The first club in South East Asia of Club Med
is located in Cherating at the South China Sea. And because it's the first,
they got the best spot, although the whole region has fine sandy beach.
After Club Med came the other resorts. like: the Legend, the Impiana Hotel,
Holiday Villa and the Residence Inn. All of them are beautiful
hotels/resorts. It's a mixture between traditional and modern resorts.
Cherating is situated 47 km from Kuantan. It is unique with its rustic atmosphere and warm hospitality of the
village people. Cherating
also offers you the chance to shop for handicrafts and see cultural
performances. Village maidens nimbly weave the pandanus leaves into mats,
hats, bags, and other inexpensive lightweight souvenirs. Cultural shows
include wayang kulit (shadow play) and silat (Malaysian art of self-defense).
Photo: Douwe van Essen
Cherating is approximately 47km
north of Kuantan and 133km from Kuala Lumpur. There two ways of getting
there - by air (to Kuantan, then taxi or bus) or by car.
It takes about 4 hours to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan using the
inland Karak Highway and its another hour from Kuantan to Cherating. The
drive alone is an interesting experience as you pass primary jungles, palm
and rubber plantations, historic towns and quirky pit stops.
Cherating also offers you the chance to shop for handicrafts and see
cultural performances. Village maidens nimbly weave the pandanus leaves into
mats, hats, bags, and other inexpensive lightweight souvenirs. Cultural
shows include wayang kulit (shadow play) and silat (Malaysian art of
Photo: Douwe van Essen
Some excursions, that can be
to Kuantan, the capitol
of the State of Pahang. Not far from the town center (only a few
kilometers) is the beach of Teluk Chempedak. There's a beautiful
promenade and some nice restaurants. There are also some excellent
"food stalls". It's very pleasant to be there in the evening
and they offer you a good meal.
Beserah is a fishing
village about 10 km north of Kuantan. Beserah is noted for some of the
best salted fish in the region. An unusual sight is the way Beserah
fishermen utilize water buffaloes on the beach to transport baskets of
fish from the boats to the processing centers. These water buffaloes are
also used in the padi fields. Beserah has several batik factories and
cottage industries which produce handicraft from sea shells and pandanus
Please, ask in your hotel, what's the best time to go there the
Lake Chini is a
tranquil lake whose legend is similar the Loch Ness in Scotland. This
magical lake is also home to rich biological resources of flora and
aquatic vertebrates. The aborigines are very convinced that a dragon
once lived in this mystical lake. You travel through quaint Malaysian
villages and countryside to Lake Chini. Board small boats for a cruise
down a stream canopied by century old rain forest trees. Cruise around
the lake and take in the scenic views. Stop at an aboriginal settlement
along the banks for an insight into the lifestyles of the aborigines and
observe how the blowpipe is used as their main hunting weapon. Return
for another captivating boat cruise back to the boat station.
Set on 35 acres of stunning white sandy Cherating Beach, the four star Impania Resort is designed in traditional Malay fashion. All rooms have balconies overlooking the South China Sea and its spectacular sunset. The large landscaped swimming pool has a waterfall, outdoor Jacuzzi and children’s area. Other facilities include a spa, tennis court, jogging track, darts, karaoke, restaurant offering variety of local and Western dishes, function rooms, conference facilities and planned activities, including turtle watching from May to September.
The charming resort is situated on one of Malaysia's most popular and finest beaches amidst lush tropical greenery, manicured gardens and wildlife. The luxury villas feature opulent Malay-inspired interiors against natural and secluded surroundings. The resort has a diverse menu of fine dining opportunities to satisfy varied cravings. Fresh seafood is prepared in front of diners at the Lagenda restaurant and for something more hearty, Mario's steakhouse should fit the bill. The resort is busiest between the months of May and September when travelers come to watch giant leatherback turtles return to the beach to lay their eggs – a true Discovery Channel moment.
Guests will find all of the finest amenities in each of the 12 rooms in this popular 5-star hotel. All rooms have television, in room safe, air conditioning as well as other amenities. Guests will enjoy the hotel's excellent facilities and services including meeting facilities, laundry service/dry cleaning, bar/pub. Facilities for recreation and leisure available include steamroom, gym, jacuzzi, tennis courts. Convenient location, a dedicated staff and first-rate facilities make this hotel a favorite among travelers.
This attractive beach resort, situated on the magnificent shores of Cherating Beach, is a heaven like holiday location. An excellent budget hotel, it is suitable for both leisure and business travelers. Indeed a few steps away from the white sandy beach, majority of their rooms provide excellent views of the flourishing garden or sea. Focused on giving their clients a comfortable and convenient stay, their resort facilities feature Bunga Padi Restaurant and Coffee House, swimming pool and children’s pool, business center, gymnasium, and steam room, gift & souvenir shop, Laundry service, Safe deposit box, Karaoke lounge, and Lobby lounge. Suria Cherating Beach Resort is a suitable place of stay while visiting Cherating Beach.
The beachside resort, situated on Cherating Beach, is the perfect holiday destination. Guests will enjoy easy access to a host of recreational seaside activities, in addition the pristine beaches of the one of the last unspoiled frontiers in Peninsular Malaysia. A location 45-kilometers north of Kuantan provides both business and leisure travelers with a convenient location. A property of 6.5 hectares boasts an impressive range of exotic fauna, and scenic natural surroundings, perfect for sporting activities. The resort offers immaculate guestrooms that are adorned with a modern design theme bearing distinct maritime decoration, perfect for tranquility and relaxation. The Legend Resort is an ideal beachside retreat for travelers who want a scenic location, comfortable rooms, and convenient access to modern areas.
This hotel is known to be paradise and guest will enjoy the warm comfort it has to offer. Fit for tourist and locals who are looking for a nice getaway. Residence Inn Cherating is located in Cherating, Malaysia, 30 minutes away from Kuantan, where all the beaches and islands are located. Residence Inn Cherating is a mere 5 minutes walk from the beach, culture centers and plenty of restaurants and bar to keep you fully occupied. All accommodations boast cottage style interiors hence offering a cozy feel. Each room is well decorated and incorporates Malay style, most even overlook the pool or the jacuzzi.
The Paradise Café located in the hotel is the most popular amongst guest as a frequent choice for dining. It offers various cuisines from BBQ to western to local. Residence Inn Cherating offers a chance for their guest to explore outdoor activities like jungle trekking, beach volleyball, netball, limbo rock, surfing and kayaking
Enjoy complete tranquility, Sanctuary Resort Cherating is surrounded by refreshing lush greenery and is minutes away from the white sandy beach. Boasting variety of room styles ranging from rooms and suites to apartments, Sanctuary Resort Cherating creates a perfect setting for singles, couples and even families. Enjoy your stay at this serene and peaceful property, guests are also offered access to water sports like sailing and canoeing. For those in need of a relaxing vacation, you can simply take a dip in the alluring pool or go for sunbathing at the beach. Sanctuary Resort Cherating is a great choice for those looking to getaway from the bustling city.