Cherating, Malaysia

See & Do


Turtle Sanctuary
The Cherating Turtle Sanctuary Centre (managed by the Fisheries Department) is located nearby the entrance to Club Med. The centre is devoted to the preservation of the leatherback sea turtles. From April to August the turtles come to shore (usually at night) and dig into the sand to lay their eggs. You are allowed to come to the centre at night and if lucky can observe the turtle lay their eggs. There is also a small museum where you can learn about the turtles.

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Cherating Turtle Sanctuary Centre
Cherating Turtle Sanctuary

Activities on the Cherating River
You can take a guided river boat cruise up the Cherating River and pass through some of the most scenic mangrove forests in Malaysia. The cruise usually last for 1 1/2 hours and there are the day as well as night cruises. The night cruise offers visitors opportunities to observe the fireflies lighting up the night. Other popular activities on the Cherating River include fishing, canoeing and crab trapping. You can make arrangement for these activities at the Payung Guest House.

Cherating River by Bryannys

Surfing is a popular activity at Cherating especially during the peak of the monsoon season (November to December) when the waves are strong. Rolling waves here can stretch as long as a kilometre. The best part is it is never crowded with surfers because of the long coastline - there is enough space for every surfer. Many of the international-class hotels and some budget stays offer surf boards for rent. There are also surfing schools for those intending to tryout this interesting sport.

Surfing in Cherating by Bryannys

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