By EHM Feature Writer Ainslie Young
Recently I holidayed on the glorious east coast of Phuket, Thailand. There’s something about the laid back vibe, warm weather and the Land of Smiles’ that has a piece of my heart.
This boutique hotel has everything you could ask for when mixing business and pleasure. Point Yamu by COMO easily caters for a relaxing getaway for two, a special wedding celebration, a family vacation, large corporate events to smaller, more intimate workshops.
In contrast to other high-end hotels and resorts I’ve stayed in, COMO takes an anti ‘cookie-cutter’ approach which is what makes it stand apart.
COMO insists that whatever the events’ scale, they obsess over detail and can turn ambitious ideas into unforgettable, fuss free occasions.
Point Yamu has a conference centre onsite, which can comfortably accommodate 40 guests. If you’re looking to host a more intimate group, COMO staff will gladly set up a small private room, overlooking the ocean for you to host your workshop and to inspire your guests.
It’s easy to make a home away from home here at Point Yamu as all rooms, suites and villas offer views of the sparkling waters of Phang Nga Bay.
Point Yamu also has incredible dining options including La Sirena, which serves COMO Shambhala Cuisine. If you’re health conscious your needs are definitely taken care of here as the menu is designed to maximise energy with the use of raw foods rich in living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals.
Breakfast was my favourite meal of the day! With freshly squeezed juices (including green smoothies) and a menu that includes ‘Real Toast’ – dehydrated nut, seed and vegetable bread with avocado crush, cucumber and tomato salad as well as buckwheat pancakes with candied papaya, orange and palm syrup sauce with young coconut, cashew nut cream, you cannot go wrong!
If you want to treat your clients (and yourself), you don’t have to stop at the delectable meals. The award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat offers yoga, Pilates and related treatments.
After a complimentary yoga class why not indulge in a signature COMO Shambhala Massage or a Lanna Heritage Full Body Compress utilising traditional Thai herbs and spices in warmed boluses.
There are also plenty of options to explore Point Yamu’s surrounds. Why not enjoy a full day cruise around Phang Nga Bay and visit ‘James Bond’ Island, have an adventure on the Point Yamu bike tour, visit Old Phuket Town and admire the Sino-Portuguese architecture or soak up the sun at Rang Yai Island beach (I did this, and it was amazing!).
Also, if you have kids in tow you can always take advantage of ‘Play’ the COMO Kids club.
Soon the COMO Beach Club will be launched which is located on the private Naka Yai Island. You will be able to take advantage of private salas each featuring a sitting area, daybed, private bathroom and shower, a Restaurant and Beach Bar, COMO Shambhala treatment rooms and a Watersports Activity Centre.
I’m not sure if Point Yamu by COMO could get any better, but the COMO Beach Club sounds incredible, so I’m thinking I must return, for business AND pleasure!
If you would like an introduction or assistance organising your event or vacation at Point Yamu by COMO contact Leigh Pulford at Opulence in Travel.
And keep your eye out for more amazing event locations in Phuket in our coming issues!
All photo credits belong to Point Yamu By COMO and Opulence in Travel