Families looking to swap this unpredictable English summer for a flight of fancy on palm-fringed beaches need look no further: Until the end of August, Vietnam’s fantastical JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is offering 30 per cent off and free meals for kids under 12. Creativity, culture and making unforgettable memories are at the heart of the luxury resort’s family offering, with a range of inspiring experiences, an escapist kids’ club and imaginative dining options serving local and international ‘fare with flair’. The resort, on the paradisiacal island of Phu Quoc, is designed with enchanting twists at every turn. Superlative family accommodation includes spacious interconnecting suites and sumptuous multi-bedroom villas, all with their own whimsical quirks sure to delight kids and adults alike.
This Asian fantastical is the vision of famed architect and designer Bill Bensley. Letting his imagination run free, Bensley dreamt up a fictional ‘Lamarck University’ as the basis and backstory for the resort – and the collegiate vibe is evident at every turn. Exclusive ‘Field Trips’ offer families the chance to play castaway for the day on the remote island of Gam Ghi (albeit with a personal chef!); take a Zoology trip to discover the island’s unique ecosystem whilst enjoying a memory-making Safari; get out on the water with their or Marine Biology field trip; or go on an educational Island Exploration to uncover the history and culture of Phu Quoc.
A timetable of ‘extra-curricular activities’ is as extensive as you’d expect from a real university, with Vietnamese language lessons; French pastry making classes; stand-up-paddleboard yoga; lantern making classes and traditional Vietnamese cooking lessons being just some of the activities the whole family can enjoy. For kids who love the outdoors, the pristine white sands of the ‘ice cream beach’ provide the opportunity to snorkel among teeming coral reefs or kayak along the rugged coastline. Landlubbers can rent bikes and head off on an adventure to the An Thoi open market, Coconut prison, or Ho Quoc Pagoda, or simply take in the charms of this palm-fringed island. Back at the resort there’s a games room complete with table tennis, a pool table and more board games than time to play them, perfect for families with a competitive spirit!
Families can even choose their room based on their ‘academic’ interests. For instance, accommodation might be in the Zoology Department, where looming entrance gates are flanked by elegant elephant statues and leopards lounge atop the gate posts; or the Conchology (the study of shells) Department, which looks over the ultra-Instagrammable shell-shaped infinity pool. The luxurious double and twin rooms have been designed so that neighbouring bedrooms can connect to become a spacious family suite.
For those looking for complete privacy, the resort’s eight expansive villas are the perfect option. Ranging from one to three en-suite bedrooms they cover between 180 – 700 sqm respectively, each with its own distinctive interior design, private pool, garden and living room.
With the resort’s ‘kids eat free’ promotion, accompanied children aged 12 and under can enjoy the gastronomic delights of the resort’s four restaurants for free*: from freshly caught seafood at the beachfront Red Rum pavilion; delicious croissants and pastries at authentic French patisserie French & Co; or delicious sushi at the Department of Architecture’s restaurant, Tempus Fugit. Whilst international ‘fare with flair’ is on offer at the Department of Chemistry, served on day beds for the ultimate in casual dining
Kids Eat Free & 30 per cent Off Promotion:
Special offer prices start from (£220++) per room per night, based on 2 adults and 2 kids sharing an Emerald Bay View room, including welcome drink, daily breakfast and complimentary internet throughout the resort. Promotion valid for stays until 31 August 2017, subject to availability. *Terms and conditions apply, see website for details. For reservations visit www.JWMarriottPhuQuoc.com/hotel-deals/ quoting promotional code 8AP
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About JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay
Nestled in the pristine beach of Bai Khem, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is the proud flagship of JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam. JW Marriott Phu Quoc offers a selection of 244 artistically unique well-appointed rooms, suites, and villas with Bill Bensley’s whimsical touches blend harmoniously. Boasting of 5 restaurants and contemporary bars, the crafted dining experience will satisfy even the most discerning palate including Tempus Fugit, Red Rum, Pink Pearl and the Department of Chemistry bar. Meetings are redefined in this destination 715 sqm Grand Ballroom, with spacious breakout rooms elegantly designed to suit every need. A wide range of enriching experiences are waiting to be explored, from cultural events, artisanal shopping experiences, ultimate indulgence at Chanterelle-Spa by JW, to water activities at the resort’s private beachfront.
About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are more than 75 JW Marriott hotels in over 25 countries. JW Marriott is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards®, in which members can link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. Visit JW Marriott online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.