Kuantan, Cherating is home to the world-famous Club Med. A number of water sports such as catamaran sailing and kayaking can be enjoyed here. The excellent wind conditions in Cherating make it the perfect site for windsurfing and kite flying.

Hire a bicycle and explore the beach surroundings. Look out for small eateries by the roadside selling inexpensive local favourites and interesting stalls selling souvenirs.

Experience the rustic and laid-back atmosphere at the Cherating Village and take home a handicraft or batik souvenir.

Chendor Beach, just a few minutes from Cherating, is a favourite spot for turtle watching. During the nesting period, turtles come to lay eggs at its turtle sanctuary.

Nearer to the town of Kuantan are the beaches of Teluk Chempedak and Balok. Sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing can be enjoyed when wind and sea conditions are favourable. Beserah, less than ten minutes from Kuantan, is a quaint fishing village.

GETTING THERE

By Road

Cherating is a 4-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur via the scenic route to the east coast. There are buses to Kuantan departing daily from Kuala Lumpur. From Kuantan, there are taxi services to Cherating. Alternatively, take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Dungun or Kemaman in Terengganu, and disembark at Cherating.

By Air

Malaysia Airlines and Firefly provide frequent air services to Kuantan. From the airport, Cherating is just 45 minutes away.

USEFUL CONTACTS

Tourism Malaysia Regional Office East Coast

(Pahang, Terengganu & Kelantan)
Tel: 609 567 7112 / 7115 / 7116

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