This is my second time visiting Cherating. My first visit was filled with rainfalls and bad weather that I didn't get to enjoy the beach much as I spent most of my time indoors.
But the second time around was totally a different experience altogether.
I came to Legend Cherating Beach Resort expecting that the rainfalls from Kuala Lumpur have followed me here. It's been raining a lot there during school holidays. Boy was I so wrong. My friends and I were greeted with a deep blue horizon, a blazing sun and a cloudless sky.
The resort itself was fully booked and bustling with tourists of all kinds especially parents bringing their kids for a holiday retreat they'll never forget. You must be wondering by now, what differs Legend Cherating Beach Resort from all the other resorts in the area?
Let me enlighten you.
The room I stayed in : Deluxe room with twin beds
I stayed here for three days and two nights.
|High double beds with a flat-screen TV, not that I'm planning to watch TV much.|
|Plenty of power sockets to play your devices on the bed!|
|And most importantly, the "arrow" that leads you to the path of righteousness. Hopefully =)|
|Courtesy from the hotel. Nice!|
Nonetheless, I hope that the resort could consider providing outdoor slippers for their guests in the future? Hope it's not asking too much. =)
The food and service: Exceptional!
|They serve you like a king regardless of age. This picture makes me smile. =)|
I have to admit, even-though there are aplenty of seafood in Sabah which is where I came from but I've never eaten so much variety of it in just one mealtime! The resort serves buffet style and believe me, you'll be astonished at all kinds of seafood prepared for you!
|Banana fritters and authentic lekor (made from fish and less flour).|
Huge prawns, fresh fish, fresh clams... keropok LEKOR!!! Thank god they don't serve turtles. Erk!? I also had a steak frenzy during a dinner there.
|The beef steak was so succulent and easy to bite. LOVED it!|
As a woman who wears a hijab and not quite the "swimming suit" person, when allowed to swim in the outdoor pools is certainly a plus for me. The resort actually has three pools. One for people who wears swimming suits, another for kiddies and another one for full-clothed people like me! Sadly but true, not all beach resorts allows this.
|I'm super glad that I'm allowed to swim here. Fully clothed. =)|
I had the pleasure of having FOUR kinds of dining experience with Legend Cherating Beach Resort. I get to eat a buffet breakfast/lunch/dinner at the indoor Coconut Grove Coffee House, pre-dinner cocktail party at a penthouse, BBQ dinner at the Poolside Garden and a seafood steamboat dinner. So many dining options for either business and leisure reasons! There are also LIVE shows from the resident's band during the nights.
|Top picture: An outdoor cafe facing the ocean. Bottom picture: Coconut Grove Coffee House.|
There are tones of activities to do here. But what definitely draws the crowds here is the one and only ATV jungle track activity in the region! Provided solely by this resort only. I'm proud to say that I've tried the 3km ride and it was totally AWESOME!
|ATV rides for the adventurists. It takes minimum four people to proceed the jungle track.|
The Legend Resort, Cherating
Lot 1290, Mukim Sungai Karang, Cherating, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang
Tel: 609 5819818
Fax: 609 5819400
If you do plan to head here, don't forget to try the ATV!! You'll regret it if you don't! =)
Currently there's an all year promotion. A 3 days 2 nights family package promotion for the Deluxe room with complimentary meals and activities for only RM550++!
|For more info, call 1800 88 8866.|