A new resort for Phuket designed by Paola Navone – opening November 2013
Point Yamu by COMO, the new resort from COMO Hotels and Resorts designed by Paola Navone, will open in November this year.
Point Yamu is located on Cape Yamu, a peaceful peninsula on the east side of Phuket. The resort overlooks the limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and the Andaman Sea. The resort comprises 106 rooms and private villas, a 100m swimming pool, a COMO Shambhala Retreat with eight treatment rooms, including one beauty treatment room and yoga studio offering yoga, Pilates and Asian-inspired therapies, Italian and Thai restaurants and a child-friendly interactive learning area. Private residences with access to all Point Yamu’s facilities are also now available to purchase.
Point Yamu is COMO’s first resort in Thailand outside Bangkok and it is also the first property designed for COMO Hotels and Resorts by Italian design talent Paola Navone (Navone is also working on COMO’s first Stateside hotel, Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, set to open in December this year.) At Point Yamu, the collaboration sees COMO’s signature clean lines and pared-back, contemporary style united with the Italian designer’s eclectic, colourful approach and the use of local materials. Guests can expect a dazzling palette of bright aquamarines and hot oranges, with Thai artisanal techniques such as traditional wood tiling and woven rattan adding texture. The ocean-facing, floor-to-ceiling windows in each room, offers spectacular views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.
Cuisine, prepared in a wood-fired oven also plays a star role at Point Yamu, with the resort offering a range of options, including relaxed Italian cooking and locally caught seafood at ‘La Sirena’, and spicy southern Thai cooking at ‘Nahmyaa’. Healthy COMO Shambhala Cuisine, designed to maximise energy and wellbeing, can be enjoyed at The Central Bar, while private dining such as beach picnics and romantic sunset meals can be arranged in-room and at a number of special locations in and near to the resort.
Point Yamu’s COMO Shambhala Retreat is extensive, with a 100m swimming pool, yoga studio, a large gym and signature treatments such as the COMO Shambhala Massage and PURIFY holistic facial. For the more actively inclined, Point Yamu offers adventure with biking through nearby villages and plantations, snorkelling and diving off remote islands, all under the guidance of COMO’s expert, English-speaking guides.
Families will also find much to do at Point Yamu, with plenty of interconnecting rooms and suites as well as a dedicated children’s play area with daily interactive games and activities. Family excursions can also be organized to include a visit to a Gibbons sanctuary, elephant rides and other exciting educational visits. Baby-sitting and childminding services are also available.
At just 20 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport, Point Yamu will appeal to Asia-based couples and families seeking a short break to rejuvenate as well as long-haul guests looking for a comprehensive escape. It is also well located for combined stays with the Metropolitan by COMO, Bangkok.