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Cherating Turtle Sanctuary, Cherating

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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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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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  • Have been bringing groups here over 20 years and so happy to see the place has upgraded and the conservation work bearing fruit. Last year they rear more than 20+k hatchlings. Good time to visit this ...  more »
  • Great place to learn more about the danger our turtles are facing. Would have been great if it was a guided tour. We were lucky to join the group from Club Med. Those visiting on their own do not have...  more »
  • For a small donation to the Santuary, you can release 50 or so hatchlings into the sea. Super cute to see the tiny turtles flapping their way into the waves!  more »
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  • It's good but it could have more options like turtle feeding
  • I support any organization whose purpose is to preserve wild life. This place does a great job on helping maintain the sea turtle population.
  • 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.
  • Basic: 3 pools of turtles of different sizes. Kids would love it and they do great work with volunteers
  • Good place to educate people on turtle conservation. Must go if you visor cherating, and don't forget to donate for their cause :)