Enjoy a hands-on encounter with Green and Hawksbill turtles
During your visit with our certified Green G.O, you’ll be able to experience unique and immersive activities.
Located just beside Asia’s first Club Med in Cherating, Malaysia, the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary offers you a rare experience with these beautiful creatures. The centre was established in 1972 as a turtle hatchery in an effort to protect the endangered species.
With our Green G.O, you’ll learn all about the important works it is pursuing and the vital role it plays in conservation while viewing 2 different species of turtle—the ubiquitous Green Turtle and rare Hawksbill Turtle.
You’ll also see freshwater terrapins, enabling you to learn the differences between terrapins and turtles. The sanctuary—which nurtures hatchling as they grow into juveniles as well as rescues and cares for adult turtles—also houses other aquatic models and information panels such as dugong, terrapins, and corals reefs. Here, you’ll be educated on the major threats to turtles such as pollution and fishing activities in order to raise more awareness.
Second, you’ll also be able to take an excursion out of the resort to observe egg laying. You’ll also be able to witness turtle hatchlings, which will be kept here until they are old enough to be released into the sea during the night.
Finally, you can also take part in the turtle release while watching them make the daring trek to their new ocean home. It’s one of the many ways Club Med Cherating Beach is committed to sharing its green initiatives with you. Turtle release is usually available from May to October.