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