Hire a bicycle and explore the surroundings. Look out for small eateries by the roadside selling delicious and inexpensive local favourites and interesting stalls selling local souvenirs.Experience the rustic and laid-back atmosphere at the Cherating Village and take home a handicraft or batik souvenir.
Chendor Beach, which is located just a few minutes from Cherating, is a favourite spot for turtle watching. The turtle sanctuary here is where turtles come to lay eggs during the nesting period.
Nearer to Kuantan are the beaches of Teluk Chempedak and Balok. Sailing, windsurfing and water-skiing can be enjoyed when wind and sea conditions are favourable. Beserah, less than ten minutes from Kuantan, is a fishing village where, at certain times of the year, you will be able to see a fascinating sight of water buffaloes transporting the day’s catch to the markets.
HOW TO GET THERE
Cherating is a 5-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur via the scenic route to the east coast. There are buses to Kuantan departing daily from Kuala Lumpur. From Kuantan, there are regular bus and taxi services to Cherating. Alternatively, take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Dungun or Kemaman in Terengganu, which is north of Pahang, and disembark at Cherating.
Malaysia Airlines operates daily flights to Kuantan. From the airport, Cherating is just 45 minutes away.