Travel to Vietnam’s largest island, Phu Quoc – JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

ITS WHITE-SAND RIBBON OF PRIVATE SHORE IS ON ‘ICE CREAM BEACH’, the spa is inspired by Alice In Wonderland, and its picture-perfect beachfront pool is a giant, mosaic-tiled scallop shell just made for an Insta post: beautiful and beguiling, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa is nothing short of extraordinary. Located on a gorgeously pristine beach on Vietnam’s largest island, Phu Quoc, in the Gulf of Thailand, JW Marriott Phu Quoc is a haven of relaxation and luxury, a one-of-a-kind destination in itself.

Here you’ll find all the facilities and services of a five-star hotel, but with the feel of a collection of boutique retreats, each with its own architectural style and character, and with a spellbinding back story. This unique destination is the fantastical creation of lauded architect and designer Bill Bensley, who transports guests to a world of romance and fun in which JW Marriott Phu Quoc is the fictional ‘Lamarck University’ (named after French naturalist Jean Baptiste Lamarck), reinvented as a luxury beachfront playground.

Travel to Vietnam’s largest island, Phu Quoc – JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa Photo Gallery

With an enchanting blend of French architectural styles from the 1880s to the 1940s, the guest bedrooms and suites are eclectic and spacious, with lavish details, plush bedding and private balconies. Courtyard villas, meanwhile, come with vast private pools. Each building is modelled after an academic department, so guests can work out in the sleek Department of Physical Education or set sparks flying in the resort’s best bar, the Department of Chemistry, where mixologists in lab coats serve inventive cocktails in test tubes.

Science has never been such thirsty work! The magical Spa Chanterelle by JW is housed in the former Department of Mycology, while guests can laze the day away at beachside restaurant Tempus Fugit or step inside an oceanfront art deco mansion for theatrical French cuisine at Pink Pearl. By day, the chic pastel boulevard, Rue de Lamarck, is all about artisanal boutiques, while after hours it becomes the resort’s vibrant social hub. Fun and fantastical – there’s nowhere like it.

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