Cherating Beach Travel Guide
Pantai Cherating Baru
Sampan + football + beach = ?
Baby turtles hatched at the sanctuary
A long stretch of beach not too crowded
Might get a bit boring if you don't have good company!
In a nutshell
Rustic Malay Kampong (Village) Style
Take a river trip
Another thing one absolutely should do in Cherating is to take a boat trip on the Cherating river. The day tour takes 1,5 hrs and I saw lots of wildlife: monkeys, snakes, lizards, kingfisher and other birds. Usually there is a departure at 9am and at 4pm and a ticket is...
Hit the Beach
Of course the main reason to come Cherating is the beach. It's long and wide, but unfortunately the water is a bit too shallow for swimming. The western end of the beach was very popular with surfers, especially with beginners.During my stay Cherating was very quiet, but I...
Breakfast in Hai Peng Chukai
I risk too much repeating of a tip that might have been given by hundreds of other visitors to cherating but i love sipping black kampung coffee by the roadside cafe Hai Peng, under branches of shadowy raintree.. while chickens run around my feet.. chukai fast becoming busy...
The turtle sanctuary is a stone's throw away (literally) from the entrance to the club. Every year between June to September, the sanctuary releases baby turtles into the sea at night. Otherwise, it's a small place explaining the breeding habits and environment of the sea...
Turtle laying eggs
Well there is nothing much you can do in cherating, the beach is not that so clean or what, besides eating seafood you can go and look for turtle laying eggs, you will be lucky if there is any turtle at the first place, if you have a car travel on your own, but if yo are...
If you are bored with sun, beach and turtles, why dont you try out batik class.There are a few places offer batik class. Culture complex and Rambo Art (If i am not mistaken) do offer batik classes for visitors. Cultural complex will charge higher than the others. The class...
Turtle Sanctuary The center open for public for free. When i say free means no charge, no fee, no payment.If you are interested to see the turtle lay egg, you can get information (time and location) from the counter.For those who like to learn more about turtles, there is a...
Duyong seafood cherating: Conned by ridiculous reviews!!!
After checking out many reviews and raves about this so called restaurant, my family delegation of 7 adults and 5 kids decided to try it out.. Firstly driving into the car park, we thought we were driving into a sleazy red light area, then we found our table and ordered our...
Duyong Restaurant: Great views
The Duyong restaurant is errected on stilts at the Western end of the beach. It's a great place to sit and enjoy good food and a cold drink.I've had fried rice (ok, the vegetarian choice is very limited) and a beer. Prices are very reasonable and service good.
Warong Awang Ikan Bakar: Awesome Seafood
It's a very plain looking restaurant...so don't expect any fancy interior...but that's what they say "never judge a book by its cover".I had really nice ikan bakar n other seafood here. You can get get fresh fishes, crabs, squids, prawns n other seafood with very reasonable...
Restoran Tong Juan: Get Taxed - Go To Chukai (Just Kidding).
This restaurant is situated outside of the Cherating area. However, a quick drive will lead you into Terengganu and into the Kemaman area. Should you be on the look out for Chinese food, this is an option. Drive time is approximately 20 or 30 mins from memory. Please check...
Restoran Tong Juan: Get Taxed - Go To Chukai (Just Kidding).
This restaurant is situated outside of the Cherating area. However, a quick drive will lead you into Terengganu and into the Kemaman area. Should you be on the look out for Chinese food, this is an option.In Chukai, drive around and look for this restaurant which is opposite...
Warung Awang Ikan Bakar: Ikan Bakar
Ask for their specialty. Choose from the variety of fresh fish and other sea catches. The ikan (fish) bakar lived up to the expectations from other reviews given. I'd give it a thumbs up.If you see the road to club med and the turtle sanctuary on your right, travel for...
SPICES: North Indian and Malay Fresh Food
good food if you are tired to eat same food when you on vacation in cherating, prices are ok just for info this Restaurant only open at 6.30 pm to 12 am and closed on tuesday.
Most of the north indian food and malay seafood as well
Firefly & Mangrove River Trip: Cherating Night Activity
For those who may be interested to check out the fireflies in the mangrove here is the contact:Encik Hafiz 017 9789 256 or 09 - 5819 126. Encik Hafiz speaks English which helps. I personally did not manage to go to the above trip although we made a booking (no deposit...
Driving to Cherating
If you got your own transportation, it is one of the best ways to explore Malaysia. Going to Cherating from the south (Singapore) can be long. From JB, you need to get to Kota Tinggi first before hitting Trunk Road 3 up north past Mersing, Kuala Rompin, Pekan and Kuantan.A...
Seri Delima Keropok: Tasty Keropok Lekor, Satar n Otak-otak
This is a very plain looking stall by the road. Infact there're many other stalls selling almost the same thing as this one but it has all that 3 must eat food when you're in the east-coast: keropok lekor, satar n otak-otak. All made from fish, cook n taste...
Limbung Art: Nice T-shirts n other art stuff
If you're looking for t-shirts to take home as souvenirs, should really check out this place. The shop offers many designs of t-shirts. You can choose either the low quality t-shirt containing 50% polyester n 50% cotton or the high quality t-shirt with 100% cotton. The...
No banks in Cherating
When going to Cherating, please keep in mind that there aren't any banks or any ATMs there. Of course you always can take the bus to the nearest town (which isn't too far away).According to the LP you also can exchange traveller's cheques and cash at the Travelpost to some...
Things you need to bring!
Luggage and bags: Beach totes!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Flip flops and basics. If you can bring some pario or sarung, that would be cooler! Be a hot babe at the beach.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you can't live without make-up, try to get some light make-up sets. Lotions are v. important, and not forgetting sun-block.
Photo Equipment: A digital cam will do.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bikini!
Written Aug 24, 2006
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