Situated between Marang and Kuala Terangganu on the east coast of Malaysia, Che Beach House was an unequaled gem of a place for us in the uncertainty of the covid-19 shutdowns worldwide. The hosts could not do enough for us to keep us safe and informed of developments, particularly in Malaysia. Che Beach House is a small guesthouse with a small number of rooms, placed directly on the top of the beach. It is relatively new.
We were allocated a nicely decorated queen-bed airconditioned room, which was on the lower floor. It was exceptionally clean and the bed comfortable. The room had a wardrobe and towel airing rack. There was no television.
There is no breakfast available, but we had full use of the small kitchen. No cooktop, but there was a full-sized refrigerator with freezer, toaster, electric kettle and microwave. There was unlimited hot and cold filtered water available from a free standing dispenser. There was a Treleaf supermarket within walking distance to buy any needed groceries.
Outdoors, there was a covered area for us to park our hire car so it was off the street at night. Two outdoor sitting areas, one part of the building itself and a pergola with chairs coffee table and hammock directly on the top of the beach. A perfect place to sit with a cup of coffee or tea and catch the sea breeze.
Chris removes garbage from their stretch of beach nearly daily. It seems to be washed in on the tide. Neighbours played with children in the afternoon, but other than that I never saw anyone else on the beach. It was windy when we were there, so though the sea was clean, clear and enticing to look at, we deemed it too rough to swim. The sand is course and golden. Still pleasant to walk on for an early morning or late afternoon stroll.
We would especially like to thank the hosts for a very pleasant, quiet and relaxing stay. Chris, thank you so much for the kindness shown and advice given when it became obvious we would have to return to Australia. We fully intend to return when all the covid-19 madness is over and continue our journey through Malaysia.