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Gem Island Resort & Spa

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Lot 2804, Pulau Gemia, Mukim Rusila | Daerah Marang Terengganu, Marang 21600, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I've been to this resort for few times. The best thing about this resort is that I can have all the peace and quiet that I need. It is not suitable for travellers who are looking for fun and excitement as they do not have many water activities. As for me, this is the best place to hide out from... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is not the luxurious island that you will find in Langkawi. The beach is very small and rocky. The turtle sanctuary is actually small and it seems that it is not funded by any organization. I commend the efforts of the resort though in trying to protect the turtles. The rooms and bathrooms are very basic. The bathroom needs... More 

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4 Thank Butil B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect at this little offshore place. Rolled the dice and came out on top! Cute, charming accommodations. Very old school / old world dining situation.... assigned seating with hand written place cards. Old Motown records were playing most nights and it added this wonderful summer camp feel to the whole experience. Nice little beach out front... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We drove 5 hours from Klang, Selangor to get to Marang Jetti. Plenty of parking spaces and managed to leave the car infront of Surai link, the recommended ferry transfer. The people there were expecting us. Parking was RM7 per day. Had lunch and was taken to the resort which took around 10 minutes in a very very fast and... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were a largish party who spent 3 nights in Gem in August. The island is relatively easy to get to via Marang, especially via the new East Coast Expressway from KL. The resort has a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere as it is 'private' and it is the only hotel on Gem island. The atmosphere in the dining room was... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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70 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We spent one night at the resort and had an awesome time. We were a group of 50, celebrating a wedding, and the staff was very accomodating. We had a little party in the dining area, which ended up in the pool until midnight. The rooms were comfortable and clean, but the electricity did not work in some of them.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I had the pleasure of spending just two nights on Gem island but would have gladly stayed for more. The beautiful beaches and friendly staff will soon make sure you are relaxed and easily make up for the few little touches that are missing. As everything comes from the mainland be prepared to not always be able to get everything... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca D
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

1. Location : Exclusive Island - bus trip to/fro Terengganu Bus Terminal/Marang Jetty - boat trip to/fro Gem Island *Note : lots of disease stray cats wondering around at jetty, if you are afraid of cats. *Journey : Not very good as long traveling hours and connecting issues with regards to bus & ferry timing. 2. Resort : Beautiful Scenery... More 

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Japan
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We, a family of 5, have spent 3 nights and 4 days at Gem Island. The sea is beautiful and has a lot of aquamarine life near the shore. You need googles and you can enjoy the colorful fish. Or rent a kayak (15 RM / hour) and kayak to the nearby island. The beach is nice and the atmosphere... More 

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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This has been the best trip ever for me. I visited Pulua Gemia (or 'Gem Island') is nothing short of marvellous. It is a small island with an excellent beach and light blue waters of the South China Sea, something that every traveller desires! We stayed at the Gem Island Resort & Spa for 2 nights in May 2013 (couldn't... More 

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