Point Yamu By COMO, Phuket’s Heavenly Futuristic Island Resort

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Imagine heaven as a minimalist, modern oasis floating in the middle of a still, azure ocean.

Imagine heaven as a minimalist, modern oasis floating in the middle of a still, azure ocean. Point Yamu by COMO is that heaven, but even better than what you probably imagined.

Point Yamu by COMO is an island resort on the eastern coast of Phuket, located on the cliffs of quaint Yamu Village. The resort is a beacon of impeccable minimalist design and luxury, as is expected from the exceptional COMO hospitality brand. This modern style sets Point Yamu apart from other resorts around Phuket, many of which attempt to recreate a more traditional Thai villa style.

As soon as you step onto the resort, everything becomes cool, glassy and serene. COMO hired Italian designer, Paola Navone, who flawlessly brings together vibrant Mediterranean patterns and the textures of the natural landscape. The main color palette throughout the resort consists of white, grey and various shades of turquoise and cerulean. Guests will also notice the differing textures of many walls, which create distinct patterns using native materials. The exterior architecture is all clean lines, sleek, open and airy. The result is a calming haven that’s minimalist and futuristic while blending into the nature outside.

It’s not difficult to see why Point Yamu by COMO has won illustrious awards and distinction throughout the hospitality industry. It placed Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List for Best New Hotel the year it opened in 2014. It also won the Thailand Property Awards for Best Hotel Design and Best Villa Development that same year.

There are 3 types of rooms, 8 types of suites and 6 types of villas guests can choose from. The rooms and suites vary according to whether they have a veranda and/or private pool. All villas come with a private pool and range from one to three bedrooms. With the extra sleeping and dining space, the villas are perfect for comfortable family vacations or group getaways.

The principal feature of Point Yamu is that Phang Nga Bay and/or the Andaman Sea is visible from any part of the resort. Every room, suite and villa has floor-to-ceiling windows looking out into the bay. Guests can also enjoy sweeping views from both restaurants, Aqua Bar and the spa. The crown jewel of Point Yamu is the 100 m infinity pool that hovers between the sea and sky. You feel as if you’re swimming in the ocean and it may easily be the most spectacular infinity pool in Thailand.

There are two restaurants on the property. La Sirena is fresh and bright, serving classy Italian cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s a gorgeous open-air terrace where guests can sit and contemplate the expansive bay. Nahmyaa is the more exciting option for those who wish to experience Southern Thai cuisine. The emphasis is on fresh seafood along with regional street food, and guests can get entire fish to order.

The hotel’s trademark spa brand, COMO Shambhala, provides select treatments at Point Yamu, not found in other COMO locations. Everyone at Point Yamu must experience the Jacuzzis located on a deck which look out to the infinity pool and the ocean simutaneously. The Lanna Heritage Full Body Compress which uses warm traditional Thai herbs and spices and the Thai Abdominal Chi Massage are treatments that are exclusive to the spa at Point Yamu. Other than that, guests can enjoy free yoga and pilates classes, gym, bike tours and more wellness retreats.

A lovely perk of being a guest a Point Yamu is getting access to COMO Beach Club. Located on Naka Yai Island, the hotel provides boat transportation to the club which is 40 minutes away. This swanky outdoor club reminds one of a chiller, tropical version of a day club in Las Vegas. 13 breezy private cabanas with daybeds are available for rent with two COMO Shambhala rooms for spa treatments. Guests have access to a wide range of water sports and activities including snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, jet skis, windsurfing and more. Otherwise there’s always the option of lounging by the refreshing pool while enjoying food and drinks from the bar restaurant. Playing by the water at COMO Beach Club is always a great way to spend the day with all the comforts of the resort.

Yamu Village is a rather secluded, unfamiliar part of the island where guests can escape the super touristy commotion of Phuket. Walking around the village one will see a just few locals and a couple of stands around the pier. It’s a very quiet fishing town with forests and rubber trees around the village, which guests can see via bike tour with the hotel.

As one of COMO’s more renowned properties, Point Yamu promises guests an unforgettable island resort experience unlike any other in the world. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in COMO’s modern, high-standard luxury when traveling in Phuket. For more information, visit website here.

Nadia Cho

Communications Associate

Nadia reps Team JST traveling the world in search of exclusive features and online via JST's social media platforms. You can find her exploring metropolitan cities or lounging on tropical beaches.

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