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Cherating is a famous beach town in Pahang, Malaysia. It is a beachfront area overlooking the South China Sea. Cherating is located about 50 km or 45 minutes from Kuantan city. Cherating Beach is a popular picnic area and is also the site of the world-famous Club Med Resort. Club Med Resort open its first resort in Asia in Cherating. Cherating has grown from a small town to a resort that has a famous beach and is a favourite among tourists. In Cherating too, you will see turtles lay here. Here there are also restaurants, lofty palms, beaches and the sea. You will get all the comfort and excitement while in Cherating. The first Mediterranean club in Asia is also located near Cherating. The Cherating Beach is also famous for surfing and is often the focus of Western tourists to come here. Cherating is also one of the most humid areas in Malaysia with receiving a large rainfall every year.
There are several ways for travellers to visit Cherating. You can take a flight, bus or drive your own vehicle to visit Cherating. The nearest airport to Cherating is Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport or also known as Kuantan Airport.
If you want to use a flight to come to Cherating, you can take a flight to Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport. If you are coming to Kuala Lumpur, you can take a flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport in Kuantan. There are two airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan, namely AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines. The cheapest flight fare is given by AirAsia which is RM70 for one way. However, the flight fares depend on the date and time you want to fly. Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan will take about 50 minutes. When you arrive in Kuantan, you can take a taxi to Cherating. Travelling from Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport to Cherating will take 43 minutes.
If you want to use the bus to Cherating either from or to Kuantan, you can use the available bus. RapidKuantan bus was introduced in 2015. The red-coloured bus is just like the bus in the metropolitan area of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. You can use the bus to travel between Kuantan and Cherating. If you arrive at Kuantan Express Bus Terminal at the Kuantan Central Terminal, you can take the RapidKuantan 303 bus that will take you to the City Bus Terminal or City Stop at RM2. From there, you can take the RapidKuantan 600 or 602 bus to Balok Makmur for RM4 and change the bus to RapidKuantan number 604 to Cherating at RM2.
If you come from or want to go to Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bharu, there are some express buses that take or drop passengers from or to Cherating. To get the bus in Cherating, you need to book a ticket first and the agent will notify the bus company to stop at Cherating for you. You will be given approximately half an hour after the bus departs from Kuantan and you will be told to wait for the bus at a certain place along the main road in Cherating. If you come from the North, you can tell the bus driver or assistant that you want to get off the bus in Cherating.
If you come from Kuala Lumpur and want to use the bus, you can take a bus at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) to Kemaman. You need to make sure your bus driver can drop you off in Cherating first. Upon entering the bus, you can request at the bus driver to drop you in Cherating. The bus fare from TBS to Kemaman is around RM28 to RM32. You can choose any buses available from TBS.
In addition, you can also drive your own vehicle to come to Cherating. If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur and via Jalan Duta Toll Plaza, you can follow the proposed route. From Jalan Duta toll plaza, take E8 to Jln Kuantan - Kemaman / Line 3 / AH18 at Balok. Take the exit to Kemaman from Bypass Gebeng. Join Jln Kuantan - Kemaman / Line 3 / AH18 before arriving in Cherating.
This Turtle Sanctuary is located in the northern part of Cherating. It can be reached within a 30-minute walk. Admission to this sanctuary is free. However, they welcome your contribution or donation. Volunteer works can be made here but must be arranged 2 weeks earlier in their office in Kuantan. The sanctuary is located near the Club Med Resort. This sanctuary became a sanctuary for turtles and breeding of Leatherback tortoises. It is a threatened species. Their living rate is very low. In addition, this sanctuary has a showroom with information about turtles. Turtles are kept until they are three years old and will be released to the sea at night from June to September.
Cherating beach located there is a very beautiful beach. You can swim in the sea water, do beach activities and also relax with your family there. Not only that, you can see the beautiful scenery there. There are also several hotels available along the Cherating Beach. Whatever reasons you are in Cherating, you will need to visit Cherating Beach as it is the most famous place for the local community as well as tourists.
You can visit Limbong Art to learn the techniques for making batik. You can learn how to make batik from scratch to end of batik. This Limbong Art is located in Balok. It is a great place to spend time with family. You can learn basic techniques and types of batik.
While you're in Cherating, you will definitely do not want to miss the opportunity to eat ikan bakar. Cherating is located adjacent to the sea. With that, you can easily find seafood such as ikan bakar. You can visit any restaurant in Cherating and certainly, every restaurant served ikan bakar. This ikan bakar is prepared with spices and grilled. It is often eaten with air asam. You should try this food while you are in Cherating.
Roti Canai and Nasi Lemak
Roti canai and nasi lemak are synonyms with people in Malaysia. Thus, Cherating also has a breakfast meal that is almost identical with other places such as roti canai and nasi lemak. This roti canai is made by using flour and then it will be spread. Next, it will be fried on a large pan. This is served together with dal gravy, sambal or curry. Nasi lemak is a popular food in Malaysia. This nasi lemak has rice that contains coconut milk and is served with beans, sambal, anchovies and others. You should try the local food at Cherating while visiting Cherating for a honeymoon.
Nasi Campur is very synonym with Malaysians. It is often a choice of lunch or even evening meal. This nasi campur contains white rice with other side dishes such as vegetables, chicken, eggs and gravy. You can easily get this nasi campur in any restaurant or stall located in Cherating as it is a well-known food among Malaysians. Enjoy the difference and uniqueness of nasi campur from every stall or restaurant. You certainly do not want to miss the chance to try nasi campur in Cherating.
Recreational Park and Mini Zoo Kemaman
This is the only zoo you can find in Terengganu. To go here for a weekend getaway, you are suggested to use GPS, as it is difficult to locate the location of this place. There are various animals in Mini Zoo Kemaman such as tigers, lions and snakes. It is an interesting destination to visit while looking at other animals such as Tapir, Dragon Fish, various birds and crocodiles. During school holidays and weekend, this place is filled with tourists. You can take the free train to the main centre of the zoo. Ticket prices for adults are around RM10 and RM7 for children.
Make use of your weekend getaway by looking at nature at night. You will see amazing scenery when visiting here. You will take a boat at night along the river there to watch the phenomenon of the firefly. You will feel very impressed by the beauty presented to you. You definitely will not want to miss the opportunity to visit here.
With the flight and hotel ticket package available at Traveloka Malaysia, you can visit Cherating more easily and cheaper. Choose a variety of tour packages that we offer, and modify as you like to get the combination you want.
Day 1 Tour Ideas
1. Arrive at the bus terminal or airport. Then take a taxi to go to the hotel. Relax briefly at the hotel.
2. The first destination is the Turtle Sanctuary. Learn something new when visiting here.
3. You can find nasi campur for lunch.
4. Return to the hotel to relax.
Day 2 Tour Ideas
1. Wake up early to find breakfast at Cherating. Similar with other places, Cherating is also famous for breakfast like roti canai and nasi lemak.
2. Visit Limbong Art to learn batik art.
3. Then, you can find lunch nearby to where you are.
4. Visit Cherating Beach for a swim or go for a walk on the beach.
5. Return to the hotel and relax.
Day 3 Tour Ideas
1. You can find for breakfast in the vicinity of your hotel or enjoy breakfast available at your hotel.
2. You can fill your weekend getaway to visit Kemaman Mini Zoo.
3. Next, you can go see the firefly phenomenon at Cherating Firefly in the evening.
4. Return to the hotel and relax.