Cherating Travel Guide

Get ready with your sun-screen lotion (or not), a pair of sunglasses, shorts and surf board! Yes, you read it right. Surf board. Because that's what Cherating is well known for - surfing!

Cherating was discovered in the 1960s, by backpackers who stayed at guesthouses and wooden huts among the coconut groves by the sea.

Located between Kuantan and Terengganu on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Cherating is quite popular among the tourist and the locals especially the backpackers, traveller with families and surfers too!

Known for its laid-back, relax and calming atmosphere, Cherating is actually famous for their turtle population, surfing and also kite-boarding. If you searching 'the best surfing spot in Malaysia' Cherating will be on the top.

The place is extremely laid-back and the beach is nice and wide and for info, the first Club Med in Asia are located in Cherating!

Cherating has a stretch of shoplots which sells traditional textiles and handicrafts and not to forget there is a turtle sanctuary too.

Best Time To Go

Cherating Beach is hot, humid and sunny for the majority of the year, with temperatures ranging between 22 and a balmy 32 degrees.

The busiest month for tourism in Cherating, Malaysia is October, followed by June and July.

Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cherating in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Many tourists (especially surfers) stay over at the hotels nearby for a couple of weeks just to catch the waves of the sea during the North-Easterly monsoon season from November to March.

The best time to surf is from the month of November to December where the monsoon season will be at the peak.

Getting There

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