We traveled as a family, and this was our first Club Med experience. We enjoyed Club Med Cherating from the moment we arrived, to the last second before departure - it was truly paradise.
The rooms were comfortable, and even in the heat of Malaysia our room was kept nice and cool all throughout. Very relaxing room, and as we followed the directions given, no issues with monkeys. Our bathroom however did encounter problems, but maintenance came quickly after we called and it was fixed.
The activities at Cherating were a lot of fun. We love a sense of adventure, and so sports and activities available were actually the deciding factors when choosing a Club Med to go to. Highlights included flying trapeze, tree-top challenge, rock climbing, sailing and kayaking. They were a lot of fun, and the enthusiasm of the GO's always made us want to go back (GO's Jay, Daijiro, Kerry, Montana, Kirsti, Mark at flying trapeze/treetop & Kirsti, Mark, Hafiz, Jake at treetop/rock climbing). On our first day we quickly realized there was so much to do, but so little time! However, we did have to plan our days because the times available for each activity was a bit restricted, thus tricky if we wanted to do everything.
Zen pool is gorgeous and absolutely relaxing. Great as a get-a-way, it is peaceful and the GO's (Tatiana) were extremely attentive.
We joined the fireflies excursion (extra charge) and we went to the turtle sanctuary - both are worth going to. Our family really enjoys learning about animals, so these events were really special.
After dinner every night, the Club Med team has a night full of entertainment prepared. We watched the show every night of our stay, and they were all different from the one before. Great dancing (specifically the Michael Jackson Show), good laughs, and brilliant circus tricks. On our last night, there were beautiful fireworks by the poolside, and being that close to fireworks was something we had never experienced, thus definitely a highlight.
After the nights' scheduled entertainment, the GO's hang around and socialize with the guests. Extremely friendly, they no longer feel like staff, but instead become your friends and end your nights on a high note.
Club Med Cherating was more beautiful and more fun than we had expected it to be. The resort was absolute paradise, but that being said it was definitely the GO's that made our trip as amazing as it was. Not only did we get to do activities we couldn't back home, eat like kings, and relax all day if we pleased, but we met great new people, shared laughs, and made new friends.
Special thank you to Kerry, Tatiana, Jake, Joel, and the circus team for a one of a kind experience and amazing memories.
It is also worth noting that this resort is eco-conscious, definitely a plus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cherating Beach seems to perch on the east coast of Malaysia. The pace of life in this 80-hectare Resort, complete with bungalows on stilts nestling amid lush vegetation, is set by the comings and goings of the macaque monkeys, gibbons, monitors, rare birds and multicoloured butterflies. Here you can enjoy one pleasure after another, none of which is anything like the last - an excursion in a dugout canoe, a relaxing session at the Club Med Spa or a cocktail at the bar, to name but a few. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Cherating Beach Hotel Kuantan
- Cherating Beach Club Med
- Club Med Kuantan
- Kuantan Club Med