Suria Cherating Beach Resort

What is the best way to enjoy Cherating beach? To me, it is certainly walking along the shore and combing the beach to see and photograph things that have been washed ashore with the tide, while letting the gentle breeze kiss the face.

And where is the best place to stay after the excursion along the beach? Certainly going back to my choice of resort—Suria Cherating Beach Resort (Suria Cherating); the perfect spot to kick up my feet and continue to feel the breeze. I love it here.

Suria Cherating  is renowned for its Bali-inspired accommodations that spell comfort in style. Its 114 cozy guest rooms are decorated with stylish teak furniture with a touch of Balinese art. The room during my stay here was a two-bedded Superior room with a garden view. Choice of accommodations at Suria Cherating ranges from a variety of rooms with garden or sea view and amenities include TV with selected satellite channels, coffee/tea-making facilities, refrigerator, IDD telephone, ironing board upon request, wireless Internet connectivity in the room, safety box and more. Room rates are ranging from RM175 to RM345 (excluding tax), depending on type of room and time of year (normal day, school holiday, national holiday).

I love the corridor area where I got to view beautiful canvas paintings painted by local artist. At the end of the corridor there is an elevator and a gift shop and further down the steps is the swimming pool area, which overlooked by the Bunga Padi Restaurant. Right before the beach, there are dedicated areas for team-building obstacle course, mini playground, beach telematch and beach volleyball.

Buffet breakfast at Bunga Padi Restaurant was okay. There’s cereal with milk, toasted bread with jams or butter, sausages, baked beans, scrambled eggs, rice porridge, fruits and heavier food like fried rice and fried kuew teow. Alternatively, there will be nasi lemak or fried vermicelli or mee. Drinks include coffee, tea and orange juice. Breakfast is free for 2 persons. The rate is RM20 for adult, Rm13 for a kid. A-la carte is available for lunch and dinner and room service starts from 11am to 10pm. On arrival, all guests will be given a welcoming drink.

Overall, my stay here was great. My son enjoyed playing at the beach, the swimming pool and the playground area. And as for me, I mostly enjoyed walking along the beach and sitting outside the restaurant watching kids playing while taking pictures. I wanted to draw but I left my pencil somewhere and was not much in the mood to draw.

Because I enjoyed the stay so much, I want one of my lucky readers to have the chance to stay here too. Suria Resorts & Hotels management has kindly agreed to sponsor a 2D and 1N stay in a Superior room!!

To stand a chance to win, you need to:

Easy 4 steps!  The lucky winner will be selected based on the most creative comment. Judging will be done by Suria Resorts management. Closing date is 11 September 2012, 11.59pm.

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About Suria Resorts & Hotels:
Suria Resorts & Hotels is a Malaysian – based resort and hotel operator and management company founded in 2003. Suria Resorts & Hotels presently managing a chain of hotels in Merang, Terengganu; Cherating, Pahang; Johor Bahru, Johor; Janda Baik, Pahang and Cambridge, London.

For more information, please visit: http://www.suriaresorts.com or visit  Suria Resorts & Hotels on FB.

For inquiries, please contact 03-7806 4752 or e-mail: sales@suriaresorts.com.

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A weekend in Cherating, Pahang

Initially, my husband and I planned to head back to his hometown but he had a sudden change-of-mind and we headed east coast instead. We checked in a chalet upon arrival. The rate was quite high for a chalet but considering that it was situated in front of the beach, we wouldn’t mind. As we went inside the chalet, we were quite surprised to find out that there was no table or electric kettle! But we as we were tired, we just settled in for the night. We went to check out the food in the area afterward. There were three Chinese seafood restaurants and few small Muslim restaurants. We opted for the latter. The food was very very disappointing except for the grilled fish. It was yummy!

Waking up the next day, we were excited to explore the beach but got really disappointed when we found out that the beach was quite far from the chalet. There was a small swamp in-between. We felt even more disappointed to find a lot garbage, empty bottles and used diapers along the beach. Luckily there was a clean beach (in front of Kampung Inn) few meters away from the ‘garbage’ area. We camped there and Yassin got to built his sandcastle.

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Yassin running around in front of the chalet

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Yassin playing with sand

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Yassin pretending to be a back-hoe loader

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Managed to capture my favourite tiny creature!

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Yassin and his dad building a sand tower!

In the afternoon, we checked out of the chalet and checked in a 3-star hotel (Residence Inn) nearby and it was far more better. For the same fee rate, we have coffee making facility and I got to boil water to make Yassin’s milk! Later in the afternoon, we drove along the main road in search of a more clean beach and found one at the end of Lorong Siti Nur Hasmah, situated about few kilometers from the chalets area. As for food, we went further up and found a good place to eat, Chendor R&R. We haven’t explored much of the eating places as our main idea was to enjoy the beach. That night we had dinner at the Inn. It was good despite the slow service. The Inn was supposed to have internet connection but we couldn’t get connected even after their technical department assisted the matter. We just watched the tv and settled for the the night. We checked out the next day and dropped by Lorong Siti Nur Hasmah once again to enjoy the clean beach and the great wind.

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The beach at the end of Lorong Siti Nur Hasmah

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Yassin made friend with a little kitten and fed him with Parmesan Cheesels. The kitten ate about six and ignored the last ring.

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My tired baby!

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