Located about 47 km at the north of Kuantan, Cherating is a beach town in Pahang. The town is located at a major crossroads between a trip to Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu. It has grown from a small fishing village to an emerging tourist spot. Due to the distance and easy accessibility, Cherating has become popular among tourists, be it local or international.
Travel by air is possible via MAS or AirAsia as there are flights practically every day from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan (Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport) which takes less than 45 minutes. But do take note that flights between KLIA and Kuantan may be delayed or turned back due to bad weather. This may happen during the rainy seasons approaching the end of the year. To reach Cherating that is approximately 20km away, take taxi that is available here.
There are many express bus companies that commutes every day to Kuantan from major cities in Peninsular Malaysia. Most come from Kuala Lumpur and you can easily hop on a bus that departs to Kuantan each day from the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). Also, you may head to Jalan Pekeliling where you will find Pekeliling Bus Terminal. Look for a bus that goes to Kemaman. The buses heading there will usually stop at Kuantan’s Express Bus Terminal for roughly 30 minutes before travelling further north. As Cherating is a small beachside town along the highway, be prepared to ask the bus driver to drop you off at Cherating beach along the way to Kemaman.
Travel by car is the most convenient choice. From Kuala Lumpur, head down to Karak Highway then take the ramp to Kuantan/Genting Highlands and take the exit toward Kemaman that merges onto Jalan Kuantan-Kemaman. Cherating is just somewhere along this road. The drive should take anywhere from 3.5 hours (with no traffic and no stops) to 5 hours (with traffic and a stop or two).
Swiss Garden Kuantan is located on the white and clean Balok beach, overlooking the blue water of the South China Sea in Peninsular Malaysia. This place is perfect for people who want to experience the sensation of staying in a luxury hotel by the beach. This resort highlights the elegance of contemporary design with a sophisticated mixture of luxury, offering 304 rooms and suites, equipped with modern facilities and traditional motive, reflecting the cultural heritage of the country. All rooms are equipped with a private balcony with panoramic views of the breathtaking South China Sea and lush green landscape surrounding the resort.
The quiet atmosphere will greet you, the first time you set foot in thia stunning resort, surrounded by tropical forests and beautiful scenery of pine trees, this place ideal for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether you're on vacation with your family or friends, this resort will surely quench your thirst for enjoyment this season. Offering 114 spacious guest rooms with beautiful views of the garden or the sea, there are five types of rooms to choose from. These include Superior Garden View, Deluxe Sea View, Terrace Garden View, Sea View Terrace & Suites and they are all equipped with complete facilities such as air conditioning, television, mini fridge and tea / coffee.
Known as the location of Asia’s first Club Mediterranean, this 5 stars hotel is nothing short of awesomeness. Nestled in of 80 hectares of a dense nature, Club Med Cherating Beach is an eco-friendly jungle beach resort, filled with treetop adventures and endless wildlife discoveries offering the perfect setting for an unforgettable family holiday. With 240 rooms which are divided between 15 three-storey buildings, they are built in the local style, on stilts, with access via a stairway. Visitors are promised to enjoy the sensation of pure bliss during the stay.