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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Stay for 2D1N @ half board package . Booked for 2 rooms . The resort is truly beautifully set up in a private island . The island is small plus the environment so peaceful with a clean white crystal sand . We did enjoyed our dinner , breakfast and kayaking @ snorkeling activities . Our room was clean eventhough its... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went to Gem from Kapas where the accommodation was too basic for us. We had high expectations and it looks great from the sea. Up close less so and the closer you get, the worse it gets. Ok the outlook, the view, especially across to Kapas and it's lovely beaches, is wonderful, you'd never tire. And the rooms are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's been easily finding nemo few meters from the beach during low tide, lots of sea cucumbers, sea urchin as well; wonderful snorkelling spot is just at the beach. The food & drinks are surprisingly great, must try.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

** 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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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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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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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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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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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*
Number of rooms: 11
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