A month ago, before the Labour Day Holiday, we had wanted to go the Cherating for the weekend and ended up canceling it because of other last minute plans. Imagine my delight when I had this opportunity to go to The Legend Beach Resort in Cherating, which came with a stunning white sandy beach. The easiest transportation to Cherating would be by flight which takes about less than an hour to reach, or by road.
We took the bus and had a smooth three hour journey to the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. About 45km north of Kuantan sits our hotel, an idyllic retreat for the weary urbanite (like me) and ideal for both business and pleasure. I could already picture myself by the beach, catching the sunset even before we checked in.
About the Resort.
Welcome to the Legend Resort Cherating.
The Legend Resort Cherating
looked quite welcoming even though it’s in the midst of improvement. I loved the foosball and pool tables which were parked in the lobby area, suitable for families, couples or a group of friends. At the corner of the lobby area was a glass window and beyond it was a row of arcade games to keep the children (and adults) occupied during their stay here.
Just a few flight of stairs downwards was the Coconut Grove Coffee House which served specially prepared delicious local and International favourites to satisfy our appetites. This was where we would be enjoying our breakfast, lunch and dinner during our stay here at the resort. Beyond the Coffee House was the swimming pool and a playground with picnic tables in one area. An outdoor cafe faced the beach area, serving food and drinks to hungry guests.
There’s many activities to do here starting at the lounge area.
Each room comes with a balcony and a view!
Dine at the Coconut Grove Coffee House which serves local & international cuisine.
After the beach activities, have a break at this outdoor cafe by the beach.
Feeling Sporty or Beachy?
One outdoor pool was not enough so they had two instead.
There seemed to be quite a few facilities and activities in store for us and for everyone who visited the resort. My main priority was the swimming pool and I was happy to see such large outdoor pools (there’s two of it) which were nicely separated for the children and adults. One side of the swimming pool faced the beach area and the other side faced the resort. Whichever side you chose, you’d still get the warm sun that glazes over you while you swim in the blue water. Besides swimming, there was also the gymnasium, sauna, table-tennis, tennis & squash courts for guests to experience.
Some guests preferred to laze around the beach while some preferred to go out and about. The Legend Resort has a sports & recreation centre which manages beach activities such as banana boat ride, snorkeling, island trip, ATV ride, beach soccer, sepak takraw, beach volleyball, telematch games, bicycle rental and jungle trekking. The centre is also able to organize team building exercises by the beach for Corporations.
Water polo activities with a proper goal area for the competitive souls.
he children will enjoy the playground area which is right beside the swimming pool area.
Fancy a game of beach volleyball in the evening?
Look for this hut under the coconut treats for beach activities.
A Room With A View
Welcome to the Penthouse experience.
When it comes to the rooms in The Legend Resort Cherating
, there are 248 available which was charmingly furnished with a king or twin size bed. The rooms included a long bath or shower with hot and cold water, air-condition, ceiling fan, mini bar, room service, television, coffee and tea making facilities and hair dryer.
Both the superior & deluxe rooms come in the same size except one faces the garden area (superior) while the other faces the sea area. We had the pleasure of staying in the deluxe rooms which was pretty comfortable. It has a very nice desk with all the information on the resort and the activities that are available. This room & the superior room however does not come with a bath tub but instead has a rain shower to keep us cool during the hot weather.
The Junior room comes with a nice angle, a seating area, a king size bedroom, a cosy bath tub and private balcony suitable for honeymooners or couples with families who wish to have a little bit of privacy. I like the fact that it comes with a kitchen too which gives us the convenience to cook our own food.
There is also a Penthouse located on the 5th floor which was quite spacious. It comes with a master bedroom, another bedroom, a kitchen, a nicely sized balcony adorned with deck chairs and a living room area, all facing the beach. The room also comes with its’ own large bath tub and a shower area.
The Penthouse comes with a master bedroom and its’ own lounge area.
A bath tub and a shower sits nicely in the master bedroom of the Penthouse.
For more information.
Everything about the resort so far has been a good experience for me as the management was genuine about improving the resort and helping to build Cherating back up to its’ former glory days. After going for this trip, I do feel responsible in sharing with you the good parts of Cherating and give you a chance to explore the same opportunities as I did (or perhaps even better).
Currently the Legend Resort Cherating is running a family package promotion called ‘Fun in the Sun’ for RM550 (3 days 2 nights) which will be running throughout the year. The package includes accommodation, meals and planned activities for the kids with snacks prepared after. For more info call (609) 581 9818.
Where: The Legend Resort Cherating, Lot 1290, Mukim Sungai Karang, Cherating, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang
A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.