Location: Phuket’s Cape Yamu enjoys a breathtaking view of Phang Nga Bay and its dramatic limestones, while being conveniently close to the airport, less than half an hour’s drive away.
History: The COMO brand has opened some of Asia’s most luxurious hotels in the region’s most sought-after destinations, and this, its newest addition in Phuket, upholds the chain’s reputation for authenticity.
Service: Guests will enjoy the ultimate in service, something on which the COMO brand prides itself, from helpful, smiling staff, to indulgent, unexpected extras.
This ultra-luxury resort, perched at the tip of Phuket’s Cape Yamu on the island’s east coast, looks out over the crystal blue waters and picturesque limestone karsts of the Andaman sea. No detail has been left to chance here, with interiors by Paola Navone of Italian design fame, a five-star wellness retreat featuring a slew of treatment rooms, yoga studio, jacuzzi, sauna - the works, and two fine dining restaurants that offers guests a choice between a gourmet taste of Thailand at Nahmyaa, or authentic Italian at La Sirena. The hotel’s Aqua bar concocts everything liquid, from healthy smoothies to tantalizing cocktails that can be enjoyed poolside. And oh what a pool it is - with infinity edges, its waters blend seamlessly into the nearby ocean - a view guests can enjoy from one of the many plush sun loungers surrounding it. If that’s not enough, a fully air-conditioned, state-of-the-art fitness center, kids’ club, and meeting facilities are also made available to guests.
Point Yamu by COMO welcomes guests to select from their 79 rooms and suites, as well as their 27 private villas, most of which feature private terraces that boast breathtaking views of Phang Nga Bay or the Cape - which can also be seen from floor-to-ceiling windows. Blue and turquoise accents recall the colors of the Andaman sea, while white and grey Sino tiles give a contemporary touch to the Thai accents in each space.
The resort’s 12 484-square-foot Bay Rooms are bathed in natural light. Delightful touches include a king-size bed with luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, as well as COMO Shambhala amenities in the bathroom and satellite TV.
The 21 Bay Suites offer a truly luxurious 1,076 square feet of space, with the addition of a separate guest bathroom, living room, and bedrooms with their own balconies. Guests can enjoy private dining at their own indoor dining table, while looking out over the magnificent views commanded by the suite.
With 968 square feet of space, the resort’s 15 Verandah Rooms provide plenty of breathing room. Magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows open onto a private verandah that looks upon the beautiful bay and captivating cape. King-size beds are draped in luxurious Egyptian cotton and bathrooms come with COMO Shambhala amenities.
Point Yamu by COMO places a strong emphasis on guests’ well-being, something particularly evident in the resort’s offering of facilities, which include a state-of-the-art spa at COMO Shambhala, a fully-equipped fitness center, and health and wellness activities. A kids’ club and games room is also provided for younger guests, while meeting rooms and event facilities cater to larger groups.
The resort features a cutting-edge, air-conditioned fitness center, with cardio and weight machines to help guests stay fit while enjoying the incredible views offered through magnificent windows.
A number of large rooms are available to host groups for meetings and events, with the availability of gourmet catering services and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.
At a lengthy 328 feet in size, Point Yamu by COMO’s luxurious infinity pool beckons guests from its beachfront location. The pool is surrounded by plush sun loungers, from which one can enjoy tasty cocktails from the nearby Aqua bar, or a tantalizing snack from the adjacent Italian restaurant.
This holistic retreat offers a range of treatments and services to promote balance and quiet mental noise. Steam rooms, jacuzzis, and massage rooms help melt away stress, while yoga and pilates classes invigorate guests for the excitement of upcoming activities.
With a variety of fine dining options to choose from, there won’t be any chance for guests to go hungry at Point Yamu by COMO. From the poolside Italian La Sirena, to the vibrant gourmet street food-inspired Nahmyaa Thai restaurant, as well as the social Aqua Bar and the Lobby Lounge, and more intimate private dining options, guests can try something truly different and delightful for each meal.
Open until midnight, Aqua Bar serves up drinks ranging from healthy smoothies to creative cocktails. This chic white and grey modern venue is the hippest spot in the uber popular Point Yamu.
Located by the pool, La Sirena serves up authentic dishes straight out of Italy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy hearty pizzas, pastas, and succulent seafood, while gazing at incredible views of Phang Nga Bay.
The chic-yet-comfortable Lobby Lounge makes an ideal meeting point for guests to wind down after a day of water-based activities or Phuket exploration. Located on the resort’s ground floor, the Lobby Lounge is open from 11am to 8pm daily.
Take the best of world-famous Thai street food, put it in a colorful, contemporary, and classy setting, have it prepared by highly-trained chefs, and you have Nahmyaa. Guests can dine on gourmet versions of fish cakes, satays, noodle soups, and other Thai favorites in this tasty, chic restaurant.
For a more intimate dining experience, guests can order from a selection of some of the hotel’s most popular dishes, to be enjoyed either in-room, or at a variety of locales throughout the resort.