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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the water villas for our stay, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our rooms offered unrestricted view of the sea and the hillocks on the island close by. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable. The island is privately owned and offers activities like snorkeling, kayaking, etc. However fishing was not on offer on our days of... More 

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singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

We were lucky enough to witness a turtle landing on the evening of Sun Aug 21st ,a nice birthday day gift from nature .At 9 PM in the evening, we were alerted at our chalet room by a resort staff who then quietly ushered us and a few other weekend guests onto the beach just beside the resort. Lo and... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

No wonder it is called Gem island. It is a gem. I didn't know anything about this island, until being told and being proposed by my gf. So I googled the image of this resort, read the reviews and I can't wait to experience this place by myself. We are taking the full board package for 3 days 2 night.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I always try to be as fair and honest as possible with these reviews as I feel too many people write emotional feedback which is often unfair. This place is a little under maintained to say the least. The rooms are clean however do not believe you will come for a luxurious stay here! This is a small and very... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

The location of this hotel is wonderful and you can snorkel from the three small beaches. The rooms overlook the sea and the view is stunning,the sea is clear. We hired Kayaks and went over to nearby Pulau Kapas which has a few restaurants and budget hotels. We saw small sharks from our balcony every morning, bats, and all kinds... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Had been to Kapas 20 years ago, and looked eagerly forward to a visit to very nearbly Pula Gemia. Not disappointed. Tiny island, 3 beaches. One hotel. Aging resort but v. nice. V. Good food tho predictably over priced. Only 7-8 others staying here when we visited. Had beach to ourselves. Nice staff. Not a shiny, new resort, so if... More 

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Heenweg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Immediately upon arrival, spontaneous, smiling faces and along with the welcome-drink plus of course the dire beautiful island made the perfect first impression. The staff turned out really nice and helpful. We are therefore more nights stayed, than initially planned. The food is very good, but 30% extra service charge for room service I've never experienced anywhere. It has, however,... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The water front rooms are nice and relaxing. Comfy beds and great balcony. The resort looks tired and run down and whilst the restaurant has amazing views the food was basic and not that tasty. The snorkelling is better on the rocky side of island where the water is deeper but not a patch on turtle bay on otherside of... More 

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1 Thank Wendy F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Our trip to Gemia Island. Date: 22.06 – 25.06.2016 We drove to the Marang Jetty from Kuala Lumpur. Starting in KL at ~8:45 we just made it in time for the 13:00 ferry. The next ferry, as far as I know, would have left at 15:00 but it was also not 100% clear to me how fixed these times were,... More 

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Limmen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We stayed here the last three nights of our holiday, and I can tell you: they were one of the best! Although the resort itself is getting older, the food is very good, the staff very friendly and helpfull and the underwaterworld is amazing! And even if you don't like to see the fishes when being in the water, you... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The resort have 45 sea frontage villas, comprising of 2 suites, 4 hideaway Villas, 4 Premier Villas and 35 water villas. All villas are equipped with air conditioning and king sized beds with aside lounger. All villas have a balcony with a swing chair for your convenience. Villas are all ensuite with a toilet and shower room. The resort is built on the ridges of the coastline, thus preserving the hills and its natural physical formation. There is a main beach and 2 other smaller beach for your private use. There is a restaurant where all meals are served there. Seaport facilities like kayaking and snorkelling are also available. Guided snorkelling is also available upon request with minimum of 4 pax. Airport transfer can be arrange upon request with some charges. Rates are available on our official website. Thank you and hope to see you in Gem Island soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gem Island Resort & Spa

Address: Lot 2804, Pulau Gemia Jalan Rusila | Daerah Marang Terengganu, Marang 21600, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Terengganu > Marang
Price Range: $86 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gem Island Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Gem Island Hotel Marang
Gem Island Resort And Spa
Gem Island Resort & Spa Terengganu/Marang, Malaysia
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