Point Yamu by COMO is a luxury resort located in Phuket, Thailand. The resort is situated at the top of Cape Yamu, giving it 360 degree breathtaking views of the surrounding Andaman Sea.
Recently, we were lucky enough to have a short vacation at Point Yamu, and it was an amazing experience which we will never forget. Other than the awesome scenery, Point Yamu also offers impeccable service, splendid restaurants, beautiful rooms/suites, and plenty of fun activities. The resort itself is akin to a piece of art, with lovely attention to details in every part of the resort.
Point Yamu’s Impeccable Service
Our Point Yamu experience began from the moment we stepped into the beautiful resort lobby. A friendly staff came over promptly to help us with our luggage, and we were led to the comfy day beds and served with cold towels and refreshing tea. We handed over our documents and enjoyed the gorgeous sea view while waiting for our check-in process to be completed.
Point Yamu sure knows how to make a first impression!
Throughout our stay, we enjoyed impeccable service as well. The staff here were a prime example of Thai hospitality. They were all really friendly and always greeted us with smiling faces whenever we walked past them.
We were super impressed by Point Yamu’s room service as well. Whenever Evans and I left our room for meals or to join one of the resort activities, our room would be nice and tidy by the time we returned. This is because the Point Yamu staff made up our room twice a day, once in the morning and once at night during turndown service.
And this was no mean feat considering that we are not the tidiest people (clothes strewn on the bed, open tidbit packets on the living room table, etc etc).
This made our entire stay at Point Yamu extremely pleasant because we would always return to a room with a neatly-made bed, neatly-folded clothes, and clean tableware and utensils. We were simply spoilt by the top-notch service here, to say the least!
The staff were extremely efficient with our ad hoc requests too: getting a bucket of ice, asking for more toiletries, etc. Once we put down the phone, a nice polite staff would be at our door in less than 5 minutes with our requested items.
I guess the only minor area of improvement would be in the staff’s English standard. Most of the staff could understand and/or speak English, but there were just a few staff which we had difficulties communicating with. Other than that, we had no qualms about Point Yamu’s top-notch service at all.
Point Yamu 100m Infinity Pool
After checking in, we were introduced to the signature venue in Point Yamu: the impressive 100m infinity pool. The pool has an infinity edge on one end, where you can enjoy the gorgeous panoramic view of the Andaman sea, as well as the majestic limestones of Phang Nga Bay.
Evans and I spent a lot of time lazing in the infinity pool with our giant float and gazing at the sea. It was the perfect way to clear our minds and de-stress.
And I have to mention that the service at the pool was great too. We were promptly served with ice-cold water and bath towels once we reached the pool, and the Point Yamu staff even helped us to turn the lounge beds so we could face the sea instead.
The pool also has lounge chairs in the water if you prefer to relax inside the pool.
Point Yamu Bay Room Suite
We stayed at Point Yamu’s Bay Room Suite, which offers space and luxury with a king-sized bed and a separate living area with a sofa, a 40-inch television set, and a small dining table.
The king-sized bed was outfitted with crisp white linens, oodles of pillows and a fluffy duvet cover. It was so comfortable that we fell asleep every night within minutes of lying on the bed.
Every morning, we woke up to a dreamy view of the Andaman sea through our floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. It is difficult to describe how amazing it feels to wake up to the azure sky and vast turquoise sea every day.
It was surreal.
Point Yamu Bay Room Suite – Infinity Pool
The sliding doors provided access to our Bay Room Suite’s infinity pool, which we spent a lot of time in. One of my favourite activities was to rest by the edge of the pool with Evans, with my soft drink and his beer on the pool ledge. We would gaze at the ocean and engage in intimate conversations about life and us.
Point Yamu Bay Room Suite – Bathroom
The Bay Room Suite’s bathroom was covered in turquoise mosaic tiles and lit up by exquisite pendant lamps, which gave it a quaint and artistic vibe. We simply adored the large round bathtub. It was certainly bigger and more comfortable than the usual small bathtubs in other hotels.
Point Yamu La Sirena Italian Restaurant
Point Yamu has two main restaurants and one cocktail bar.
La Sirena Italian Restaurant is located by the pool and serves Italian cuisine. You can choose to dine indoor or dine al fresco by the pool. We had dinner here one night by the pool.
La Sirena has its very own wood fired pizza oven, and the pizzas are prepared fresh from the oven. Once I saw the oven, I knew I had to order the pizza to try.
We ordered the Pork and Fennel Sausage (THB 700) pizza, which was a thin crust pizza served with a tantalizing layer of pecorino cheese, pork sausage slices, and the healthy fennel vegetable. The pizza’s crust had a great crispy texture, and the toppings were savoury without being overwhelming. The simple name of the pizza definitely belies its scrumptious taste.
Our other dish was the Linguine Clams (THB 700) pasta. I enjoy eating Italian pastas so my standards are pretty high for pastas in general.
