MIND& MAT­TER

COMO Point Yamu prides it­self on of­fer­ing a healthy and re­ju­ve­nat­ing stay in Phuket.

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Over­look­ing the An­daman Sea and lime­stone karsts of Thai­land’s Phang Nga Bay from its perch on the eastern shores of Phuket, COMO Point Yamu pairs con­tem­po­rary style with a fo­cus on well­ness to give so­journ­ers a bal­anced beach va­ca­tion. At COMO Point Yamu, the in­te­ri­ors of each room, suite and pool villa are the work of Ital­ian de­signer Paola Navone, who has com­bined a pal­ette of bright aqua­marines and burnt or­ange with de­sign el­e­ments drawn from Phuket’s Per­anakan his­tory. The spa­cious quar­ters and na­ture-filled en­vi­ron­ment pro­vide a serene es­cape where healthy, world- class food works in tan­dem with the spa of­fer­ings and ac­tiv­i­ties at the in- house COMO Shamb­hala Re­treat. Here, guests can choose from a full range of holis­tic treat­ments, in­clud­ing spe­cial Asian ther­a­pies such as an ab­dom­i­nal chi mas­sage to im­prove di­ges­tion, and a Lanna heritage body scrub that uses lemon­grass and galan­gal to stim­u­late cir­cu­la­tion and nour­ish tired skin. For an equally trans­for­ma­tive well­ness ex­pe­ri­ence, the re­sort of­fers group yoga, pi­lates, and tai chi as well as pri­vate ses­sions. Per­sonal in­struc­tion is avail­able on de­mand, al­low­ing first-timers to dis­cover the ben­e­fits of all three tra­di­tions, and sea­soned prac­ti­tion­ers to en­hance and add to their rou­tines. Guests can also stay ac­tive in other ways, by us­ing the fully equipped gym for weight- and car­dio-train­ing, while ex­ploratory ex­cur­sions beyond the re­sort in­clude a bi­cy­cle tour of Yamu vil­lage and daily trips to the ex­clu­sive COMO Beach Club, where wa­ter sports such as stand- up pad­dle­board­ing, wind­surf­ing, kayak­ing, and snor­kel­ing are avail­able. Also rec­om­mended is a healthy start to the day with a break­fast dish from COMO Shamb­hala Cui­sine. Items on the menu are largely or­ganic and of­ten lo­cally sourced, with chefs sub­sti­tut­ing nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring su­gars for re­fined foods, while nu­tri­tious nuts and oils take the place of un­healthy fats. Raw foods rich in liv­ing en­zymes, vi­ta­mins, and min­er­als are also served to boost en­ergy, and each dish has been care­fully de­signed to pro­vide op­ti­mal nu­tri­tion with­out sac­ri­fic­ing on taste. COMO Shamb­hala Cui­sine is avail­able in the re­sort’s La Sirena Ital­ian restau­rant and in- room ser­vice. Health- con­scious trav­el­ers to Phuket can now re­vi­tal­ize with the re­sort’s Dis­cover COMO Shamb­hala of­fer, which in­cludes all meals and a daily pri­vate yoga class. The pack­age starts from THB 60,205 (about US$1,731) per per­son in a Bay room for three nights. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit co­mo­ho­tels.com/pointyamu

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