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Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Help protect the sea turtles
Gem Island Resort & Spa is 20 minutes away by speedboat from the East coast of Malaysia and is situated on a private island. The island is surrounded by water with beautiful coral reef gardens and thousands of small multi-coloured fishes that brush your feet as you swim in the sea! Crystal clear water, 3 private beaches with fine white sand and the ever-present nature on the island make this intimate boutique hotel a true gem, a sentiment reflected in the name of the isle itself: "Gem Island"!
Kuala Terengganu is the closest coastal city (40 mins away by speedboat and car) and a full day should be set aside to visit its colourful local Malaysian market, the authentic China Town area, and the national museum.
Take a full morning to discover the mangrove by boat and visit the fisherman village of Dugun, with its traditional shipyard that still manufactures high-end luxury yachts by hand and without a single iron nail!
Boat service to Gem Isle at the Jetty :
Marang Jetty / Gem Isle - departs at 0900 / 1100 / 1300* / 1500 hours
Gem Isle / Marang Jetty - departs at 0930 / 1130 / 1330* / 1530 hours
* not available on fridays unless special bookings
The price is RM 45.00 per adult and RM 35 per child below 12
Gem Island Resort & Spa, with only 44 villas, is a romantic eco-minded boutique hotel with undeniable charm.
The decoration is tastefully inspired by local artwork and is crafted primarily with local resources such as wood or batik. The villas are spread out along the island`s shore and have charming rooms with dark wooden floors and furniture, beds with white suspended mosquito nets, and a lounge area to enjoy a tea or coffee. The bathrooms are equipped with showers and decorated with natural stones in which you can find small fossil remains.
Each villa has a balcony facing the sea... Observe nature and let yourself be rocked into relaxation by the sweet breeze and atmosphere in hanging wicker chairs!
The Water Villas and Premier Villas (on stilts) offer unobstructed views of the sea and neighbouring island Kapas (500m away) where you may observe birds or, if you are lucky, small monkeys as well.
The Hideaway Suites have 2 views: on one side is the picturesque view of Kapas Island, and on the other, the coral gardens and beauty of the open ocean for as far as the eye can see.
Gem Island also houses a turtle hatchery to protect and grow baby turtles from harsh outdoor conditions. When the small turtles are ready, they are put back in the sea.
Help collect turtle eggs freshly laid in the sand of the beach or if you stay up late at night and the sea is calm, help release the small turtles old enough to face the dangers of adult turtle life on the beach and see them swim away into the sea. If all goes well, the turtles, having swum thousands of kilometers, will come and lay their eggs in this exact same location in 30 years!
Total number of rooms: 45
- Check in from 14:00
- Check out until 12:00
Booking & Payment Policy
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Last but not least, the Tusita Wellness Spa is located on the top of a rock ledge and allows you to enjoy open-air spa treatments with an amazing view and the relaxing sounds of the Chinese Sea lapping at the sand. Choose a Jacuzzi al fresco or enjoy a massage and spa treatment, of which choices are plentiful: oil and herb therapy, traditional Thai or Malaysian massages, energising massages, Swedish relaxing massages,or detoxification treatments.TEMPORARILY CLOSE FOR RENOVATION
The hotel also offers guided visits of the tropical rainforest and jungle and can help organise tours and transfers to and from the mainland.
Lazing on the beach can become a real hobby at Gem Island! But should you be tempted to discover more, explore the beautiful coral gardens with the help of snorkeling masks and fins, or take a kayak and paddle over to visit the neighbouring Kapas Island. Scuba diving excursions are organised to take you to special spots to further discover the impressive and beautiful marine life.
Food & Beverages
All villas propose a romantic gateway with a decoration inspired from Malaysian culture with natural and traditional materials. The room is equipped with a white mosquito net, a living room corner and a private balcony with a beautiful sea view. A Jug kettle with coffee, tea and fine Chinese tea leaves is at your disposal. King size bed & side lounger. Showers decorated with natural stone tiles.Book from 92€/night ›
Food & Beverages
All villas propose a romantic gateway with a decoration inspired from Malaysian culture with traditional materials. The room is equipped with a white mosquito net, a living room corner and a private balcony with a beautiful sea view. A Jug kettle with coffee, tea and fine Chinese tea leaves is at your disposal. King size bed & side lounger. Showers decorated with natural stone tiles.Book from 138€/night ›
Food & Beverages
All villas propose a romantic gateway and are inpired from Malaysian culture with traditional materials. The room is equipped with a white mosquito net, a living room corner and a balcony with a beautiful sea view. Jug kettle with coffee, tea and fine Chinese tea leaves. King size bed & side lounger. Showers decorated with natural stone tiles. This villa is privative with direct beach accessBook from 168€/night ›
Food & Beverages
Romantic gateway, perfect for honeymooners! The villa is equipped with a white mosquito net, a living room, 2 balconies with beautiful views on Kapas Island, coral garden and direct beach access. Jug kettle with coffee, tea and fine Chinese tea leaves. King size bed. Showers decorated with natural stone tiles. This villa is very privative.Book from 255€/night ›