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“Poor, poor turtles. Sad, sad place.”

Cherating Turtle Sanctuary
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inside information display is pretty good but the outside area with the three concrete turtle ponds is so very sad. The water was cloudy and smelly - poor turtles - there are several turtles in each pond. One pond also has a small hatchery with over a hundred baby turtles all rammed together. I asked the lady if the turtles were there because they were sick and then would be released, she said no they were for 'study'. Poor, poor turtles. Sad, sad place.

Thank Linda S
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"sea turtles"
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"baby turtle"
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"club med"
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"guided tour"
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"small donation"
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"free entrance"
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"educational visit"
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"young ones"
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"quick visit"
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"info centre"
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"short trip"
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"an amazing experience"
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"interesting place"
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"very small place"
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"eggs laid"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit as they keep quite a few variety of turtles there. A small museum on premise too that educates you on the turtles in the area.

Thank Stacy S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing much to see or do. Just a few turtles in a couple of ponds. Sad looking. Place not well maintained. Very run down. Just not worth visiting.

Thank III76
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Think this place is run by NGO. You just need to make a donation to enter. You can pay any amount. My daughter was so happy to see the turtles. Nice plan to spend some time while waiting to check in at Club Med

Thank Jimmy O
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Not many turtles. Also the pools in which the turtles were kept were not constructed to mimic their natural habitat. There was no guide at all during our visit.
However, we visited the sanctuary in March, so perhaps this was not the optimal time of the year to see more activity.

Thank JovinaSee
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