Point Yamu by COMO
by: Ira De Ritis
First stop on our tour of Southeast Asia – 3 days of pampering + jetlag recovery.
Me + the hubby
A playful Buddhist shrine with objects from Thai and Burmese artisans lit with glowing pendants inspired by woven lobster traps.
100m long – the infinity pool has a separate area for kids.
Phang Nga Bay’s ancient limestone rocks play peek-a-boo poolside. Hundreds of islands, the Unesco Heritage was the filming location for James Bond, Man with a Golden Gun.
Nature meets modernity, the garden and rear façade…with views to the poolside lounge and sea.
Vibrant orange pillars reflect the iconic orange robes worn by Thailand’s Buddhist Monks.
Aqua Bar’s textural ceramics give a nod to Phuket’s Sino-Portuguese architecture. Open for cocktails, smoothies, fresh juices and snacks.
COMO’s delightfully light Shambhala Cuisine is available 24/7, and focuses on regenerative foods rich in living enzymes and sea minerals (often served raw).
Teak from northern Thailand and pops of turquoise accent the Verandah Suite’s white-on-white spacious master bedroom.
Our private terrace overlooking the sea.
The private dining room’s communal marble table seats 20.
A very Thai “street" ice cream cart poised against Cape Yamu’s landscape.
Playing around with a pineapple pina colada on route to the beach.
Early morning, a parade of elephants and their umbrellas stand ready to shelter guests from the sun.
Highs + Lows
Cuisine: the amazing restaurant served breakfast, spicy local fare and Shambhala menu.
Design: indoor/outdoor spaces around the property and in the rooms embrace the island’s natural setting.
The service: always smiling, all of the staff from reception to housekeeping were authentic and genuine.
The views: perched above Cape Yamu, the resort features 360 degree views of the sea.
The activities: in and out of the spa, guests can join in yoga, bike tours of Yamu Island, garland making and more….(activity schedule provided at check-in).
No beach, but a visit to the nearby Ranyai islands is available twice daily by longboat– picnic lunches packed on request!
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Luxury Hotel + Spa Retreat
Laidback contemporary luxury, with eclectic indigenous flavour.
A small peninsula on the mostly undeveloped east coast of Phuket Island, far away from the touristy Patong Beach.
79 rooms and suites, 27 private villas
Downtempo – relaxing, and current.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Paola Navone; the original structure was designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy.
Yes – a 100m long infinity pool with plush seating and uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea. Guests can access the Shambhala Spa’s gym, yoga studio (unlimited classes) jacuzzi, and steam room.
La Sirena (Italian) and Nahmyaa (inspired by Thai Street food).
Yes – poolside Aqua Bar, open from 9am to midnight.
Local treats – white lavender chocolate and healthy snacks made locally.
If you’ve got them – the resort has a kid’s club, and villas are available family style with 2-3 bedrooms.
Suites can be pricey, but you get what you pay for.
In the Area
Explore Ranong Road’s street market and local foodie culture
Ranong Phuket Thailand
Anthony Bourdain would approve.
Jui Tui Shrine
Jui Tui Shrine Talat Nuea Phuket Thailand
Visit the Jui Tui Shrine in Old Phuket Town.
Point Yamu by COMO
COMO Point Yamu, Phuket Pa Klok Phuket Thailand
Neighborhood: Pa Khlok
Hotel Location: 225 Moo 7, Talang, Paklok, Phuket