Como Point Yamu
Point Yamu is set on a craggy headland overlooking the islands of Phang Nga Bay on the barely-developed east coast of Phuket. This isn’t a great spot for the seaside or socialising – there are no beaches, shops, or bars within walking distance – but the location does offer serenity and makes a good casting off point for sailing around the islands.
The exterior is boxy, grey, and utilitarian but inside it is light and airy. The hotel’s two restaurants flank the 300-ft (100-metre) long pool (only 90-ft (30-metres) of which you can swim in), while a spa sits above.
There are 79 sleekly-designed rooms and 27 private villas positioned around the hillside. All have sea views, most have terraces and spa bathrooms, and suites come with private pools. The décor is striking, with texture and patterns playing an important role in the predominantly white spaces.
There are a host of complimentary activities, including yoga, tai chi, pilates, flower-arranging and longtail boat rides to beaches on nearby islands.
Children are welcome.
Phuket/Phang Nga/Koh Phi Phi
Thailand’s most popular resort town has something for everyone. There are plenty of upscale resorts, set tastefully outside the center. The ocean scenery and the bay of Phang Nga are wonderful for sightseeing and just taking in. Water sports and island hopping bring people in their droves. And all this before its legendary nightlife.
Ways you can help in Phuket/Phang Nga/Koh Phi Phi
Phang Nga is one of the areas devastated by the 2004 tsunami, and it still needs your help. By teaching English at a school, you can give a hand up to children, as improved knowledge of and confidence in speaking conversational English can increase their chances of getting a job. After school each day, you […]