With so many exciting attractions as well as adrenaline-packed adventures and natural and cultural excursions in the area, Cherating is a great holiday destination for the whole family. Whether you want to spend time relaxing on the beach, or go on a magical river cruise, Cherating has something for everyone. At Club Med Cherating, we have curated a selection of activities to satisfy all our guests. If you are looking for ideas on what to do in Cherating, continue reading and learn more about the exciting excursions we have to offer.
Nature Getaways in Cherating
Cherating is the perfect go-to destination for nature lovers with a variety of natural attractions that are perfect for the whole family. The duration of the excursions range from just one hour to a full day, so there's no reason for you to miss out on exploring Cherating’s many natural wonders.
Firefly River Cruise - Cruise along the Cherating River and be captivated as magical fireflies illuminate the forest and sky around you. You'll also get to learn all about the forest, the unique animals that inhabit it, as well as the fireflies, all with the help of your friendly and knowledgable guide.
Mangrove River Cruise - Discover Cherating’s unique mangrove river flora and fauna with a daytime cruise along the river. Besides enjoying the tranquility of the waters, you can also spot unique creatures such as snakes, monkeys, otters, and tropical birds as you pass by.
Turtle Watching - Visit Cherating during the turtle nesting season from May to September and you might just be lucky enough to catch mother turtles lay their eggs. You can also visit the local turtle sanctuary and do your part with turtle conservation by collecting the eggs for the sanctuary to protect until they hatch.
Baby Turtle Release – This top Club Med Cherating activities will give guests a unique opportunity to release baby turtles to their natural habitat from June to October. Learn about these magnificent creatures as you release them into the sea for the first time in their lives.
Turtle Hatching - From June to October, witness the magical moment baby turtles dig their way out of the sand and head into the sea. What's more, you can even help them on their way while they scurry to the water.
Taman Negara National Park – Embark on a wild nature adventure at the world-famous Taman Negara, with numerous activities waiting for you, from jungle trekking, climbing the canopy walk, and white water rafting.
Elephant Sanctuary – Visit the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary where rescued elephants are taken care of. It's a great place for the whole family to learn about elephant conservation, interact with baby elephants, and even bathe with them in the river.
Explore the Local Culture
Explore the rich culture and history of Cherating and its surrounding by visiting these unique local destinations.
Visit Kuantan - The capital of Pahang, this town is famous for its batik factory and historical landmarks such as the Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque. It’s also the perfect place to go shopping and sample local delicacies.
Night Market - The night market, or pasar malam, in Cherating offers a myriad of local food, goods, and souvenirs that are unique to the area. You can find people from all walks of life and various interesting items here while enjoying a lively night ambience, so don't miss it.
Sungai Lembing Mines - A historical tin mine from pre-independent Malaya, Sungai Lembing Mines is one of the deepest mines in the world. Go on a tour of the tunnels and continue your outing to the nearby town, where you can explore the local markets and items for sale.
Mangrove River Cruise and Explore Kampung Life – Go on an hour's boat ride through the magical mangrove forest, and follow up on your journey visiting the local village and experience the traditional kampung life.
Exhilarating Adventures on Your Doorstep
Beach getaways aren’t just about relaxing on the beach and exploring the local culture. At Club Med Cherating, the adventures don’t stop there.
Hop on a Quad Bike - Explore the mangroves of Cherating like no one else when you hop on a quad bike through the forest. Go on this adrenaline-filled adventure in the safety of a group and have a thrilling ride you’ll never forget.
Jet Ski Adventure Tours – Go for a short ride on a jet ski around the resort, or opt to join jet ski tours that take you as far as Snake Island. Club Med Cherating offers four exhilarating jet ski tours, so be sure to check them out while you’re here.
There's no shortage of fun when you’re at Club Med Cherating. Besides a host of activities and excursions, we also offer a vast menu of authentic local and international cuisines and all the amenities you need to have a great vacation. Planning to visit Cherating? Book a stay with us.