Cherating Beach has long been a favourite holiday destination, with Club Med to the south and the tidal Pak Siak River to the north. The meanders of the river created our site on a long spit of land, backed by coastal forest and the river behind. Every effort was made to protect this beautiful natural asset.
Guests may spot coastal birds like pied hornbills and giant sea eagles, as well as tiny forest species like our rainbow of sunbirds and the shy blue flycatcher. A highlight is the family of otters that regularly fish the river and bask on its banks, occasionally playing long games of catch with our guard dogs, who might accompany you on your walk.
You can also take our 3-seater or 2-seater inflatable kayaks out for a morning spin on the river. Slide past stands of nipah palm and under low-hanging tree branches, and spot the occasional brilliant kingfisher, on this tranquil river.
The golden-sand beach is endlessly fascinating, perfect for early morning or evening low tide walks. The stars are amazing, and it’s a special treat to see a full moon rise above the sea. The East Coast is hardly ever affected by ‘haze’, and it’s a rare day when there is no sea breeze to make life perfect.
There is no lifeguard on duty, and the sea can be rough, especially during the monsoon, so we advise guests to take care when swimming. Sometimes a game of tag with the waves is enough!
Literally between land and sea is the Rimbun Dahan Turtle Hatchery, where we support the conservation of endangered sea turtles and native terrapins.