A 23km long winding scenic road leads up to the mountain. Access can sometimes be restricted by the government. Then the gate will be lowered. When I was there in january 2008, the facilities where closed due to construction but it seemed they were pretty much finished with it.
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.