Cherating Turtle Sanctuary, Cherating

2.9
#3 of 7 in Parks in Kuantan District
To get your share of the adorable during your trip, visit Cherating Turtle Sanctuary. Baby turles inhabit little pools in this sanctuary until they are old enough to be released into the wild. Entry is free and the center provides information on the local turtles and conservation efforts. Adult green turtles also make their home here, and if you wish, you can pay a fee for a chance to release ten baby turtles into the sea. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cherating Turtle Sanctuary by using our Cherating itinerary builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It was very interesting to learn, how fauna is preserved in Malaysia. I saw traces on big mama - turtle on a Club Med beach and wondered, what happens with these turtle eggs, how little turtles manage...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We went there Monday afternoon but it was not opened. FOC admission and can see that the center really put effort to conserve turtle. All the best turtle hopefully we can see more turtle in Malaysia.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Some basins with some hatchlings a session break in the mother for children. Don't do that if you walk past.
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  • September 6, 2017
    Good place to learn and see turtles! Great place for kids.
  • July 22, 2017
    Informational but very small and basic. Should have some programs like feeding the turtle, releasing turtles to the sea, pictures with holding baby turtles, etc. The programs can also leverage and be incorporated with Club Med activities (besides Mini Club visiting the Turtle Sanctuary ).
  • June 19, 2017
    It's good but it could have more options like turtle feeding
  • October 11, 2016
    If you’re interested in wildlife conservation, then the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary – located beside Club Med – is a good place to head to. You can see tanks with baby and rehabilitating sea turtles and you can also glean information about the laying and hatching periods of these gentle sea creatures. The best time to visit is between April and August when you can participate in night tours that allow you to see the turtles come ashore to lay eggs.
  • March 25, 2017
    I support any organization whose purpose is to preserve wild life. This place does a great job on helping maintain the sea turtle population.

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Where to stay in Cherating

Various other small resorts vie with Club Med for guests who prefer amenities, while backpackers generally stick to simple guesthouses and small hotels. Most options sit close to the town's beach and main collection of bars, but a few small resorts occupy quieter environs. The village houses plenty of affordable guesthouses, though be aware that if you’re here to surf in monsoon season, they will fill up quickly. Midrange accommodation fills up on weekends year-round, so book ahead in these instances.
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