Balok town is located about 15 kilometres north of Kuantan. There is a popular beach at Balok named Balok beach where recreation centre provides camping facilities to the public and is ideal for outdoor activities whether for uniformed schools or families. For locals here, the Balok beach is an ideal destination for relaxing on weekends due to its harmony and shady beaches. In addition, basic facilities in the area are also complete such as bathroom facilities, dressing rooms and public toilets. Other than that, Balok area also many food stalls that the villagers sells various tasteful dishes such as grilled fish, lobster and Thai-style dishes.
From Kuala Lumpur International airport or Subang Airport, there are flights to Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport which takes around 40 to 50 minutes. Once you reach the airport, you can grab a taxi or rent a car to Balok town by using Pintasan Kuantan road for another 30 minutes.
There are two routes to reach Balok which are via ELITE and Segamat-Kuantan highway. ELITE highway consumes less time compared to Segamat-Kuantan highway which is 2 hours and 50 minutes and 4 hours and 45 minutes respectively.
Cherating is a popular beach resort area in Pahang and situated about 30 kilometres north of Kuantan on Peninsular Malaysia's East Coast. Located between Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu, this famous beach has been one of the most well-known attractions in Malaysia. The main attraction here is of course the wide sandy beach. Water activities that are available include yachting, surfing, and swimming.
The Cherating Turtle Sanctuary started out as a turtle hatchery, which was established by the Department of Fisheries in 1972 to protect endangered turtles when they land on shore to lay their eggs. Situated at the Chendor Beach or Pantai Chendor, Cherating Turtle Sanctuary was officially opened to the public and apart from information on turtles, you will be able to see many exotic and nice sea shells that are on displayed at the main exhibition hall. Between April and August every year, workers from the centre now collect the turtle eggs that are laid on the beach, so they can be nurtured and hatched in a protected environment. Cherating Turtle Sanctuary & Information Centre, opens at 9:00 am -1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm on Tuesday until Thursday and 9:00 am -12:00 pm, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm on Friday.
Among the rooms offered at the Suria Beach Resort is Terrace Garden View or the Terrace Sea View and Suria suite. Both of them are facing different angles of garden and sea view and furnished with excellent amenities such as controlled air-conditioning, television, mini fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities. Besides that, there are also packages such as honeymoon and family packages. Honeymoon package includes complimentary guided countryside tour, complimentary chocolates and fresh flowers, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for two and a romantic candlelight dinner for two, while family package is for 2 adults and 2 children below 12 years old which include two nights’ stay in the Superior Garden View room, welcoming drinks, snacks and fresh fruits in the room, daily breakfast, and one lunch and dinner for 4 people at the Bunga Padi Restaurant in Suria Beach Resort The Bunga Padi Restaurant offers selection of Asian and international cuisine and both indoor and terrace dining spaces overlooking the swimming pool. Other than that, facilities for business needs is also available here like meeting rooms equipped with projector, television, video and other meetings facilities. For those who prefer water sports, Suria Beach Resort Cherating provides recreational facilities for windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling but is only available upon group request. Other sporting activities include river boat cruising, fishing and cycling.
Nearby the city's main attractions such as Cherating Cultural Complex, Sungai Ceratung and Masjid Cherating, Riverside Beach Chalet offers guestrooms with desk, fan, television, refrigerator, shower and other amenities. On top of that, the hotel also provides 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room, BBQ facilities for family and friends. There is also excellent variety of recreational facilities, including sauna, garden and water sports (non-motorized).