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  • Learn to surf
    4 stars

    The main operator, Cherating Point, rents surfboards, both for beginners and for those more advanced, and can also provide tuition. Rates are quite reasonable with plain board hire going for 40 ringgit for a half day, 70 ringgit for a full day and 1.5 hours of tuition going for 120 ringgit per ... read more

  • Mangrove boat trip
    4 stars

    While the mangroves here are not nearly as impressive (nor as expansive) as those at Langkawi, the mangroves at Cherating are worth experiencing. Payung Guesthouse is the most popular backpacker operator that runs these trips with both daytime and evening firefly spotting trips available. It is ... read more

  • Turtle sanctuary
    3.5 stars

    It is easily reached by hired bicycle or you can do a tour. If you really wanted, you could walk here, but it would be a solid hour-plus walk each way. We'd suggest making a half-day trip of it -- spend an hour at the sanctuary then hang out on the beach -- just remember to bring your own food and ... read more

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