The state of Pahang is widely considered to be one of the most ‘complete’ states in terms of tourism as it houses the Taman Negara National Park, one of the oldest rainforest in the world, Cherating beach, an international seaside resort destination that also houses the Club Med Cherating, highlands and mountains like Cameron Highlands as well as a wide range of islands.
All types of accommodation available
Hence, it is very common that tourist are always looking for budget accommodation when visiting Pahang and its major cities. The state capital, Kuantan has perhaps the most budget accommodation choices as it is the central hub and transportation point that heads out to the other destinations in Pahang. While there are many world class hotels here, you could:
- head out to Grand City Hotel where rooms start from RM70 per night
- The Greenlast Hotel also offers an affordable choice that starts from RM80 per night.
- Suraya Hotel is another choice that you can head on to for a comfortable stay with rooms starting from RM115 per night.
Cherating Beach Accommodation
Over in Cherating beach, there are a wide range of accommodations which one can choose from. Here is where one would find many international hotels like Holiday Villa and Legend but the Suria Cherating Beach Resort might be one of the most affordable choices here with rooms starting from RM107 per night. The Residence Inn Cherating is also a common favourite here although the rooms are slight costlier as compared to Suria but is still considered to be affordable.
About Pahang State
Pahang is located in Peninsular Malaysia. It is the largest state in the mainland and the third largest in the country after Sabah and Sarawak. Bordered by the states of Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and Perak at the west side, Kelantan at the north, Terengganu at the east and Johor, some parts of the east coast overlooks the South China Sea.
Known in full as Pahang Darul Makmur, which means Abode of Tranquility, its 1 million population here is divided among the many towns located in the state. Its capital is in Kuantan while the royal residence is located in the town of Pekan. There are mainly 3 main geographical landscapes in the states, the Highlands, the coastal areas and the rainforests.
All types of attractions available
Due to this landscape, Pahang is one of the most attractive states in the country in terms of tourism and vacation. The highlands here include the ‘Malaysian Playground’ the Genting Highlands. Apart from its world class casino here, families and folks from all over the country and region come to this highlands to enjoy the amusement parks and facilities provided in within its resort. Cameron Highlands is another attraction that is frequented by many to visit a more serene township that is famous for its tea plantations. Fraser’s Hill is a resort style highland that was formerly a summer escape for the British colonies.
Great beaches and beautiful landscapes
Pahang’s coastal areas are also renowned for its rows and rows of sandy beaches and resorts. Centralized around the capital of Kuantan, here one can visit the many resorts located around Teluk Cempedak and Cherating, including the internationally renowned Club Med. From here, one could also head out to the famous islands of Pulau Tioman.
Taman Negara National Park
The country’s biggest national park is also located in within the state. The Taman Negara National Park is a naturally rich rainforest that houses many resorts and chalets for the nature lovers. From here, one could also try some mountain climbing to Gunung Tahan, the highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia, known to be one of the hardest peaks to climb in the country. For those who prefer a quiet and serene holidaying environment, visit the lakes of Tasik Cini and Tasik Bera.