Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Cherating, Malaysia

Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel

address:
Kampung Cherating Lam, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

phone: 012-9899532 / 019-9496060

chalets right at the beach


prices:
Family Room (2 doubled bed, aircon): RM150-RM200
Chalet (1 double bed, aircon): RM80-RM150
Chalet (Fan): RM60
(mostly with TV)

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Hotels in in Cherating
HOSTELS
in Cherating
Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel
chalets right at the beach
Riverside Holiday Resort
accommodation near the river with on-site restaurant and live music club (Little Bali)
Things to do & see
Cherating Beach
mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right ... more
Mangrove River Tour
A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes. ... more