Como Point Yamu
Como Point Yamu, a stylish resort, located at the tip of Cape Yamu on Phuket’s more peaceful East coast, sits overlooking the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay. Lounge around the 100m swimming pool, take a speed boat to the private beach club, unravel at the spa or sip on cocktails as the sun dips away into Phang Nga Bay.
Luxury takes on an Italian spin here with interiors by Italian designer Paola Navone providing a Mediterranean feel to this tip of Thailand. Exteriors are grey and cold, but inside gives a more airy feel full of bright colours and unique features. Sun-striped corridors lead to minimalist lawns and shaded terraces provide loungers to gaze out to the sea ahead.
The 100m swimming pool forms the heart of the hotel with enough loungers on either side that you can feel as though you’re the only ones there. It’s the place to soak up the daytime rays and then sip away the sunset with a cocktail in hand.
Rooms are large, bright and airy continuing the sleek design felt throughout the hotel, with predominantly white interiors combining with cobalt blue textures. The sofa could comfortably seat 12 people while our large sun-trapped terrace looked out to the sea ahead.
Wellness is provided by Como Shambhala, ’Shambhala’ taking influence from ancient Buddhist referring to a sacred space of bliss which the spa quite perfectly embodies. Wake up to a morning yoga flow, relax in the Shambhala pool and then unwind with a deeply relaxing signature massage.
The hotel has two restaurants, both full of vegan options. Italian La Sirena offers summery Italian dishes and stone-baked pizzas as well as a poolside menu for daytime lounging. Nahmyaa, open only in the evenings has an authentic southern Thailand menu and a slightly more formal feel.
And perhaps my favourite feature of all, Como Point Yamu has it’s own private beach club tucked away on a tiny nearby island. Take the hotel speedboat over in the morning to lounge on double day beds looking out to Phang Nga Bay or dip in the pool before enjoying a delicious Thai lunch. Private huts set back into the island are perfect for those looking for a little more secluded luxury. While for the more adventurous, paddle boards and kayaks are available to get out and explore the island a little more.