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. Work out when and for how long to visit Cherating Turtle Sanctuary and other Cherating attractions using our handy Cherating tour itinerary maker app .
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  • We visited the turtle sanctuary during our stay at clubmed cherating. The visit was enriching and educational. Great effort by the staff and management to help these endangered amphibians.  more »
  • Contains many informative displays of turtle species and habitats throughout Malaysia, also those of dugongs, whale sharks and other sea creatures. It appears that Breeding of baby turtles is one of i...  more »
  • Good for kids. We spent 30 min and covered most of it. It doesn't charge for entry just donations to save the turtles. The baby turtles are the highlights. Not much action at the hatchery. I recommend...  more »
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  • Good place to learn and see turtles! Great place for kids.
  • 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 ).
  • It's good but it could have more options like turtle feeding
  • 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.
  • 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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