You don’t have to fly to a foreign land from Kuala Lumpur to have a great vacation when there are plenty of local tourist areas you can go to that are on par with overseas destinations.

In fact, one great place to have a local beach getaway is Cherating, Pahang. This gem of an island paradise along the Malaysian east coast is a picturesque beach destination that is perfect your social media feeds. It’s the perfect location for unwinding and relaxing, but for adventure-seekers and explorers, it also offers new experiences to pursue.

Visit Cherating’s Turtle Sanctuary

Located just next to Club Med Cherating resort is an attraction not to be missed: the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary. This unique centre was established in 1972 and opened its doors to visitors in 1998.

Here, turtles that come to lay eggs on the beach between April and August can be protected. It is also an education centre that raises awareness on the importance of turtle conservation to the public through exhibits and their hatchling programme. The latter involves collecting newborn hatchlings and keeping them safe at the centre until the baby turtles can be released back to sea. If you visit between the months of June and October, you might just be lucky enough to catch the baby turtles hatch or be released back to the sea!

Enjoy a Variety of Water Activities

As a beach resort destination, it comes as no surprise that Cherating is packed with an array of water sports. Many international surfers choose Cherating to surf because of its excellent waves, and there are also plenty of surfing schools in the area if you’re a beginner looking to get into the sport.

Besides surfing, other water sports such as kayaking, stand-up paddling, sailing, jet skiing, snorkelling and so on are also available for the water sports enthusiast to fully enjoy what Cherating has to offer.

Go on a Mangrove River Cruise

Go on a Mangrove River Cruise along Cherating River for a must-see experience you can’t find anywhere else. Feel time come to a standstill as you take in the forest sights and experience the local fauna in their natural habitat. Follow up your tour with a visit to the local village and interact with the locals and explore their rural lifestyle. Book a mangrove river cruise excursion at Club Med Cherating for this experience.

Watch the Fireflies at Night

Discover the mangrove river cruise at night and marvel at the luminous fireflies that illuminate the atmosphere. As you delve into this fairytale of an experience, our local naturalist will explain to you how these beautiful winged beetles use light to communicate—a one-of-a-kind Cherating attraction you simply can’t miss out on!

Book an All-Inclusive Vacation at Club Med Cherating Beach

Book an all-inclusive stay at Club Med Cherating for a truly complete and stress-free beach getaway. Not only are all the above activities and attractions available in our excursions, you also get premium accommodation, a multitude of water and land sports for all levels, all-day dining and open bar, and highly trained staff from around the globe, with one upfront price. Your well-being and satisfaction are our priority, so you can be assured that your visit to Cherating will be no less than amazing. Book your holiday now and be ready for an adventure like no other!