Although being a small town on the east coast of West Malaysia, you may be surprised at the variety of activities you can do in Cherating. And depending on what you have planned on your itinerary, there may be some essentials that you need to pack for your holiday. After all, you wouldn't want to run out of dry clothes or not have the right footwear for your outing.

That being said, the opposite is also true; you wouldn't want to overpack and lug around unnecessary items. Whether you plan to spend most of your time on Cherating Beach or tour the town and village, we have a list of essentials that you should pack for your trip.

The Weather in Cherating

Cherating Beach is hot and humid for most of the year during the dry season, making it an ideal place to visit almost year-round. Monsoon season begins in November and ends around late February to March. While rain during the monsoon season can dampen your holiday, this is prime surfing season in Cherating. Keep in mind what activities you plan to do and the weather when you decide on when to visit and what to pack for Cherating.

Consider Your Activities when You Pack

There is no shortage of activities here, especially when you stay at a Cherating resort like Club Med which offers a range of all-inclusive activities for its guests. If you plan to just relax by the beach and take the occasional dip in the sea, you'll be fine with a few casual clothes, a pair of flip-flops, and some swimming attire.

If you plan to go on more physically demanding excursions like riding a quad bike through the Cherating mangrove forest or go on the Treetop Adventure course in Club Med, you'll need covered shoes to protect your feet.

Clothes to Wear in Cherating

Packing the right clothes for Cherating Beach is quite a straightforward affair. You generally need light, breathable clothes and one or two pairs of footwear depending on where you're going. If you have your trip planned out and know what you'll be doing, you can have all the essentials with you while keeping your luggage to a minimum. Here are clothes to pack for your trip to Cherating:

• Light, breathable tops like t-shirts, tank tops, or a casual button-down shirt for the holiday photo album.
• Light dresses like a sundress.
• Suitable swimming attire. For ladies that would like to cover up while not in the water, you can pack a pair of shorts and a light beach kaftan.
• A pair of shorts or two to wear in your resort or when you just want to relax on the beach.
• Suitable footwear like flip-flops and sneakers.
• A hat or cap for when you are out on the beach.
• Sunglasses to keep the sun out of your eyes.
• Towels.

Toiletries and Other Items

Although your hotel or resort in Cherating will most likely provide some toiletry, it's always a good idea to bring your own. Be sure to bring your toiletries if you have specific hygiene needs, for example, if you use toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Also, don't forget to pack items that are essential in your skincare routine like your moisturiser.

If you're going to spend a significant amount time out on Cherating Beach, protect your skin from the sun's rays with some sunscreen. If you can find eco-friendly sunscreen, even better. To keep all your toiletries organised and to prevent any of them from accidentally spilling on your other belongings, pack them in a toiletry bag.

Other important items you should bring to Cherating are any medicine that you need and insect repellant. You should also bring a digital camera to capture the memories, a good book to enjoy on the beach, and a travel adapter to charge your devices.

There you have it; everything you need to pack for a holiday in Cherating. We hope the list above can help you pack everything you need, so you can focus on enjoying your vacation. If you're planning a vacation to Cherating, why not get in touch with us? We're sure you'll have a great time at Club Med!