The East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia is not just known for its long, sandy and beautiful beaches but also as one of the few places in the world where turtles go to lay their eggs. Among the popular spots for turtle watching here are Rantau Abang in Terengganu and Cherating in Pahang.
While Rantau Abang is a popular nesting site for the giant leatherback turtles, Cherating is known for its green turtles. Location-wise, Cherating is more accessible for visitors being closer to Kuala Lumpur, making it a perfect destination for a short or weekend getaway from the city. And if you're heading there, the Turtle Sanctuary in Cherating is a must visit for a quick but informative and educational lesson on turtles and the conservation work involved.