The largest city in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Kuantan is where you will land if you travel by plane to Cherating. This capital city of Pahang with a population of over 420,000 people is said to have been around since the 1850s and what originally known as Kampung Teruntum. Kuantan’s main economic activities are related to tourism; it is famed for the production of local fabric known as batik, salted fish, and handicrafts. However, this region is also home to a boisterous petrochemical industry as well as timber and fishing industries.
If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan is located about 236 kilometres away and you can probably get there within three hours if there is no traffic. You can also fly in and land at Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport, or for a more economical option, take a bus from most major Malaysian cities and Singapore to Terminal Kuantan Sentral, an integrated long-distance bus hub. While Cherating has plenty for you to see and do, you can also take a day or two to explore what Kuantan has to offer if you’d like; there are a number of beaches, waterfalls, parks, theme parks, and malls to visit in the surrounding area.
Cherating is located 30 kilometres away north of Kuantan town, though you can actually drive straight here without passing through Kuantan if you are coming from Kuala Lumpur. Cherating by itself is a small place and you can get to most places on foot. Boasting a wide, sandy beach where you can partake in numerous water activities such as yachting and surfing, Cherating’s charm is accentuated by the nearby turtle sanctuary where you can see cute baby turtles and potentially also watch them be released back into their natural habitat: the sea. There are also a few restaurants and bars around, though not nearly as many as you may find in other international beach holiday locations.
That being said, Cherating in Kuantan is still a fantastic place to go to if you want to relax without heading too far away from Malaysia or Singapore. You can get the best experience here despite the limited entertainment and food establishments by booking a stay with Club Med Cherating, an award-winning all-inclusive resort which is somewhat of a centrepiece in this resort town. All-inclusive here means that all your dining, drinking, and leisure needs are taken care of by us on-site, and you can access all of the provided amenities to your heart’s content with one reasonable upfront price. You’ll hardly need to leave the resort at all, but if you feel the itch to, there are a number of excursions you can join, most with no additional fee.
So, start packing your bags and plan your drive or flight for your Cherating vacation. Stay in familiar territory but get away from the noise and stress of daily life; take a look at all you will receive during your stay at Club Med Cherating and book your rooms now for a holiday you will have daydreams about once it’s over!