Review: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

Our flight landed in Phu Quoc on time and we quickly made our way to the terminal exit. We saw a representative with the JW Marriott sign and were off to our car. Not knowing the taxi situation I decided to book a car through the hotel. The total cost was 40 USD which isn’t terrible. However, I’m sure there are much cheaper ways to arrive. The car transfer turned out to be very nice. Cold towels, water, and snacks were provided. There was also a WiFi hotspot to use.

We arrived at the hotel about 20 minutes later and we’re immediately taken in by the architecture and design.

The resort is laid out to mimic a university (which has a whole back story as well). We made our way to the lobby and were seated as we were checked in.

We we’re then escorted to a golf cart and driven to our room. We were upgraded to a Turquoise Suite in the Department of Architecture building.

The suite was stunning. There was a large living area, balcony, bedroom, and 1.5 baths.

The main strip has several retail options and is where all the restaurants are located.

The breakfast buffet was extensive serving a variety of regional dishes. The buffet was included in our rate. However, it is a platinum check in choice as well.

There was an a la carte French bistro which served coffee and pastries along with light meal options.

The Pink Perl is the hotels fine dining option. The restaurant is closed Sunday and Monday. We went there on Tuesday night and were once again impressed by the decor and theme. It was a 1920s theme. While the food presentation was good the quality wasn’t anything special. However, our four course meal cost ~125/person which is expensive.

The gym was so school themed and had a lot of equipment.

The spa was Alice and wonderland themed and had affordable rates for a hotel spa.

Last but not least the resort had three pools (one not pictured) all facing the beach.

The hotel also had a variety of complimentary activities including yoga, hikes, and bike tours. There were also paid activities such as scuba diving and lantern making.

Survey Says

I was really impressed by this JW Marriott. I’ve never seen a Marriott so themed before. Every building had extensive interior decorations. This hotel use to be a category 4 but has since increased to a category 5 which is still solid. If I come back to Phu Quoc I’ll be staying here.

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