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.