Most holiday goers head over to Cherating for the beach as it's one of the cleaner locations in the country which is not as crowded as many beaches along the west coast. The water is also great to swim in, and it's one of the top surfing spots in Malaysia, attracting surfers from around the world. Besides being only known for its beaches one can even experience the local culture; from going on a magical tour on the river, quad bike rides to staying at the rustic and eco-nature resort of Club Med Cherating.

Cherating River Cruise

Going on a river cruise is one of the most popular things to do in Cherating. There are two cruises which take place on the Cherating river; the mangrove river cruise in the daytime and the firefly river cruise which takes off at around dusk. Both excursions should be top on your list if you love cruises and nature.

On the mangrove river cruise, you'll journey on the Cherating river through the peaceful mangrove forest. While you enjoy the peace on the river and learn about the local ecosystem and its importance, you'll also get to see rare animals like monitor lizards, snakes, monkeys, and various tropical birds.

On the firefly cruise, you'll go on a magical tour of the river at night when it's lit up by thousands of fireflies. With the glowing insects on the trees and flying around you, you'll truly feel like cruising through a river of stars.

Have a Glimpse of Kampung Life at the Local Village

Cherating Beach is surrounded by villages and some do welcome tourists who would like to see kampung life looks like. In fact, after disembarking from the mangrove river cruise, you can choose to get a tour of the nearby village and experience what the locals do and even sample some local kampung cuisine. If you've never experienced life in a village, you can try checking Cherating's villages out.

Visit the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary

The Cherating Turtle Sanctuary was established in 1972 as a turtle hatchery and in 1998, it was officially opened to the public. Run by the Department of Fisheries, the centre hatches the turtle eggs and protects the hatchlings till they are old enough to return to the sea. At the centre, you can view their exhibits and learn about the various turtle species in Malaysia. You can also watch little turtle hatchlings and if you're here from June to October, you can release them back into the sea, and watch the next generation of turtles in the wild.

Go on a Quad Bike Adventure Through the Mangrove

Cherating's mangrove forest is a great place to go on a four-wheeled adventure. You can rent quad bikes with your friends and ride through the mangrove for a thrilling expedition. You'll get to see the forest up close and in a new light, and since there are paths to follow, your ride will be a safe one. If you like to get your adrenaline pumping during your vacation, this should be on your list of things do in Cherating.

Have an All-Inclusive Vacation at Club Med Cherating

If you're looking for place that has everything you need in one place, then Club Med Cherating is where you should be at. Besides having world-class facilities and amenities, we provide an all-inclusive dining menu and activities right on the resort. Some of the activities you can do include joining our treetop adventure school with obstacle courses in the trees, swimming in our pool, and even watch a passionate theatre performance by our experienced team. With our buffet spread, wellness spa, and large range of activities, you can spend your whole vacation here without stepping out of the resort.

Cherating is a beautiful destination with loads of things to see and do. While the beach is great place to spend your holiday, all the options we highlighted above deserve to be on your itinerary as well. If you're looking for an all-in-one travel destination where you can just kick back, relax, and have all your holiday needs taken care of, look no further than Club Med Cherating.