And so I was glad La Sirena did not disappoint.
The linguine had just the right amount of bite, and the white wine sauce and other seasonings combined to create a savoury pasta base that left a nice lingering fragrance in my mouth.
Overall, it was a pleasant experience to dine al fresco beside the pool. At night, the pool lights up and it was a pretty sight. Our only quip was that there was quite a number of mosquitoes here. However, the Point Yamu staff provided us with mosquito repellents and incense, and we brought some mosquito repellent stickers as well. Within the restaurant, there are also floor fans to chase away the mosquitoes. With that said, it might still be a good idea to wear long pants or a long dress when visiting the restaurant 🙂
Click here to see the restaurant menu.
Point Yamu Sumptuous Breakfast Buffet!
Coconut Waffles – Vanilla mascarpone, fresh mango, blueberries, lime and palm sugar sauce
Rice Porridge – Chicken, mushrooms, egg crepe and spring onions
Sweet Corn Cake – Smoked Salmon, lemon-scented ricotta and tomato
Cinnamon French Toast – Caramelized banana, passionfruit curd and cashew nut crumble
Coconut Waffles – Vanilla mascarpone, fresh mango, blueberries, lime and palm sugar sauce
Point Yamu’s daily breakfast is served at La Sirena.
Every morning, we looked forward to breakfast because it was such a sumptuous spread!
For the buffet items on display, there was a variety of healthy juices, a selection of breads, fruits, yogurt, cereals, pizza, and many others.
For the ala-carte buffet items, there was a wide variety of items for us to choose from. Each person is entitled to 3 items on the menu.
And being the gluttons we were, we ordered 3 items each every day (don’t judge us).
Hokkien Noodles – Wok-fried with prawn, egg, bean sprouts, chilli and holy basil
One of my favourite breakfast items at Point Yamu was the Hokkien Noodles. To be honest, this item did not look or sound very appealing. But hey, I am always willing to give second chances. And luckily this dish did not disappoint me. The noodles were delicious with a nice texture and bite. Together with the seasonings and other toppings, it made for a nice savoury bowl of noodles.
Thai-Style Bacon and Eggs – Sweet corn, sticky rice and chilli jam
We enjoyed the Thai-Style Bacon and Eggs too. This was basically a thick luscious piece of bacon paired with a hard-boiled fried egg. If you are a fan of bacon, you will be a fan of this dish. It’s every bacon-lover’s dream taste – oily, tasty, and juicy. I enjoyed this dish, but I could feel the fats in my tummy increasing with every bite.
Yamu Breakfast – Two eggs any style with roast tarragon tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon, chicken sausage and potato roesti
My favourite breakfast item at Point Yamu was the signature Yamu Breakfast, which consists of two eggs any style, chicken sausages, mushrooms, bacon, rosti, and tomatoes. It was nothing fancy really, but sometimes simplicity works best. And that certainly holds true for this dish. All the items were fresh and tasty, and came together nicely to form a simple but hearty breakfast dish.
Click here to see the breakfast menu.
Point Yamu Nahmyaa Thai Restaurant
Pad Thai (THB 480)
Crispy fried spiced shrimp and lebkrut leaf pakora (THB 200)
From left: Hot and sour soup of tiger prawns with grilled chilli paste and young coconut (THB 300), Crispy fried spiced shrimp and lebkrut leaf pakora (THB 200), Pad Thai (THB 480)
Point Yamu’s second main restaurant is the Nahmyaa Thai Restaurant, located just beside La Sirena. The classy Thai restaurant offers indoor dining in a tastefully done up space. If you want to avoid the mosquitoes, it would be more ideal to dine here.
One night, we came here for dinner and ordered the Pad Thai (THB 480), Hot and sour soup of tiger prawns with grilled chilli paste and young coconut (THB 300), and Crispy fried spiced shrimp and lebkrut leaf pakora (THB 200).
However, we requested to dine at La Sirena instead because we enjoyed the ambience there more. The restaurant staff was nice enough to accommodate our request.
And so we were the only people having Thai food in an Italian restaurant.
The Thai food did not disappoint. The Hot and Sour soup (aka Tom Yam Soup) and Phad Thai were classic Thai dishes that were savoury and delicious. Surprisingly, the dish that we enjoyed the most was actually the side dish: the Fried Shrimps. These were fried to perfection and tasted crispy and juicy.
Click here to see the restaurant menu.
Point Yamu Aqua Bar
French Fries (THB 200)
Chilli Salt Squid (THB 320)
For the alcohol-lovers, there is also a cocktail bar in Point Yamu: Aqua Bar. We did not order any alcohol from here but we had some sides one day while waiting for our Pilates class to start.
The bar looks really stylish at night, and above are some of the photos we took.
Click here to see the bar menu.
Point Yamu Daily Fun Activities!
