Kemaman is a district located in the state of Terengganu. It’s location is on the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia facing
the South China Sea makes it suitable as one of the deepest seaport in the region. There are many oil refineries off
the coast are owned by the local petroleum company Petronas. Due to the strategic location, many large iron and steel
factories have also been built around Kemaman.
There are many beautiful beaches in Kemaman namely, Kemasik Beach, Teluk Mak Nik, Telaga Simpul Beach, Cagar
Hutan Beach, and Ma' Daerah Beach. The Cherating Beach is a haven amongst avid surfers who come from all
over the world each year to especially enjoy the ride of the ocean waves.
The sea turtle nesting season is a must not missed event if you are visiting Kemaman. The season runs from March
to October every year. The Turtle Sanctuary Centre at the Rimbun Dahan Turtle Hatchery, just 4.5km south of the
Kemaman-Kuantan border, serves as the turtle conservation and educational center. There you will see rows and rows
of nests in the Turtle Hatchery. this is an indication that many turtles have laid their eggs in the surrounding beaches
areas. The eggs are usually buried about 80 cm from the surface, any deeper the baby turtles have to work harder to
climb up to the surface. Upon emergence these hatchlings are released into the sea. Late night turtle watching and
day trip to Turtle Hatchery can be arranged by our hotel.
For nature lover who wants more out of Kemaman, can join many of the activities organized by our local organizer,
Hafiz Cherating River Activities, whom frequently organized daytime rivers cruises and fireflies watch at night by boating
along the Cherating mangrove river. Whereas in Pasir Gajah (20km from our Hotel), there is a River Terrapin
Conservation Centre which serves as a mini museum and educational center for fresh water turtles. This center provides
good firsthand information for visitors who are interested to learn more about the critically endangered creatures. As
for animals lover, or family travel with young children, don’t miss out our Mini Zoo located at Bukit Takal!
Kemaman is also famous for its food-based tourism. Keropok lekor, satar, nekbai, lemang, otak-otak, nasi lemak, nasi
dagang are all famous local delicacies. The popular and famous Hainanese kopitiam, Hai Peng coffee shop, serves
the best and famous freshly brewed coffee in town. Delicious Halal food is also being served in the premises since
Another must try food in Kemaman is the famous Stuffed Crabs. This history-long special delicacy can be found in a
few of the restaurants opposite the Kemaman river front. Others recommended sea food dishes including : sambal
sotong, sambal or butter prawns, chili crabs and sambal belacan kangkong.
Kemaman is truly a tropical gateway. In the land where nature embraces heritage, it will truly revitalize your senses.
Welcome to Kemaman and discover splendors of nature, the diversity of tradition and the fascination of heritage. There
is absolutely no place like Kemaman.