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Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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Accommodation on Pulau Lang Tengah

The small island only has 3 operating resorts: Summer Bay, Sari Pacifica and D'Coconut. Another resorts currently abandoned.

D'Coconut Resort

This resort has two separate wings located on their own almost private beaches. It takes about 5 - 7min to walk between the two wings. The West Wing is slightly newer and pricier than the East Wing. The jetty and snorkel tour boats arrive and depart at the East Wings. Both wings have a restaurant and a pool.

 

D'Coconut Resort - East Wing

D'Coconut East Wing
the east wings with its own beach, the boats depart and arrive here


D'Coconut East Wing
the pool at the east wing

 

D'Coconut Resort - West Wing

seaview, dcoconut resort, west wing
sea view from deluxe rooms at the west wing, below are the Cabana huts, the most expensive option at D'Coconut



the infinity pool at the west wing
 

Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa Lang Tengah Island

Sari Pacifica Resort shares a beach with Summer Bay Resort and comprises of bungalows and a pool and a lush and peaceful resort layout. The jetty in front of the resort is a great spot to watch the small black-tip reef sharks. At the time of visit Sari Pacifa seemed to be popular with western travellers.

beach view, Sari Pacifica Resort
beach in front of Sari Pacifica


pool, Sari Pacifica Resort
the pool and some of the bungalows in the background

 

Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort

Summer Bay is the last resort of the island (looking south to north). All rooms are in hotel-style buildings. The main building also a restaurant and bar and entertainment (karaoke, live music). This seems to make it popular with tourists from mainland China.

beach, Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort
beach in front of Summer Bay Resort


pool, Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort
the pool and the pool-facing rooms
 

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