Located on the east coast of Malaysia, Cherating is a popular vacation spot for those who are looking for a quick beach getaway and to be connected with nature. Popular for being a tranquil location for turtle watching, cave exploration and handicraft workshops, there is so much Cherating has to offer for the young and old alike.

For those who are looking for a fuss-free holiday, Club Med Cherating offers all-inclusive holiday packages so you can enjoy your vacation with family or friends with absolute ease. Here are some of our top leisure activities thoughtfully curated for visitors to Cherating:

Be enchanted by turtles

Turtle watching and hatching is the top must do activity for visitors to Cherating, so be sure to not miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience! There are two types of turtles that can be found in this part of the world: the Green and Hawksbill turtle, and you can learn more about them at the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary.

Established in 1972, this sanctuary is located right next to Club Med Cherating and offers visitors an in-depth experience from learning all about the life cycles of these turtles, their conservation efforts as well as seeing these turtles for yourself. The guides there will also explain to you how you can differentiate the different turtle species, and the difference between terrapins and turtles.

The best part is of course watching cute little baby turtles hatch from their shells as this sanctuary also serves as a turtle hatchery! Turtles are an endangered species, which is why conservation efforts are needed and their hatching and release to the sea is carefully monitored. Visitors will leave this place with a newfound appreciation for sea creatures and awareness on how to protect their wellbeing!

Be creative with painting lessons

The other main attraction of the east coast of Malaysia, particularly in Cherating, is the intricate culture and tradition of handicraft and painting. Come and learn from this locally-inspired painting class and get your creative juice flowing! This will be the perfect souvenir to bring home as it is a piece of yourself and Cherating, perfectly infused in one art piece.

Pick up some new cooking skills

They say the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, which is why learning how to cook a particular cuisine is an investment worth learning! Join us for an unforgettable gastronomy adventure with our Chef who will teach you how to cook simple Malaysian and Indian dishes. Malaysia is known to be a haven for food lovers as its cuisine is flavourful and delicious, so you will definitely walk away with skills you will use for a long time.

Set in front of the ocean, enjoy the seabreeze while learning how to cook with fresh local products. This cooking lesson is available to all from age 12 and up.

Be mesmerised by our nightly entertainment