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Gem Island Resort & Spa

Lot 2804 Pulau Gemia Mukim Rusila, Gemia Island, Gemia Island, Malaysia 21600 (Show on map)

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"Friendly staff, sea clear water, good for snorkeling..."

  • Gc, Malaysia
  • August 25, 2015
  • Area: Gemia Island
  • Rooms : 45

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Room Types
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Hideaway Villa
Hideaway Suite
Water Villa
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Features of Gem Island Resort & Spa

airport transfer


room service

Sports and Recreation

outdoor pool

private beach

water sports (non-motorized)

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Centered in natural tropical settings, this property is located in a Marine Conservation Park where sandy beaches and marine life are within easy reach. This boutique resort offers guests with 39 Water Villas, four Premier Villas, four Hideaway Villas, and two Hideaway Suites all facing the South China Sea. The on-site Samudra Restaurant offers guests local Malaysian, Chinese, and Western cuisine and refreshing drinks while you retreat and enjoy the spectacular views of the azure waters with fish swimming underneath. For recreational activities, guests can choose from scuba diving, island hopping, snorkeling, and kayaking. After enough exploration, guests can indulge in the Tusita Wellness Spa for various relaxing therapies. Gem Island Resort & Spa is a perfect base for a memorable trip. Centered in natural tropical settings, this property is located in a Marine Conservation Park where ... see more
Please note that the hotel is closed during the East Coast Monsoon season between November and February when the frequent rains are punctuated by intermittent sunshine.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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Distance from City Center
25 km

Distance to Airport
45 km

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Upon arrival at Marang Jetty, the resort arranges round-trip speedboat transfers, which is an automatic surcharge and will be added to the grand total cost of the booking. Please ensure that you indictae the exact number of people at the time of booking to avoid complications on transfer arrangements.
The schedule timings are as follow:
Marang Jetty - Gem Isle: departs at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
Gem Isle - Marang Jetty: departs at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
Please note that the ferry departure scheduled for 1:00 pm (Marang Jetty - Gem Isle) and 1:30 pm (Gem Isle - Marang Jetty) are not available on Fridays.

Please contact the resort directly for unscheduled boat transfers which has additional charges and is payable directly at the resort.

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Gc F. Couples Malaysia, August 25, 2015
Great for relaxing

Friendly staff, sea clear water, good for snorkeling
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Thomas H. Solo travelers Ireland, August 23, 2015
I felt it was very expensive for what you got.

View, comfortable and tv in room
I was a bit disappointed. Firstly charging 45usd for 2 people return to this resort to the jetty was a rip off. Usually is only 10dollars with most boat companies. A short boat taxi of 1 minute cost 40rm return for 2 people was also excessive. The breakfast was very basic, had to ask for new towels after room was lightly cleaned, staff seemed nice but definetly need upskilling in many areas especially English.
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Kwee C. Families with young children Malaysia, August 9, 2015
Island in the sun

littles sea turtle, seaside & view
A very relax private island, seaside is clean, like the water villa but the cleanliness inside and outside the room hav to be improve.
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Chelsea W. Couples Canada, July 17, 2015
Absolutely beautiful resort

food, location, beach
My husband and I absolutely loved Gem Island Resort. It was very easy to get to and the room was beautiful, overlooking the water. We really loved the food and found that there was a great variety. The beach is gorgeous, along with the snorkelling. We also enjoyed kayaking around the island and across the way to another island. Overall it was an excellent vacation and very, very relaxing.
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Seow C. Families with young children Malaysia, September 15, 2014
hotel need to do touch up work on basin, flooring

clean, food (but price is high), envioroment
this hotel is good, clean, food not bad, services is good, environment is good, and room facing sea view.
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Hideaki S. Solo travelers Japan, August 24, 2014
Relaxing place

Beach, Relax, Turtle watch
Very good place for retreat. Sun rise scenery was also very impressive.
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Samantha L. Couples Malaysia, July 10, 2014

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Li F. Families with young children Malaysia, June 9, 2014
Good stay

good location for family outing, clean and comfortable room
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Mohamad F. Families with young children Malaysia, June 9, 2014
Awesome nature view

privacy, beach and nature view
food was great but little bit expensive. Beach was beautiful even it is small. Staff was helpful and friendly. View was superb with clear water under the room and snorkeling by the beach.
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Norhafizah A. Families with young children Malaysia, May 13, 2014
very relaxing

beach, room, staff
nice stay with lovely room
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What's nearby? / Directions

Please note that guests arriving by air can fly to Kuala Terengganu (TGG) and the hotel can assist to arrange for airport transfer from TGG airport to Marang Jetty. Guests are requested to contact the hotel directly. To reach the Marang Jetty, guests coming by road from the West coast should take the Karak-Kuantan highway. At the end of the Karak-Kuantan Highway, there are 2 routes that can lead to Marang Jetty. The 1st route is via Bukit Besi & Jerangau. When passing by oil palm plantations and fruit orchards, guests should look out for Kg Perpat exit (T173) before Wakaf Tapai. This is a faster route and Kg. Perpat exit is approximately 2 km from Ajil junction. The 2nd route is along the coastal highway via Cherating, Dungun and Rantau Abang. Duration of journey from Kuala Lumpur could be approximately 4.5 to 5 hours. Do have a road map handy at all times.

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  • "Beautiful view" , "Great food" , "Quiet"
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