Opened in early 2014, this is one of the newest and most luxurious resorts in Phuket. From the moment you step into the cavernous lobby area, you know that every corner of this place is going to be Instagram worthy. Checking in was as easy as sitting down and relaxing on the lounge with an iced tea and chilled towel, everything else was taken care of for us. Once all the paper work was done, we were given a quick tour through the resort and shown the facilities. Walking to our room through a series of corridors felt more like walking through an art gallery than a hotel.
Our Bay Suite was a generous 100sqm room, which was bigger than most 2 bedroom apartments in Sydney. The lounge room and bedroom had big 46 inch TV’s in them, not that anyone would want to be wasting time watching TV in an amazing place like this. The bathroom had a big shower, separate toilet and double sink. In the middle of the bathroom was a huge oversized bath tub that could easily accommodate 2 people, probably in any position that was creatively possible.
The massive balcony doors in the bedroom and lounge room slid wide open allowing you to see out to a picturesque view of the islands near and far. Some of the other rooms on the resort have private pools as well, although the main pool area at this resort is so good, it’s probably where you’d want to spend most of your time.
The resort has a bar and an Italian restaurant (La Sirena) that is open all day and a Thai restaurant (Nahmyaa) that is open only for dinner. The food from both of the restaurants are phenomenal, although I have to say that the prices will ensure that you know it too. There’s happy hour drinks at the pool bar around sunset so make sure you’re around to take advantage of that, because their cocktails are probably as good as you’re going to get in Phuket.
Breakfast at La Sirena is usually included in the price of the rooms and it is worth getting up early for. You don’t just get an ordinary buffet breakfast, there is a two page à la carte menu to order from, including selections like mango waffles, french toast, stir fry chicken noodles, mushroom congee and just bacon and eggs on toast. You can even get a proper cappuccino that’s half decent. There’s plenty of fresh fruit, yoghurt, bread and freshly squeezed juice from the buffet.
The COMO Shambhala is one of the best resort spas I’ve been to. The change rooms are well designed and has a steam room, relaxation pool and rain shower heads that are actually designed to release big rain droplets. There’s a good range of massages to choose from including traditional Thai, Thai abdominal chi and deep tissue massage. We had the signature Shambhala massage and all of my muscle tension was kneed away in a firm 60 minute treatment.
Rooms at Point Yamu by Como start from just $280 AUD (excluding taxes + fees, usually another 17%). Our room which was a Bay Suite, will set you back $660+++ AUD per night. We were here during low season so expect it to be around double the price during high season.
If you’re thinking of going with a group of friends or family, there are 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom self contained villas available. They all have their own pools, kitchens, multiple bathrooms and even a maid’s quarter in some.
We highly recommend the resort and stay for at least 2 or 3 nights.