Cherating, Kuantan Overview

Cherating is a beautiful beach town in the city of Pahang, Malaysia. This town is a Malaysian seasonal destination famous for white-sand beaches, surfing and windsurfing. It is also home to Asia’s first Club Mediterranee, Club Med. Cherating's bay is an ideal spot for swimming most of the year, while surfing is popular during the monsoon months.

Outside of the surf season, Cherating is quite empty which only adds to the appeal. While travelling to this alluring destination make sure to visit the handicrafts and traditional textile sections of the cultural town. The best time to visit Cherating would be the dry season, during the months of April to October as there are heavy monsoons here that might end up disrupting your trip.

Cherating Highlights

1. Chendor Beach

Chendor Beach is a white sand beach with shallow and clear waters that provide for a beautiful picturesque destination, situated in the East Coast of Malaysia. The well-maintained beach is just the pe (Read More)rfect place to unwind leisurely and hang out with your friends and family, especially during the mesmerizing sunrise and sundown. The beach is well known for surfing, so don’t forget to experience that while you are here.

2. Turtle Sanctuary

The turtle sanctuary in Chendor beach is open to everyone. Visitors have to pre-book the trip to the sanctuary or on the upfront. The museum is home to several turtles that are later released in the b (Read More)each waters. You can see several baby turtles and other bigger ones while you expedite and maybe even hold the dainty little creatures in your hands. You can also experience releasing the baby turtles into the beach firsthand if you show up on time!

3. Cherating River

Cherating River is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cherating. The tour down the river is absolutely breathtaking. The night firefly tours are especially wonderful because of the small (Read More)fireflies that light up the trees surrounding the river and the starry sky. You can also have a tour of the Mangroves while you are there.
Hafiz’s Cherating River Cruise is the most availed service here.
Cost: Approx RM45 for an hour 

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Surfing in Cherating

Cherating is known for its surfing beach all over Malaysia. The waves go up to 500 metres making this activity really enthralling and something to look forward to.  There is a surf shack on the beach and a surf school, Cherating Point Surf School inside the Mahatari chalets that provide lessons to aspiring surfers.

Kam’s Surf Shack offers various water sports including professional surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, and kayaking etc whilst renting equipment and giving lessons. They have also introduced land yachting or X-Sailing. The shack is also a beach café and bar and provides hearty meals and tasty snacks that you can relax and enjoy.
There is also a chalet accommodation available for RM 80 an hour and RM 150 a day.
Timings: 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Cost ( per hour / day)
Kayak: RM 40/100
Kitesurfing gear: RM150; Lessons : RM 300
Windsurf gear: RM 80 ; Lessons: RM150
Paddle Boats: RM 50/100 (half day)
Surfboards: RM 40/70 ( half/ full day)

Wildlife Watching

You can come across several species of reptiles and birds when you’re touring the area, especially on the beaches .
The Mangroves have plenty of Mangrove snakes and pythons .
You can also spot some beautiful Kingfishers, white lipped monkeys , monitor lizards , otters and spider carbs while you’re visiting

How to Reach Cherating

  • You can take a train from Kuala Lumpur Sentral to Bandar Tasik Selatan and then take a bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan. Take a tax/rental from Kuantan to reach Cherating (7 minutes ,4 hours and 40 minutes respectively); Approximate  Cost: INR 100, INR 450 and INR 1500 respectively.
  • You can take a train from Kuala Lumpur sentral to Bandar Tasik Selatan and then take a bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan. Take a tax/ rental from Kemaman to reach Cherating  (7 minutes ,5 hours and 15 minutes respectively); Approximate  Cost: INR 100, INR 500-800 and INR 300 respectively.
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