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New villas debut at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay

New villas debut at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has launched six eye-popping new villas in renowned architect Bill Bensley’s inimitable signature style.

The 180-700 sqm villas will benefit from on call butler service, private pools and sumptuous interiors replete with bold colours, bespoke prints and characteristic curios.

So spectacular are the new villas that each – named the Department of Astronomy, Insect Study, Reptile Study, Fish Study, Mammal Study, and Ocean Study – represent their own ‘department’.

Celebrating the resort’s overarching theme, the villas’ interiors are tailored to echo the particular academic specialism.

The two one-bedroom villas and four three-bedroom villas house impressive double-height facades, and windows that make way for walls adorned with unique prints embodying the academic subjects.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is Bill Bensley’s vision of a fictional academy of learning, ‘Lamarck University’.

Further playing on the academia-inspired theme, dotted around the resort are over 5,000 authentic vintage pieces and artefacts collected by Bensley during a two-year tour across Europe, complimented with bespoke rugs and printed sofas.


Every angle has been visualised to ensure each view is more distinctive than the last with an inviting flow between the rooms.

The bedrooms combine intricate woodwork with oversized beds, crisp white linen and large printed armchairs, perfect for curling up on with a good book after a day in the sun.

Picture perfect bathrooms feature freestanding bathtubs and wrap-around vanity counters with double washbasins.

High ceilings allow for the highest waterfall showers guests will have ever come across, making for an immersive rainfall experience.

Each villa’s intimate walled garden and private pool area, which overlooks dense forest to the rear, boasts an inviting mosaic-lined pool and some surprising sculptures – all designed to reflect the academic specialism.

With ample space for sun loungers, and some even having access to a private massage pavilion, the outdoor spaces are ideal for relaxing, enjoying a cocktail, and making the most of the South-East Asian sunshine with family and friends.

The six luxury villas will be joined by two more in the coming months.

The most luxurious of which, Lamarck House, due to open in November 2017, is claimed to have been built in 1919 as the very fine Lamarck University Deans quarters.

The vision of Lamarck University is carried throughout the resort in a brilliantly creative yet subtle way, giving the resort a truly harmonious aesthetic.

Whether guests choose to stay in a villa, or one of the 244 spectacular suites, it will be an experience like no other.

More Information

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay will host the World Travel Awards Grand Final on December 10th.

Leading hospitality figures from around the globe will be welcomed to the event.

Find out more here.