For many tourists in Malaysia, Cherating is a laidback destination where you go to relax and enjoy the beach. While time certainly does feel like it moves slower here, there are also numerous attractions in Cherating that are exciting and well worth your time. From the mangrove river to the nearby batik factory, this small town has destinations to satisfy any traveller. Let's take a look at the top attractions in the area.

1. Cherating Beach

Cherating's main attraction is its beach and there's no wonder why. Its soft, white sand is perfect for fun times with the family, and its calm waters are suitable for swimming in. Club Med Cherating is located right on the beach giving you direct access to it when you stay with us.

2. Cherating Turtle Sanctuary

The Cherating Turtle Sanctuary is a vital part of Cherating. It acts for a hatchery for turtles that lay their eggs in the vicinity and protects the eggs and hatchlings till they're ready to return to the sea. Here you can learn about sea turtles, get up close with turtles, and even release baby turtles into the sea.

3. Cherating Mangrove River Cruise

The Cherating River is a short river brimming with life. On the river cruise, you'll get to sail down the calm river while enjoying the natural sights and sounds of the local mangrove ecosystem. You can also spot interesting creatures from snakes to eagles.

4. Firefly River Cruise

Taking place on the Cherating River, the firefly river cruise will bring you on a magical journey to see Cherating's firefly population. As the fireflies dance and flash their lights in the air, you'll feel just like you're sailing among stars. This is a must-visit attraction in Cherating.

5. ATV Ride

If you're after a more heart-pumping experience, try zipping through Cherating on an ATV or quad bike. Ride with your friends on a tour of Cherating and go through the mangrove forest trail and the beach, all while having the beautiful view of the South China Sea by your side.

6. Kemaman Museum

The Kemaman Museum in Chukai is housed in a British colonial building built in 1920. It has various interesting artifacts including ancient pottery, weapons, and information about the district of Kemaman and prominent personalities hailing from here.

7. Sungai Lembing Mines

The Sungai Lembing Mines is a must-visit when you're in Cherating as its one of the largest tin mines in the world. It's located an hour away from Cherating but is absolutely worth the visit as you can explore the underground mine and see the antique equipment used there.

8. Cherating Village

Cherating Village is a quaint little fishing village close to the coast. You can visit it to get an authentic Malay village experience from learning about traditional arts and crafts, and indulging in traditional cuisine.

9. Natural Batik Village

The Natural Batik Village is a batik factory and museum where you can learn about batik and even make a piece of batik art yourself. The Batik Village also has various batik products from scarves to shirts at reasonable prices which make excellent souvenirs.

10. Authentic East Coast Food

Cherating is located close to Kemaman, the food capital of the East Coast. So if you're staying at Cherating you'll be just a few minutes away from the best keropok lekor, otak-otak, and a myriad of traditional Malay kuihs available on the East Coast.

As you can see, there's a long list of exciting attractions in Cherating. From a cultural experience at the Natural Batik Village to the heart-pumping adventure on an ATV, there's something here for everyone. Even at Club Med Cherating, we have various activities you can enjoy including archery, catamaran sailing, and performances. So if you're looking for a wonderful holiday in Cherating, book a stay with us today!