Spring is in the air, and for the avid traveller the warmer weather signals the time to visit Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s lush paradise. In collaboration with leading Vietnamese fashion house Do Manh Cuong, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has launched a “Stay in Style” experience inspired by the colors of the Spring season. Guests can also immerse themselves in the local culture through a weekly street market, offering them an opportunity to embrace the art, culture and food of Vietnam.
A legendary creation by Bill Bensley, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay celebrates a mythical university through its larger-than-life design detail. From the Alice in Wonderland-inspired Chanterelle – Spa by JW to the “faculty-themed” villas, the fantastical narrative, paired with a pristine location, creates a luxury escape like no other.
Likewise, fashion house Do Manh Cuong’s creations evoke emotions through striking designs, bold craftsmanship and a singular creative vision. Available in a range of vibrant colours that capture the coastal shades of JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, the distinctive pieces also draw from the resort’s surrounding vistas of emerald waters and lush greenery. “Colours are a way to define your personality,” says Do Manh Cuong, founder and designer of Do Manh Cuong. “Life would be boring without them. I hope my designs offer guests an equally fantastical experience as JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay.”
Every Friday from 6-10pm, the resort’s main thoroughfare, Rue de Lamarck, will transform into “Lamarck Walking Street Night Market,” a colourful gathering of live food stalls, street performers and cultural presentations that represent Phu Quoc’s Bai Kem community.
At the Lamarck Night Market, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay guests will be able to sample local delicacies, experience local art forms and observe performers in action, including fire dance, close up magic show, live jazz and music band. A 20% discount at all dining and spa outlets will also be offered from 6 pm – 10:30 pm. An authentic experience of a quaint Vietnamese street, Lamarck Night Market – available to all visitors and residents of Phu Quoc – is set to become a must-visit attraction on the island.
Visitors from outside can also experience the vibrancy and variety of the street market by paying an entrance fee of VND 200,000. By presenting the entrance ticket, they will receive a welcome “elixir” from the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Department of Chemistry served in a test tube or beaker. They can spend the evening at the resort and enjoy all the fun that the night market has to offer, as well as the special 20% discount at all dining and spa outlets.
A complimentary round-trip shuttle service is available twice daily between from various in-town locations and within the resort.