Possibly Thailand’s most exclusive beach getaway, COMO Point Yamu exudes Italian sophistication in Southern Thailand. Designer Paola Navone’s sleek, Mediterranean-inspired, ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ style resort has succeeded in creating this perfectly sublime piece of heaven, overlooking the dramatic Phang Nga Bay.
With fantastic suite options and multi-bedroomed villas, you’ll be spoilt for choice at COMO Point Yamu. Ours was the COMO Suite, two-bedroom hideout with some 3,000 square feet of space and a huge terrace that provides a sweeping view and its own plunge pool. For the ultimate OutThere hedonist and their friends, we noted that we could connect to a couple of Bay Pool Suites for more space. White shiny floors dominate, and the ivory high-gloss furniture is accented by grey and blue soft furnishings, which seems to be the colour scheme across all the accommodations – admittedly more Pedange than Phuket. But with a huge Thai and Asian market looking for more contemporary places to holiday, we aren’t too surprised. There are some nods to the destination, but you have to look harder.
But the hotel’s experiences make up for that – from getting out into the archipelago, to cooking classes and muay thai. But of course, as with any COMO, the focus is on wellness. We thoroughly enjoyed the property’s Shambhala Retreat, where holistic treatments to improve mental quietude, physical wellbeing and mind-body balance are on offer – all with a stunning and chakra-centering view of the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay. The Thai massage here and signature Asian-inspired treatments were our go-tos.
Food-wise, we stuck to Nahmyaa, that serves up traditional Southern Thai cuisine, pretty much throughout our stay. We could have opted for La Sirena, but hey, who comes to Thailand to eat pizza?
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While you’re Out There
You’re quite isolated here at Point Yamu, it is designed to be as escapist as possible, so there’s not much of “Thai life” to explore in and around the resort. But we do recommend you take on some sea-based activities while you’re here – sea-kayaking by starlight around the nearby Hong and Phanak Islands is particularly special. At sunset, you may be lucky enough to see the endemic, red-backed sea eagles up close. And when night falls, your hosts will light lanterns up on the water and you may also catch a glimpse of the bioluminescent plankton that lights up the sea.