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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Taman Negara, Malaysia

Durian Chalet

Family run, outside of the village with basic chalets, the place to stay if you want a quiet place to get away from it all.

Delimah Guest House

Homestay-type accommodation in Kuala Tahan village, named after owner Delimah

Tahan Guesthouse

basic guest house in a green and colorful setting near the mosque, 10min from the jetty

Teresek View Motel

Small multi-storey budget hotel near the jetty in Kuala Tahan

Julie’s Hostel

Hostel in Kuala Tahan

Danz Eco Resort

Located outside of the village in a secluded area by the river offering acccommodation in 10 capsules

A-G-H Abot Guest House

Budget Accommodation in Kuala Tahan with a total of 13 rooms

Jai Guest House

Small Budget Guesthouse in  Kuala Tahan

Mutiara Taman Negara Resort

Upscale Resort, only accommodation at the National Park side of the river, some of the walking trails start here

Liana Hostel

Hostel in Kampung Kuala Tahan near the jetty in a scenic location overlooking the river.

Agoh Chalet

Budget Accommodation in Kuala Tahan near the jetty

Xcape Resort Taman Negara

Resort with bungalows, restaurant and swimming pool in Kuala Tahan. With a big parking lot in front, it is mainly catering for tour groups.

Han Rainforest Resort

Han Rainforest Resort is the biggest accommodation in Kuala Tahan with private rooms of various standards and also dorm room. All package tours that we recommend include accommodation here. 

Hotels in Taman Negara

Danz Eco Resort

Located outside of the village in a secluded area by the river offering acccommodation in 10 capsules

Mutiara Taman Negara Resort

Upscale Resort, only accommodation at the National Park side of the river, some of the walking trails start here

Attractions

Orang Asli Village, Taman Negara

A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people.

Bukit Teresek, Taman Negara

Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park