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“AQUA BLUE WORLD”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

I came to Asia on business, took the opportunity to visit Malaysia for the first time. Found and then stayed for a week at the Sanctuary. Wanted to be on the beach not near, across the street from but right on it. This resort puts you there and a whole lot more! Forever ocean views, boating excursions to nearby islands, sunsets, great food, comfortable clean apartments, nice pool, as well as courteous staff. The perfect getaway coming back for more at the first opportunity.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Before arrival at Sanctuary Resort ,I was curious as well as worried about some negative
remarks made . However much to my pleasure I was baffled by the friendly and helpful reception staff the moment my family of four arrived..that really startkicked our wonderful and unforgettable holidays!! Location just great and breathtaking to see beautiful natures converged..with near distant island plus great beach frontage and an ideal nature lovers meandering river on one side....such sceanic fishermen village!! Rooms are well equiped
and renovated,,spacious and clean. We shall return for another well relaxed and enjoyable stay...

Room Tip: Rooms with sea frontage have breathtaking view... Riverside rooms at just as fantastic,
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed February 13, 2014

Good facilities and easy access to attractions in the area. Rooms are spacious and well maintained.Staff are very friendly.A great spot to take family and is right on the beach. Would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Southport, Australia
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

My husband & I stayed at Sanctuary Resort last November & thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
We are planning to go back and noticed some negative reports on your site.
We think it is the best idyllic beachfront we have stayed at. We had marble floors & overlooked a local fishing village. Management & staff were extremely helpful & friendly.
We followed their advice & took the local Firefly cruise which was great!

Room Tip: Try & get a room facing the ocean as well as the fishing village. We bought seafood from them &a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

I went there with my husband and 7 year old daughter. Loved the view from our apartment! Very low key vibe being next to the fishing village was so fun for my daughter. Can you believe we even saw monkeys and SQUIRRELS!!! Close enough to Cherating to do Batik paining (a forever memory!!), eat yummy food and get massages and beauty treatments. Our apartment was clean and spacious.
The staff were very nice (as in all through Malaysia!), and eager to help. I felt safe for my child to go places by herself (normally I would not feel comfortable, but the staff were lovely).
I would come back. Value for money.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms overlooking the ocean - SPECTACULAR!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Southport, Australia
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

I have read a couple of bad reports about Sanctuary Resort on this site, however I have always found the management & staff to be extremely polite & helpful.
My room was old but renovated & was extremely clean and had bottled water on my arrival.
I have stayed there many times & thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.
Greg Wilson
Australia

Room Tip: Corner suites have great views. Ours had views of the South China Sea & the river.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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All in all this resort was well worth the money we spent and we are planning on returning during our next Malaysian holiday. The location is second to none and the staff were very helpful. The food was really good and rooms well appointed. The best part; the pool and ocean being right there....

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Sanctuary Resort
Address: 342 | Mukim Sungai Karang, Kuantan 26080, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Kuantan District > Kuantan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Kuantan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanctuary Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sanctuary Resort Cherating is truly a beachfront resort hotel withonly 10 meters away from beach, beautifully surrounded by refreshing lush greenery. With 90 units of 2 & 3 Bedrooms All Suite Apartmentwith each room with its attaching bathroom, Sanctuary Resort Cherating creates a perfect setting for singles, couples and even families group. Enjoy your stay at this serene and peaceful property, guests are also offered access to water sports like sailing and canoeing, with its own private island right in front, only 900 meters away. For those in need of a relaxing vacation, you can simply take a dip in the alluring pool or go for sunbathing at the beach. Enjoy various activities including the one at the Classical Fishing Village River where you do the fresh catching daily. Sanctuary Resort Cherating is a great choice for those looking to getaway from the bustling city for a True Beachfront Holiday Relaxation ... more   less 
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