Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Cherating, Malaysia

Cherating Cottage

address: 1/100, Kg. Cherating Lama, (Cultural Village), 26080 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Rooms and bungalows with balconies and good views, could use a renovation though. on-site restaurant with Asian and Italian kitchen

Cherating Cottage contact information

phone: +609-581 9273
website

Cherating Cottage prices / booking

bungalows RM40 - RM50 (Fan)
rooms in travellers longhouse: RM20 - RM30 (Fan)
rooms in family bungalows: RM80 - RM100 (Air-con & TV)

all with attached bathroom

Price Range

Hotels in Cherating

Riverside Holiday Resort

accommodation near the river with on-site restaurant and live music club (Little Bali)

Cherating Cottage

Rooms and bungalows with balconies and good views, could use a renovation though. on-site restaurant with Asian and Italian kitchen

Attractions

Mangrove River Tour, Cherating

A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes.

Cherating Beach, Cherating

mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right