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

After sunset, our resort is transformed into an incredible atmosphere of fun and vibrant sounds. Enjoy a special performance by our dancers and performers, who will use the power of storytelling and music to transport you to a world of infinite possibilities. This sight of nature, fire and mesmerising moves will be sure to keep you on your toes!

Our bar will also come to live with live music and festive entertainment. Come join us for a dance, let down your hair and enjoy the night!

Be invigorated by our pool activities

There are two pools available at Club Med Cherating: a freshwater overflow pool with hot tub at the center of the resort, and a quiet salt water pool that offers complete relaxation while overlooking the South China Sea. This quiet pool is only reserved for adults and will have hot or cold drinks available on request.

Head towards our swimming pool for a leisurely swim, to suntan at the deck chairs, or to join our pool activities. At our swimming pool, we also offer Aquafitness group lessons for those who are looking for gentle exercises that are both fun and effective. Our instructor will guide you through a series of aquarobics moves that will be sure to get your heart pumped and body toned. These group lessons are available for those above the age of 16.

Club Med Cherating is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families and friends as we provide not just five-star stay and hospitality, but our activities are also thoughtfully curated for our guests. Book a package with us today or speak to our customer service consultants if you’d like to find out more!