Ira De Ritis

Point Yamu by COMO

with Ira De Ritis
  • Where:Paklok

  • Why:First stop on our tour of Southeast Asia – 3 days of pampering + jetlag recovery.

  • When:September 2014

  • Who:Me + the hubby

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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!

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Hotel + Spa Retreat

  • Vibe

    Laidback contemporary luxury, with eclectic indigenous flavour.

  • Location

    A small peninsula on the mostly undeveloped east coast of Phuket Island, far away from the touristy Patong Beach.

  • Rooms

    79 rooms and suites, 27 private villas

  • Music

    Downtempo – relaxing, and current.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Paola Navone; the original structure was designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy.

  • Pool/Gym

    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.

  • Restaurant

    La Sirena (Italian) and Nahmyaa (inspired by Thai Street food).

  • Bar

    Yes – poolside Aqua Bar, open from 9am to midnight.

  • Minibar

    Local treats – white lavender chocolate and healthy snacks made locally.

  • Wifi

    Yes, included.

  • Children

    If you’ve got them – the resort has a kid’s club, and villas are available family style with 2-3 bedrooms.

  • Price

    Suites can be pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Anthony Bourdain would approve.

Explore Ranong Road’s street market and local foodie culture

Ranong Phuket Thailand

Anthony Bourdain would approve.

Visit the Jui Tui Shrine in Old Phuket Town.

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

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