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Kuantan, Malaysia

Kuantan in Pahang State boasts a number of pristine beaches there on the South China Sea.  

Briefs on places to see and things to do
  1. Teluk Chempedak, 5 km north of Kuantan. A fairly decent beach offering a light range of watersports including boating and kayaking. The Kuantan Hyatt Hotel occupies approximately half of the available beach front of Teluk Chempedak, while the remaining area is open to the public. Kuantan Hyatt was refurbished recently and is drawing attention from holiday-goers from Kuala Lumpur City , which is merely 2.5 hours away. This is also the first and only beach that provide you a chance to enjoy the scenery of sunrise with a 24-hours McDonalds!
  2. Taman Gelora, Aroud 3 km from Kuantan along the way to TC, is a beautiful park called Gelora Park. Various sport activities could be done here including jogging, aerobic dance, exercising, tennis, beach volleyball etc. You can admire the Lotus if you want.
  3. Taman Teruntum, Nearby the TC, there is a Mini Zoo. You can watch few animals here.
  4. Berserah, Around 7 km from Kuantan city, a village that famous for fresh fish every day! You can get fresh fish at whole sale price here.
  5. Balok, A beach that famous with wind surfing, is around 13 km away from Kuantan.
  6. Batu Hitam, It is a special beach where all the stone are black or dark in colour. It is still under development.
  7. Pulau Ular, A legend can be heard here. It is about snakes help the villagers to keep away from the pirates but then the villagers being sabotaj by the pirates that the the snakes are evil. Lastly the village being attack and conquer by the pirates. It's believed happened during the 11th century.
  8. Cherating, Asia first Club Med situated here. A lot of water fun here including yatching, surfing, swimming, etc. Nearby there is a turtle sanctuary. You can find some information about turtle here. A lot of handicraft could be found too.
  9. Sg. Lembing, Largest syaf tin mining in the world situated here. It is 40 km from Kuantan. A beautiful museum could be found here which has lots of tin mining informations. A panorama hill where people can enjoy goddess scenery every early morning situated here.
General accounts on some of these places

Teluk Chempedak is about 3 miles from the town of Kuantan. It is among the more developed beaches in the region, with several world class hotels. And whatever beach fun you happen to be looking for -- sailing, surfing, skiing or just sunbathing -- Teluk Chempedak has it. Without straying too far afield you can also visit the more isolated Pelindung Beach in nearby Teluk Chempedak Forest Reserve. And if you are up to a little hike, there are waterfalls and a mini-zoo in the area.

About 9 miles north of Kuantan is Balok Beach -- a paradise for wind-surfing fanatics. Tropical breezes and long stretches white sand blend with the crystal blue South China Sea to make relaxation impossible to resist.

Further north, 28 miles from Kuantan is Cherating where the beaches are wider and seem to extend up and down the coast forever. The bustle of city life fades. A variety of tourist resorts, like the Cherating Holiday Villa or the Legend Hotel, serve the Cherating area. But there are also inexpensive guesthouses and wooden huts among the coconut groves by the sea and, if you're a mellow person who doesn't demand too much from a seaside hut, you can leave accommodation arrangements until you actually arrive there.

Any trip to the area requires at least a quick tour of the town of Kuantan, even if the beach is your main goal. The town is remarkably friendly and easily to explore on foot. Mosques give the town's architecture an exotic feel. The colonial-styled Courthouse and Handicraft Center adds contrast, and a reminder of British rule. Old Kuantan is still alive, and a walk down Jalan Besar (literally "Big Street") will take you back in time a little. The town's Hindu and Buddhist temples are located in this area.

In the Kuantan area itself, the Hyatt Regency is an excellent place to stay.

If you have a desire to take a look at the culture of the region, the Kuantan coast offers an easy glimpse into everyday Malay life. Beserah Beach is a local fishing village where you can watch the fishermen use water buffaloes to haul their catch from the shore to a processing area. The community is about 6 miles from Kuantan and includes a batik fabric factory and several handicraft shops.

