If you are looking for somewhere romantic to bring your significant other to, look no further than Cherating, Malaysia! Located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, you will be amazed to find a picturesque escape to nature. Amidst the backdrop of white sandy beaches, clear water and lush tropical rainforest, you will be sure to have a great time here!

Here are top 5 romantic things to do in Cherating that are perfect for couples:

1. Stroll along Cherating Beach

Walking hand-in-hand along the coast with the sun setting behind you is possibly the most romantic couple activity you can do. The best part about Cherating Beach is how relatively quiet it is compared to the other popular beaches in Malaysia, but no less alluring and beautiful.

The sand here is white and fine, with soft lapping waves and shady coconut trees lining the shore. Besides lounging around the beach, you will also find many kite-flyers here as the wind is just the right speed for it. Get a kite and try flying it together while you are here!

2. Watch turtle hatch and release baby turtles

Another top thing to do in Cherating is to be part of the turtle conservation effort which is both educational but also exciting. You can visit the turtle sanctuary where you will find rehabilitating sea turtles and baby turtles, and learn more about these magnificent sea creatures.

Guests staying at Club Med Cherating can also take part in the exciting turtle watching activity where you can observe mother turtles laying eggs at night and covering them up with sand. If you’re lucky, you can also join in on the baby turtles release efforts and play an active role in releasing them to the sea. This is definitely an experience of a lifetime!

3. Go on a fireflies tour

The mangrove forest in Cherating is a unique place to visit as it combines the best of nature all in one place. Join a mangrove river cruise where you can observe the mystical world of flora and fauna from a slow-moving boat. You can either do the river cruise in the evening, or join the fireflies tour at night for something a little different. What can be more romantic than cruising down the river at night with the sky full of stars and fireflies flickering away all around you?

4. Partake in a watersport or two

For those who are looking to rekindle their romance over something more adrenaline-pumping, be sure to partake in the many water sports offerings here. Whether it’s something beginner-friendly like kayaking, or something more exhilarating like jet skiing and sailing, there is definitely something for every couple here.

If you are staying at Club Med Cherating Beach, take the opportunity to learn how to sail with our group lessons, which includes learning how to control the winds, maneuvering and managing the speed of your yacht. Once you’ve gotten the basic skills, access to sailing is free so don’t miss this out! Imagine clinking champagne glasses with your loved one on a yacht while watching the sunset; this is definitely a top romantic thing to do!

5. Explore the beauty of nature

For nature lovers, head to the Taman Negara National Park which is home to beautiful tropical rainforest, tigers, macaques and the rafflesia plant (biggest flower in the world). You can also try out activities like canopy walks, jungle trekking and even visit an aboriginal village while you are here.

Cherating is also home to Asia’s first Club Med, an all-inclusive resort that caters to your every need while providing first class service, facilities and activities. Some of these excursions and activities are offered to our guests at Club Med Cherating and are perfect for those looking for a convenient and hassle-free holiday. Book a package with us today and surprise your loved one with an unexpectedly romantic getaway!