Gemia Island is a private island about 800 metres from Kapas Island. This island only has one resort namely, Gem Wellness Spa & Island Resort. The island is only five kilometres from the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, and it is easy to miss on a map. This Island is the best place for getaway as it has white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, beautiful corals and marine life as some of its natural pristine assets.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Gemia Island is on June till September. Due to monsoon season, most resort will be closed during November till February.
There are many boat services to Pulau Gemia at the jetty in Marang. The most frequent and regular service provider is Suria Link. It takes about 15 minutes by speedboat. The office of Suria Link is where you can park your car for RM7. inclusive security. Charges are per-day basis.
From Kuala Lumpur, take the east bound highway to Kuantan and headed to highway 3 in the direction to Kuala Terengganu (follow the signboard). Marang is about 30-45 minutes after Dungun.
If you come from Singapore, take the North-South Highway and exit at Yong Peng. Then, headed to Labis and Segamat and use highway 12 to Kuantan and use the coastal highway 3 to Marang in direction Kuala Terengganu.
There is car park located in front of the jetty with charge MYR10* per day without roof.
Public transport in Malaysia work really well. From Kuala Lumpur, buses depart from Bandar Tasik Selatan to Kuala Terengganu. You have to ask the driver to be dropped off at Marang. Ticket can be purchase around MYR44*.
If you come from Singapore, you have to take Transnational buses at Lavender St bus station and ask to be dropped off at Marang. Ticket price is around SGD48*
There is no airport on Kapas island. Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia fly directly to Kuala Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur International Airport twice daily for about 45 minutes of journey. Meanwhile, Malindo Air and Firefly depart from Subang Airport. If you are from Singapore, you can only fly with Malaysia Airline. Then, you have to take public transport to the jetty after arrive in Kuala Terengganu.