Cherating is a popular beach resort area in Pahang located about 30 km north of Kuantan, overlooking the South China Sea on Peninsular Malaysia's East Coast. It takes only 3 hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur to reach this secluded yet conveniently located beach for those who do not want the hassle of making the journey to the islands.
Cherating Village is a laid-back fishing village tucked between Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu. It is dotted with guesthouses and small hotels (also called chalets) and attracts a vast majority of backpacker-tourism as a source of income. However, there are a few upscale hotels and resorts including Asia’s very first Club Med. Cherating has an easy-going atmosphere, and the beach is both wide and long.