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Gem Island Resort & Spa

3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Lot 2804, Pulau Gemia, Mukim Rusila | Daerah Marang Terengganu, Marang, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for 3 nights. The spa was under construction, so unfortunately not open. Ronnie showed us wonderful snorkeling places, so just make a trip with him. Food was excellent, drinks rather expensive.

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Birkerod, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Island with nice staff, the hotel was clean and had excellent views from the rooms and the restaurant. The beaches are small but perfect for snorkeling from with the corals beginning few meters from the beach. There are also kayaks and boats for rent so you can explore the coasts of the nearby island of Kapas. They are also... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

** disclaimer, I was here in 2005 not 2013 ** It was back in 2005 that I visited this place. Thought about it recently and I think I should give a review to this place. Back then the water was so clean and clear. I love watching the fishes swimming in the sea under my room (from the beautiful open... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Gem Island is a very small island near Kapas island with beautiful underwater world - not too far from the mainland. Pros: Very well trained staff, excellent restaurant in the hotel. Sometimes felt even too professional for an island :) Great snorkeling right front of the hotel, and further as well (Kapas island, kayaking distance). Rooms are very clean, well... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I went there on the honeymoon package (RM1.5K) with my wife right after we got married in 2009. The package at that time included welcome drinks, one spa session, one guided snorkelling session and a candlelight dinner over the period of 3 days and 2 nights - I must say we weren't disappointed at all. The water was crystal clear,... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Stayed with a family, there were 8 of us. Fun time with kayaking, turtle watching and island discovery walking near the interesting and lovely rocky parts of the beach. Felt like you are in a private island. Food and service were satisfactory.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We we're pretty disappointed to find the spa was closed for refurbishment, not a great start. The rooms are very nice, right on the water with balconies, decent aircon and nets. The food is average. If you're after reliable and safe choices. But it's not one for the foodies, especially in such a food obsessed country. The beaches are superb,... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It was our fourth trip to Gem Island in the last 5 years, and it is one of our favourite places in Malaysia. While it is a bit difficult to approach (either 5+ hours driving from Kuala Lumpur or a flight+long taxi ride combination), the island compensate for the travel inconveniences; especially if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were sorely disappointed by the Gem "Resort" at Gemia, after a great stay at Bubu resort in Perenthian Island - we were expecting a simple but stylish place, reasonably priced food and the usual array of available activities (snorkeling, kayaking, etc.). None of this happened! Sure, the beauty of the Gemia island itself can make up for it and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I spent a relaxing vacation with my hubby. The resort is cosy. The staff are friendly and helpful . Knowing that we are Chinese , the chef were so considerate that preparing us Chinese food. The beach is nice with lots of fishes, but jellyfishes too! Maintenance is a must for the hotel. Spa should be reopened. The room is... More

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Address: Lot 2804, Pulau Gemia, Mukim Rusila | Daerah Marang Terengganu, Marang, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Terengganu > Marang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gem Island Resort & Spa 3*
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