This is COMO’s new resort designed by Paolo Navone. Open in November 2013 it is located on Cape Yamu, a peaceful peninsula on the east side of Phuket. With 106 rooms and private villas in total, an infinity pool, a COMO Shambhala Retreat with 8 different treatment rooms, a yoga studio with Pilates and Asian-inspired therapies, it is the epitome of a luxury retreat. Complete with Italian and Thai restaurants and a child-friendly interactive learning area, there are private residences which are also available for purchase.
Expect to find COMO’s signature contemporary style fused with the Italian designer’s eclectic and intricately colourful approach, with added touches of local materials. The end result is a dazzling palette of hot oranges and bright aquamarines on traditional wood tiling. Each room’s floor-to-ceiling windows give guests spectacular views over the Andaman Sea to add to the ambience.
Meals are an important part of the day at Point Yamu. Often prepared in a wood-fired oven, the resort offers a wide range of options including relaxed Italian cooking and locally caught seafood at “La Sirena”, and spicy Thai cooking at “Nahmyaa”. For the healthy option head to The Central Bar where the focus is on maximizing energy and wellbeing. Private dining can be arranged such as beach picnics and romantic sunset meals in your room, and can also be arranged at a number of locations around the resort.
The spa treatment is exceptional. With a 100m pool, large gym, yoga studio and treatment such as the COMO Shambhala massage and PURIFY holistic facials, there’s no way you won’t go home feeling utterly refreshed. If you’re feeling more active, bike through the nearby villages and plantations, snorkel and dive off remote islands – all with expert, English-speaking guides.
Point Yamu also caters well for families – there are plenty of interconnecting rooms and suites as well as a dedicated children’s area with daily interactive games and activities. You can go on day excursions to a Gibbons sanctuary or go elephant riding. Babysitting and child-minding services are available.
Ideally located only 25 minutes from Phuket International Airport, Point Yamu will appeal to Asia-based couples and families seeking a short break from home. Perfect also for long-haul guests looking for a proper escape abroad.
Point Yamu by COMO Information
- Location:25 minute drive from Phuket International Airport.
- Accommodation:79 rooms and suites, 27 private luxury villas.
- Activities:Boat trips, water sports, golf, diving, island hopping, snorkelling, biking.
- Facilities:Infinity pool, direct beach access, spa, 8 restaurants and bars, yoga studio, gym.
- Weather:The best months to travel are between November and May.
- Children:Welcome, babysitting available and child-friendly interactive areas.