COMO Point Yamu
The lowdown A designer haven on a hillside overlooking Phang Nga Bay. Best for Hedonists in search of tranquillity (plus some top-class cuisine). The latest collaboration between Italian style maven Paola Navone and the COMO Group, Point Yamu comprises 79 sleekly designed rooms (and 27 private villas available to buy, should you be so inclined). Most have sea views, a terrace and a spa bathroom and the suites come with private pools. Being a Navone project, the Mediterranean influence is well to the fore, so turquoise hues and ocean blues dominate, while nautical stripes and loose linen upholstery add to the relaxed, sensual vibe. Located poolside is Italian restaurant La Sirena; the Thai Nahmyaa is inside; while nutritional, well-being cuisine is available upstairs as part of the COMO Shambhala Retreat, which boasts treatment rooms, Thai massage alcoves, steam rooms, Jacuzzi and a gym. If that wasn’t enough pampering, complimentary activities include yoga, tai chi, Pilates, flower arranging and boat rides to beaches on nearby islands. And relax…
Book it Double rooms from £152, including breakfast and free Wi-fi (comohotels.com/pointyamu).
CLOCKWISE FROM THIS PICTURE The bathroom in a Bay Suite in Point Yamu; the Aqua Bar; a Bay View Suite; two external terraces; and Navone’s design for La Sirena Restaurant