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Cherating Turtle Sanctuary

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Cherating, Malaysia
+60 9-581 9087
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All reviews baby turtles club med free entrance educational visit marine life don't expect too much turtle lay eggs an amazing experience educational place quick visit short trip great for kids very small place eggs laid great effort bigger turtles worthy cause
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Malaysian government effort to ensure the survival of an ancient species. Free entrance but donations are welcomed for them to continue the good work.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank danielnichiyu
Reviewed January 13, 2019

short small tour of the venue. learnt some interesting things. tour in English, lasting no more than an hour. free as part of your club med stay. not flash, so don't expect an expansive tour, but the facility appear to do good work which was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Turtles are absent during the N.E Monsoon from Nov to Feb annualy. We were disappointed that the sanctury was closed in this period. You must check the tturtle laying season when the turtles come to shore.

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank petgroominc
Reviewed October 29, 2018

No entrance fee to enter the sanctuary , do take the opportunity to release some baby turtles. Its a very nice experience .

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank a00111
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is a small sanctuary and there is no need for any sort of fees. But, there is a place where you can actually donate some money for the maintenance of the place, I'd reckon. It is quite an informative place and you can get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Edders88
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Situated on the same road to Club Mediterranean. No entry fees charged. An educational place as by reading the posters on display, one gets to know the life of turtles that frequented the coast of Malaysia, the dangers faced by the turtles, the steps taken...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GanL
Reviewed August 10, 2018

There was nothing much for the kids as there was a lot to read at the musuem. The only thing which the kids were interested were the few turtles in the pond.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 163figo
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

A small but informative turtle Santaury. Compare to the turtle sanctuary at Sitiawan, this is a smaller sanctuary. But the must do activity here is you can do the tour to watch turtle laying eggs at night. We join Pak Su tour, meet 9pm at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank JasLeeSH
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Its part of our Club Med package, and its good education for the kids. We got to see different species of turtles, learnt about their habitat, its a good introduction to turtles, before we then went to the hatchery and see the releasing of turtles.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paulinewong1111
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Visited this place for the third time. Didn't know that the visitors can join their activity of releasing baby turtles to the sea in the evening about 6.30-7.30pm. Visitors have to make a small donation of at least RM50 for 10 baby turtles to join...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jacqueleanh
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Nawwar H
December 13, 2017|
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Response from MelHH | Reviewed this property |
We went 5 months ago and then the turtle release was in the evening only. From 5 or 6 pm, on the beach front, ie the doors to the sanctuary were closed and you had to walk around the building to the beach where the backdoor... More
September 14, 2017|
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Response from Raelene J | Reviewed this property |
No day time . I think it might only b a day thing but really good if u have kids or small kids
November 6, 2016|
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Response from Sharon L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Shiraz, if you want to see turtles laying eggs, it is best to visit Cherating during April to September period. There are tours available in most of the hotels here. For your information, if you want to experience turtle... More