Faces of
Malaysia
Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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.

Cherating, Malaysia

Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel

address: Kampung Cherating Lam, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
chalets right at the beach

Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel contact information

phone: 012-9899532 / 019-9496060

Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel prices / booking

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

Price Range

Hotels 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)

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.