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Cherating Turtle Sanctuary

#3 of 9 things to do in Cherating Features Animals
Cherating, Malaysia
+60 9-581 9087
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Cherating, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was very interesting to learn, how fauna is preserved in Malaysia. I saw traces on big mama - turtle on a Club Med beach and wondered, what happens with these turtle eggs, how little turtles manage ti get to water to survive. The Sanctuary...More

1  Thank Ewa K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went there Monday afternoon but it was not opened. FOC admission and can see that the center really put effort to conserve turtle. All the best turtle hopefully we can see more turtle in Malaysia.

Thank Chian Haw Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing getting to release baby turtles into the ocean, once in a lifetime opportunity for my family. Watching their little heads Bob out of the water ad they made there bid for life in the vast ocean

Thank iangoldcoast79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the reasons we chose the CM at Cherating, rather than others in Asia, was the turtle sanctuary. We were very disappointed. The "sanctuary" is an old house, with 2 rooms of information on turtles and other sea creatures. Outside are a couple of...More

Thank BWestlake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well taken care by the team here. We got to see baby turtles, slightly bigger babies and also few adults as well. Be good to donate as well

Thank EricJohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Releasing baby turtles here is much meaningful if you are in a group than getting a package from the locals which cost RM20/person and you'll only get 1 baby turtle to release. Here, you only have to share RM50 for 10 turtles.

Thank Fyee0511
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WOW. This was really unforgettable. We visited the sanctuary in the afternoon. Read all about the life of the turtle and saw some green turtles in the bassins. Also lots of baby turtles. When we asked if it was possible to release some that evening,...More

Thank Jurrien K
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This really simple relatively quick experience will remain with me for many many years, To be able to release two week old turtles into the ocean and watch as they swim out to sea is a truly wonderful experience. Worth the visit alone.

Thank Bogwog68
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We stayed at the Club Med located next to the sanctuary and took our youngest for a look around. Just a small sanctuary but it was nice to be able to see the turtles close up. Worth a visit if you are next door anyway.

Thank MelHH
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We visited the sanctuary as part of the Club Med excursions. It was about 10 min mini-van ride from the resort - then a 2 min walk along the beach. A great experience for the family. The breeding sanctuary isn't much to look at but...More

Thank tm007
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Shiraz J
7 November 2016|
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Response from Sharon L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Shiraz, if you want to see turtles laying eggs, it is best to visit Cherating during April to September period. There are tours available in most of the hotels here. For your information, if you want to experience turtle... More
Kelvin H
6 July 2016|
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Response from Dominic O | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so. It is not the turtle season of laying eggs. Last to.e I was there was in April when it was the season. You may double check.
28 May 2015|
Response from Eefa F |
Visiting Hours Exhibits Tuesdays to Sundays : 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 5:30pm (The lunch break is from 1pm to 2pm. The centre is closed on Mondays.) Fridays: 9am to 12:00pm, 3pm to 5:30pm (The centre is closed from 12pm to... More