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Cherating is located about 45 kilometers north of Kuantan, nesting on the Terengganu-Pahang border and fronting the South China sea. Here, wide gently sloping sandy beaches extend as far as the eyes can see and it is a perfect place for a quiet holiday. 

Cherating was discovered in the 1960s, by backpackers who stayed at guesthouses and wooden huts among the coconut groves by the sea. Cherating became well known among visitors since around 1970s when a family called Mak Long Teh share their house with visitors. Today, there are world-class hotels and chalets, including the world renowned Club Med.
Visitors can begin their vacation by strolling along the white sandy beach. A walk on the beach will offer opportunity to collect beautiful seashells and occasionally you may find tiny crabs struggling to find their way out of the sea.

Things to do in Cherating

Planning on going to Cherating and wondering what you can do on your stay? Here's top activities to do :

Sungai Ular

Sungai Ular

Cherating Village

Cherating Village is a popular spot famous for its white sandy beaches that extend as far as the eyes can see. 

Chendor Beach

It is located about 2 kilometers from Cherating and a natural extension of Cherating beach.


Getting there

By Road:

Cherating is located 45 km. north of Kuantan City on the main coastal road which is facing the South China Sea. From Kuantan follow the main coastal road toward Kemaman/Kuala Terengganu which you will pass Beserah – Balok - Kuantan Port - Sungai Ular and finally Cherating. If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur take The East Coast Highway all the way to Jabor Exit. From there follow the signboard to Cherating/Kemaman and at Sungai Ular you will join the main coastal road, and Cherating is just another 10 km. away.

From Kuala Terengganu/Kota Bharu take the main coastal road head south toward Kemaman and from there it is another 8 km. to Cherating.

Local bus service Kuantan - Kemaman leave hourly from Terminal Makmur until late afternoon. Express bus from Kuantan/Kuala Terenggganu/Kota Bharu will drop and pickup passenger in Chearting.

Useful Information

Contact Info:

Tourist Information Centre
+ Tel: 609-516 1007

Cherating Police Station
+ Tel: 609-581 9322


Pahang Immigration
+ Tel : 609-573 2200


General Hospital
+ Tel: 609-513 3333


Kuantan Airport
+ Tel: 609-531 2100


Turtle Sanctuary
+ Tel: 609-581 9087


Town Council
+ Tel: 609-512 1555


Taxi Station
+ Tel: 609-513 4478


Bus Station
+ Tel: 609-567 2591

Things to do

Kite Flying

Crafts Demonstration

Traditional games

Visit turtle sanctuary




Batik Painting classes

Cherating River Cruise

River Safari

Top Spinning

Traditional Village & Games

Monkey Plucking Coconut

Turtle Watching (May-Sept)

Pandanus Leaves Weaving Centre

The Malay Art of Self-Defense


Accommodation Listing


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