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Reviewed 1 week ago

View is great, but we were so shocked to check in to a villa which is dirty, with stained on the towel and mattress, and a big spider on the couch (not sure if with their spider eggs too). We were very surprised and dissapointed becoz it seems to have a lot of good review and some even rate the...

Thank Travel1122Malaysia
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 others friends and I visited Gem Island for the first time. All of us really like the island resort as it is strategically located. Only 20 mins boat ride from Marang Jetty. Crystal clear water and unique rock formation. Resort is a bit run down but very clean. Water pressure in the shower room is somewhat need improvement. Staffs...

3Thank CheokHor
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My aunty and I visited gem island on many occasions last year we even spent a whole six weeks there. We absolutely loved it. The snorkelling was beyond amazing especially at the back of the island at the coral garden, also I recommend going on a snorkelling trip it was one of them moments that you'll never forget..l that can...

1Thank Samantha W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The resort is comfortable although it looks slightly run down in general. But there are good effort by the team to ensure everything is functional. The sea facing rooms are amazing, the beds are very comfortable, the food at the restaurant is superb although it is slightly pricey. All in all, it is a good place to spend some time...

2Thank TanyaTan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I read mixed reviews of Gem Island Resort & Spa, but husband and I still decided to go for our anniversary, and we liked the idea that we'd be on a small island away from everything. Since we travelled from KL, the journey to Gem Island wasn't bad. We were greeted with smiling faces and it was like that the...

2Thank Gabrielle T
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a week here as I was injured backpacking and wanted long enough to recover. A week is too long to spend here under normal circumstances as you're fairly limited in terms if activities for that length of time. All that considered, the price is very manageable. Staff friendly. Amazing location. Rooms are perfect if you're a backpacker, if you...

1Thank Galer92
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2016

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...

3Thank HPillai
Reviewed 26 August 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...

1Thank tychan
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 August 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....

5Thank Sara M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 13 August 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...

6Thank Paul E

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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 Jalan Rusila | Daerah Marang Terengganu, Marang 21600, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Terengganu > Marang
Price Range: $100 - $150 (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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Gem Island Hotel Marang
Gem Island Resort And Spa
Gem Island Resort & Spa Malaysia/Marang, Terengganu
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“Choose a nearer villa to the lobby (more frequently occupied). Otherwise the room will be not be well maintained and dirty. Long walk.”
Travel1122Malaysia, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I would go for the water villas....”
GabrielleT726, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for water villa with good view as we observed the furthest from reception may not offer the same view”
HPillai, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 and room 4 standalone water villas , best for gentle breeze from both sides”
tychan, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose room 04”
  • The balcony
saramK5407PW, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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