There are also a couple of off shore islands in the Kuantan area. Tioman Island -- with its white beaches, abundant marine life, colorful coral gardens, and quiet villages -- was the setting for James Michener's fictitious Bali Hai in the Hollywood musical South Pacific. The island provides a lush tropical setting, but includes luxuries like its golf course. Tulai Island is a little northeast of Tioman. Snorkeling and scuba diving are excellent around the two islands. Most water sports are banned in order to protect the marine life.

My personal favorite among the areas offerings was Chendor Beach. About 6 miles past Cherating, Chendor Beach is best known for its turtles. From early July to September, the green turtles (and occasionally a giant leatherback) come ashore to lay eggs. The beach provides a sense of isolation and escape that makes you feel close to nature.

If you're looking for variety (and perhaps a little privacy) the beaches around Kuantan in Malaysia beckon you.

 

 

Club Med  Cherating . Kuantan

LOCATION & OVERVIEW

This Village sits on the east coast of Malaysia, just 45 minutes from Kuantan airport -

AN UNSPOILED RETREAT BEST DESCRIBES CLUB MED CHERATINGBEACH. SANDY BEACHES SANDWITCHED BETWEEN THE SPARKLING SOUTH CHINA SEAON ONE SIDE AND A LUSH TROPICAL JUNGLE ON THE OTHER - THE VILLAGES IS CHARMING AND PICTURE PERFECT!

With its remote and rustic qualities, this sanctuary is for you to revel in the simpler pleasures of life - enjoying nature, relaxing and having fun. The Village has traditionally styled houses on stilts, which are unique and beautifully quaint. The atmosphere is sure to melt your tensions away.

Club Med Cherating Beach boasts a wide variety of brand new facilities to entertain you. For fun and relaxation, enjoy the Arts & Crafts workshop or indulge in our Spa - with tantalising treatments to soothe every muscle and stimulate your senses. For the active holiday seeker there are new adventures to be explored. From bungy bounce to the flying trapeze and wall climbing - our experienced GO's are here to guide you every step of the way.

And the kids are sure to have fun too. There are Petit, Mini and Juniors' Clubs catering to kids of all ages. So bring the entire family for a dream holiday in this unspoilt tropical paradise.

Unspoilt, rustic, tropical paradise

Magnificent new SpaVillage

Golf, bungy bounce, flying trapeze

Warmth of Malysian culture & hospitality
CLIMATE

A tropical range of 22??C to 32??C year round.


ACCOMMODATION

A total of 323 luxuriously appointed Suites, Deluxe and Superior rooms are equipped with all the modern comforts of home.


RESTAURANTS & BARS

This Village boasts two restaurants, which feature buffets with a spectacular range of culinary delights. There is one common bar to mingle with new friends while sipping cocktails and enjoying the sunset.


FACILITIES
  • Club Med Boutique - $
  • Photographer - $
  • Dry Cleaning Service - $
  • Internet Zone - $
  • Conference Rooms
  • Washing Machine & Dryer - $
LEISURE

For relaxation and entertainment, indulge in Arts & Crafts workshops($), sunbathe by the 1000m2 pool, or party the night away with Club Med's evening entertainment. There is also nightly entertainment by a live band and a midnight bar($).


SPAVILLAGE($)

A heavenly blend of Asian remedies and European treatments are available to pamper your senses. In this rustic Village, it's the ideal treat for you and your loved ones.

SPORTS

All levels available for your enjoyment, including tuition for beginners through to advanced instruction for experienced adventurers.

  • Aquagym
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach Golf
  • Bungee Bounce
  • Club Med Fitness
  • Flying Trapeze
  • Golf (pitch & putt, practice green)
  • Golf (18-hole championship course) - $
  • Kayak
  • Mini-Soccer
  • P¨?ntaque
  • Roller-Blading
  • Sailing (Catamarans)
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis (4 hard courts)
  • Volleyball
  • Wall-Climbing
  • Water Polo
  • Weights Room
  • Yoga
* All sea sports are subject to prevailing weather conditions

You can engage in a host of water sport activities at Club Med
An important point to remember if you are comtemplating a holiday at Club Med is that you have to participate whole-heartedly in the activities organised if you expect to have a good time. If you are inclined to be a little on the shy side, you should leave your reserved nature at home.