Overall, we had a great time. The staff were friendly as mentioned in the previous reviews. The pool is perfect for young kids as it is shallow. My 6 and 4 yr olds had no problem roaming the 50% of the pool standing up... And it is a big pool.
The weather was great. Not too sunny, not too hot. A few showers this time of year but it didn't bother us as most of the rain was late in the day or at night.
We spent half of our time at the second beach (forgot the name). There's a quasi little train (train with tires) that takes you over there in a few minutes. Kids loved it. Once at the other beach, you'll find it less busy, charming and more slower. Millions of hermit crabs that kept the kids busy. I walked down to the far end after low tide only to find hundred of crabs running around... Nice to see nature working at it's best. If you're idiot like me, you'd pick one up to impress your kids only then to feel the force of its claws.
Overall, if you're looking for a family vacation, this is a good option.
I rated the value quite low on this review ply because my plane tickets were twice that of the amount we paid to stay! If only considering the resort itself, the price is right.
On the downside, the rooms are old and like previous reviews, you'll find wear and tear. The shower walls are cracking, a little mold here and there. Water damage can be seen in many places in the rooms and in the resort. My guess is that there was a flood sometime ago. Also, I don't know how old the resort is but I would guess 20 years.
Lastly, the beaches are clean and good. However, if you're used to the cook islands or the pristine postcard beaches, you won't find it here.
- 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