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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).

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. The journey can take up to 40 minutes by bus.
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. The village, which is just off the main East Coast trunk road between Kuala Terengganu and Kuantan is dotted with guesthouses and small hotels (called chalets here).

The place is extremely laid-back and the wide gently sloping sandy beach is nice, although not as beautiful as the beaches on the islands off the East Coast. Water activities including yachting, surfing, swimming, etc are available from hotels and guesthouses.

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). The batik painting classes are offered by some handicraft shops on the main street of the village. Cherating River cruise can also be arranged.


Cherating was discovered in the 1960s, by backpackers who stayed at guesthouses and wooden huts among the coconut groves by the sea. Cherating became well known among visitors since around 1970s when a family called Mak Long Teh share their house with visitors. Today, there are world-class hotels. Visitors can begin their vacation by strolling along the white sandy beach. A walk on the beach will offer opportunity to collect beautiful seashells and occasionally you may find tiny crabs struggling to find their way out of the sea. 


Some excursions, that can be made:

  • 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 leaves.
    Please, ask in your hotel, what's the best time to go there the water buffaloes.

  • 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.


Impiana Resort Cherating

This hotel is located in a remote part of one of the east coast's finest golden sandy beaches. The resort is located about a 2.5-hour drive or 45-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur. This family-friendly, club resort comprises 80 Deluxe rooms, 28 Superior Deluxe rooms and 7 suites. The beach hotel features meticulously designed architecture intended to recall the finest in traditional Malay culture. Among the hotel's facilities count a hotel safe, a pub, a restaurant and conference facilities. Guests may also take advantage of the room service. All rooms are fully-equipped as standard featuring a TV, a minibar and a fridge. Individually adjustable air conditioning is also provided in as standard. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool and a variety of sports activities.

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Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Cherating

This 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. Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Cherating 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. To make your reservation at Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Cherating, just enter your travel dates on our secure online booking form and submit.

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Eastern Pavillion Boutique Resort & Spa Cherating

Nestled in the heart of Kampung Baharu Cherating, Eastern Pavillion Boutique Resort & Spa Cherating is an ideal spot from which to discover Cherating. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Eastern Pavillion Boutique Resort & Spa Cherating is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, restaurant, laundry service.
Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find private pool, air conditioning, mini bar, balcony/terrace, telephone. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as hot tub, fitness center, outdoor pool, spa, massage to make your stay truly unforgettable. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Eastern Pavillion Boutique Resort & Spa Cherating.

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Suria Cherating Beach Resort

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, the majority of the rooms provide excellent views of the flourishing garden or sea. Focused on giving their clients a comfortable and convenient stay, the resort facilities feature the Bunga Padi Restaurant and Coffee House, a swimming pool and children’s pool, a business center, gymnasium, steam room, gift and 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.

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The Legend Resort

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 which is 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. The Legend Resort 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.

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Residence Inn Cherating

This hotel is known to be paradise, and guests will enjoy the warm comfort it has to offer. Fit for tourists and locals who are looking for a nice getaway, Residence Inn Cherating is located in Cherating, Malaysia, 30 minutes away from Kuanta, where all the beaches and islands are located. Residence Inn Cherating is a mere five-minute walk from the beach, culture centers, and plenty of restaurants and bars to keep you fully occupied. All accommodations boast cottage-styled interiors, hence the 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 guests 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.

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Sanctuary Resort & Apartment

Enjoy complete tranquility at Sanctuary Resort & Apartment, a beachfront resort hotel only 10 meters away from the beach and beautifully surrounded by refreshing lush greenery. Boasting a variety of room styles ranging from rooms and suites to apartments, Sanctuary Resort & Apartment creates a perfect setting for singles, couples, and even families. Guests are offered access to water sports like sailing and canoeing with a private island right in front, only 900 meters away. 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. Enjoy various activities, including the one at the Classical Fishing Village River where you do the fresh catching daily. Sanctuary Resort & Apartment is a great choice for those looking to get away from the bustling city.

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