An artistic sketch of mushrooms and a handwritten message on the wall, ‘What size would you like to be?’ sets the tone for the surprising experience at Spa Chanterelle.
Enter the fairy tale world of Alice in Wonderland, where there are no limits to your imagination. A pair of standing white owl figures at the entrance to greet you? Pink flamingo birds covered in seashells? Spa Chanterelle is unlike any other spas and defies your expectations of what a spa should be.
The spa’s whimsical design is consistent with the overall colorful, fantastical resort concept at JW Marriott Emerald Bay Phu Quoc, developed by famed American architect, Bill Bensley. But don’t be fooled by the unconventional, playful design of the spa. The spa menu is a serious matter. Guests are presented with a comprehensive menu of treatment offerings designed to deliver four distinctive benefits – Calm, Indulge, Invigorate and Renew. Choose a Lomi Lomi massage for calm or how about the Jet Lag Cure to invigorate? Though the options can be overwhelming, the knowledgeable spa staff is on hand to recommend suitable treatments based on an evaluation form completed by guests. There are seven luxurious spa suites, complete with double treatment beds and bathroom, and a singular VIP suite with an impressive, palatial bathing area that feature a steam, sauna, and a striking decorative sunken bathtub – all stocked with plush towels and full-size bathing amenities by Aromatherapy Associates.
The bold colors and striking interior are designed to capture the imagination but it is the overall experience of escape and rejuvenation that adds to the appeal of Spa Chanterelle. The spa journey takes you through a white hallway with giant hanging silk lanterns that gradually descend to reach eye level, reminiscent of Alice’s venture through the rabbit hole. The question ‘what size would you like to be?’ springs to mind. Though what may feel like a visual sensory overload – all this will disappear the moment you lie on the plush bed and the lights are dimmed. In contrast to the relaxed, whimsical concept of the spa, the service delivery is on-point with well-trained staff from the spa receptionists to the therapists; all adhering to their professional roles of delivering impeccable service with Vietnamese warm hospitality.
The spa scene in Vietnam has truly evolved over the years, and in some cases, like Spa Chanterelle, has defied the norm – challenging traditional ideas of a spa and setting a new benchmark for luxury and professionalism. To add to this element of surprise – Spa Chanterelle at JW Marriott Emerald Bay is situated on Phu Quoc Island, an unsuspecting destination for a luxury resort and spa. Having recently been named as ‘Southeast Asia’s Best Luxury Emerging Spa 2017’ from the World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards, you will no doubt be hearing more about Spa Chanterelle in the near future.
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay
Tel +84 297 377 9999