Vietnamese resort among world’s top 50. JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa on Phu Quoc Island feature on a list of the 50 best resorts in the world in 2018 from US-based luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, with 244 rooms and villas with sea views and private pools, was ranked 17th on the list. On Kem Beach, on the southern shores of Phu Quoc Island, the hotel was designed by inimitable hotel designer Bill Bensley with a concept that weaves a story around the fictional historic Lamarck University, a homage to the French evolutionary theorist, which was supposedly founded in 1880 then abandoned in the 1940s and ultimately restored by Marriott. Although the resort has only been in operation since late 2016, it won the World Travel Awards as the World’s Leading New Resort 2017.