Continuing my COMOtrail I have come from Bangkok to the beautiful island of Phuket to visit one of my favourite resorts.
Situated about 20 minutes from Phuket international airport is the quaint town of Baan Yamu. Polar opposite to the usual Patong beach normally frequented by Australian travellers. Quiet and serene were two words that popped into my head as I journeyed up the hill to Point Yamu by COMO in my well appointed air conditioned vehicle.
The drive up to the resort takes you through beautiful green gardens with flecks of red from the flowering ginger plants, then upon arrival at the grand open lobby the first thing you notice is the beautiful mosaics of tile and wood, and the friendly staff to greet you with a welcome cocktail and a fresh cold towel just as the towel you were given at the airport warms up.
But beyond these thoughtfully placed mosaics and curated art works is the uninterrupted view of Phang Na Bay, which is simply breathtaking. Every room at Point Yamu has views of the bay which is unheard of in todays tightly gathered hotels and resorts, but that is not how you feel here, there is a sense of openness and free flowing style, which has been encaptulated by the famous Italian designer Paola Navone. She has used many different shapes and textures that make you want to run your hand over every surface.
The infinity pool rivals the best in the world, perched on a hill overlooking the bay with 360 degree views is very reminiscent of the Amalfi coast with a real mediteranean feel.
Point Yamu boasts two restaurants, a traditional Thai called Nahnyaa and the Italian restaurant called La Serena which serves the most incredible breakfast I have ever experienced at a resort in Asia. Just like the COMO Metropolitan in Bangkok you can order the COMO Shambala cuisine carefully prepared by the head chef Jason Green.
The COMO Shambhala spa at Point Yamu has eight large treatment rooms again all looking over the bay and beautifully appointed with shower, bath and two beds so each room caters for singles or couples. I was treated to the signature COMO Shamghala 75 min massage which I found so relaxing, but the experience doesn’t stop there. I was escorted out to the terrace where there are day beds and cool Jacuzzi’s for me to relax in for as long as I wanted.