Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

Cherating, Malaysia

Ranting Beach Resort

address: Lot 10006, 1008, Kampung Budaya Cherating, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang Makmur, Malaysia
pricier accommodation with bungalows at the beach and across the road, on-site restaurant

Ranting Beach Resort contact information

phone: +609-581 9068

Ranting Beach Resort prices / booking

beach side: RM130 - RM 180
street side: RM90 - RM150

Price Range

Hotels in Cherating

Cherating Cottage

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

Maznah Guest House

chalets/bungalows off the beach

Attractions

Cherating Beach, Cherating

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

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.