Calling all Mermaids: This Hotel's Shell-Shaped Pool Is Only the Beginning
Mermaids-in-training, we've found your next vacation destination! Tucked away on a stretch of immaculate beach on a quiet Vietnamese island, the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is home to an incredible shell-shaped swimming pool that backs onto a pristine beach. But that's just the beginning. With 244 rooms, suites, and villas, plus a number of bars and restaurants and an Alice in Wonderland-inspired spa, the sprawling resort is a luxury haven where no detail has been overlooked. Designer Bill Bensley has imbued the resort with French colonial touches, sourcing historical and educational artifacts from around the world to give the hotel the feel of an exotic institute of learning, the fictional historic "Lamarck University." It's a wonderfully whimsical, intriguing resort located on a beautiful island you may never have even heard of. It's no wonder it was voted Asia's leading new resort in the World Travel Awards. Take a closer look for yourself, then get booking before everyone else discovers the secret. The special "Stay Longer, Save More" opening rate starts from US$340 per room per night.