You don’t have to fly to a foreign land from Kuala Lumpur to have a great vacation; in fact, there are many local tourist areas you can go to that are on par with overseas destinations. One great place to have a getaway to locally is Cherating, Pahang; this little gem on the east coast is picturesque enough for your social media, relaxing enough if you don’t want to do anything, but also offers several options for new experiences if you wish to pursue them.

Visit Cherating’s Turtle Sanctuary

Located next to the Club Med Cherating resort, this attraction is not to be missed when you are in Cherating, Pahang. It was established in 1972 and initially was not open to the public, though eventually doors became open to visitors in 1998. The centre protects turtles that come to lay eggs on the beach between the months of April and August; at the same time, they serve as a means of educating the public about the importance of turtle conservation through exhibits and their hatchling program. The latter involves collecting newborn hatchling turtles and keeping the hatchlings secure at the centre until they grow to a stage where they can be released back to the sea. In fact, between the months of June and October, you may opt to watch the baby turtles hatch or be there to watch them be released back into the sea at night!

Enjoy a Variety of Water Activities

Cherating, Pahang is known for its beaches, which means there’s an array of water sports you can carry out here. Many international surfers choose Cherating as a surfing spot because of its excellent waves, and if you don’t know how to surf, there’s always the option of learning at the many surfing schools in Cherating. Besides surfing, you can also go kayaking, stand up paddling, sailing, jet-skiing, snorkelling, and so on to fully enjoy Cherating’s aquatic attractions.

Go on a Mangrove River Cruise

Cherating’s mangrove forests along the river are a must-see when you come here, because it is truly a surreal experience. Feel time come to a standstill as you take in the sights provided by nature, listen to your guide, and experience the excitement of watching the local fauna in their natural habitat. Some tours also follow this up with a visit to the local village, where you can interact with the locals and understand their rural lifestyle. Our Club Med Cherating mangrove river cruise excursion has this additional component for a complete experience

Watch the Fireflies at Night

Go on a mangrove river cruise again, but this time at night, so you can marvel at the luminous fireflies that light up the atmosphere. The swarms of fireflies create an atmosphere as if you’ve just stepped into a fairy tale, and the local naturalist will explain to you how these beautiful winged beetles use light as a medium of communication. A very unique Cherating attraction you should definitely sign up for!

Book an All-Inclusive Vacation at Club Med Cherating Beach in Pahang

For a truly complete and stress-free Cherating getaway, the best thing you can do is to book an all-inclusive stay at our Cherating resort. Not only are all the activities above (and many more) an option with our excursions, but you will also get very comfortable accommodation, a multitude of water sports and land sports you can engage in, all-day dining and beverages, and the hospitality of our well-trained staff members from around the globe. Your relaxation and satisfaction are important to us, so you can be assured to have a good, fulfilling trip to beautiful Cherating. Book your trip now and be prepared to let your stress wash away during your trip!