Cherating Beach Cherating Beach has long been a favourite holiday destination, with Club Med to the south and the tidal Pak Siak River to the north. Its meanders created our site on a long spit of land where the beach is backed by coastal forest and the river behind, and every effort was made to protect such a beautiful natural asset. Guests have the opportunity to see coastal birds like southern pied hornbills, giant sea eagles and tiny forest species. A highlight is the family of sea otters in the river, that occasionally play long games of catch with our dogs.
Guests have the opportunity to see coastal birds like Southern pied hornbills, giant sea eagles and tiny forest species. A highlight of many visits is the family of sea otters that regularly fish the river and bask on its banks, occasionally playing long games of catch with our construction phase guard dogs that might accompany you on your walk.
with our construction phase guard dogs
Literally between land and sea is the Rimbun Dahan turtle hatchery, a simple structure that is revamped after each monsoon. Our operating model is simple: buy the eggs that local boys legally dig up during the laying season and rebury them in the hatchery until they hatch about 6 weeks later. We release all hatchlings within 24 hours, and visitors participate sending them off with their blessings. Our hatchery manager, Pak Su, is well known for his tireless efforts for the survival of these tiny creatures; in the 2016 season he bought and reburied 25,278 eggs, about 250 nests, as well as raising much of the money to do so.
The 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.