The village, which is just off the main East Coast highway between Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu, is dotted with guesthouses and small hotels (called chalets). Asia’s first Club Med is also located here.
Cherating beach is situated at Kampung Cherating Lama, which is in the state of Pahang. It is about 45km north of Kuantan and about 300 km east of Kuala Lumpur. This is where you will normally stay during your surf trips, as the other surf spots are easy to reach from there.
Getting to Cherating
As you in Kuala lumpur international airport (KLIA) take train (KLIA Transit) to TBS Bus station – Check here : http://www.tbsbts.com.my
From there take/choose a bus to Kemaman Town.
Kuala Lumpur (TBS) – Kuantan – Cherating – Kemaman Town – Kuala Trengganu – Kota Bahru . This is the normal route to east coast.
Let the bus driver know that to drop you at : Kampung Cherating lama (old cherating village) Passing Petronas gas station and just after the Cherating bridge!!
You can get to Kuantan by air as well. There are a few flights daily, operated by Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. From Kuantan airport you can take a taxi to Kuantan bus station or head straight to Cherating. Taxi From kuantan airport – Cherating Rm90-Rm100.00.
From Kuala Lumpur you just follow the east bound highway, direction to Kuantan and Kemaman. Normally it takes about 3 hours to reach Cherating.
Where to stay
Since Cherating is just a small resort village,all the hotels, chalets and guest houses are within walking distance from each other. Accommodation costs can range from RM 50.00 up to a few hundred Ringgit. The prices are seasonal, but cheaper during the monsoon time. Find a place that suits you best! Food is cheap, We also can do rooms booking for you. booze is sold in bars and convenient stores.