Matahari lies between the beach road and the main road just past Little Bali and offers reasonable wooden bungalows in both private-bathroom and shared-bathroom flavours.
The overall layout is far more spacious than Payung, with a leafy garden and precision cut lawn. The bungalows themselves are tight on space, but adjacent private verandas open it up a bit more. They rent bicycles for 15 ringgit a day, which is a handy bonus. And there is a well-stocked mini-mart directly across the street. Matahari is also home to the Cherating Point Surf School, with lessons as well as board rentals available.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan share bathroom, low season: 30 ringgit, high season 30 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 40 ringgit, high season 40 ringgit. Notes:
Off the beach, behind Cherating Cottage
T: (01)7 924 7465
Room rates: Under 60 ringgit