Point Yamu offers a variety of complimentary daily activities for its guests. These include Thai boxing, Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Pilates, Beach Excursion, among others.
Point Yamu Thai Boxing
Thai Boxing was our first activity at Point Yamu. The friendly instructor taught us the basics of this traditional Thai martial arts. Evans was really excited about the class because he had always wanted to learn Thai boxing. Some of the girls and I had trouble following the instructions but the instructor was really patient, and kept guiding us until we got the movements correct.
Point Yamu Hatha Yoga
Point Yamu offers daily yoga lessons at 8am, which we went for before going breakfast. The class is held in a room with sliding doors that open to a gorgeous view of the sea and greenery.
Our yoga instructor was really professional, and other than the various yoga moves, he also led us in meditations. This, along with the beautiful scenery, cleared the clutter from my mind every morning. It was the perfect start to the day.
Point Yamu Pilates
We also went for Pilates lessons in Point Yamu!
While the movements may look easy, they are actually pretty difficult. I only realized how weak my “core muscles” were after going through the lesson. And Evans was no better.
I imagine we must have looked pretty comical to the instructor – two persons straining desperately to maintain our poses and looking like we were going to collapse at any moment. However, like the other Point Yamu instructors, our Pilates instructor was super nice and professional, and guided us patiently.
On the whole, we enjoyed the class very much, despite our sore abs afterwards.
Point Yamu Beach Excursion
Point Yamu does not have a beach of its own, but it offers beach excursions to the nearby Rang Yai Island. On the island, the hotel staff helped us to lay towels on the deck chairs and also gave us ice-cold mineral water – another example of Point Yamu’s excellent service.
We had fun swimming in the sea here, and the view was pretty good too.
Point Yamu Snorkeling / Thai Cooking Class / Phuket Old Town Tour
Point Yamu also offers paid activities, such as snorkeling and Thai cooking classes. However, we did not go for these because we were already spoilt for choice for the other activities offered.
The many activities meant that we were not bored at all during our stay here. In fact, there were a few activities that we didn’t manage to try because we couldn’t fit them into our schedule! Click here for the daily schedule of activities at Point Yamu.
Point Yamu COMO Shambhala Retreat – Jacuzzi / Sauna / Steam Room / Gym
COMO Shambhala Retreat is the exclusive and classy spa centre of Point Yamu. The Jacuzzi area was a really serene and peaceful place lined neatly with lounge beds. We spent one afternoon here, enjoying the Jacuzzi and resting on the lounge beds while reveling in the sea view. We also used the sauna, steam room and gym, which are all complimentary.
Point Yamu COMO Shambhala Retreat – Spa Treatments
COMO Shambhala Retreat also offers spa treatments. We managed to take some pictures of the Zen-inspired spa rooms before our pampering session. To find out more about the spa packages, click here.
Point Yamu Play by COMO – Entertainment Room
One day, as we were returning to our room from the spa, we stumbled upon Play by COMO, which is the entertainment room of Point Yamu. This was an amazing room with a billiard table, table soccer, a dart board, an Xbox, a Sony Playstation and comfortable bean bag chairs.
It was a dream come true for Evans, who couldn’t even wait to change out of his spa bathrobe before playing the Xbox.
Point Yamu Play by COMO – Kids Club
As we left the entertainment room, we heard the sounds of kids playing in the adjacent room. We entered the room and was surprised to find that it was a kids play-area cum childcare centre, where guests can pay to have the Point Yamu staff take care of their children.
Point Yamu – A Zen Getaway
Perhaps the thing that we loved most about Point Yamu, was the beautiful design of the resort.
We were captivated from the moment we entered the lobby. A resplendent Thai altar takes center stage, underneath large exotic Thai-style lamp shades competing for attention with sweeping views of the Andaman Sea. Along with the soaring ceiling of cathedral proportions and spacious day-lit areas, the lobby radiates Thai splendor like no other.
There was lovely attention to details everywhere, and we kept stumbling upon beautiful works of art throughout the resort. In fact, there were SO many pretty spots in Point Yamu that Evans and I spent loads of time taking pictures at those various places.
From the hotel lobby to the hallways to the restaurants to the garden spaces to the resort rooms and even right down to the utensils and tableware, everything was designed with a Zen-inspired minimalist concept that did not compromise on beauty and luxury.
And since Point Yamu is located high atop Cape Yamu, we enjoyed heart-stopping views of the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay limestones from many spots in the resort.
It was almost like paradise.
Thank you, Point Yamu
This was a beautiful vacation which we will never forget, and we will certainly be back. To find out more, you can visit Point Yamu’s website at www.comohotels.com/pointyamu
Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket, Thailand
Address: Point Yamu by COMO, 225 Moo 7 Pa Klok, Talang, Phuket 83110 Thailand
Telephone Number: +66 (0) 76 360100
Fax: +66 (0) 76 360123