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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

love the location situated near the coast and other small islands. there are many snorkeling To be done, fishes at the water shoreline. the food from the resort is your only choice for late dinner but it is very delicious, great chef. kayaking is available, there are 3 beaches to choose from and many more on the other Island 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We visited Gem Island in May, as its off the East coast of Malaysia you get the monsoon in the UK winter months. The rooms are very comfortable and very well furnished including a shower without a roof giving the feeling of truly going native. The massage room is awesome and while having your back massaged you are looking down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

we stayed there for 3nights. came from singapore. took a bus from golden mile to shahbandar/merang jetty (11hrs) then a taxi to marang jetty (35rm for half hour ride) careful not to get ripped off. then boat from marang to gem island (less than half hour). first off, the service was impeccable. not the fake kind that do it so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful crystal clear beach. Friendly staff especially Arjun and Abang Botak( not sure his name but a bald head Malay gentleman).privacy assured .overall we would suggest Gem Island to all friends and definitely will visit again.I would say this is one of the best beach around.thank you Gem Island for the wonderful hospitality. Jesse & Insp. Malar 10/4/15-13/4/15

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